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The best WhatsApp alternatives

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with the college football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other on the market. But this networking comes with its disadvantages too: the main one being that WhatsApp shares user data with its parent company Facebook, which is turning off its services. So what good WhatsApp alternatives are there to choose from? Here are our top 5. [...]  

Learn MySQL in simple steps

Along with Oracle and Microsoft SQL server, MySQL is one of the most popular management systems for relational databases. Nowadays the software developed by MySQL AB belongs to the product portfolio of the Oracle Corporation and is proprietarily marketed under a dual license. Since 2009, an open source MySQL fork, known as MariaDB, has also been available from the original developers. Here we give an introduction into dealing with relational databases, as well as providing you with a practical beginner’s tutorial for MySQL and MariaDB. [...]  

6 Alternatives to Microsoft Visio

Visio allows you to create industry-standard professional diagrams, which can be seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Office documents. Thanks to a variety of graphic elements, complex information can be visualized efficiently and smoothly. But this visualization software is quite expensive, so luckily there is no shortage of free Microsoft Visio alternatives. [...]  

TYPO3 – the CMS with greater functionality

TYPO3, while lesser-known in the US, is one of the most popular content management systems in Europe. This is because the CMS offers endless solutions for web design, although it is quite complex to use. As part of our series on content management systems, we will take you through a comprehensive guide of TYPO3, to find out who it is suited for and which plugins and functions the software offers. [...]  

Nagios plugins: how to install the extensions

Although the software itself doesn’t contain any functions for monitoring hosts, services, or events, Nagios is one of the most in-demand IT monitoring solutions. This task is left up to Nagios’ plugins, which can be installed in addition to the core files. Check out our digital guide and find out more about these indispensable modules and how to use these for your own Nagios installation. [...]  

Remote desktop: Success of the application

Remote desktop connections are indispensable for day-to-day business. More than anything, allowing remote control access from another computer saves time: Whether for support, online conferences, or home office — with remote desktop, you can easily and conveniently connect your computer to distant devices. Private users also benefit from remote use: By connecting with different operating systems, you can, for example, manage all of your apps from a single location. Read here with us about how it works and whether it’s right for you. [...]  

The top 5 MailChimp alternatives

If you plan to send newsletters, you’ll stumble across MailChimp sooner or later. But even though this option might seem like the king of the jungle, there are many alternatives. These competitors provide interesting opportunities for experts as well as beginners, and prices range from free to up to over $5,000 per month. So that you don’t lose sight of things, we’ll introduce the top 5 MailChimp alternatives. [...]  

The best alternative to OneNote

Microsoft OneNote remains one of the most frequently used digital notebooks. Above all, the most impressive aspect is its structured, multifunctional layout. However, OneNote does not stand alone in the world of digital notebooks. Other programs offer similar, even broader functions, and are also compatible with more operating systems than Windows. We present you the six best alternatives to OneNote. [...]  

The best alternatives to the VLC media player

VLC is the most popular program when it comes to playing music and videos. The tool opens almost every file and is installed on most computers. But what are the alternatives to VLC, and are they worth it? Our guide will help you find the right program for your needs if you’re looking for more than a simple media player. [...]  

Server migration - transfer without data loss

Moving to a new server can become a real challenge even when you’re not changing provider. You need to take care and plan your strategy well. This is the only way to ensure the integrity of the data transferred to a new server and to keep downtime to a minimum. But what exactly is server data migration? And what problems can be expected during implementation? [...]