Who Do Web Designers Work For?
It would be way too easy to answer this question with: “Whoever pays your bills.” And, honestly, I don’t think you can be a very successful web designer if you’re only driven by what the person paying you tells you to do. Then again, that doesn’t mean you should swing to the exact opposite end...
Why AI & automation is good for web designers
Artificial intelligence. Just hearing the phrase has been a trigger for many in the technology world since that creepy Haley Joel Osment film circa 2001. But fast forward to 2020, artificial intelligence and machine learning strike fear into the hearts of skilled workers for an entirely different reason: job security, or lack thereof...
Tempted to sell that stock?
I have been investing in the markets for over 4 years and during this time I have made many mistakes but fortunately I have learned from my mistakes and as a result saw positive returns from my investments. I believe anyone can be a good investor by following these simple steps to improve their portfolio management skills...
Coronavirus scams – how to stay aware
The range of scams this year is very broad, from fake sales of pets and face masks to free TV licences. The Covid-19 crisis is creating a surge in fraud reports, as scammers target vulnerable people who have lost their income in the past few months...
Remain Productive When Working From Home During COVID-19
During the Coronavirus outbreak, many companies are suggesting, now even requiring that employees work from home. Working from home can be a lonely enterprise in this era of social distancing, but it doesn't have to be...
Is Coronavirus overplayed?
A major outbreak of novel, fatal epidemic disease can quickly be followed… by plagues of fear, panic, suspicion and stigma. Most epidemics, going back to the medieval plagues, exhibit a similar pattern. So do more recent ones, from Sars to Ebola to the current coronavirus outbreak...
Whats the story with Internet of Things?
We live in a time where there are chips inserted into devices that collect and communicate data from washing machines to smoke detectors, consumer and industrial devices are having the ‘Internet of Things’ applied to them & it’s projected to grow as big as the internet itself within the next decade...
How will technology transform our lives in the next 5 years
Over the next five years or so, I think we're likely to see significant changes in fields such as artificial intelligence, space exploration, advancement of augmented and mixed reality, and quantum computing...
Is digital transformation ending the need for project managers?
Once upon a time, IT was an efficiency play. Then social media came along, smartphones and the cloud. This drastically changed how business is done, initially encouraging and then later forcing businesses to embrace technology...
Should you bother with Uni?
With the increased costs of going to university many students could well be wondering whether it is worth it any more (or was it ever really worth it!). Stories coming from large number of graduates struggling to find employment...
My top 5 Project Management Tools
Looking for the best project management software for your team? Finding a tool that suits the exact needs can be a very difficult task. That’s why I’ve spent over 5 years experimenting with different tools and I’ve found my favourite one!...
5G in the UK?
5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering over 10X faster and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices when device is in close proximity to the mobile mast....
Is your website your most valuable tool?
The digital age we live in today, absolutely everyone & everything worth mentioning is online. This means in order to remain competitive you need to have an online presence. It doesn’t matter what platform it is, you can find and do just about anything online now...
Why you need a business brand
If you’re a sole trader, you may feel as if branding is for large companies and corporations. But your brand is closely linked to your reputation so even if you don’t think you need one, you really do...
How to make your website SEO friendly
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a vital tool to the modern-day Marketer, as it helps makes your content visible to people when searching individual words in search engines and make your content relevant to your audience’s questions...
Design factors for a great website
The past few years I’ve seen many websites, some great and some not so great, one thing I’ve noticed is that most sites are created to appeal to the visitors visual needs but lack the functionality...
How to verify system configuration is done right
Verification is the process of testing whether a a system configuration does what it is designed to do as per the agreed design specification document...
The Importance of a Strong Password
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re bound to have heard warnings about password security. Never share your password. Never use the default password (like Relish01)...
Why mockups for a website are beneficial
I was recently asked by one of my client “why are mockups necessary?”. It’s actually quite a common question, so I thought I’d share the answer here on my prized blog page :)…
My Yaufey Pico Projector Review
My review of the Yaufey Pico Projector. I'm really surprised at how bright this device projects at 120 Lumens, even during daylight hours. It's the size of a large iPhone but thicker (but only 1.8 cm's) so it stills fits convertible in most pockets...
Business Analyst Coursework
A few months ago I started studying with the Imperial College London towards obtaining a BCS qualification for Information System Business Analyst. You can read the first draft version of my coursework…
Project Closure Report
Today marked the closure of my most ambitious project. Here's my Project Review and Closure Report for the Cloud Dialogs Service Connect Project, I have removed sensitive data from this...
How to Create a Company Profile Brochure
I was asked by one of my client to create a Company Profile brochure for their catering business. I took up the challenge without having a clue on how to do one, so like most millenniums, I turned to my good virtual friend ‘Google’ for assistant and after a few hours researching I got a good grasp on how to create one.
Ways To Improve The Credibility Of Your Website
Website credibility is a key factor that no small business owner can realistically afford to ignore as it affects sales and customer engagement. Without a reliable, credible website your ability to maximise your sales, effectively interact with your customers and communicate your value to prospective customers becomes difficult and/or limited.
Work doesn't happen at work!
In a great TED talk, Jason Fried explains why work does not seem to get done at work. In short, the story goes like this: When you ask people where they go when they really need to get something done, you’ll get answers like “the kitchen”, “a plane”, “the coffee shop”, “the car” and so on.
For the 2018 staff conference my company set challenge for us to collect items that symbolises some of our thoughts around unlocking performance. in 10 teams of 10 we had to source the following items and present them in a creative way: Somethings Driven, Resilient, Optimistic, Helpful, Responsible, Self-Motivated, Positive, Focused, Patient, Courteous, Adaptable, Consistent.
Ramadan for Dummies
As a follower of the religion “Islam”, I am required to fast during the month of Ramadan every year, so that’s restricting myself from eating or drinking anything from dawn to dusk amongst other things. In this article I will summaries the main aspects of Ramadan in the hope that individuals with very little or no understanding of Ramadan can gain enough knowledge to appreciate their fellow muslim colleagues/friends/families etc.
PRINCE2 Project Management
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environment) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects - and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, Project Managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants.
Are you GDPR-ready?
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in over two decades, are you prepared for it? If the answer is no & you handle other people’s personal data, then you better get a move on...
Protect yourself from financial scams
The number of people falling victim to financial scams is increasing significantly year on year and the scammers are targeting people from all backgrounds, ages and income levels. Learn how you can protect yourself from falling victim to scams.
My first year of investing in the stock market
After much research & practice with fake money, I took a leap of faith and started investing in the stock market with real money form February 2017. It has been an exciting, challenging & at times frustrating experience for me.
10 Greatest Technology Quotes
The advancement of technology generally evokes a range of emotions in people from all walks of life. Some view technology as a great evil that slowly diminishes our humanity, while others view it as a way to bring the world closer together.
Should you hire a web designer?
Do you really need a Web Designer? With so many different options and paths to create a website, it can be challenging choosing the right one especially if you have very little knowledge in what it takes to build a fully functional responsive website.
Rohingya Crisis - World's most persecuted people
Rohingya Muslims are some of the most persecuted people of our time and there's hardly any mainstream media coverage of what's been going on so I created a presentation to educate people about the the suffering Rohingya Muslims are going through.
Uber ban, now what?
Unless you have been living under a rock the past week you would’ve heard about Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to not renew the operating licence of one of the most innovative Silicon Valley start-up, the ride-hailing taxi app ‘Uber'.
Share Dealing to achieve Financial Freedom
Most of us hate working but do so because without work we'll have no/limited money coming in. Wouldn't you love to have financial freedom? Sure you would - well it's possible to achieve through discipline & consistency.
Bitcoin - All you need to know
There’s been a lot of noise lately on the news about the cryptocurrency ‘Bitcoin’, especially around the high volatility of it. Is this an opportunity you should exploit?
OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
Is it time to upgrade you smartphone? If so, I suggest you check out my specs comparison of the top two current mobile devices available for you to choose from.
Investing in the Stock Market
With very low rates of interest/profit paid by banks for holding funds in a savings/current account (currently less than 1%), more people are turning to buying stocks/shares/equities with the hope of earning an inflation busting income.
OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 8 - What to expect
Summer this year will see the eagerly awaited smartphone release from two of the most ambitious device makers of today. Apple is set to release their 10th anniversary iPhone 8 and OnePlus will release their 5th device which is bound to be a 'flagship killer'.
MacBook Pro Alternatives (2017)
Apple released their latest MacBook Pro in September 2016 and ever since the device has been plagued with issues after issues. If you are considering switching to a windows laptop, find out which to buy.
Top 5 online brokers for buying shares
The rise of DIY investing has delivered a revolution in the way investors buy shares, investment trusts and funds - offering them huge savings and a big boost to their returns through online brokers.
Why your organisation needs a Document Management System
Your organisation produces a huge volume of documents everyday, the information they contain is the cornerstone of your companies success.
CES 2017 - My Top 5
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the biggest tech events of the year. Find out what are my top 5 announcements from the event.
Business Predictions for 2017
My predictions of technology that will be BIG in 2017 & how businesses can prepare for it.
Battle of flagships: iPhone 7 plus vs OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7
I took the best smartphones from the competition that is currently in the market and put them head-to-head against the iPhone 7 plus.
5 best phone makers for fast android updates
Slow Android updates are one of the worst things about smartphones running the Android operating system. Fragmentation is a notoriously big problem for Android, and Google’s update system for Android is famously broken.