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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.

In The 21st Century Your Company Is Now A Software Company

By Nick McKenna | 10th March 2019
Software Development Company

In the 21st century, every company is becoming a software company 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 … more

How To Migrate From Legacy Computer Systems To Modern Technology With A Minimum of Pain

By Nick McKenna | 23rd February 2019
Digital Transformation Phase 1

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
Systems Integration

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
Internet of Things

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

What’s Next For Technology In 2019?

By Nick McKenna | 10th January 2019

Today I’m putting my Professor Trelawney hat on and asking what’s next for business technology in 2019. I’m not talking about the bleeding edge or borderline science fiction stuff here. I’m really interested in the cutting edge technology that businesses will be able to draw … more

Surprises In The Apple App Store Review Guidelines

By Nick McKenna | 9th January 2019

We get asked about a myriad of crazy and wonderful ideas for App Development for iOS / iPhone / iPad / Android. My first piece of advice to all new customers is to read Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines. They contain some wonderful hidden gems … more

Securing Tokens In A Progressive Web App

By Nick McKenna | 8th January 2019

Security is at the top of the agenda for every technological development, especially so in the open world of the World Wide Web and Internet generally. The core underlying challenge is that the web and Internet were not designed with a modern level of security … more