Author of one of most popular web servers for high load websites, nginx, Igor Sysoev wrote yesterday at his website that he is creating a company to foster nginx development.
According last Netcraft survey nginx is used for over 7% of million busiest sites
Up to date Igor Sysoev has been working in big Russian Internet company Rambler.Ru and nginx was developed as an open-source project while used for Rambler as well.
It’s promised in Ihor’s post that new company will keep nginx open-source.
For now it is unclear will Sysoev combine this new business with employment in Rambler and what will be a revenue model for new company.
Today probably most popular resource for small business owners in Australia, Flying Solo published interview with Altima Interactive Principal Alex Levashov.
Alex told about Altima’s approach to business, proudest moments in the life, business secrets and more. Link to the interview: http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/spotlight/alex-levashov-altima-interactive
Recent researches show that 8 our of 10 customers will look for alternative if find that company’s web site is inadequate. Even more interesting, 30% of customers indicated that will stop to do the business with such company completely.
Same time, just 35% of companies have a web site and only 18% developed some digital strategy and just 13% issue newsletter or have a blog.
I am not sure, is it good or bad news. From the one hand, it’s clear that most Australian businesses failed to pass online test. From the other hand, it is also clear that those who put some efforts to their online strategy can often easily get an advantage and stand out from less Internet savvy competitors crowd.
To see full text and reference to researches, check Smart Startup
Thanks to Dan Norris from Web Circle for pointing me to this article.