The Nomad Chargekey was one of my first crowd-funded purchase on Indiegogo back in 2013. The campaign was a roaring success, generating $172,000, beating its campaign target of $50,000 by 345%. So what happened after the campaign finished and the company delivered the goods? And is it any good?
Two submissions by Martin Bailey have been shortlisted for the IT Europa Awards, with the winners to be announced in London on 25th March 2015. JETCAM was nominated for CrossTrack in the Vertical Market Solution of the Year, and 123insight was nominated for ERP/CRP/Rlationship Solution of the Year.
I was asked recently to give a presentation at a computer club, and thought long and hard about the subject matter. During my thinking process (over several days) I was approached to give advice on various technical subjects. So, I decided to put together my top 20 of everything IT-related.
The Gecko tag is one of several crowd-funded campaigns that I've personally funded, receiving 270% over-funding on top of its target of $50,000, but is it more of a gimic and does it even work?
We all get them. Emails from our bank, PayPal, eBay, Skype etc, all telling us that we've received a file/payment or that something's gone wrong and we need to log in to address the issue. But which are real and which are fake?
Adobe shocked many in May 2013 when they moved from selling retail box software to their 'Creative Cloud' monthly subscription model costing £46 per month for individuals - that's over £550 per year. Currently CS6 sells for around £1200, so that's equivalent to buying the software every two years. Many people will skip several releases if there are no tangible benefits, or simply because of the cost. So what alternatives are there?
The phone rings, you answer, and someone says they are from Microsoft and have detected a virus on your PC. What next?