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Twenty years of interconnect/it – and did you know we started as publishers?

Twenty years of interconnect/it – and did you know we started as publishers?

On our twentieth anniversary we stop for a moment and think back over the success of the company; The clients we’ve helped, the friends in the web development industry we’ve made…

What web developers have in common with builders and decorators

What web developers have in common with builders and decorators

Our Lead Developer, Damian, is in the middle of renovating his new home and believes he has spotted some similarities between the web development and building trades.

Implementing The EU Cookie Law

Implementing The EU Cookie Law

You may have noticed a lot of fuss being talked, of late, about the EU Cookie Law. And it’s just termed that, and in the UK everyone’s referred only to the ICO guidance on the matter. You may also have noticed that here at interconnect/it we’ve been, shall we say, quiet about it.  That has a lot to do with… continue reading

How You Sell Matters – Our Story

How You Sell Matters – Our Story

Sometimes, it’s not just what you’re selling, but how you’re selling it that really matters. Way back in 2008, we decided to launch a WordPress themes club called Spectacu.la.  We had a couple of nice blogging themes that had been targeted for a marketplace, but as that marketplace got canned we found we had nowhere to sell them.  We figured… continue reading

And so I depart…

On the 5th August, it will be my last day at Interconnect/IT before I disappear to have my little bundle of crying and pooping joy. This blog post has been written with the purpose of both introducing myself (even if it only to say goodbye for now!) but to also show my appreciation of the great people here at Interconnect… continue reading

Company Position, 3rd Quarter 2010

Company Position, 3rd Quarter 2010

We continue to be well ahead of target in terms of growth, with sales increasing dramatically. Profitability has taken a squeeze due to a continued to use contractors – top quality contractors are expensive and it’s difficult for the company to make much of a margin. However, they do help with client retention. The figures are deliberately slightly more vague… continue reading

Company Position, 2nd Quarter 2010

Company Position, 2nd Quarter 2010

One thing we’d like to start doing a little more is to post information about how the company as a whole is progressing, what we’re looking at, and where we’re going. Obviously there will be things that we have to keep quiet, such as our plans for world domination (oops!) or commercially sensitive work, but by and large a lot… continue reading

We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

After nearly three years at the offices in Slater Street, we’ve reached the stage where we need better, more professional facilities than those offered by simple office rent. Slater Street is a characterful place in the middle of Liverpool’s Artistic Quarter. It also has lots of bars and some amazing people. But with that comes noise, occasional mess, and relatively… continue reading

Museum of Computing Needs a New Home

Bit of an unusual post this one, but when we uncover kit that my girlfriend says “haven’t you chucked out that museum piece yet?” I tend to call up the Museum of Computing in Swindon.  Consequently they’ve got a few random oddities from my IT past including an old Sinclair QL and the very rare QL Monitor that came with… continue reading

Will The Financial Crisis Damage Small Technology Firms?

Easy credit has led to the latest financial crisis. However, it’s not all bad news – the savvy company can watch out for the threats while simultaneously picking over the bones of failed competition… here’s how.

Why We Hate American Software Companies (Well, Adobe)

Some American software companies are increasingly ripping-off European customers. It’s perfectly possible for a European to pay twice as much for a software download from the same server as an American would be using. Adobe are particularly bad. Perhaps Europeans should start charging more to Americans in order to balance it out?

The Danger of Unpaid Consulting, And One Answer…

One thing that happens a lot in the web development and design sphere is the problem of unpaid consulting. Actually, I’ll rephrase it a little… it happens all the time! It’s rather tricky. Clients are interested in us because we offer them something that gives them better efficiency, sales and returns. But what we do is complex and sophisticated. As… continue reading

Cosmetic Surgery Web2.0 site. A Website Looking For Trouble?

I’m not really one to moralise. But I’ll say that I feel a slight tingle of concern over Face By Fix – a new website where folk can upload their photos and visitors can say what cosmetic surgery they should consider! In a way a shocking idea.  In another way quite cool.  If we were all well balanced individuals then… continue reading

Does the web industry suck?

Does the web industry suck? Is it because of us techies or is it something about the clients?

Children’s Bullying Book Scam

I’m often prone to absent-mindedness. I’ll admit that. It’s a weakness, and even comprehensive note taking doesn’t spare me from it. But I always remember promising money to people. So I was a little surprised by the following telephone conversation: Me: “Hello, Dave Coveney.” Her: “Hello, I’m calling to confirm that the anti-bullying books you’ve sponsored are now ready to be… continue reading