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15 years on, how did the UK cope with the millenium bug?

Were the millennium celebrations really 15 years ago? It really doesn't seem that long ago since all of the hype surrounding the millennium - and the millennium bug - where computers were going to self-destruct and high street stores came up with some ingenious ways to sell millennium themed gifts (such as BHS taking the opportunity to sell cans of air to Christmas shoppers). I remember...
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Have you secured your new shorter, sharper, .uk domain name?

​On 10 June 2014, Nominet (the organisation that manages UK domain names) made .uk domain names available for the first time – alongside .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk and so on. Nominet reserved over 10 million .uk domains for existing domain name holders. This means that, for example, as we held the registration of ‘obrienmedia.co.uk’ prior...
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Keep on top of your data with a business data dashboard

A business data dashboard is an easy to read, one page summary of business information such as sales figures, contact centre performance, or customer growth to name a few. There are many advantages to making your business data available in this way, whether it's to a closed group of key stakeholders or to your whole business through the use of dashboard web apps or real time data shown on TV...
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Responsive design makes Harefield Archers look good on any device

We've been busy putting the finishing touches to a lot of web development projects recently, including a new site incorporating responsive design elements developed for Harefield Archers.   The new website, based on the Drupal content management system, incorporated a gallery, blog, events calendar and social media integration that used responsive design...
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Send a festive message to your customers via text this Christmas

Christmas is a great time to build on relationships with your customers, members or users.  A lot of our customers send out Christmas cards to their customers (we've printed more than ever this year!) and while this personal touch is appreciated by customers the cost of cards and postage can be prohibitive. We're in the final stages of developing our new small business SMS messaging...
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We’re taking steps to block SEMalt and referrer spam from our hosting and analytics platforms

Over the past few months we've been seeing an ever increasing amount of "automated" and botnet generated referrer spam coming into websites hosted on our hosting platform and onto sites that we manage on other hosting services on behalf of our customers. This is a global problem affecting websites regardless of the type of site as the "visits" are all automated and generated randomly - so if...
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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours (2014)

We'll be closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve and you can find our full opening hours for the Christmas and New Year period on our website. Christmas week December 24th - Open, closing at 3pm December 25th & 26th - Closed New Year week 29th December - Open as normal 30th December - Open as normal 31st December - Open, closing at 3pm 1st January - Closed 2nd January - Open as normal Cut off for...
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Google now labels mobile-friendly websites in search results

Google have recently started to indicate whether websites are optimised for mobile visitors when displaying sites on search results pages served to mobile users.  Google have been testing out different methods of indicating whether a website is mobile compatible over recent months, including icons and various text based labels (some indicating that a site was mobile compatible...
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Get 10% off business print essentials on Small Business Saturday 2014!

 Small Business Saturday, a day celebrating small businesses up and down the country, is now in it's 2nd year and we’ve got an even better offer this year with 10% off all business print orders over £40 placed on the 6th December 2014.   To get your discount just order online via our Print Shop and use code SBS2014 at the checkout - your discount will...
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Our 5 tips for a successful and social Small Business Saturday

It’s not just retailers that can take advantage of Small Business Saturday, whether you're a service business or a self-employed consultant you can get a boost from Small Business Saturday by getting in front of as many people as possible so make sure your Small Business Saturday is a social one!  Make sure you take full advantage of social media on the day – tweet using...
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