Last week I was at the Arts Marketing Association Digiday where Carol Jones made the comment that “… it’s not about the tech, done properly you don’t even notice it”. Immediately my thoughts jumped back to our first brochure (about 1990!) which started with a quote that “… the true test of successful implementation of […]
Is it time for a System Upgrade?
As your organisation grows and changes, then a system upgrade will be needed to assist in that growth. If you are finding that things are not as efficient as you suspect they could be, it might be time to take a long, hard look at your current softsare systems and consider what’s working and what […]
Rollercoaster in the basement?
You know that you are only moving a few centimetres at most but you really, really do want to hold on! This is project in the basement (along with some other interesting stuff) which links up an Oculus Rift 3d headset with a seat from a flight simulator. With a clever bit of programming you […]
Think you do enough to remain secure while online? Password security has been a hot topic recently (a subject we will return to in a later blog) but you need to be ever vigilant as more sophisticated threats emerge on an almost daily basis. We’ve put together the following checklist to ensure your data and […]
3d Pottery at the Ritterman
When you enter the Ritterman Building the first thing you are likely to see is the 3d pot maker. This is an excellent example of integrating different technologies . While the pot is created using the 3d printer the shape of the pot is governed by the number of tweets that mention Middlesex University – so […]
Selling to new customers is just so costly
We all know the old adadge that selling to new customers costs a lot more than selling to existing ones, so perhaps we should just stop chasing new ones – in these austere times that might make sense. However, as I’ve mentioned here before (Customer Acquisition vs Customer Retention), it does seem that going after […]
Responsive Web Design. What! Why? Should you care?
Personally, I would say yes!. Let’s start by explaining some things. Back in the day we accessed the internet via a desktop computer, or maybe a laptop, screen sizes and computer speeds were pretty low, slow and inconsistent. But at least we knew roughly a few things about our potential visitors. They would probably be […]
Who’s to blame for that?
One of the issues in data collection is how we use it. I have always prescribed that data is used as an aid to decision making, but all too often is used as a method of control and apportioning blame. A recent report on the use of, and future direction for, data in the US […]
Submit to HMRC online even if your donations management system doesn’t support it
How are you getting on with the new requirement to submit Gift Aid claims electronically? Our latest software, GiftAider makes submitting your claims painless. It fully integrates with your existing system and is very simple to use. It manages the whole process whether you submit 1 or 500,000 donations at a time. As well as […]
Where’s Bob? – Who’s Bob?
What happens when your ageing software starts to creak and your software development team has moved on? We all know the risk and far too often there is a hope (fingers crossed and all that) that as long as the system is backed up then the software code will be OK. Until either it isn’t […]