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10 Years in Web Design, a look back to 2004

As FL1 Group reaches its 10th Birthday in 2014, we look back at how our industry has changed since 2004?

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Your new website: Open-source or build it from scratch?

So you’re looking to build a new website, but do you use something off the shelf or build a bespoke site from the ground up? We look at the pros and cons of either approach…

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Choosing the right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software, where to start…

A good CRM package can be the hub of a business and help drive sales, build relationships and save time and money. But with so many to choose from, where do you start? Get it right, and it will drive your business, get it wrong and it will cost you dearly. We look at the basics…

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What programming language is your website developed in, and why should you care?

Do you know what technology was used when building your website?

Does it really matter?

Whether you’ve thought about it or not, it’s knowing the facts about how it could effect your business…

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Thinking about getting a Blackberry?

If you’re anything like me your mobile phone is an essential business tool that you couldn’t live without and you probably spend a lot of time out of the office and return to spend the next hour catching up with email.

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Should I upgrade to Windows 7?

If you’ve been holding off on buying a new computer, Microsoft Windows 7 will be a good excuse to get back into the game. And if you’ve been weighing a Mac versus a Windows PC, then you should know that "7" pushes the scales on the Windows side. But should you upgrade your aging computer, […]

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Twitter and Google, a marriage made in search heaven?

Times are a-changing at Twitter – it’s become a serious player in social media. According to Twitter’s blog, they have "partnered with Google to index the entire world of public tweets as fast as possible and present them to their users in an organized and relevant fashion"

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Google to launch their own operating system

Google is developing an open-source operating system targeted at small laptops and netbooks which will be released later this year. The OS, which will carry the same “Chrome” name as the company’s browser, is expected to begin appearing on netbook computers in the second half of 2010, Google said in a blog post.

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10 top tips to make your PC run faster

1. Upgrade Your RAM The most obvious tip but people hardly upgrade it. RAM (Random Accesss Memory) these days is very cheap at often under £30 for 512mb and often make a huge difference to the overall speed of your PC or laptop.

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Tech tip of the month – short-cuts

Microsoft Windows in one shape or form has been around for some time (since 1985) with short-cuts being introduced with Windows version 2.0 in October 1987. So what is a short-cut? Well, in short, it’s a set of key strokes that invoke a common task. Let me give you an example: As you’re sat at […]

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