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Software Developers – East Yorkshire – £20,000 – £30,000

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a number of full-stack PHP developers. We are building a team that will work on both web development and cloud-based software development on SaaS projects for an East Yorkshire-based software company with a global reach.

At any time, we have multiple large-scale commercial projects underway. You will join the team to work on these, while also taking on sole ownership of smaller projects. You will also be expected to contribute to second and third level support, by assisting the first level support team with technical queries that require more in-depth analysis.

It is essential that you are familiar with one or more of:

  • PHP
  • Laravel Framework
  • js
  • Mysql
  • Postrgres
  • Sqlite
  • MS SQL

We also welcome applications from candidates with experience of:

  • Python
  • С/C++/C#
  • Jquery
  • Angular
  • Bootstrap
  • Semantic UI
  • js
  • Jquery UI
  • YII2
  • Git
  • Linux
  • Docker
  • npm
  • Gulp

Salary is dependent on experience. You will be able to work from our new offices in Hessle, Near Hull, but consideration will be also given to home workers who can attend the office several regular days a week, and also as required for meetings etc..

We are looking for several candidates for these roles for immediate start. If it this sounds like you please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to office@digitalquill.co.uk or call Matt on 01482 424402 for an informal discussion. UK-based applicants only.

IT job

Digitalquill are an East Yorkshire-based IT company with a global reach. We are seeking an IT Salesperson to cover the East Yorkshire or Northern Lincolnshire area.

You will have proven sales ability and knowledge and experience of the IT industry. Travel will be required, so you will have a full, clean driving licence and access to transport. You will enjoy being on the road, generating, visiting and converting leads. As the company’s Business-to-business representative, your communication skills will be impeccable and you will have the ability to gain a foothold with clients.

You will have an input into our marketing strategy, website messages, social media, internet advertising and other marketing to support your efforts and will be ready to hit the ground running. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a track record of meeting and beating targets.

Salary and commission are negotiable, dependent on your skills and experience. For more information call us on 01482 424402 or email office@digitalquill.co.uk.

ISO9001 Document Management System

Does your business need ISO9001 compliant records or document management? Digitalquill’s Document Management System (DMS) can be used with your company policies and procedures to make ISO9001 compliance easier.

ISO9001 Document Management System

ISO9001 Document Management SystemThe standard says that the indexing and filing of records must ensure easy retrieval and they must be capable of being protected from unauthorised revision or disposal. When you use our DMS, you upload your documents to a central repository that stores every version of the document and makes them accessible only to the users you want. There is a simple search facility, and you can manage distribution lists within the software itself.

When it is time to review or approve documents you can send links to managers rather than have multiple copies of the file – all with different notes on them. Because a new version can be created every time you update the file, you have a handy history of every revision that has been made, and unauthorised users cannot edit documents without access to the system.

Document Control in a Quality Management System

ISO9001 requires companies to ensure that relevant versions of applicable documents are available at points of use. This is controlled in the Digitalquill DMS because master documents are all stored together in the cloud. You can even upload external documentation in any format into the system and treat it as if it were generated by your own organisation. Quality Management is a cinch when your systems and processes are supported by appropriate software tools.

If you want to prevent the unintended use of obsolete documents, you need to use our Document Management System. Call today to find out more/

Digitalquill – Experts in Document Management

Digitalquill has been working with Document Management for 15 years. We can help to make you ISO9001 compliant with our Document Management System. For more information call us on 01482 424402 or email office@digitalquill.co.uk.

 

CRM System

Information is the lifeblood of most modern businesses. If you do not capture the right data and use it effectively,  you will be at a disadvantage. Once data has been collected it needs to be contextualised or it is of no use. A Customer Relationship Management System – or CRM system – can help you make sense of it all.

CRM System and RFID systems

No business is too small to gather and use data. Data about your customers and their buying habits holds immense power. Just look at the investment that the big retailers such as Tesco make into their customer loyalty schemes. Data collection and usage is not restricted to supermarkets. Small businesses can use data just as effectively, and it does not cost as much as you might think.

Digitalquill’s CRM System: Making data work for you

A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system from Digitalquill collates your customer contact data, email addresses, Facebook likes and social media interactions. You can combine it with open source data sets to further refine it. This information lets you target your business’s promotional activity better – and focus your marketing spend on those customers who are most likely to respond.

You can identify and reopen closed customer files, warm up leads that have been left to go cold and bring back repeat business with bespoke offers. You can also introduce new products to existing customers by examining their buying habits. We can integrate loyalty cards with RFID systems to maximise the opportunities at every stage of the customer journey.

Digitalquill: Experts in CRM systems

Our CRM and RFID systems are easy to use and easy to understand. A number of businesses across Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire use our CRM system because it helps them to maximise the use of their data. Our CRM system also increases sales, improves customer retention and drives up average transaction values. To find out how our CRM software and RFID systems can help you put your marketing strategy into action, call Digitalquill on 01482 424402 or email office@digitalquill.co.uk.

 

Shame on your Donald Trump

Shame on your Donald TrumpWhile this site is a non-political, B2B, and technical, it also provides a platform where a voice can be heard. It would be to my shame if I did not use it at this point. The events of this weekend in the United States must be spoken out against.

In the UK we have recently commemorated Holocaust memorial Day (27th January) and this brought to mind a poem written in the 1950’s by Pastor Martin Niemöller. There are many variations to the exact text of this poem but the sentiment is the same.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist. 

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

It is time to speak out

While the closing of the boarders, detention of innocent travellers to the US based upon their religion and down right racist executive orders coming out of the White house at the moment should never be compared to the Holocaust, they should be compared to the political climate in 1933 Germany where a democratically elected chancellor came to power and started what we now see as the most darkest days of human history.

Then they came for the Muslims and I did speak out

To my friends, employees, colleagues and the millions of Muslims across the globe whom I have not had the privilege of getting to know, I stand with you. We bleed the same blood, we breath the same air, we are the same.

These ludicrous actions by Donald Trump must STOP. Speak out now stop these actions escalating to a level even more desperate than they currently are.

Matt Houldsworth
Owner Digitalquill

National Lottery hacked with a massive data breach

National Lottery hacked with a massive data breachIt is simply no longer safe to put the security of your systems down to chance. This week. The National Lottery was the latest victim of cyber-thieves. Up 26,500 lottery players were emailed by the Lotto firm to inform them that their accounts had been compromised. It is believed that rather than directly hacking the National Lottery system, hackers used player login details that had been stolen elsewhere – where users had reused the same login details and passwords on multiple sites.

Protecting Customer Data is Your Responsibility

The Information Commissioner’s Office has opened an investigation, saying: “Camelot submitted a breach report to us last night which we have reviewed. The Data Protection Act requires organisations to do all they can to keep personal data secure – that includes protecting it from cyber-attacks. Where we find this has not happened, we can take action. Organisations should be reminded that cyber-security is a matter for the boardroom, not just the IT department.”

Why You Should Not Reuse Passwords

This hack acts as a reminder that you should always follow some basic password security advice. When passwords are shared between sites, or work and home computers then it increases the risk of a hacker obtaining security details, and trying them on other sites. This could put data at risk and cost you in terms of money, reputation and even potentially a fine from the Information Commissioner.

Password Security Best Practice

You must make sure to use a different password on every site and computer, and to change them all on a regular basis. You should not reuse the same password for multiple websites or computers, as if any one of them is compromised then it will could put all the rest of your data at significant risk. You also should not write down your passwords where someone else could see them.

Security experts recommend that you use a password manager program to store randomised passwords that are unique for each site, so you can use a single password within your web browser but the program generates a random one that is sent to the website itself. This combines ease of remembering passwords with higher security.

  • Do not use passwords that can easily be guessed – such as names, dates of birth or place names
  • Avoid words that are in the dictionary, try using pneumonics (e.g. the first letters of a phrase) or replacing letters with numbers
  • Never share your password with anyone -for any reason
  • Make sure your passwords are at least ten characters in length
  • Use at least one uppercase character and a symbol in each password

Digitalquill – Information Security Experts

Digitalquill are experts in information security. We can help you to use hardware, software and policy in harmony, to keep your systems safe. Most data breaches are down to human error, so we will work alongside you to ensure that your IT policies are right and that they are being strictly followed.

Low cost Security Businesses

As well as helping your business with physical security and policy, we are authorised resellers of AVG Antivirus, which is one of the leading antivirus programs. AVG’s always-on protection helps keep your system free from viruses, spyware, ransomware, rootkits, Trojans, and malware – such as the keyloggers that hackers might use to steal login details from users.

Low cost Virus Protection for Businesses

Our fully managed cloud based virus protection service starts at just £0.95 per month per user (when you buy 50 or more 2 year contracts). If you have already been hit by a ransomware attack then we can clean your system, and make sure that a backup regime is in place to protect your data.

If you need advice on how to keep your business data safe from hackers then call Digitalquill today on 01482 424402, email support@www.digitalquill.co.uk or visit www.digitalquill.co.uk for more information.