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Rob

October 7th, 2008.

New recruit to Online marketing team

I am pleased to announce the arrival of Adam Miller.  Adam will join our growing online marketing team.  Adam was head and shoulders above other interviewees for this position. He showed passion for the subject area, an ability to communicate in clear english,  and he has a string of projects already under his belt that demonstrate his ability in promoting sites online. I am confident that our clients will be well looked after by him.

Rob

October 7th, 2008.

4 new site launches demonstrate our design and programming skills

We are pleased to announce the launch of 4 new sites this month.  Each one demonstrates a different skillset that we can provide here at Datadial.

Basically Black

New – e-commerce launch: www.basicallyblack.com

One for the ladies. As usual this site is fully updateable by the client and includes stock control, dispatch notes, customer management, full reporting and is integrated with Datadial’s email marketing system. Perfect site to find that oh so hard to find little black dress. Buy now!

AJAX engineered quote generator – www.flowduplication.com

A site for generating quotes for DVD and CD duplication. The quote generator has been developed in AJAX and provides an easy to use interface for ordering CD’s and uploading artwork.What is AJAX – AJAX speeds up a website by only refreshing the part of a page that needs refreshing. Well that’s the simple explanation. The increased speed hugely improves usability and eases frustration Datadial developed the site from a logo provided and designed all artwork on the site

The client commented “my boss was grinning like a cheshire cat all afternoon when he saw the site, thanks to you and the team

Content management system www.lloydgeorge.com with Fin International

Relaunch of this Fund Management site, following a re-branding exercise by www.FinInternational.com.  The site is fully updateable by Lloyd George staff using Datadial’s content management system.

Originally designed brochure site and blog www.carnabystreetthemusical.com

You haven’t heard of it yet this will be the next BIG West End musical in the New Year. The site is being populated bit by bit as people send in their memories of the sixties. If you were famous in the Sixties and loved Carnaby Street let us know!!

Matt

September 18th, 2008.

SEO Buyers Guide – Free Download

Datadial have launched a revised second edition of their SEO buyers guide. The guide is designed to take the confusion and guesswork out of buying SEO services. One of the main problems facing the SEO industry is that buyers often aren’t clear on exactly what they are buying and why.

The problem arises when less scrupulous companies aim to take advantage of this lack of knowledge, promises are made that can’t be fulfilled, or the required work simply isn’t carried out.In the end it is not just the client that loses out, but also the industry as a whole as confidence is a difficult thing to win back.

Our buyers guide is aimed at taking the guesswork out of choosing your SEO vendor. It details the more common scams, details the work that should be being carried out in any good SEO campaign, and offers a list of key questions that you should be asking your potential SEO.

The key for any buyer is to educate yourself as much as possible about the service that you’re buying, the more you know, the more informed your decision will be.

Download our buyers guide for free

Tyrone Tyrone

July 15th, 2008.

The Perfect Office Environment

In many ways the perfect work environment can dramatically improve the productivity of employees whether they are working from home or the office. This topic is often overlooked, especially in small businesses where the main concerns are profit margins, not pot plants and natural light!

All too often (especially in the IT industry) employees are expected to work in basements, boiler rooms, bullpens, hallways and quite truthfully un-inspirational offices that are often bad for their physical and psychological health. Other negative factors come from indoor pollution caused printers, photocopiers, carpets, dust, electrical equipment and office cleaning products.

In order to achieve the best possible performance from employees it is important to create the optimum climate within your office. This can be achieved by air purifying plants that release moisture and oxygen and absorb heat and breakdown harmful substances. Many of people find that office plants can help to reduce stress as well as symptoms of headaches and fatigue. Research has also shown that employees who spend more than four hours a day in front of a computer screen feel much better and more productive when plants are placed on their desk.

Benefits of office plants:

  • Emits Oxygen
  • Purifies the air
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces minor aliments
  • Improves concentration
  • Increases productivity
  • Reduces dust pollution

Another ways of reducing stress and increasing productivity at work is by using a technique known as design psychology. Design psychology is the study of how our environment can affect or behaviour, mood and well being. It even goes as far as claiming that furniture arrangement, décor and other design aesthetics can influence a person concentration levels and well being.

In reality it is not always possible to implement certain changes to your office due to limitations like health and safety, budgets and space, but these improvements don’t always require you to purchase expensive items or make drastic physical changes. It is possible to improve your office environment with non-tangible things like instant messaging, which can help to make employees feel less isolated and more connected with other colleges and the outside world. Thin client technology like VPN can also make a big difference to working life as they allow employees to work from home or other remote locations, which can help to improve their emotional, physical and psychological welfare.

With a small amount of money, some imagination and a willing boss, an office can be transformed into an environment that facilitates new ideas, productive employees and social harmony.

Working at Google Zurich

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