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We are computer programmers at heart and implementing high quality, tailored systems to suit your needs is what we do best. We have been delivering revenue generating, time saving and life changing bespoke software development in Harrogate, Yorkshire since 2004.

How To Implement Systems Integration Via A Digital Platform To Leverage Your Legacy IT Systems

By Nick McKenna | 26th June 2019
How To Implement Systems Integration Via A Digital Platform To Leverage Your Legacy IT Systems

Digital Platform Part 1 Of 10 A Digital Platform is a low-cost method of leveraging your existing IT systems into a unified platform, through IT system integration, to allow your business to be more competitive in the modern marketplace. The Problem Managing digital transformation in … more

Digital Transformation Jargon Buster: All the Key Phrases Explained

By Nick McKenna | 25th June 2019
Digital Transformation Jargon Buster: All the Key Phrases Explained

Digital Transformation is hard enough without all the jargon terms that get thrown around. Here’s a quick review of the top jargon terms including; software as a service, platform as a service, microservices and digital platforms, which are used during a Digital Transformation and what … more

A Digital Transformation: Benefits Of A Progressive Digital Platform

By Nick McKenna | 24th June 2019
A Digital Transformation: Benefits Of A Progressive Digital Platform

If you are CTO or CIO of a medium or large company looking at implementing a Digital Transformation, then you are probably contending with multiple legacy systems that are not designed to talk to each other. Over the years many large companies have invested large … more

Managing Digital Transformation in the 21st Century

By Nick McKenna | 10th March 2019
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In years gone by, companies created an asset (such as a machine, a workforce, a piece of intellectual property) and created a set of repeatable, predictable processes to exploit that asset to deliver returns and growth to shareholders. Typically companies worked in large time scales … more

Legacy System Migration: Moving to Modern Technology Without Pain

By Nick McKenna | 23rd February 2019
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A lot of our clients have developed an extensive mesh of closely interdependent systems over the years. Typically these systems are based on old technologies that are no longer common. This makes recruitment for developers hard and a lack of vendor support for retired systems … more

Cross Platform Mobile Development

By Nick McKenna | 21st February 2019
Cross Platform Mobile Development

Cross platform mobile app development has matured over the years and there are various stable options available at the moment. What are the options and how does one choose? The options that we will examine here are: Cordova React Native Xamarin Go Native There are … more

Web Application Development: Using WOPI To Embed Microsoft Office In Your Web App (Part 1)

By Nick McKenna | 3rd February 2019
Embedding WOPI In An Web Application

Are you thinking about harnessing the capabilities of Office Online (Office Online Server or Office 365) to enhance your web application by embedding Word, Excel, Powerpoint? This is the first in a series of blog posts relating to embedding Microsoft Office document editing capability using … more

Microsoft Azure IoT Hub

By Nick McKenna | 15th January 2019
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The creation of your Internet Of Things (IoT) device will require extensive back-end development as well as device development. Fortunately, you can simplify, speed up and reduce the cost of your back-end development by using off-the-shelf components. This helps you focus more on the unique … more

Internet Of Things Security

By Nick McKenna | 14th January 2019
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If you are building an Internet Of Things (IoT) device then you are likely extending your network to a much wider audience. For example, you may be deploying a light bulb device that connects to a home hub. The home hub then reports back some … more

Friday Flash! 11th January 2019

By Nick McKenna | 11th January 2019

The latest news from McKenna Consultants! Mexico, Baby! We’ve been out in Mexico City this week teaching Leading SAFe 4.6 for a global client! Lots of fun was had by all and everyone learned a thing or two also. Augmented Reality We have a skunk-works … more