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Meeting Pepper

Meet Pepper. Pepper as you can see is a robot and robotics is a major element in technology education at Middlesex University. Having Pepper, along with Nao and Baxter, allows students to get to grips with programming robots which is a key future skill. Although these 3 are the popular image of a robot most robot’s […]

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Online security

Think you do enough to remain secure while online?  Password security has been a hot topic recently (a subject we will return to in a later blog) but you need to be ever vigilant as more sophisticated threats emerge on an almost daily basis.  We’ve put together the following checklist to ensure your data and […]

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Submit to HMRC online even if your donations management system doesn’t support it

How are you getting on with the new requirement to submit Gift Aid claims electronically? Our latest software, GiftAider  makes submitting your claims painless.  It fully integrates with your existing system and is very simple to use.  It manages the whole process whether you submit 1 or 500,000 donations at a time. As well as […]

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Who’s to blame for that?

One of the issues in data collection is how we use it. I have always prescribed that data is used as an aid to decision making, but all too often is used as a method of control and apportioning blame. A recent report on the use of, and future direction for, data in the US […]

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Was that technology I just used?

Last week I was at the Arts Marketing Association Digiday where Carol Jones made the comment that “… it’s not about the tech, done properly you don’t even notice it”. Immediately my thoughts jumped back to our first brochure (about 1990!) which started with a quote that “… the true test of successful implementation of […]

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Responsive Web Design. What! Why? Should you care?

Personally, I would say yes!. Let’s start by explaining some things. Back in the day we accessed the internet via a desktop computer, or maybe a laptop, screen sizes and computer speeds were pretty low, slow and inconsistent. But at least we knew roughly a few things about our potential visitors. They would probably be […]

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