Martin Houlden

Bad news time for B&Q. Kingfisher’s 2011 interim report (P4) shows “B&Q UK & Ireland’s total sales were down 2.0%” then they come under fire in this blog. I wonder which will have the board more worried? Well, let me start with some praise … Continue reading

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Martin Houlden

Thanks to the new PayPal Adaptive Payments suite of APIs you can choose how you want to be paid online. But the real question is, how should that payment be processed? PayPal recently launched a new service called PayPal Micropayments. … Continue reading

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Martin Houlden

South˚ has won the contract to develop a recruitment portal for the NHS. The National Health Service is currently going through the fastest and most significant restructuring process in its history. The NHS needs to try and deliver the changes in an … Continue reading

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Martin Houlden

In the world of open-source Content Management Systems (CMS) it’s fair to say that there are some big players amongst the thousands of competing systems. Some are good, some are… well… less proficient than you’d be led to expect! We … Continue reading

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Lots of design companies don’t really understand the concept of having a concept. Confused? They sure are. After all, we all know that good creative design can make a difference, but all too often designers just focus on trying to … Continue reading

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Most of South’s direct clients class themselves as SME’s. Sure we’ve got a quite a few sole traders, but no matter what size you are, we always ensure that we get the concept right, but also that the details are … Continue reading

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Martin Houlden

Past winners of this rather dubious accolade include such cellulite-free ‘personalities’ as Felicity Kendal, Anneka Rice and (unbelievably) Su Pollard. Class! Of course in recent years PC has dictated that the competition awards men too, so I’m in good company … Continue reading

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Martin Houlden

Our two most popular applications, SouthCMS & Sendit have been chosen as the web and marketing solutions by the Wiltshire Chamber of Commerce to power their news site at www.chambernews.biz and also manage the weekly email blast. Editor and former … Continue reading

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Martin Houlden

A few days ago, I received a polite email from Companies House, informing us that our emails were not complying with section 82 of the Companies Act 2006. Oh good, I now had to talk to someone from the public … Continue reading

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Back in 2005, you took your business online with the latest and most cutting edge eCommerce technologies. Now, almost half a decade later, your website is still chugging along, but that once shiny layer of digital paint is now showing signs … Continue reading

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