NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2008

Greetings,

Facing the difficult challeges with our current economy many business's and organizations are trying to do everything they can to stay competitive and best serve their customers or members. As technology advances those who try and stay abreast of what is available and when feasible integrate those elements, will most certainlly be more successful in their efforts than competitors that don't.

Here at Mercury many of the clients we work with are now integrating elements to their websites that create operational efficiencies in addition to the marketing functions websites are most noted for. Like everything else in your business or organization, your online presence needs to be analyzed regularly, to see how much more that part of your process could be improved.

Please feel free to contact us to find out how Mercury Web Solutions might help you further improve the use of your current website..

Tim Kirsch-Sales Manager-Mercury Web Solutions.

Mercury News

Mercury Designs New Wesbite for Albany-Troy Cataract & Laser Associates
Mercury Launches Website for Parsons Child & Family Center
Mercury Develops Website Information Portal for the City of Troy
Mercury Launches Redesigned Website for Addictions Care Center of Albany

Mercury Client of the Month

www.downtownalbany.org

Submitted By: Pamela Tobin - Executive Director

Interesting Facts: The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) is an independent, non-for-profit organization established in 1996.

What is the Company's primary product or service? The Downtown Albany BID’s mission is to restore, promote and maintain the character and viability of downtown Albany and to improve the quality of life and overall image for those who live in, work in and visit the Capital City.

The organization partners with businesses, property owners, arts and cultural institutions, social service providers, government agencies and elected officials in a united effort to continue the revitalization of downtown Albany and create a vibrant environment for residents, visitors and employees.

Who is the primary target audience of your company? BID Members, local and regional residents, visitors and potential investors that are within approximately a 150 mile radius.

How has your website most helped you in your business? The BID’s website is one of its major communications channels and covers a wide array of news and information about the events, trends, promotions and opportunities in downtown Albany.

"The BID’s current website was re-created in 2004 by Mercury Web Solutions and its home page was redesigned in September 2008. The website has seen a steady growth in the average number of visitors/month over the past three years from 2,584 in 2006 to 4,950 in 2007 and year-to-date through September 2008 is averaging 8,650 unique visitors/month a 75% increase from 2007."

How was your experience working with Mercury? The BID’s experience with Mercury Web Solutions has been excellent. The staff is friendly and responsive. We are extremely pleased with our product.

Industry News

Top firms band together behind Mobile Broadband
Tue Sep 30, 2:41 PM ET-WASHINGTON (AFP) - Top computer makers, mobile operators and technology providers announced on Tuesday that upcoming laptop computers would feature mobile broadband making them ready to surf right out of the box.

Test Center: Sandbox security versus the evil Web
Tue Sep 30, 6:00 AM ET San Francisco - The Internet is a scary place. Criminal malware lurks on legitimate and illegitimate Web sites alike, looking to steal your money one way or the other.

Norway consumer body challenges Apple over iTunes
Reuters - Tue Sep 30, 1:01 PM ET OSLO (Reuters) - A Norway consumer agency said it aims to take computer group Apple to court over what it calls unfair barriers to playing music from the iTunes music store on devices other than Apple's iPod

 

Senate OKs Web Radio Bill, Sends to President
by Chloe Albanesius-Internet radio got a boost Tuesday when the Senate approved a bill that says Congress must honor any royalty rate agreement reached between online radio stations and copyright holders.

 

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