Security and Architecture – always consider both together

Software or Systems architecture is often undertaken from a very technical point of view, the main concerns being around reducing technical complexity and dependencies to make it easier to deal with change in the long run. This is fine for ‘standalone systems’ but in today’s highly interconnected world – the boundary of a system is often[…]

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Growing your website traffic

Growing your website traffic is like any endeavour worth doing, it takes a certain degree of determination and focus combined with some knowledge and helpful tools & resources. You can grow your website traffic, it is possible – but you must understand this is not something that will occur overnight. There is no magic bullet[…]

Start-ups, Investment and Education in Australia: we need to do better

(This is a copy of a post I recently wrote on LinkedIN). I read Stuart McKeown’s post ‘Why Being an Australian Startup Sucks’ with interest. Especially in light of the recent failure of 99dresses and the in-depth exposé of the roller coaster Nicki Durkin went through. On the face of it Stuart’s article indicates that[…]

latest Internet Trends Report 2014

KPCB have just released their latest internet trends report, see here . For us it comes as no surprise that: Smart phone usage to access the Internet is still on the increase; Tablet usage is exploding (faster than uptake on PC’s ever!); Majority (97%) of mobile OS’es are either iOS, Android or Windows mobile; Video[…]

Do you need a technical co-founder? – well, it depends…

I read Phil’s post stating that you don’t need a technical co-founder with some interest. Yes, at the very very start of a business, given the range of free to air tools out there, it’s right you don’t need a technical co-founder to do some quick iterations to get to your first cut of a product[…]

The Importance of Website Loading Speed & Top 3 Factors That Limit Website Speed

The speed of your business website matters. Quick-loading websites perform better on every front: higher search ranking, superior user experience, and better user engagement. Most importantly, fast-loading websites deliver higher conversions and higher revenue. Slow Websites Hinder Mobile Traffic If you’re targeting mobile traffic and income (who isn’t), your website speed becomes even more critical.[…]