Hong Kong: Cybersecurity In Education

21st of February 2020 ~ tagged security, schools, hong kong, CMS

In January 2020, the La Salle Primary School in Kowloon City became the ninth school in Hong Kong to fall victim to cyber attacks, with four of the affected schools reporting serious data breaches. It appears that the point of entry was the WebSAMS, (web-based school administrative and management system), a Government-developed system which allows electronic communication between institutions and the authorities. Currently, the WebSAMS system is employed by 988 schools in Hong Kong, each of which are individually responsible for maintaining their security protections. 

Does a Hong Kong SME need to outsource Public Relations?

20th of February 2019 ~ tagged interview, pr, marketing

I was thrilled when Mandy Queen agreed to an interview.

In Cred Communications she very rapidly created a very dynamic company able to take on larger agencies and beat them at their own game, which is a story I've always found highly inspiring - espeically as our companies were born in the same year. Mandy brings energy and humour to any interaction and is always a pleasure to speak to.

There's no excuse to use a carousel any more

13th of February 2019 ~ tagged web design, carousels, design elements

In all but the smallest organisations multiple individuals and departments want to be represented on the website's home-page.The organisation may offer multiple services or products, there may be upcoming events, or perhaps someone senior has decreed that their latest pensées must be feautred on the home-page.

For this reason, websites often use carousels to shoe-horn content from multiple sources into the prominent "above the fold" section of the homepage. 

Monkey tennis, or the (low) value of your ideas.

29th of September 2018 ~ tagged ideas, project management, app development, monkey tennis

Never before has it been easier to have a world-changing idea in tech and see that idea through to a finished product. The internet has made the collectivisation of information possible for the first time in our history and mobile devices now mean we all have access to this information from wheresoever we find ourselves killing time. Low barriers to entry, cheap credit and widespread skills mean that almost anyone can wake up one day with an idea, borrow money, hire a small team or agency, and launch a finished product a few short months later.

So all you need is an original idea, and success will follow automatically from that. Right?

Well, not exactly. Three problems:

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