Photo taken 9 years ago, 6th July 2010: Starbucks Cafe in partnership with AT&T first makes Wi-Fi free for all customers. Photo courtesy: Abdulrahman Rafiq

Wi-Fi is an IEEE trademark term that refers to the 802.11xx standard launched 20 years ago, on September 15th 1999 amidst the Y2K hoopla.

On September 30th 2019 several companies merged together to form the he Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA). This moment is considered as the beginning of wireless networks known today as Wi-Fi. Over time, new generations of wireless networks have emerged.

Following is a timeline compiled by Cisco that highlights the significant dates and facts relating to the evolution of Wi-Fi technology:

  • 1971: Early beginnings of Wi-Fi: A network system called ALOHAnet is created at the University…

Many people pass WordPress off as a blogging platform, a non-serious platform for non-profits and geeks alike. Not realising the power the platform possess to develop world class web platforms ranging from full fledged eCommerce sites to social networks. That includes corporate websites for financial institutions and banks.

Traditionally it has been held that WordPress or more broadly speaking LAMP based platforms are not secure enough for the finance and banking sector. Granted it doesn’t make sense to build core banking functionality on WordPress, however the PR or marketing arm of the bank can sure be built on WordPress.

At…


Q: My business is very small, just me and two employees, and our product really can’t be sold online. Do I really need a website?

A: That’s a good question. In fact, it’s one of the most important and most frequently asked questions of the digital business age. Before I answer, however, let’s flash back to the very first time I was asked this question. It was circa 1998, during the toddler years of the internet.

I was giving a speech on the impact of the internet on small business at an association luncheon in Montgomery, Alabama. Back in 1998…


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It’s probably no surprise by now that mobile internet usage has been skyrocketing over the past few years. According to a Morgan Stanley report, mobile internet usage is expected to match desktop usage by 2014. Even with this compelling evidence, a vast majority of websites are still not mobile-friendly. This is not only causing a headache for users, but also a loss in business opportunity.

Now ask yourself: What does my potential/existing customer see on a Smartphone or tablet in my business website versus my competitor’s fully-responsive or mobile website? …

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