Information Solutions, a Shropshire based IT Services Company, become fully “Cyber Essentials” Certified, backed by UK Government.

Information Solutions fully accredited on UK Government assurance theme operated by the National Security Centre that encourages organisations to adopt good practice in cyber security.

Information Solutions, a managed IT Services and Support company  based in Shrewsbury, are delighted to announce that they have recently passed full accreditation of “Cyber Essentials”, a UK government scheme to ensure organisations adopt good practice in information security.

This is particularly important for their current and future clients, as they can be confident that Information Solutions are taking all best practice measures to guard against cybercrime and just as importantly, continually monitoring all systems and security.

Any customer of Information Solutions, or sister website development company The Web Orchard, can rest assured that their defences are secure against the most common forms of cyber-attack, and indeed the company are proactively using best practice methods to counter any such attack.

Newly Relaunched 12stix Website

I’ve relaunched the website www.12stix.com, the site is perfect for tech, training or gaming related sponsored posts and text links.

Some of it’s new features include

  • 180 articles, all unique content
  • 8 years old domain with extensive Google history
  • Modern responsive design
  • Very few external links (many old links have been removed)

As an introductory offer links are available for £50/year.

Run Android Apps on your Mac or PC

Bluestacks, the app player that allows you to run Android apps on your PC has now been launched for Mac. With a huge library of apps available it allows users and developers to experience these apps on their desktops or laptops.

The big appeal of Bluestacks is for playing games, many of which don’t have native ports on the desktop. I installed Angry Birds and the game worked well with no lag.

Some apps don’t work so well such as those that require specific hardware like GPS receivers but in general with its intuitive interface, Bluestacks is a clever piece of software.

Download Bluestacks now.

Speaking at Coventry University

On the 31st of October I will be giving a talk to the Computer Science students at Coventry University. It’s been six years since I graduated and I’m really looking forward to going back. I will be speaking about commercial web development and my experiences since graduation. Hopefully students looking for a career in web development will find it useful.