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How to Boost Viewers by Ranking YouTube Videos for Google Voice

By SEO February 8, 2018

The Google Assistant-powered Google Home is a great device with lots of handy features. Within a month of purchasing one, I was using it at least once a day. Although she was hesitant at the beginning, my fiancée also began to enjoy using it. Soon, Google Home was part of the furniture and our

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Voice Search Trends: Why you need to stop talking and start listening now

Voice Search Trends: You Need To Stop Talking And Start Listening

By SEO February 6, 2018

In 1952, the first speech recognition system, “Audrey” was designed with the ability to recognise digits. Ten years later, IBM demonstrated its “Shoebox” machine at the 1962 World Fair. It could understand 16 words spoken in English. Fast forward to more than 50 years later, where Amazon, Google, Apple & Microsoft have made voice

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Agile Maturity: Reflecting on our Maturity Journey

By Agile Development February 2, 2018

Being an agile company is a lot about the journey, or ‘path to agility’, and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on 4mation Technologies’ progress in terms of Agile Maturity.
Let’s have a look at what 4mation has achieved in the last few months, where we are

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Don’t Let Design Weigh Down Your Website Performance

By Web Design January 31, 2018

Could your graphic assets and images be weighing your page speed down?

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How to Fund Your Startup Faster by Prototyping Your Idea

By Agile Development January 25, 2018

So you think you’ve discovered the next Uber or AirBnB and now you have to build it.
In today’s market, a great idea is not enough. How can you be sure your concept works and people will pay for it? As 75% of venture-backed startups fail, you need to do your research. You need

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Don’t Just Imagine It, See It Work

By Project Planning and Management January 18, 2018

Imagine having the power to see and evaluate a working model of your digital project before making a major investment.

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid with Your Software Development Project

By Project Planning and Management December 19, 2017

Seeing a software project through to its completion is a complex and challenging task. With research showing a staggering 66% of all software projects fail, it’s not uncommon for anyone to get halfway through their project, only to realise it’s running over budget, over time and eventually upon completion, not delivering the value that

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The Death of the Desktop: The Future For Mobile SEO

The Death of the Desktop: The Future For Mobile SEO

By SEO December 19, 2017

We live in the age of the mobile web with desktop search usage in slow decline in favour of mobile search. In 2016 a Google report showed in an average day, more than 1/4 of all users only use a smartphone, nearly 2X as many as those who only use a computer.

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That Moment When You Realise You Should Have Swiped Left on Your Web Development Agency

By Project Planning and Management December 6, 2017

So you’ve got the ‘post first-date’ blues. We all know that sinking feeling when you’re on a date and you realise it’s not going anywhere. Unlike dating, an investment in a major development project isn’t as easy as going back to tinder for another shot at love.

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Stop Wasting Time and Start Agile Prototyping

By Agile Development November 7, 2017

Prototyping is essential in successfully blending Agile Methodologies into the enterprise software development lifecycle, saving your project time and money in the long run.

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