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The Bulletin’s Guide to Sponsorship

This week, Cheryl Dyer-Ballard looks at sponsorship, what exactly it involves, who it benefits and how, and some of its advantages.  She looks at how you can sponsor a team or a cause, and the processes involved in making a difference to the community through sponsorship.   She also looks at some of history’s biggest sponsorship deals, and some of the ones that didn’t go so well. So, you want to get your brand noticed and do some good in the wider community? Read on… What is Sponsorship? Small businesses rely on revenue, and whilst many businesses rely on product sales and service charges as their main income source, other...

The Top Ten Programming Languages Of All Time

Andy Cormack takes a good look at computer programming languages. Some are designed for their ease of use, while others have different applications, such as processing mathematical equations or crunching data.  Then there are those that are closer to the actual language of the computer, namely assembly languages and finally machine code, the ultimate building blocks of any operating system. Here then, are Andy’s top ten programming languages of all time, and why they should be in the top ten. Introduction With so many programming languages in the world today, it’s a pretty impossible task to narrow this list down to just ten. Do I include the most perceivedly “instrumental”, which in...

Intelligent listening for beginners

Andy Cormack takes a less than deferential look at the sweeping powers that the UK government is considering in relation to the ongoing war against terrorism and other threats on the home front.  In this article, he raises some very valid points about the way that these proposals would affect everyone using the internet in the UK, looks at the implications of such legislation on the internet and to a greater extent, our personal freedoms. Theresa May, the UK’s Prime Minister, known well for her laughably dated views on how to combat terrorist threats online is at it again, this time aiming her sights directly at many of the internet giants of...

Start up corner: Good habits and bad practices

Charlotte Smith looks at how starting a small business can affect your life and sometimes your judgement on a personal level.  Sometimes things take over, and before you know it, you’re erring on the side of being a workaholic. So, here then are some tips and hints to make your life easier when kickstarting your own venture. Where to start Some small business owners are often too busy to notice where they can save themselves time and be more efficient. In order to get from A to B sometimes, we have to do A for so long, before B even becomes a reality. And that can be frustrating for a...

Apple Versus FBI – The Story to Date.

This week, Cheryl Dyer-Ballard looks at the unprecedented legal battle between the FBI and Apple, how it has arisen and the issues involved.   This is not just merely an access and encryption issue.  It raises some very new and old legal issues both in terms of keeping us safe and what determines our very civil rights and liberties…   If you have read our Internet News last week, you would have seen a brief article relating to the FBI dropping the legal case against Apple following the San Bernardino shootings in 2015. The Apple versus The FBI court case has recently been headline news and now that the case has...