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?

What’s In The Colour Of A Hat

A white hat, grey hat or black hat. These are well known IT terms and all refer to hackers but firstly what is a hacker? A hacker is someone who works at breaking into a computer, website or IT system by getting around the security measures. Any device (phone, computer including servers, tablet) which is online can be subject to hacking. Once in the hacker … Continue reading What’s In The Colour Of A Hat

What is a Google Business Page?

Do you have a Google Business Page? Well yes you probably do have a Google Business Page even if you have not set one up. Remember it is Google’s aim to collect and index as much information as possible. Google may even go as far as saying they are collecting all information and seeing as you can search pretty much anything this may even be … Continue reading What is a Google Business Page?

How To Respond To Online Reviews

Online reviews, good or bad are all part of being online. Never before has the individual had so much media power. Anyone can set up a social media account or simply find a business online and leave a review and in some cases, despite your best customer service efforts, these reviews are bad. It is now the norm that when looking for a service, product … Continue reading How To Respond To Online Reviews

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Defined

What is search engine optimisation? Search engine optimisation, commonly abbreviated to SEO, is promoting a website on search engines so the website displays as high up in the search results as possible. The different types of SEO SEO can be broadly divided into three types: Organic SEO – also sometimes called natural or earned SEO. This is when a website has coding (for want of … Continue reading Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Defined