Software: Risks and rewards of your company’s software

Custom-built software needs to create business value, and the higher its quality, the more value it creates. Quality has many components, including reliability, scalability, functionality, security, performance, ease of use, and ability to add new features. Value is also impacted by the risks. Low quality externally facing software is vulnerable to cybercrime and can result

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Hidden risk of cyber crime for older software

Many of today’s businesses rely on old software, written in code from a time before today’s cyber crimes existed. Your applications could potentially be written in programming languages no longer used or taught, making them ideal for malicious attacks. As your system ages, the amount of dead or potentially vulnerable code contained continues to expand.

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Magma

  Magma are specialists in bespoke software development, enterprise level system architecture, web development & managing legacy software that is no longer fit for purpose. Magma are a software development company established in 1999 and based in Lancashire in the North West of England. We have a team of Engineers work who will work with

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Search and Social Media Marketing

Search and social media marketing skills were identified as one of my continuous development objectives as part of my work appraisal. I spent some time researching options, and it was agreed that I would attend the Search and Social Media Marketing course run by www.salford.ac.uk/business-school My preferred learning style combines a love of all things theoretical,

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Digital Disruption

Digital Disruption is one of those buzz phrases that you hear a lot at the moment at events and seminars. The phrase means different things to different people and an air of mystique around it. McQuivery (2013) describes Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School as the ‘father’ of the digital disruption. Christensen described it as, ‘the process

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Is Legacy Code limiting your Business Growth?

One of the most difficult challenges currently facing IT Managers and Directors is the maintaining and upgrading of legacy systems, it has been estimated that around eighty percent of IT systems are running on legacy platforms. A legacy system is a bespoke application that processes high volume or complex data and has become cumbersome and

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75% of Mergers and Acquisitions Fail Due to Unsuccessful Software System Integration

Many organisations do not comprehend the potential software implications when buying or selling an organisation. IT infrastructures pose a huge challenge during mergers and acquisitions, especially when merged organisations are of a similar size. It is common that the two combined organisations will have diverse, contrasting software software systems. Therefore, the software applications will not

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I Became One of UK’s Youngest Zend Certified PHP Engineers

My name is Liam Walder; I’m 18 years old and I work at Magma Digital. I first joined the team when I was 16 – just three months after completing my GCSEs in September 2012. I started off as an apprentice web developer and I am now one of the full-time permanent Zend Certified PHP

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We’re doing the triple & supporting our PHP community

We take pride in supporting the PHP community. With a busy up and coming schedule this year, we are supporting: PHP South Coast, WeCamp and PHPNW15 and we cannot wait! PHP South Coast is a brand new PHP conference. With the event just around the corner on Saturday 18th July, Magma Digital are extremely proud

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