Category: Consultancy

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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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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Here comes another Zend Certified PHP Engineer!

At Magma we are all about professional development and a key part of this is ensuring our high calibre Software Developers are at the top of their game when it comes to their PHP development expertise. This is why we are very proud to announce that Brian is now a Zend Certified PHP Engineer! After

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Why you should talk to our PHP developers at parties

Our development team have a considerable advantage over other normal web development agencies. After working here for a short while, they stop being a PHP developer and they become a PHP consultant; a business analyst even. Typically, developers gain experience by working in different companies. Each company has its own procedures, business models and idiosyncrasies.

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Find your core, tone your fingers & eat cake!

Know your Core You will hear us go on about having a ”firm foundation’. Well, in a nutshell this firm foundation is in part made up from your core (and no, I don’t mean your mid-riff!) The ‘core’ of your business is most likely something you have: researched, mulled over, tussled with, dropped in frustration, picked

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Sticky Content, in an Online World!

  Learn 6 ways to make your website more sticky! Travelling business men waking up in hotel baths full of ice, missing a kidney We use only 10% of our brains You’ve heard them all before, the urban myths which circulate the folklore of the internet. These urban myths are used by authors Chip &

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PHPNW11 Through the Eyes of a Marketing Student and PHPNW Newbie.

On Saturday 8th October I joined 400 others in Manchester at the Mercure Manchester Picadilly Hotel for PHPNW’s 4th annual conference. For me, it was my first PHPNW conference and I decided to write a blog post of my experience of PHPNW11 from the perspective of a non-technical marketing student. My exposure to PHPNW11 started

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Does Success look Lean?

Does organisational success depend on how well you: design, implement and improve processes? A process can be defined as an activity or a series of activities which change an input into an output and business process improvement can therefore be described as, applying an approach that improves the way you carry out your processes. Becoming

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