Category: Technology Blog

2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics (Olympic games) will be upon us shortly; but what effect will the Olympic games have on businesses? And on technology? Firstly, BT have released a statement saying that their lead times have slipped 2 weeks for PSTN & ISDN2 circuits. BT also still have some exchanges on MBORC. BT have also …

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The Best Web Languages To Learn

I quite often get asked, what do I think are the best web languages to learn / study? What to concentrate on to be the most marketable in a job market? Therefore I have listed below what I think the best web languages to learn are… There are 2 main languages in common use: PHP …

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July 2012 Openreach Delays

July 2012 Openreach Delays – Important News The recent extended period of bad weather – with June 2012 being the wettest on record and localised storms causing extensive damage – has led to an increase in faults on the Openreach network due to flooding and storm damage. Openreach has declared 14 MBORCs (Matters Beyond Our Reasonable Control) to …

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LinkedIn and Twitter Fall Out?

LinkedIn and Twitter have worked together since 2009 to enable their users to share their professional conversations on both platforms. In what looks like a fall out,  Twitter recently “evolved” its strategy and this has resulted in a change to the way tweets appear in third-party applications. Since the end of June tweets from Twitter …

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LinkedIn Endorsements

Having recently requested some LinkedIn endorsement I was surprised when met with mixed responses. Not due to skeletons in the closet, poor service delivered or anything negative with the contacts, but more due to the views of endorsements and their worth. This made me realise that a blog post about LinkedIn endorsements would help others …

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LinkedIn Password Leak

You may have recently heard about the leak of LinkedIn password. Below is the email sent by LinkedIn about the Linkedin password leak, with steps to reset your password… We recently became aware that some LinkedIn passwords were compromised and posted on a hacker website. We immediately launched an investigation and we have reason to …

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Google Penguin Update

Well, what an update! This seems to be a nasty update, similar to the Panda updates we saw last year but there’s less information as to what this Penguin update is looking at; there was even a refresh of the Penguin Update making it harder to keep track of what Google is up to! Google’s …

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What’s the difference between Adsense & Adwords?

Adsense Making money from your site can be done in many ways. Adsense is Googles platform to allow site owners (and mobile app developers) to generate an income from placing ads on websites or within mobile apps. Advertising on your own website can be good, and we have helped clients generate a significant revenue from …

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Google Panda The Year Ahead

In 2012, we can look forward to not only more Panda updates, but more focus on “above the fold” content from the sound of it, and who knows what else Google will have up its sleeve. The most important things to remember are that Google makes algorithm changes every day (over 500 a year), and …

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Google Panda Update Solutions

Eventually Google simply put out a list of questions that all sites should consider when thinking about creating “quality” content. The moral of the story is that, no matter what kind of site you have, if you heavily consider these things, you should have a better chance of beating the Panda update, because you’ll be …

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