The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in just under a year, but if you are feeling confused or anxious about what you need to do to ensure compliance, don't worry - you are not alone. In fact, only 54% of businesses surveyed by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) expect to be compliant come May 2018 (Marketing Week, 25th May 2017).
I am a bit mad about maps. Especially the online, interactive ones. When I heard about the OS (Ordnance Survey, rather than operating system!) open data Masterclass, I signed up for it immediately, very curious to see how OS data could fit in with online mapping applications.
Last Friday saw another Responsive Conference take place at the Dome in Brighton. I had previously heard a lot about the conference, this being the third and (I believe) final outing I was thrilled that we managed to secure some tickets for myself and a selection of the Zoocha team members. From seeing the impressive list of speakers I was sure it would be a great conference, but I had no idea how much information, insight and motivation I would be taking home.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join the Zoocha team.
As a History graduate, freshly released into the world of employment, I entered the tech sphere as an account manager with a sense of trepidation. Not only had I never had a ‘proper’ job (I’m not sure weekend employment at Hobbycraft counts), I had never heard of Drupal before.
Though I was assured that this didn’t matter, I was right in thinking that my first few months working at Zoocha were going to provide a whole host of insights - tekkers and non-tekkers alike.
Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way:
For a while now, Dave and I have been playing "inbox zero" and I have to admit, it has changed my life! Ever the evangelist, I want to try and inspire everyone else to play too!
Back in 2008, an EU law changed affecting the calculation of Value Added Taxes (VAT) on broadcasting, telecommunications and e-services (collectively called ‘VAT on electronic services’ or VOES for short!).
These changes come into force on 1st January 2015 - the delay being due to resistance from EU member states (and I dare say lobbying from corporations) protecting their interests.
So, without getting too political, what is the main impact of the changes that EU member states (or corporations) would resist?
For anyone building a website or web application, Drupal promises loads. You will hear Drupal evangelists (like us) talk about the benefits of open source, zero licence fees, portability, scalability, flexibility and ease of integration with other systems. This is all true, so why do some organisations wrestle with Drupal, getting frustrated, confused and disillusioned?