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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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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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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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Partnership

Magma Digital have been approached by a variety of organisations with the opportunity of a potential partnership in order to fulfil a project scope. We were contacted by a design agency who did not have the in house technical skills to deliver a project, but did not want to lose out on a contract. Magma

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Investigation

At Magma Digital we believe it is essential that we understand our client’s short term, medium term and long term business aspirations, in order to ensure that their software applications can sufficiently support the growth of their organisation. A business that had a 75% increase of turnover in less than 12 months approached Magma Digital,

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