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By Clive Norman
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| Tags: Security DevOps SysAdmin Rambling

Let’s face it, information security is important. With more and more data being stored and accessed via the internet, we are becoming increasingly reliant on “third parties” to secure our personal data responsibly. ➡️


| Tags: DevOps PowerShell SysAdmin QuickTip

It recently occurred to me, that whilst my current full-time position is an IT Systems Manager, the majority of my blog posts thus far, have been more web centric – which is great, as I love the web and web technologies! ➡️


| Tags: Website DevOps Caching CSS JavaScript

Recently, I had the privilege of designing and building the Wylye Valley Art Trail website. The 2015 trail consists of 75 venues, and in-excess of 300 artists – I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s a reasonable size! ➡️


| Tags: Blog Website Rambling SysAdmin DevOps

Recently, a very good friend of mine (@richieclarkie) decided to return to the IT industry after a 15 year absence. Clearly a 15 year hiatus, is significant in any industry, but especially pertaining to IT, it is arguably exceptional. ➡️


| Tags: JavaScript UniFi SysAdmin DevOps

Several years ago, we migrated from a Cisco Wi-Fi infrastructure to a UniFi setup. UniFi (from Ubiquiti Networks) offer a pretty remarkable WiFi solution, especially when it comes down to cost. ➡️


| Tags: DevOps PowerShell SysAdmin Script

It’s a sad fact that security can all too often be the poor relative in software and systems design (please note that this blog post is not intended to address system security per se; the OWASP website and / or security expert Troy Hunt’s blog, are good references for that topic). ➡️


| Tags: Schoolbase MIS C# SysAdmin Devops

At St Mary’s we use Schoolbase from Furlong Solutions, for our MIS - we have done so for several years (indeed my understanding is that we were the second or third official school to have the system in production). ➡️


| Tags: PowerShell Website Script SysAdmin DevOps

Recently St Mary’s Shaftesbury had a new website built (I would like to register, that whilst I was actively involved in the project management, I did not design this website). ➡️


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