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March 2009 newsletter

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Conficker called home?

Property Letting Dashboard

How's your email?

Business networking - visit our group!


Conficker called home?
If you're reading this and it's April 1 or later, maybe nothing happened!

Conficker is a nasty computer virus that has been circulating for the last few months.

Reports suggest that it has an April 1 trigger where it will 'phone home' to its creator for more instructions. What they might be or the resulting malware effect are unclear at this point.

There's a Windows patch available and virus cleaning software companies think they know how to remove it if you think it's more than an April Fool!

Conficker article....

  • Property Letting Dashboard
  • Over the last few months we've been doing a lot of development with our web applications and in particular the Blot Property System for property letting companies.

    As these applications get ever more features and sophistication we've decided that our customers need a way of quickly seeing the key information for their business.

    For the Property System we now have the management dashboard which shows clients such things as

    • Properties requiring certificates
    • Properties with outstanding repairs
    • Value of on show properties
    • Value of rented properties
    A click from the dashboard will let the user drill down into more detailed information.

    As development progresses, we'll look to add new information to the dashboard and perhaps extend the dashboard idea to other applications

    Blot Property System....
  • How's your email?
  • Where would we be without email? A lot better off, some would say.

    Email has the capability to use up vast amounts of our time - and that's when it's working. When it's not working, it is a nightmare for all concerned, not least for the poor web design company who supplies the email service as part of the hosting package.

    Most of the time, the email services work pretty well. Often the problems lie with configuration or something related to the physical connection.

    This article examines some of the email pitfalls and has a humorous picture for all web design companies out there.

    read the article.....
  • Business networking - visit our group!
  • Blot Design is a member of the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each week we meet on a Thursday morning for breakfast and to exchange and refer business between our members. It's a great way of doing business (only one company from any business area can join, so there is no competition between members).

    If you think your business could benefit from networking like this, you're welcome to attend as our guest:

    • Thursday mornings
    • 6:45am
    • Novatel Hotel, Hermiston Gate, Edinburgh
    Our group is thriving. And as it has grown, the amount of business exchanged has increased dramatically. Get in touch if you'd like to come along and see how it works.

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