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The guys from Trust IV have been busy this morning moving equipment to our new office. Still based at Peter House on Oxford Road, Trust IV have moved from the fourth to the seventh floor. Overlooking the new building at One St Peters Square, the new office also has a window! A norm for some, but the previous office didn't have one! A webcam at Piccadilly Station was our only means of checking the weather until now!

The new office also has more storage space and a small meeting area for our guests and clients.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

Yesterday in the Trust IV office, we were having a discussion about the Carfest website and whether it would stand up to the volume of traffic which we anticipated. The event is in aid of the BBC Children in Need charity and has been heavily promoted on the radio recently. A quick check of the site yesterday showed that it loaded extremely quickly despite the heavy use of graphics, all appeared well…..

Posted by Richard Bishop

The sad demise of the high street has continued this week with Blockbuster calling in the administrators.  Days after both Jessops and HMV filled for administration, the video rental chain called in Deloitte to look for a new buyer. Over 4000 jobs are at risk, adding to the 6000 potential redundancies from the two other companies.  

Posted by Mahesh Johal

Yesterday, I read an article on TechRepublic’s website (Offshoring has fuelled IT skills crisis) which quotes John Harris, the chairman of the Corporate IT Forum as saying, “Outsourcing of entry-level IT jobs has left UK businesses struggling to find staff with sufficient experience to fill senior roles”.

Posted by Richard Bishop

The sight of Nipper and his gramophone on our high street is in danger of being no more. It has been confirmed that HMV, the UK institution for all things music, films and games, has called in the administrators. With 250 stores nationwide and over 4500 employees, the loss of HMV is another hammer blow to the UK high street. In the last month or two, Britain has lost several of its favourite stores such as; JJB Sport, Comet and Jessops.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article explaining the poor performance that I had noted on the Dryathlon website. After I wrote the article, I decided to drill down into the problem and see if I could work out what was going wrong. I noticed that the site was particularly slow when updating JustGiving pages, suggesting that it might be the JustGiving site that is experiencing problems.

Posted by Richard Bishop

As the country stumbled, bleary-eyed into 2013, people's thoughts naturally turned to New Year's resolutions. At the top of the list were the usual decisions to eat or drink less.

Posted by Richard Bishop

Where are our IT technicians being trained?

Where do Graduates and their £9,000 per year fees see themselves in the marketplace?

Posted by Gordon Appleby

Who’d have thought it? I didn’t realise that Kraftwerk was so popular. This morning, Twitter and Google Plus are full of people ranting about poor website performance. Today’s vitriol is reserved for the Tate Modern in London which is selling tickets for the Kraftwerk 2013 shows.

Here are a few snippets of customer feedback from Twitter this morning. 

Posted by Richard Bishop

This outage at freesat, highlights why it's important to perform suitable capacity planning, build a scalable infrastructure and run thorough performance tests for your website. 

Posted by Richard Bishop

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