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15 03, 2017

This Year’s Mobile World Congress Highlights

2018-02-18T20:44:38+00:00

2017’s biggest mobile event is over for another year, even though smaller events will be taking place in Asia and the Americas later in the year. As usual, most major manufacturers showcased their new devices for 2017, but there were no huge surprises. Most devices focused on bigger and better screen space and more impressive cameras, with the occasional ‘ah cool’ moment like the Alcatel A5’s sound-responsive LED cover. Of course, the smartphone most discussed wasn’t actually there. Samsung used the MWC to let us know they’d be unveiling the Galaxy S8 on March 29th, so we’ll have to wait a little longer for one of the biggest devices this year. The other big splash wasn’t something new, but rather the revamp of an old favourite. The Nokia 3310 is back in a variety of pretty colours and an updated Snake. How this will actually sell remains to be seen. [...]

This Year’s Mobile World Congress Highlights 2018-02-18T20:44:38+00:00
14 08, 2016

The best solution? Probably not the one you chose.

2018-02-18T20:44:38+00:00

I recently had an issue with my patio doors where I wanted to keep them open and avoid them swinging in the wind. I mulled it over for many weeks and considered attaching hooks to the back of the doors, but this would require drilling in to them. I thought of attaching clamps to the wall that would slide over each door when fully opened and lock them in place. I looked at mounting a latch at the top similar to the pneumatic door closers you find in offices. What I did in the end was to use a leftover piece of softwood, cut it to size and rest it across the top between the two doors. They were gently held at their limit so they didn’t move and weren’t under any strain. A perfect one-handed solution that took five minutes and cost me nothing. It reminded me of a [...]

The best solution? Probably not the one you chose. 2018-02-18T20:44:38+00:00
22 09, 2015

The Benefits of Integration and Flexibility

2018-02-18T20:44:39+00:00

The benefits of integration are often overlooked. We research the type of tools and products we need (perhaps ticking off features off a list as we do), do a cost benefit-analysis of each and then make our decisions. But we need to consider integration too. We might purchase three different systems, each performing well at its own task, but at the very least that means training staff on three different products, with three sets of passwords, access, installation and support. It might take less than a minute to switch between systems and re-orientate ourselves with a new interface, but it adds up when it happens multiple times a day with multiple members of staff. While time-saving may be the most obvious benefit of purchasing an integrated multi-process system, it’s not the biggest. The best SaaS systems are designed with integration in mind. With thoughtfully designed integration, each component adds additional support, capability [...]

The Benefits of Integration and Flexibility 2018-02-18T20:44:39+00:00