GDPR Panic!

Posted by on 11 Sep 2017 in All Articles, Security, Skills and Learning, Technology News | 0 comments

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Set out as Regulation (EU) 2016/679, it is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). However, is it seen as a major struggle for companies who are affected by it. Many companies, large and small, are reaching out to third-party companies for advice; often without considering their expertise and...

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HHVM and PHP 7

Posted by on 8 Sep 2017 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News, Skills and Learning, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

Update: This article has been updated! Please see below. PHP is the most popular server-side scripting language – by a wide margin, comprising of more than 80% of the websites on the Internet. It’s popularity is due to its’ ease of access, and support from many applications and frameworks, including WordPress and Magento. PHP was written in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf, as an extension to writing CGI scripts in C. This allowed the...

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ECHR ruling – Employers monitoring and reading your work email

Posted by on 5 Sep 2017 in All Articles, Security, Technology News | 1 comment

It is not uncommon for employees, at every level, to use their work email address to send personal messages to friends and family. A recent case at the European Court of Human Rights has put some panic amongst employers and employees. In a landmark ruling by the ECHR, the judges found the courts in Romania failed to protect an employees private correspondence at work, because his company had not given prior notice that it was monitoring their...

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Magento 1.x retirement – less than 15 months away

Posted by on 28 Aug 2017 in All Articles, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

Magento, the open-source e-commerce platform was officially first released March 31, 2008; 9 years ago. Soon Magento will only be supporting version 2.x and above. Given that there are hundreds of thousands of sites using Magento. According to Aionhill, by May 2017, Magento 2 has gained a significant move forward in the Top one million, 523 ecommerce stores run on Magento 2. According to their statistics there are approximately 11,000 Magento 2...

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Secure Websites – HTTPS, SSL, and Let’s Encrypt

Posted by on 24 Aug 2017 in All Articles, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Technology News | 0 comments

Many websites are switching to HTTPS, a secure website. Including us! You can see in your URL bar, that our website address now has a small padlock. This indicates that all the communications between you and our server is encrypted and much harder, or impossible, to view what is being sent and received. How TLS/SSL/HTTPS works Transport Layer Security (TLS) and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), both frequently referred to as...

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BT Expedite, Fresca, Mercatus support and migration

Posted by on 30 Jul 2017 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

We can help! BT Expedite, the retail software division within the BT Group, is still used by a number of large retail stores for both their offline and online retailing. Originally marketed as BT Fresca back in the early years of the internet in ‘the year 2000’, it was sold to BT in 2008 as BT Fresca, and now is found as part of Aptos and BT Expedite. The suite often includes the Mercatus merchandising platform; and the ecommerce...

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