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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.

Bespoke Software Development vs Off The Shelf

By Nick McKenna | 2nd October 2019
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The choice between bespoke software development and purchasing off-the-shelf software is a difficult one for companies. Every company is different and distinct from every other company, which means that no two companies will operate in the same way, have the same customers, or the same … more

Are You Drowning In Spreadsheets? Discussing ERP System Integration

By Nick McKenna | 18th September 2019
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We start off with the best of intentions. We’re going to manage this new service/ product/ project using a simple spreadsheet. It won’t be complicated, as we’re going to put it on a shared drive so we can collaborate, until a number of varying factors … more

Microservices and Microservice Architecture Explained

By Nick McKenna | 21st August 2019
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Everybody seems to be doing microservices these days, so what are microservices (or microservice architecture) and how does it affect your architecture? Well, in the good old days (not so long ago), computer systems were developed in large units of deployment. A web-based system may … more

Digital Transformation IT Jargon Buster: All the Key Phrases Explained

By Nick McKenna | 25th June 2019
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Digital Transformation is hard enough without all the jargon terms that get thrown around. In this post, we will do a quick review of the top digital transformation terms including; software as a service platform as a service microservices and digital platforms Software Development Terminology … 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

Cross Platform Mobile Development

By Nick McKenna | 21st February 2019
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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 other options … more

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

By Nick McKenna | 3rd February 2019
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Web Application Development 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 WOPI … 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 aspects of … 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