How to get your programmer to work with you


Some programmers can be difficult to work with. Some of the best programmers don’t have great people skills and may be amazing at coding but not so great at communicating with you. As a client this can be frustrating and you may feel that you are often not listened to and have to keep chasing to get what you need. There are a number of things you can do to help the situation and make sure that everyone works well together. If your programmer is self employed then you may want to ask them which days they are available and the best time to contact them. It may be that they prefer to be contacted in the morning so they have all day to respond. Also many programmers prefer to...
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Is your web agency charging you too much?


When it comes to website work it can be very easy to fall into the trap of paying over the odds for your web development and marketing work. With the genial pubic not always having the knowledge to know how long something will take, you need to be able to trust that the agency you use is only charging you for the time it takes. Often the only way you can know this is by reading reviews and speaking to existing clients about the charges they set. You may also want to ask for a quote from a number of different companies to see what they all charge. When obtaining quotes off several companies, it may be hard to compare like for like as unlike when you are buying a...
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Carrying out market research to help your business


Market research can be very important for many businesses. It is a way of finding out what the public think about a product or service you sell or you are considering bringing to market. If you are using market research during the production of a new product or service then you will want to do it a number of times and possibly with different people to real feedback that is useful. The bigger group of people you can use for your market research the more likely you are to get helpful information. The first type of market research you may want to do relating to a new product or service you are thinking about creating is to see if there is a need for it. You may also want to...
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Looking after your computers and software in the office


If you run a business then you may rely heavily on computers and software. You may use them for your accounting, customer information database and in some industries to create the products or services you sell (such as a web designer or marketing company). Often there comes a time within a business where you need to start upgrading your software and PC’s in order to keep up with the increase in work load and additional staff as your company grows. It is vital that you keep on top of your IT equipment and ensure that you have access to other machines should you need to. It is also important to ensure that all the work done on the computers is backed up centrally so that if a computer dies you...
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What’s slowing down your computer?


Having a slow running or slow to start up computer can be very frustrating and make you lose a lot of time out of your working day. There are many things that can cause your computer to run slow and finding out what the problem is, is often a trial and error method. One of the most common reasons for a slow computer is programs which are running in the background. Many of these programs are needed in order for the computer to work, but some can be turned off to alleviate the load on your processor. If you press control, alt and delete at the same time on your keyboard in Windows you will be able to see a list of programs and also processes that are running at...
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