Author: Naomi Webb

Contributing author for TechSpective.

In any competitive market the key players do all they can to stay at least one step ahead of the competition – and few markets are quite as competitive as the world of online casinos. Ever since they first started gaining popularity technology has also been advancing at a rate never seen before so a great deal of time, effort and investment has gone into staying at the forefront of this revolution. Naturally, this is not just linked to keeping up to date with the sorts of devices that players are using to access the online casinos, it is also…

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While raw ideas can be incredibly exciting and the start of something great, they often need a lot of refining before they reach their peak. Inventions are constantly revolutionizing the way we live, so let’s take a look at small changes to industrial-designed products that have made a big impact. Rubber wheels The wheel may seem like a humble or primitive invention compared to the technologically advanced gadgets of today, but this simple mechanism has played a crucial role in society for thousands of years. The wheel-axle combination was nothing short of genius, leading to the first forms of transportation.…

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Businesses of all sizes must overcome challenges if they are to be a success. Problems with the cost, development or delivery of key products and services get in the way for almost every organisation from time to time. Yet, this is where technological innovations work their magic. The best of these identify these challenges and set about finding a way to fix them. Technology that makes the lives of businesses easier is worth its weight in gold and is coming along all the time—it’s one of the real joys of the digital age in which we live. Here are three…

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As the customer-centric approach has gained steam, business owners the world over have been intrigued by the purported benefits. But the big question hovers for many—does this approach really work? Well, the answer depends on how you think corporations like Amazon, REI and Hilton are doing. Customer-centric—what it sounds like, and then some The adage used to be that the customer is always right, but compared to a customer-centric approach, that adage is downright old fashioned. In this era of easy online research, readily accessible reviews and social media, it isn’t enough for companies to simply react to customer concerns…

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Prevention is better than cure. It’s a saying that’s made us all think about the impact of our current decisions on our future selves. So, we do a little more exercise, eat a little less and try to make small alterations to build a brighter future. It’s the same ethos for those organizations that fail to take software security seriously. Small changes in the short term will save you from catastrophic events in the long term that can easily damage your reputational integrity and put your business at risk of massive financial loss due to regulatory fines, or outright theft.…

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Errors are expensive. The average cost of injuries and fatalities at work was estimated to be £4.9 billion a year in the UK in 2013/2014, and a great deal of this cost was borne by the employer. However, injuries and fatalities also come at a financial and practical cost to the employee too and impact on their quality of life. Yet, for all that the figure of £4.9 billion pounds a year is huge, it doesn’t actually take account for the cost of rectifying non-injurious or fatal problems, such as basic design errors, mismanagement in the workplace or employees simply…

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Abrasive blasting can be a messy business, or it least traditionally it could be. The preparation of industrial materials and surfaces can be handily contained within a blast cabinet and these devices have, as a result, become a vital tool in the armory for many businesses. Cabinets allow for the effective treatment of a surface in a self-contained area, with the operator able manipulate the material through rubber gloved shaped arm holes. But, there’s more than one type of cabinet to use. So, how do you know which one is best for you? The important thing to do is to…

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If you’re looking to upgrade a number of hard drives for your business then it’s worth doing in-depth research, because it’s not just as simple as plugging in the drive and going. There’s a huge range of size, shape and cost, but perhaps more relevantly the actual internal mechanisms of the drive that affect performance and ultimately suitability. Firstly, an overall look at the differences between the three: SSD stands for solid state drive. These are essentially large flash/USB drives, with no moving parts unlike a more conventional hard disk drive (HDD) with a rotating magnetic platter. SSHD stands for…

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With everything a Content Delivery Network (CDN) does, it can certainly seem like a massive and confusing piece of internet technology. However, when it comes to caching content (one of its most important duties) it turns out CDNs aren’t so different from most people in the sense that it gets pretty much all the information it needs from headers. Think of the way you cruise a news website. You see a headline that reads Canadian Man Caught Smuggling 38 Turtles in Pants. Do you click on the article? Of course not. All the information you need is in the header.…

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Setting objectives (and actually sticking to them) is crucial for your business. Objectives will give you and everyone in your company a very clear picture of what you’re working towards, and could be the difference between your company nose-diving or thriving… particularly in periods of economic certainty. Here’s everything you need to know about setting objectives and sticking to them. Why should you set objectives? Objectives will give you guidance and direction: your employees (and you!) will look to your objectives when making difficult decisions. If you’re not sure on how to proceed in a variety of instances, referring to…

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