Gary Woodfine

Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines. A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

install node.js on ubuntu desktop

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node.js is a platform built on Chromes javascript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

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What is a Raspberry Pi?

Over the past 3 years there has been a lot of buzz and chatter on the internet about the Raspberry Pi. However, for the uninitiated the Raspberry Pi, may still mean something that your mother knocks up in the kitchen to eat after your Sunday roast. In this post we’ll provide a brief overview of that the Raspberry Pi is and why all the cool kids are talking about it.

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Which type of SD card should I buy?

Using an SD card (Secure Digital)  is a great way to store data and move data between a myriad of different devices.  For Instance, taken photographs on your digital camera, and then inserting the disc into your laptop to edit the files, then taken the disc directly to your specialised printer to be printed. SD cards are also a great way to increase the amount of storage on your mobile phone.

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What is LED Lighting?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) is the latest technology in energy efficient lighting.  A “Light Emitting Diode” are diodes (electronic components that let electricity pass in only one direction) that emit visible light when electricity is applied.  A simpler way of looking at it is LED’s are essentially semiconductors that convert electricity into light.

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Top 10 energy saving tips for the home

In the United Kingdom, Winter is the season for hot chocolate,time spent with friends and family and generally trying to stay warm and dry at home. For those of us who love saving energy, the winter season also means that there are many ways to save money by conserving energy. Check out these top 10 energy saving tips for the home to help save on spiraling energy costs in your home.
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What is the raspberry pi and why should I care?

25th December 1983, is a day I remember well, it was the day that I was first introduced to computing. I unwrapped this big box, that was under the Christmas tree to reveal this miracle of the modern age, the Commodore 64 personal computer! I didn’t realise it then but this Christmas present from Santa Claus would have a profound influence on my life.  My Commodore 64 was the only Christmas present I can remember from that Christmas!Read More »What is the raspberry pi and why should I care?

Top 7 free tools for small business

Starting a new business is tough! Especially when you’re bootstrapping the business from your own savings or drip feeding it from income generated from small sales. You are always going to be looking at reducing costs to the point where you will try find way not to spend money unneccesarily, at the same time seeking to improve productivity and efficiency, one of the key areas to make changes is how to efficiently use Information Technology. Often the IT cost centre for alot of new businesses can be crippling.

A little over a decade ago, making use of I.T. was seen as a way of gaining a competitive edge over your competitors. Times have changed and now IT is so ingrained in most organisations, that it is only a means to remain competitive. To truly maximise the returns on any investment into your IT infrastructure you need to ensure, that the products and services you invest in provide the greatest value with a minimum investment.

In this guide we will provide you with the best of the FREE tools for small business available for you get the best out of your IT infrastructure, without losing efficiency and productivity.
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Can I use cloud computing for my small business?

The terms ‘Cloud’ and ‘cloud computing’ are have become synonymous with small business IT when discussing technology for small businesses.  The issue is that with so much miscommunication and hype about cloud computing many small business owners and even medium to large business owners are confused about what it all really means.  In this article i hope to clear the confusion and to provide you with enough information to help you to decide if using cloud is right for your business.

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Energy , the environment & information technology

Our societies in the developed world are built on the assumption that energy is both freely available and relatively cheap.  Our homes,  offices and even recreational areas are often littered with a plethora of energy consuming devices i.e. Televisions, Computers, air conditioners, heating etc.  Our lives and livelihoods have become increasingly dependent and inter-twinned with energy derived mostly from the burning of fossil fuels.

The use of fossil fuels to generate energy, and the volume of fossil fuels required to generate energy has rapidly been on the increase for the past 250 years, since the start of the industrial revolution.

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Protect yourself from GOZeus and CryptoLocker viruses today

The National Crime Agency (NCA)  issued an alert last week, Two-week opportunity for UK to reduce threat from powerful computer attack , and as such gave the country a two week period to protect itslef from the virus that could give hackers access to sensitive information, which potentionally could cost the UK economy millions of pounds.

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