Category: Software Development

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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Magma Digital, PHP Consultancy, Manchester – We Have Arrived!

It has happened, we are here in Manchester and the next chapter for Magma Digital has begun. The systems are up and running, the refurbishment is complete and Magma Digital are looking forward to making our mark, through our dedication to PHP Consultancy, on the UK’s 3rd predominant digital city, Manchester. Manchester is ambitious, visionary and

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Sandra, Clair & Mark Join Our PHP Development Team!

Yet again we have another fantastic announcement. The past few weeks have been continuously exciting at Magma Digital, with our recent announcement of our move to Manchester to facilitate our expansion. We would now like to officially introduce Sandra, Mark and Clair; our tremendous new PHP software engineers. Sandra, a dutch national graduated with an HND in

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Manchester….Here we come!

It’s official! Magma Digital is delighted to announce the relocation of its production office to Manchester – the UK’s 3rd predominant Digital City. Magma Digital provides business critical IT software solutions and innovative web and mobile applications. Since its inception in April 1999 Jeremy Coates CEO has continually supported our clients to grow their businesses by

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How I Became One of the 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 a full-time permanent software engineer. My apprenticeship lasted

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We Have 1% of the UK’s Top PHP Engineers

Magma Digital are delighted to announce that we have two newly qualified Zend Certified PHP Engineers. Liam and Chris are the latest PHP Engineers to join the hall of fame at Magma Digital. Our standard is that all of our PHP Engineers will complete the Zend Certification Exam (ZCE) whilst on the team. Our specialism as a software

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Our PHP Developer Alan Won A Coding Competition

Last weekend, the Hack Manchester event took place at the Museum of Science and Industry. The event is essentially a 24 hour coding competition, with various challenges that participants can choose to tackle. Teams of up to four people had the allocated 24 hours to turn an idea into a successful working product. Alan entered

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