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What Heartbleed teaches us about communication

April 17th, 2014

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know what Heartbleed is. For those who need a quick refresher it’s a bug discovered in OpenSSL software. Basically it’s a line of code allowing people to read encryption data like passwords, logins and private information. Not good, right? Consumers and computer users are obviously fairly freaked [...]

Space age

April 17th, 2014

Of late I have been completely and utterly fascinated with space travel. Yes that’s right readers, you heard it here first; we, yes you, me and us (that is ordinary people and not astronauts) are going to be able to go up into space very soon.* YES. SPACE… Thanks to the wonderfulness of Virgin Galactic [...]

Free enterprise

April 10th, 2014

There’s definitely something to be said about the power of social media marketing. You can now go about your business setup, growth or diversification through employing the wonderful world, and let’s not forget free world of social media. I mean for goodness sakes some people’s company’s just do that alone. The mind doth boggle. So [...]

Making the cloud more elastic

April 10th, 2014

As Windows XP’s support entered its final days we reflected on the things about the software that drove us mad. How about when a programme would just crash without warning, losing the last hour’s work? How about the difficulty it had working on slower machines which couldn’t cope with two or three programmes running at [...]

Rating game

April 3rd, 2014

Your online rating; it’s a subject I have written about before and it’s one that will become more and more pertinent as time goes by. That is to say, when I talk about your online rating I am referring to not your credit score or anything as some might see as ‘official’, but rather your [...]

Thank you, Yahoo

April 3rd, 2014

Yahoo’s new encryption service shows that security and protecting data is now the driving force in cloud computing. Big data, how it’s used, stored and protected is one of the single most contested issues not just in technology but e-commerce, customer service and any kind of service online. People can feel as though they sign [...]

Why the cloud helps customer service

March 27th, 2014

It isn’t just IT costs the cloud can help. For retailers looking to adjust their IT requirements, moving to the cloud can help them to focus more on the customer. Retailers were one of the first industries to move to cloud technology. It isn’t surprising. The growth of the cloud coincided with several changes like [...]

Plain English

March 27th, 2014

Having started to watch the latest BBC comedy series W1A, a continuation of the London Olympics Twenty Twelve public relations and spin satire, I have been totally taken with utter amazement at the marketing and gobble-de-gook speak in the comedy series and the actual true and real campaign for plain English that has been in [...]

The cloud changes your head

March 20th, 2014

The cloud is flexible, scalable and enormously powerful. That means any business using it should be too, right? It’s all too easy to assume because you are using what is billed as an innovative piece of software that, by default, you are too.  Yet the cloud changes things and like any other piece of kit [...]

Money saving expert

March 20th, 2014

So Budget time again is it? Get your self down the pub as there’s been a one pence reduction in the price of beer. Not only that party people, but personal tax allowance has increased by some £500 and there’s new benefits for savers and pensioners alike. So yep, not all bad and even a [...]

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