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What does it Take for a Tech Startup to Succeed?

10.12.2015 by Jenn Granger

It’s the question on everyone’ s lips. In an increasingly digital world, being part of a tech business during its formative years can be an incredible experience and bring huge success. But, if you don’t have your eye on the ball, it can also be a harsh lesson in failure. At our recent round table, industry experts discussed what it takes for startups to succeed in the current landscape; from finding a formula, to why Manchester is like a Guy Ritchie movie. What they all agree on though, is that the opportunities are there for the taking, if you know…

How Much More Secure Could You Be?

15.10.2015 by Jenn Granger

Attacks on our systems aren’t going to stop. If anything, they’re going to get worse as more information moves online. But with many businesses still not offering decent security measures or educating employees on best practices, how much more secure will…

Top Tips for Retailers on Taking Advantage of Peak Season!

30.9.2015 by Jenn Granger

With Christmas coming at us faster than a tinsel-covered train, festive season shopping will be at the forefront of every retailer’s mind. The real question is, how can you ensure you’re taking full advantage of the situation? Well, luckily for…

Good is Expected, Bad Goes Viral: What Makes a Good UX?

24.7.2015 by Guest

We have seen the evolution of eCommerce right before our eyes. The internet has revolutionised the way the world does business at every imaginable level and the ubiquity of smart everything - phones, watches and gadgets - means the end…

How Seriously Should you be Taking UX?

20.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

User Experience is a term that’s thrown around a lot but is it just another buzz word or something that you should be taking seriously? At a recent UKFast round table industry experts met to discuss user experience key areas,…

Schools Urged To Embrace Skills of Tech-Savvy Students

17.9.2013 by Alice Cullen

Technology boss Lawrence Jones has called on local authorities and schools to engage with tech-savvy young people by investing properly in devices for the classroom. Jones, CEO of hosting and cloud provider UKFast, says youngsters who have grown up using…

Public Sector IT: Beige office and Windows 98 PC or Apps and iPads?

12.9.2011 by Alice Cullen

Technology in the public sector has always been a topic of debate. For most it is seen as outdated and expensive; for others, the sector's use of IT is seen as an area of untapped potential. When I think about…

Corona’s Facebook Campaign: How to Combine Traditional and Digital Marketing

15.10.2010 by Dick Branston

I recently came across an article in Mashable about Corona Light's new campaign whereby people can use a Facebook App to upload a picture of themselves to a Times Square billboard. This recent campaign by Corona Light is in my…

The Times, the Wall Before the Paywall

28.6.2010 by Dick Branston

Murdoch's bold move into paid for news online gets its first results. Our recent round table suggested that people would take an instant dislike to paying for their news. It was argued that there would always be someone who could…