Communication

Pretraining and what eLearning can do for your business

Pretraining is a departure from standard HR practices which greatly enhances the recruitment process.  So how do you implement Pretraining for your business? Usually associated with Psychology, pretraining is training which takes place prior to another activity, specifically in advance of an experiment or test. When used in the context of HR it means to train someone before they are …

Autopostbacks and the challenges of saving in real time

Autopostbacks are a great idea for ensuring information saves in real time until you get poor Internet connectivity.  How, why and where should they be used? The Internet is a blessing and a curse for programmers.  Autopostbacks address an operational challenge faced by web developers. However the reality of poor global connectivity and mobile connectivity introduces further challenges. This article …

IP addresses, white listing, blacklisting, locking and blocking

IP addresses are your phone number on the Internet.  Like phone calls you get good calls and bad calls.  So how do you manage your number online? This backbone concept of the Internet of having unique phone numbers has been around since the dawn of the Internet. Security management relies a lot on these numbers and this article looks at …

RSS feeds and how you feed your information out

RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) are a very powerful tool available to numerous businesses but often overlooked.  How does your business handle RSS? Whilst many business understand that social media provides a way to contact the masses, not all businesses recognise the power of tools which led to the birth of social media. RSS feeds are numerous and very much …

Breadcrumb trails and why they’re important to users

Breadcrumb trails are a key part of user interface design yet are frequently overlooked.  How do they impact your system and affect your users? This article is about an aspect of user interface design and considering how your users experience your system. Being lost and a feeling of nervousness can be mitigated with proper use of breadcrumb trails. Yet why …

Designing dashboards and what data scientists look at

Designing dashboards is a blend of art, science and creativity.  Being able to communicate the most effective message in the most limited visual space. This article begins by considering the position of the data scientist and some background on what works and doesn’t work from a science point of view. The play’s the thing… A scientific approach Working an example …

Equipped for the digital age – what does that even mean?

“Equipped for the digital age” is an RTE News article today, yet what does “equipped” mean.  This article goes through major points for all businesses but … The article can be found here on RTE News. The survey, conducted by Core Research among 1,000 people, was published today to mark Internet Day, hosted annually by IE Domain Registry, the company …