Capital Expenditure vs Operational Expenditure

A presentation slide with different expenses at both spectrums, heavy capital investment and operational investments.

Expenditure and Operational Expenditure are spending methodologies that focus principally if it is better to use a cloud service, on premise or a hybrid method to deliver service to users.

Challenges Moving Applications to the Cloud

Moving your applications to the cloud can be a polarising task. Some believe that the cloud is the future and the value add outweighs the work involved. Others believe that on premise solutions are best for users and data. Vendor Lock-in Although vendors like Azure may offer greater features or added value than traditional on-premise services, there can often be features that PaaS services offer that are not available in other solutions that can increase the total cost of ownership. Features are not the only drawbacks to cloud solutions, many cloud platforms can offer additional infrastructure or architectures that can… Continue reading Challenges Moving Applications to the Cloud

Customer Focus in Business

Understanding that a customer has needs when using a good or service can allow a business to identify marketable opportunities for increasing profitability or maximizing revenues. For a large portion of customer focus, its about communication. A customer focused approach can be adopted by many aspects of a business, such as; Sales Management Location Customer Service Marketing Growth and Extensibility Many customers will have different needs and goals and there are many aspects to a business that may need to change to adopt a customer-first approach, but the payoff is; High Customer Retention Long Term Commitment Greater Profitability Greater Customer… Continue reading Customer Focus in Business

Exporting GnuCash Data to PowerBi

Some things are better if you do them yourself. I mainly did this project to keep a running ledger of the changes that I would need to keep track of the account balance data. GnuCash is great, but when I export my accounts data the CSV file isn’t easily translated with power-query automatically. I decided that because I need to keep track of my transactions, this problem was best suited with a little program to calculate my net inflows and outflows using a python program, I also decided halfway through the project that I wanted to hook it up to… Continue reading Exporting GnuCash Data to PowerBi

Business Processes Re-engineering

When a business grows and adapts it often requires a lot of overhauls, both physically and digitally. Processes that previously worked or were effective for purpose are no longer so. Because of this a business will re-engineer part of its business processes to adapt. Reasons Why a Business May Adapt its Processes A business may change the way it functions for many reasons, The business is expanding and it’s old process needs to handle the additional capacity or machinery. The function the old system used to serve has been superseded or removed from the business process as it is no… Continue reading Business Processes Re-engineering

Woodmansy, Beverley UK Weather Current Temperature and Humidity

Hey Thanks for checking out my project, or discovering it organically! Whats the weather? This page shows the output of my outdoor box DHT22 Temperature sensor, powered by two 100w solar panels it can sometimes run out of power, especially late at night on miserable days. The data is updated in 15-minute intervals based on three samples. The data is monitored and transmitted from an esp8266 to my web-server, which is then logged in a google spreadsheet and then published here, only the last 500 entries are kept in the chart, which makes the whole chart 15 hours long. The… Continue reading Woodmansy, Beverley UK Weather Current Temperature and Humidity

Hull University Timetable to Google Calendar

EDIT: The university has removed this facility 🙁 Getting your iCal Link for your Timetable To add your Hull University Timetable iCal feed to Google Calendar, or equivalent calendar to use on your phone or other devices copy the link below, webcal://calendars.hull.ac.uk/tcs/Stucal.asp?p1=201700500 replacing the 201700500 with your student ID found on your lanyard. Adding your Scientia Timetable to Google Calendar Then open Google Calendar and click the plus symbol highlighted in red like below. Then click From URL and paste your link in. It should appear almost instantly. You should then see the new calendar appear that you can then set up… Continue reading Hull University Timetable to Google Calendar