Richie Bowden

Growth

Lean Startup Lean Canvas: Improving The Startup Success Rate

In business, there can be a ‘heroic’ view of the startup business with a perception that it’s all about pursuing the dream, perseverance will win out and whatever you do, don’t get caught up in planning. There is no doubt that there are elements of these traits in a startup, but  So what is a […]
March 4, 2013 506 Reads share

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Does My IT Team Need A Strategy?

This is a common comment / question asked by both company CEOs and heads of IT, as they seek to ensure that enhanced services are provided by their IT teams...
June 10, 2011 485 Reads share

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Better Web Apps Security With Threat Risk Modelling

Prevention is the best form of cure! This rule also applies when assessing a web application in terms of security risks or any potential to be hacked. Rather than adopt an ad-hoc approach, it's better to plan out a structured assessment...
May 11, 2011 445 Reads share

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What Is Open Source?

'Openness' is a topic that is increasingly being talked about. From reading and listening to the discussion, it is clear there is no consistent definition of what Open is. However...
November 29, 2010 491 Reads share

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Cloud computing: what’s in it for my business?

Cloud computing has attracted a lot of interest as more and more firms are moving to use cloud based computing services. Given that cloud computing is still evolving and maturing...
June 24, 2010 699 Reads share

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Securing your website by handling errors

When a website is being attacked by a hacker, one attack approach is to cause the website to fail in some manner. The thinking behind this approach is to use the error message to gain 'inside' information about the website. With this information, the attacker is planning to better organise their attacks on the website.
April 20, 2010 481 Reads share

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Testing the usability of your website

A well organised usability test not only provides feedback from a user's perspective on the site's ease of use, but it also points to where improvements can be made. This blog contains details on how best to organise a usability test.
January 5, 2010 394 Reads share

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Practical DR steps for SMEs

In response to a blog I wrote on disaster recovery (DR) planning recently, Una Coleman, a bloggertone colleague asked about practical steps a SME could take in relation to rolling out a DR solution. In this post, I write about two possible approaches to ensure that a SME’s data is safely backed up and some […]
November 17, 2009 432 Reads share