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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

Outlook Add-Ins

By Nick McKenna | 7th January 2019
Outlook Plug-In

If your users spend a lot of time in Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook) then you should consider augmenting your software with an Outlook Add-In. There are a few different forms of the Outlook Add-In, but the one I am going to discuss today is the … more

Progressive Web Apps Part 4: Variable Connectivity

By Nick McKenna | 3rd January 2019
Poor Internet Connectivity

One reason to prefer building a native mobile App over a Progressive Web App has historically been that a mobile App can work (to some extent) without an Internet connection using cached data, whereas web sites only work whilst an Internet connection is present. Service … more

Progressive Web Apps Part 3: Engagement

By Nick McKenna | 2nd January 2019

Progressive Web Apps seek to improve engagement with your users using Push Notifications (just like the ones you get on your iOS or Android phone). For Progressive Web Apps this is achieved using two different technologies in combination: Push and Notifications. For the purposes of … more

Progressive Web Apps Part 2: Responsive And Progressive

By Nick McKenna | 1st January 2019
Progressive Enhancement And Responsiveness

In part 1 of our series on Progressive Web Apps, we discussed how a user might install your App on their device via either their web browser or the Microsoft Store. In part 2, we discuss the importance of responsiveness. Responsive Design Responsive design is … more