Articles

Our published articles cover an array of IT industry issues ranging from the Internet and technological developments such as XML to security and website design.

This page features some of our current articles, but we have many more in our article archive.

Archived Articles for 2011

Keeping yourself to yourself

Keeping yourself to yourself

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

As we spend more and more time online and it becomes increasingly integral to our daily lives, we are at risk of exposing more and more of our personal data to the internet. Once there, it is nearly impossible to retrieve and the likelihood of it being picked up by an online directory ...

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Do you Twitter?

Do you Twitter?

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Social Networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, now have their own place in the communications mix as 'social media', and as a result are rapidly changing the way in which we consume news and information. Over recent months Twitter, has been in the social media spotlight ...

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Going for Gold!

Going for Gold!

Monday, 05 September 2011

PDMS have been a Microsoft Gold Partner for five years and as an IT business that specialises in developing solutions using Microsoft technologies, it's always been a highly visible demonstration of our skills and expertise. Just over 12 months ago, Microsoft announced that they were ...

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It's your vote use it!

It's your vote use it!

Monday, 08 August 2011

One of my favourite quotes on the subject of politics is 'democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried' attributed to Winston Churchill. And here on the Isle of Man we have been trying it for longer than most. Tynwald is said to be the ...

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Are you up for the challenge?

Are you up for the challenge?

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sitting here listening to the distant roar of bikes racing around the Billown circuit for this year's Southern 100 festival, I can't help but marvel at the sheer number of sporting events we are privileged to host here on our little fleck in the Irish sea. Too small to be mentioned ...

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My name's Joanne and I'm an eBayaholic

My name's Joanne and I'm an eBayaholic

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Whilst unpacking yet another grey plastic postage bag to reveal my very latest eBay purchase (3 parcels so far this week and it's only Wednesday), I started to reflect just how much of an impact eBay has had on my purchasing habits and those of millions of others around the world. ...

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Social media at work - what are your rules of engagement?

Social media at work - what are your rules of engagement?

Monday, 16 May 2011

Like a lot of companies, at PDMS we want to encourage our staff to take part in online conversations about things that matter to us in our world of work, such as what our company is up to and current developments in the technology industry. This means engaging on a corporate level with a ...

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Encouraging Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Today

Encouraging Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Today

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of participating in the final of the Junior Achievement (formerly Young Enterprise) company programme. This is a competition in which young people, typically between 16 and 18, set up and run their own businesses and are then judged on a ...

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Is your website legit?

Is your website legit?

Wednesday, 09 March 2011

Whether you are delivering government information or selling shoes, how your website looks and works is of vital importance, but it also pays to make sure you 'dot your Is' and 'cross your Ts' by making sure it meets current legal requirements. If you're planning to launch a new ...

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Bobbies on the tweet

Bobbies on the tweet

Monday, 28 February 2011

I was reading an interesting blog post by one of my colleagues the other day, about how police forces are increasingly turning to social media networks such as Facebook and YouTube to help in the fight against crime. In fact, social networks are proving to be such a rich source of ...

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Would you vouch for Groupon?

Would you vouch for Groupon?

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Now as much as at any other time, we are aware of the cycles of boom and bust upon which our economy rides high and crashes low. The pattern of events which precedes a crash is often the same: investors are caught up in a frenzy of hype and buzzwords, and often without researching how realistic ...

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