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5 reasons to ditch MS Access for MYSQL

September 6 2019

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5 reasons to ditch MS Access for MYSQL Microsoft’s database application, Access has been around since 1992 and chances are you have come across it on your desktop.  As it’s bundled in with Microsoft’s Office suite, many businesses use it as the go to system for managing their data. However, with so many new developments […]

Custom database development, Data mining and using data as factual evidence

September 28 2018

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In November 2015 Wirebox were contacted by an international legal firm, a firm with over 1200 lawyers specialising in multiple specific practice areas including Intellectual Property, Banking & Finance and sectors such as Technology and Communications and Retail. The legal firm had been instructed by one of their international clients in the Communications sector in […]

Database vs Excel and Word

February 12 2018

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Does your company still use Microsoft Excel and Word (Or for Mac users, Pages and Numbers) to house your important info on clients, deals and orders, rather than a database? You should really be asking yourself why, because it can be easy to get used to a content management system that doesn’t work as well […]

Using Big Data

September 22 2017

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“Big data” refers to data sets so large that conventional software can’t process them adequately for the task required. Some of the challenges surrounding big data include data capture and storage, analysis and sharing, and visualisation and transfer. Big data has developed out of a greater ability to gather data from the Internet of things, […]

The Dangers of Excel

July 30 2017

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The Dangers of Excel Excel may seem harmless enough as a system for managing your company’s data, but it can actually be downright dangerous. In fact, it might be the most dangerous software on the planet. Sound like an exaggeration? Often a small spreadsheet error might not be life threatening, but small errors can lead […]

Spreadsheet vs Database

July 30 2017

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Spreadsheets, Databases and the ‘Get a Mac’ Campaign Which is better for your business’ data management, a database or a spreadsheet? To help you find out, you might want to think about these two solutions in these terms: which is a Mac, and which is a PC? The old ‘Get a Mac’ campaign highlighted the […]

Benefits of a Database

July 30 2017

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5 Big Benefits of a Database People and businesses are becoming increasingly tired of Excel spreadsheets as a way of storing and processing important data. The problem is that Excel isn’t a very good way of managing data, because spreadsheets tend to be inaccurate, slow, unwieldy to manage and frankly a security hazard. In contrast, […]

5 Excel Spreadsheet Nightmares

July 30 2017

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5 common Excel problems (and what to do about them) Many businesses rely heavily, or even entirely on spreadsheets for their data storage and processing. And yet spreadsheets can have serious problems associated with them. Many users report a “love hate” relationship; their spreadsheets serve a purpose, but require a lot of investment in time […]

Switching CMS

September 23 2015

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We were recently asked by a client who uses WordPress whether it would be worth them changing to Drupal. Many online marketers might be wondering whether it’s worth using a different content management system to the one they already have. In this blog, we’ll look at the costs of changing systems and whether it’s worth […]

Issue with the Cloud

December 9 2010

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Reading the post from Charles Arthur, the Guardian Technology editor on his blog, he brings up a very good point on issues with the cloud. With this week’s events of Wikileaks and companies like MasterCard, PayPal and then the big cloud provider Amazon EC2 refusing to work with Wikileaks. Obviously this is because of political […]