Scientists enjoy top ten at Bournemouth hotel

A team of forensic anthropologists and students from Michigan State University are celebrating their tenth successive year at a top Bournemouth hotel. Since 2006, over 100 Michigan students in total have stayed at the Marsham Court Hotel for a week each year as part of the Forensic Anthropology department’s five-week study abroad programme, led by Dr Todd Fenton and Professor … Read More

Pokemon Go app servers crash after UK launch

The significance of having high-spec IT infrastructure has again been emphasised after the servers for worldwide app phenomenon Pokemon Go crashed following the UK launch (14 July). The augmented reality game has been downloaded over 20 million times, with some US observers calling it “the biggest game in US mobile history” after its first week on the charts. Portsmouth tech … Read More

Loadbalancer.org builds on decade of profitable growth

A Portsmouth-based technology firm has continued its recent profitable growth by recruiting a new head of global business development. Loadbalancer.org, a provider of loadbalancers to the global IT community, welcomes Russell Winter to its team to expand worldwide sales. Worldwide sales at the company, which has achieved 12,000 deployments in 74 countries, have increased 30% a year since being founded … Read More

Students soar thanks to inspirational Jon Egging Trust

Thirteen students from St. Aldhelm’s Academy in Poole have graduated with flying colours from an ‘inspirational’ programme run by the Jon Egging Trust (JET). The Trust’s Blue Skies programme supports young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances, helping them to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential. Kaye Jackson, Dorset Youth Liaison Officer for the Trust, praised both the … Read More

Ex-flight controller’s century of faith

A former air traffic controller and long-standing lay preacher has celebrated his 100th birthday at the Dorset care home where he has lived for the past five years. Great grandfather Desmond Whiting has held a Church of England licence to lead worship for nearly 80 years and still gives Sunday Bible readings at Colten Care’s Brook View home in West … Read More

New HQ for expanding technology company

A growing high-tech firm specialising in creating loadbalancing hardware and software has purchased a new £1.4m global corporate headquarters at Compass House, Portsmouth. Loadbalancer.org recently completed the move from the Portsmouth Technopole and founder and managing director Malcolm Turnbull is pleased with how the relocation has progressed. He said: “There are always a few problems when moving to a new … Read More

Could crash of British government website have been avoided?

The importance of investing in your company or organisation’s IT infrastructure has been underlined by the high-profile crash of a British government website. Unprecedented demand to register to vote in the EU referendum, being held in the UK on June 23rd, resulted in frustration for tens of thousands of people as they tried in vain to apply online before the … Read More

Snap happy – The benefits of Instagram for small businesses

With 500 million users worldwide and counting, and 300m of those daily users, it’s surprising that more businesses have not turned to Instagram to showcase their products with pictures. Increasingly there is a place for digital imagery to help grow the profile of small businesses, with the battle to create visual content becoming more significant than ever before. There is no … Read More

Signing surge for new offices scheme

A new development of timber-and-glass offices in south-west Hampshire is close to calling full house on sales and lettings even before construction ends. Commercial demand for phase three of the Glasshouse Studios, on the outskirts of Fordingbridge, has already seen 10 out of the 12 units pre-let or sold. Comprising two separate terraced buildings, with six self-contained offices in each, the … Read More

Law firm urges public to protect estates

  The death of pop legend Prince has raised the thorny issue of whether enough people in Hampshire are providing for their loved ones after their death. Official figures show that six out of 10 of us die without leaving a will, causing confusion and distress to families. Tim Gamester, a wills specialist at Biscoes in Hampshire said: “The high-profile … Read More