Industrial Revolution

Recently I visited Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire in the North of England. The estate is owned now by the National Trust but was the home of Samuel Greg who established a Cotton Mill there in 1784. My interest apart from the obvious history relating to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution are the important lessons

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Agile Business

This week Carrie and Priscilla from Magma, attended the Agile Business Conference 2018 in London. They set off from Preston around tea-time and joined the train, for the trip down to Euston. After navigating the London Underground they made their way to the hotel to review the conference programme and choose which of the track

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Apprentice Software Engineer

  Apprentice Software Engineer at Magma Starting a new job is almost always an exciting but nervous time, but moving into a new job whilst already on an apprentice programme is quite a big deal. But that is exactly what Tom our new Apprentice Software Engineer at Magma Digital has just done. I caught up

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Student Placement

  The phone rang and on the other end was a student from a UK University called Molly. She spoke to Jeremy (CEO) at Magma Digital with an air of determination in her voice to explain that she was looking for a student placement during August 2018 and would love to come and spend some

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Human Response to Change

The human response to change is fascinating and unwieldy. We should not be surprised in the slightest that people respond to change in many different ways or that the same person can have several different methods of reacting to change. Individuals are as unique as every snowflake and our responses to situations are hugely varied

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The Map is not the Territory

I recently re-discovered my love of audiobooks. When I am driving or running they almost feel like a guilty pleasure to enjoy whilst wasting time sat in a traffic jam or slugging my guts up yet another hill. Lancashire is very hilly you know! (wipes sweated brow)… The map is not the territory! This is

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Women in Tech

I have recently been to two events that were ‘Women in Tech’ events and I have thoroughly enjoyed them both. I enjoy meeting new and like-minded people and chewing the cud! There were some interesting themes and comments that came out of these two events and I am going to share that learning with you

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Software Development Conference PHPNW17 Manchester

Our Software Development Conference PHPNW17 Manchester is suitable for Employers, Team Leaders, and Software Engineers who wish to upskill and increase their PHP and software development skills. The conference provides continuous professional development opportunities and attendees get to meet other developers and organisations for networking and collaboration.   The aim of the conference is to provide a

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IT and software: the often overlooked deal breaker

How many organisations do not fully consider software implications when buying or selling a company? Mergers and acquisitions pose a massive challenge for any IT infrastructure, especially where merged organisations are of a similar size. Making IT and software the often overlooked deal breaker. It is very common that two merged organisations have entirely disparate

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