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June 2005

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Microsoft includes RSS

Intranet site for BAHT goes live

Check your titles

Motivate your company!!


Microsoft includes RSS
Microsoft announced last week that they will be including RSS support in the next release of Windows.

Sound Dutch to you? RSS stands for (among other things) Really Simple Syndication, and it is a technology that lets people choose information feeds that are sent to them from the Internet. Organisations like the BBC already provide their news in the format.

A lot of people (now including Microsoft, it seems) feel it is the way that we will collect our information in future, rather than surfing the Internet all the time. An added bonus is that the search engines love RSS!

If your company has regular information to impart, this is the ideal time to consider implementing an RSS feed. Contact us today to find out how.


This month sees the arrival of the new BAHT site with intranet (private internet) for its members. This is a good example of the type of integrated company database sites we're doing more of. Remember our motto... improve your business with web technology!!

  • Intranet site for BAHT goes live
  • After a mammoth development project lasting over 12 months, the web-site for the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) charity is now live.

    This is a major development that comprises :

    • A public area
    • A private intranet for members
    • An administration area for database and content managment

    It's a good example of the kind of work we can do for companies who are looking for web technology to help them run their business better.

    Go to the web-site....
  • Check your titles
  • When it comes to search engines, one of the most important places they look is your web page titles.

    The title is the text that appears in the topmost bar of the browser. It should include the key phrases that you are hoping search engine users will type in.

    We often come across sites that have the same title text on every page - not good. So make sure your titles explain what the page is about.

    Our search engine services
  • Motivate your company!!
  • We are members of BNI, the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each month we showcase member companies that might be of interest to you.

    This month we'd like to introduce you to John Stephen.

    Picture this. Your Peterhead fishing business is gone, you've sold your house and you're still £100,000 in debt. Reckon you could survive? John Stephen could. He turned that situation around, into a business that turns over more than £50m annually.

    How did he do it? He now shares the tips and techniques he used in motivational speaking engagements he does to companies, sales forces and organsations all over the UK.

    Could he help your company? Get in touch with John to find out.

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