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Government CloudStore Open for Business

The Cabinet Office have announced that the CloudStore, which is a new way for Government to buy IT products and services, is open for business. The CloudStore is the first of its kind in the UK for public sector ICT

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The Tech Show – Episode 06

Coming up on this episode: google finally gets EU approval for Motorola; we take a look at the security of the Android market; could it finally be the end of the road for flash; we discuss the lack of 3g

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The Tech Show – Episode 05

Coming up on this episode we discuss some projects that our local regional development agency is involved with, the Facebook IPO, dropbox and some news from the Huffington Post. We end the show with a wee rant about how addictive social media can

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Local firms to compete for an Irish Times Innovation Award

The prestigious ITLG-Irish Times Innovation Awards, to be held in Silicon Valley next month, includes four local companies as finalists who will be aiming to beat off competition from sixteen other hopefuls. Belfast based companies, Aepona, Phlok and RepKnight are competing in the category for

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The Tech Show – Episode 04

This week Chris and Matt discuss cashless payments, what programming languages are in demand, social meetups, renewable energy and whether QR Codes are just a waste of time. Listen to the show: View the show notes on

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Tech Show Podcast – Episode 03

We’ve made it to Episode 03 of the tech show podcast with Chris Taylor and Matt Johnston. In this episode Chris and Matt discuss initiatives that encourage creative types, whether TV is still relevant, what went wrong with Kodak and what market will the smartphone cannibalise next.

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The Tech Show – Episode 2


The Tech Show Podcast with Chris Taylor and Matt Johnston. In this the second episode of the tech show, Chris and Matt discuss mobile apps, the startup ecosystem that is available in Northern Ireland and whether iBooks can revolutionise the

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The Tech Show Podcast

I’ve started recording ‘The Tech Show’ podcast with Matt Johnston which should be a weekly tech news show featuring news and views from the Northern Ireland tech scene. You can listen to the first show below or download the MP3:

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Has your company got a social media policy?


[This post originally featured on] Social media can be a powerful marketing tool that any business, no matter how big or small, should use, but what are your policies governing its use? Perhaps a better place to start is

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Are you getting superfast broadband? If not why not?

NI Broadband map

This article was first published on 97% of Northern Ireland residents have access to superfast broadband1, the highest proportion of any region within the UK. So why are only 60% of Northern Ireland households taking up this service? Ofcom

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Chris Taylor


Chris Taylor

Hi I'm Chris Taylor and I'm a web publisher from Belfast and you can find me all over the web (although I'm taking a break from twitter) at the sites below.