Navigating the Digital Services Act: Essential Insights for Small Businesses in the EU and the UK

In the fast-evolving digital landscape, the European Union's Digital Services Act (DSA) stands as a landmark regulation, aiming to create a safer and more accountable online environment. For small businesses navigating the complexities of digital commerce and services, understanding the DSA's implications is crucial. This blog post offers a concise guide tailored for small businesses within the...
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Important: We’re Moving from Direct Debit to Card Payments

O'Brien Media's Shift to Card Payments In the ever-evolving landscape of digital services, adaptability and fiscal prudence are paramount in delivering value without compromising on quality. O'Brien Media is taking a strategic step forward by transitioning from Direct Debit to card payments, a move meticulously designed with our customer's best interests in mind, especially during these...
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2024 UK Company Law Changes and Their Impact on Online Businesses

The landscape of UK company law is evolving, and with it, the way online businesses operate must adapt. Recent changes, as outlined in a comprehensive update by Companies House, bring both challenges and opportunities for online enterprises. In this post, we delve into these legal adjustments and what they mean for your online business. Key Changes in UK Company Law The UK government has...
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Tech Trends 2024: What Every Business Needs to Know

Navigating the Digital Landscape: Proactive Strategies for 2024As we step into 2024, the digital world continues to evolve at a breakneck pace. For businesses looking to stay ahead, understanding and adapting to these changes is not just an option, but a necessity. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the key trends and strategies that are shaping the digital landscape this year.Adapting to...
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Year in Review: 2023 for O’Brien Media

As we close the chapter on 2023, we at O'Brien Media reflect on a year replete with growth, innovation, and remarkable achievements. This year marked not only our 16th anniversary in the industry but also a series of significant milestones and advancements. We saw team members move on to take on new challenges, and new team members joined us (hello John!). We streamlined a whole lot of processes...
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Enhancing Accessibility with our New ‘View in Browser’ Feature

At O'Brien Media, we continually strive to improve our communication and ensure that it's accessible to all our valued customers. We understand the diverse needs of our audience and are excited to announce a significant update that enhances accessibility and user experience: the introduction of a "View in Browser" link at the top of all our emails. Why the 'View in Browser' Feature Matters...
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Enhancing Your Business Email Experience with SOGo Groupware

At O'Brien Media, we are always on the lookout for innovative solutions that can enhance our clients' digital experience. That's why we are thrilled to announce that we are now offering SOGo Groupware as a complimentary add-on to our email hosting services. SOGo is a cutting-edge, open-source groupware server that promises to revolutionize how businesses manage their communication and scheduling...
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O’Brien Media: New Email Hosting Platform Powered by iRedMail

In the realm of digital communications, email remains a cornerstone. Recognizing its critical role, O'Brien Media has strategically established a new, independent email hosting platform, distinct from our website hosting services. This platform is powered by our servers and iRedMail, a leading open-source mail server solution. This move not only highlights our commitment to providing specialized...
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O’Brien Media’s New Cutting-Edge Hosting Platform Going Into 2024

Why O'Brien Media Chooses Debian Linux, Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, and Node for a Cutting-Edge Hosting Platform In the dynamic world of web hosting, making the right technological choices is crucial. At O'Brien Media, we've carefully selected Debian Linux, Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, and Node as the core components of our hosting platform. This combination, coupled with our commitment to virtualization and...
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Unpacking the Magic: Web Design Tech for Your Small Biz in Plain English

 Let's make sense of the tech-jargon Okay, so you're probably hearing buzzwords flying around like "Responsive Design" or "Progressive Web Apps". It's like everyone's speaking another language, right? Let's make sense of this tech jargon and chat about what actually matters for your growing business. 1. Responsive Web Design (RWD) Imagine visiting a shop where everything rearranges itself to fit...
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