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Christmas Shoebox Gifts 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Christmas Shoebox Gifts

So, 12 months ago I signed up for the Beachy Head Marathon (one of the UK’s biggest off-road marathons) as a friend talked me into it and I felt I needed a challenge. The last full marathon I competed in was the 2013 London marathon running for the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity where I raised over £1,500.

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Goodwood 2020 is Booked! 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Goodwood 2020 is Booked!

Goodwood 2020 here we come.

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HPE Partnership Retained 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

HPE Partnership Retained

With our partnership spanning many years, Quadratek is delighted to announce we have retained our status for another year.

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Welcome Shaun 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Welcome Shaun

We are pleased to welcome Shaun Hockaday to the Quadratek family as our Business Development Manager.

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Crisis at Christmas 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Crisis at Christmas

For the second year running, Quadratek will be supporting Crisis to ensure homeless people can enjoy not only a hot Christmas dinner in a warm, safe, and welcoming environment.

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Our Karla is Never One to Turn Down a Challenge! 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Our Karla is Never One to Turn Down a Challenge!

So, 12 months ago I signed up for the Beachy Head Marathon (one of the UK’s biggest off-road marathons) as a friend talked me into it and I felt I needed a challenge. The last full marathon I competed in was the 2013 London marathon running for the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity where I raised over £1,500.

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RoSPA Awards 2020 – The journey begins 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

RoSPA Awards 2020 – The journey begins

And so, the process begins.  We will be spending a lot of time over the next 8 months logging in and out, building, updating, adding to, and finally submitting our entry to next year’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Achievement Awards.

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RoSPA Awards Excellence Forum 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

RoSPA Awards Excellence Forum

After 3 years of receiving a RoSPA Silver award, we needed to aim for Gold. But I must admit, the thought of sitting in a large conference suite with 100s of other people listening to corporate bodies discussing health and safety in the hope I ‘may’ come away slightly wiser wasn’t something that appealed to me, but after discovering HMS Belfast was the host, I changed my mind!

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Data Security on Mobile: Enhance Your Personal Information Online 150 150 Simon Randall

Data Security on Mobile: Enhance Your Personal Information Online

As smartphone ownership increases in number (163.9 million for 2014 and projected to reach 182.6 million by next year), there is also a boost in personal mobile data information being shared online and saved on devices. Security became the main concern in the consumer tech world. As an answer, manufacturers have resorted to various ways on how to prevent data leakage in the past year.

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The Journey to ISO Compliance and Certification 150 150 Simon Randall

The Journey to ISO Compliance and Certification

Operating any form of business intoday’s modern climate is a very competitive affair. In order to compete with
industry leaders for market share in any business niche, it’s not only
essential for companies to have a product or service that is in demand, but the
way that the business itself  carries out
its operations must also be seen to be exemplary. To reinforce their
professionalism, their commitment to best practice, and to open the window to
new opportunities, more and more business are acquiring ISO certification.

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Are your Contractors up to Standard? 150 150 Howard Smith

Are your Contractors up to Standard?

Today, businesses in almost every industry sector and every country – or regional jurisdiction – are regulated by standards and guidelines. Some are mandatory, with penalties for non-compliance. Others are optional and allow complying businesses to demonstrate impeccable credentials.

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3D Printing – How Far Does It Go? 150 150 Simon Randall

3D Printing – How Far Does It Go?

Three dimensional printing is the creation of an object using a very clever machine. But 3D printing isn’t a new technology; it actually goes as far back as the mid 1980’s. The basic process was created by a man called Chuck Hull who worked for a large specialist company called

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Afternoon Tea at the Palace 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Afternoon Tea at the Palace

It’s not every day you get a chance to go to ‘THE’ Palace and wander through the garden at your leisure, but for two members of our team, that’s exactly what happened.

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Friday 13th!! 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Friday 13th!!

Regarded by many as  a ‘day of bad luck’,  for Quadratek, Friday 13th  September was a great day for the team.  Not only were we all out of the office on a social to Goodwood revival…

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The Rise Of Voice Activated Technologies 150 150 Simon Randall

The Rise Of Voice Activated Technologies

This technology isn’t new to us; we’ve been using voice activated technologies for quite some time now. You may have also heard of voice recognition; which is actually used to describe both speaker and speech recognition. Speaker recognition is when the device can detect who is speaking and speech recognition is when the device can detect what is being said.

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How to Construct an Intranet Homepage that Engages 150 150 Kerry Butters

How to Construct an Intranet Homepage that Engages

The intranet homepage, being the most visible page on the site, tends to be the most cluttered, the most littered, and the often the most confused, as it is there that staff often contend for space to post and advertise the links that they want their colleagues to see.

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How to Make Your Passwords Really Secure 150 150 Kerry Butters

How to Make Your Passwords Really Secure

Without passwords, cyber criminals would have free, unlimited access to all of your accounts and online information. Indeed, the password is the first line of defence against such thieves, and so it is very important that you consider them carefully.

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Are Social Media Skills More Important than a Degree? 150 150 Kerry Butters

Are Social Media Skills More Important than a Degree?

Conventional wisdom has it that, just by getting a degree you show you’re ready for the real world – having made it through three or four years of lectures, and completed something challenging.

Not these days, though.

Increasingly, what matters is getting degrees in fields requiring exact knowledge (like law, medicine, or engineering), or that leave you with an exact skill-set (like education, science, and sometimes business).

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Why Net Neutrality Matters 150 150 Kerry Butters

Why Net Neutrality Matters

First, though…

What it Is

The underlying principle of Net neutrality is that Internet access should be considered a utility (like water, gas, or electricity), and treated like any other. As long as you pay your bills, the electric company doesn’t care how you use their power. So it should be, with Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

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A Plethora of Pixels – Apples New 5K iMac With Retina 150 150 Simon Randall

A Plethora of Pixels – Apples New 5K iMac With Retina

Apple are always at the forefront when it comes to pushing new and challenging technologies, on 16th of October they announced their most impressive computer yet. The new iMac boasts a mind blowing 14.7 million pixels, which is 4 times more than a standard 27 inch iMac. This amazing amount of pixels means ultra HD…

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Microsoft Office 365: What it Means for your Business [Infographic] 150 150 Simon Randall

Microsoft Office 365: What it Means for your Business [Infographic]

Following a recent report entitled the Carbon Disclosure Project, which looked into the environmental impact of global business, cloud-based software packages are looking like quite an attractive option right now.

The report concluded that such technology could save as much as 85.7 million metric tons of carbon emissions per year, within a decade, as well as saving business up to $12.3bn (£7.55bn).

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What is Shellshock and Should You be Worried? 150 150 Simon Randall

What is Shellshock and Should You be Worried?

This isn’t a day at the beach, oh no. This is a software bug that has been sweeping the nation, but is it as dangerous as Heartbleed? In short, yes it’s extremely dangerous for those in the know. Shellshock otherwise known as Bashdoor, is part of a group of security bugs in Unix shell Bash. Bash is basically free software that is used on millions operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X, but can also be found ported to Microsoft Windows and Android devices.

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Smart Technology 150 150 Simon Randall

Smart Technology

Smart technology is a new age, an age where you can control everything around you from one single place. Smart technology allows us to automate our lives, including our homes. This infographic by Big Brother All Security looks at how smart technology has evolved and how it has made all of our lives easier with time saving devices. Did you know that industry experts are predicting 11% of all homes will be “smart” by the end of 2014?

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5 Essential Features of a Successful Intranet 150 150 Kerry Butters

5 Essential Features of a Successful Intranet

A company’s choice to integrate an intranet into their office infrastructure can be of great and, importantly, controlled benefit to the workforce’s communication and shared knowledge resources. Data sharing within the confines of a firewall, yet still with greater web access outside of this safeguard, is at its foremost reassuring to the organization that any sensitive information cannot be accessed outside of the company, yet still the workforce is not shackled by limited web access.

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Samsung, The Galaxy Note 4 And The Gear VR Headset 150 150 Kerry Butters

Samsung, The Galaxy Note 4 And The Gear VR Headset

Samsung’s surprisingly popular phablet series, it has just been revealed, is about to be blessed with a fourth generation. The Galaxy Note 4 with its 5.7” screen measures in at 518 pixels per inch (giving it a 30% increase on its predecessor the Galaxy Note 3) , and is set to be a solid upgrade over the earlier versions.

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How Big Data is Changing the Business World 150 150 Kerry Butters

How Big Data is Changing the Business World

 It’s very easy to assume that any new term that emerges in the tech world will just be a buzzword, with no real significance to anything of use. For the past couple of years the term ‘Big Data’ has often been labelled as such, but with plenty of corporate enterprises now on board with big data analytics, it’s time for those two words to shed any connotations of inflated bombast and for the rest of us to start taking note. Big data is changing the world of business, and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Microsoft Won’t Patch Internet Explorer if you’re Running XP 150 150 Kerry Butters

Microsoft Won’t Patch Internet Explorer if you’re Running XP

In time, everything moves on, becomes updated, and eventually the old stuff just has to be chucked out to make way for the new. And so it is with Windows XP. Now 13 years old, Microsoft have announced that they will no longer be continuing to support the operating system so as they can better focus their efforts on future developments. Support for Windows XP officially ended on the 8th of April this year.

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Google, Big Data, and a New Cloud Service 150 150 Kerry Butters

Google, Big Data, and a New Cloud Service

With Big Data projects, the challenge is to clean and filter the huge amounts of information involved. It takes a lot of work to get to the point where business value can be extracted.

Over the coming year, Google will focus on releasing cloud tools and services that ease development tasks, while helping companies monitor their Big Data operations. At their I/O developer conference in June, the company unveiled a number of new products to achieve this.

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Why Cloud Computing Could Save the Planet 150 150 Kerry Butters

Why Cloud Computing Could Save the Planet

Cloud computing is an attractive proposition for any organisation not wanting to manage its data in-house, for several reasons:

  • Reduction in up-front capital investment, on infrastructure.

  • New cloud-based servers can be up and running in minutes, rather than weeks.

  • Flexibility, as companies need only pay for the capacity they actually use.

  • Elimination of maintenance costs related to occasional spikes in demand.

  • Increased automation and process efficiency.

  • Added levels of service, and technological expertise.

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The Internet of Things – Why It Matters 150 150 Kerry Butters

The Internet of Things – Why It Matters

And, what is it?

Well, in the Internet of Things (IoT), objects, animals or people are able to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The IoT evolves from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet.

In the IoT, a “thing” could be animal, vegetable, or mineral – so long as it can be assigned an IP address, and given the ability to transfer data over a network. “Smart” devices built with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication capabilities are the most common.

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