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.

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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What is a smart home?

For most people the home is sanctuary, a place they are able to disconnect from the world outside. It is also the biggest asset most people will purchase in their life times.  However, maintaining a home can be a burden for time starved busy families.

Once considered to be an ideal only the future generations would acheive, a smart home is pretty much a possibility today. The reason for this are partly because over the last 30 years computer technology has changed the way we work, changed the way we communicate, it’s even changed the way we socialise.

Technology is everywhere, it stands to reason that technology will now really start to change our homes. The key objective of any technology is minimize or eliminate time wasted on repetitive and boring household chores.

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install python pip and django on ubuntu

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Django is a free and open source web application framework, written in Python, which follows the Model–View–Controller (MVC) architectural pattern.  In this article I will provide you instructions to install python pip and django on ubuntu linux to create a development site .

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