ComputerScope

ComputerScope (them of the free monthly magazine that somehow I’ve never been able to subscribe to) have a nice directory of Irish Web links.

The useful people that they link to include:

Computerscope (for Business) are part of the same stable as PC Live (consumer) and Smart Company (Small Business).

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Your Software – Unsafe at any Speed?

In the 60’s, the Auto industry used to say ‘safety doesn’t sell’ – the thinking was that buyers were more interested in new features like whitewall tyres or the latest radio. That begun to change with Ralph Naders Unsafe at any speed and manufacturers became liable for their safety defects. Now any car that doesn’t do well in the Safety rankings won’t do well in the salesroom.

When it comes to Security, are your business applications still stuck in the 60’s? Until recently it was thought that ‘Security doesn’t sell’. That has begun to change as buyers become aware of the possible threats that are out there. One such initive aimed at end users is Make It Secure (it’s run by the Irish Government, so excuse the photo’s). Once users are aware of the risks they are going to demand that providers of software solutions , do much much better.

Phishing Security Image Hook

The Irish Times doesn't get blogging …

Dear Paul,

You can place a link from your website to ours, but we request that you
include a credit to ireland.com/The Irish Times and a link to our home
page at: http://www.ireland.com/
Further information on copyright is available at
http://www.ireland.com/about/copyright/
We do not currently provide a page from which we link to other sites.
Thank you for your interest in ireland.com

Please do not hesitate in contacting us with any further queries.

Kind regards,
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The Perfect Gift – choose any frontpage
from The Irish Times dating back to 1859
http://www.ireland.com/frontpage/

Google Analytics

Developer.ie have blogged about the new Google Analytics tool.

Google Analytics answer the question of ‘why do people come to my site’ and ‘where do they come from’ and ‘what do they do when they get here?’

Previously , your options were (a) Spend a lot of money on an analytic tools (b) use the tools (if any) that come with your webhost. Google has know made this technology available for free, with reports like the one below.

Google Analytics report

More information at: www.google.com/analytics

Moving blogs is hard to do…

Another Irish Blogger (Damien Mulley) writes about his recent experience in moving Blogs – he seems to have a similarly difficult time as I did.

Reminds me of an Ad one of the ‘Big 4’ consultants used to have – the one about a ‘sticky website’. It’s ironic that the ultimate in Sticky websites (both in terms of hard-to-move and keep-people-coming-back) ends being created by the users themselves.