What does a programmer do?

Firstly, it should be understood that most web development houses will specialise in a specific programming language. The choice of the programming language is important as it should be in common usage, an up to date version should be employed and it needs to be well supported by the developers. For example Spinoff Digital uses .aspx also known as .NET (along with supporting technologies and … Continue reading What does a programmer do?

Do we have any privacy anymore?

With the recent publicity around the data mining of Facebook subscriber personal information most of us would probably say no. There has been a call for people to delete their Facebook accounts, and Elon Musk amongst other high profile people have, but even if you do the data is already stored and has been used many times over to power Facebook’s advertising algorithms. Deleting your … Continue reading Do we have any privacy anymore?

What Makes A Good Website

Both a loaded and a vexed question and the answer of course depends on quite a few variables but here are some general points that can be considered. You can do it yourself There are a number of ‘free’ website building platforms around. ‘Free’ because most will have addons that you need to pay for. Perhaps the best known is WordPress but others include WIX, … Continue reading What Makes A Good Website

Artificial Intelligence: The Good The Bad And The Speculative

What is artificial intelligence – AI? A simple definition is intelligence demonstrated by machines as compared to that of sentient beings, that is, humans and animals. It could well be argued that machines cannot feel therefore they are not sentient, but they can certainly perform quite complex tasks extremely accurately and they can learn from experience. The term robots is often used but these are … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: The Good The Bad And The Speculative

Data Visualisation Making Sense of Your Business Data

What is data visualisation? Data visualisation is something of a current buzz word and like most new labels there is some confusion around just what it means but as with many things in life it is really quite simple and literal. Look at the two words: data, a set of facts or information is a definition which suits most people and visualisation, to form an … Continue reading Data Visualisation Making Sense of Your Business Data

Cyber Safety At Work

Is the cyber threat to your business real? Thankfully many of us are becoming more switched on when it comes to our personal cyber safety with improved password protocols, automated security updates on our computers and a general improved awareness of possible threats. But, when we are at work it seems we let our guard down or perhaps the increase in business attacks is just … Continue reading Cyber Safety At Work

Cloud Computing? What does it really mean.

What is Cloud Computing? The term cloud computing is something of a misnomer. The term suggests there are computers sitting up in the clouds and although this is patently ridiculous many can’t get past the name to understand exactly what it is. Computers can’t sit in clouds but the communications between them can be via the cloud but even this is not quite true as … Continue reading Cloud Computing? What does it really mean.

Taking your online startup idea from dream to reality

Getting the idea is the easy part. The news channels often report on online startups that have made their creators millions of dollars so why not hop on the band wagon, however, getting the idea is the easy part. For every successful idea there are thousands of ideas that never went past the brainstorming stage and even those that did very few of them are … Continue reading Taking your online startup idea from dream to reality

Does Your Website Have An SSL Certificate?

What is an SSL Certificate? An SSL Certificate is a data file which adds an encrypted key to a website offering an extra layer of security which allows for secure connections from a web server (where your website is hosted) to a browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox etc. You can tell if a site has and SSL installed by looking in the address … Continue reading Does Your Website Have An SSL Certificate?