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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

Application Programming Interface Design For A Digital Transformation

By Nick McKenna | 4th July 2019
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Digital Platform Part 6 Of 10 The previous articles in this series have covered defining goals, creating architecture as well as modelling, mapping and cleansing data. Against that background, the next key activity is to design an API (Application Programming Interface) that client mobile Apps, … more

How To Do Data Cleansing In Existing Legacy Systems For Your New Digital Platform

By Nick McKenna | 30th June 2019
How To Do Data Cleansing In Existing Legacy Systems For Your New Digital Platform

Digital Platform Part 5 Of 10 In previous articles, we have defined our goals, system architecture, data model and we have mapped out how to get access to the data we require. Now we should consider the data cleansing process within the legacy systems. What … 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

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

Progressive Web Apps Part 1: Installable

By Nick McKenna | 31st December 2018
How To Install A Progressive Web App

At the start of December, we ran a short article introducing you to progressive web Apps. In that article we discussed several common traits of progressive web Apps. In a series of articles, we are going to drill into this traits in more detail. Today … more