Konfabulator is a software tool that runs on your
computer desktop. It contains configurable 'widgets'
that can do lots of things like show weather
forecasts (amazingly, Scotland is catered for!), show
stocks, help you with Suduko etc, etc.
They’re small and you can get to the information
than opening your
Yahoo buys Konfabulator - software becomes free!
There are already over 1000 of these widgets in the
gallery but now
Yahoo has now bought it, you can bet
there will be plenty more coming in the future.
The software used to cost around $20 but now it's
free! So it's worth checking it out to see if it can
make your desktop life easier.
Download it here...
Welcome to August's edition. Summer's almost
gone but news keeps
|Photonic Solutions products go Googleing
Photonic Solutions are a successful Edinburgh
company who distribute laser and optoelectronics
products all over the world
They have been using web technology for years to
help their business and have a sophisticated product
database system that drives their
website and ecommerce online ordering.
Deciding it was time to make some
improvements, their brief to us was straightforward:
Well, we did all that for them and gave them a
bonus. It had never been possible to get each
product from the database indexed by the search
engines before. But with our skills and not
inconsiderable effort, we found a technique
to make every single product findable via
Google, Yahoo etc!!
- Retain existing database engine and
- Modernise and standardise overall look and
- Introduce a new product search facility
- Improve search engine visibility
Now their all their products can potentially be found
by customers anywhere in the world.
||Go to the web site....
|Can RSS help your business?
When you use the internet right now, you maybe use
a search engine to look for the information you're
after, then you find a site or sites and read
through the information that's there (or isn't!), right?
Well, it might not always be like that. RSS (Really
Simple Syndication) may well change the way people
get information from your web site.
RSS sends out a website's information rather
than waiting for your customers to come and get it.
It really is "don't call us, we'll call
The information is typically sent to customer's PCs
a Konfabulator widget, see left), PDAs, mobiles.
There are lots of companies spending vasts
amounts of money gearing up for RSS and the search
engines love it, too.
Think RSS syndication might be good for your
company? Get in touch, we can help.
||Our search engine services
|Want to reduce your business overheads?
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
Canturian specialise in reducing overheads for
small/medium businesses. They audit your bills
expenses such as office cleaning, phones, mobiles,
consumables, computers, printing etc and work out
are paying too much, then source 'best value'
products and services from their database.
So if you think your expenses are too high, but need
to concentrate on running your business get in
touch with Rob at Canturian for a Financial
Health Check. He's spent 10 years as
an accountant so he knows how to sharpen those