Azure Architect Certification

We would like to congratulate our Solutions Architect, Richard van Aken on achieving the Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect qualification this week.  Richard has extensive experience at Promotigo of designing our platform features to make sure they meet the needs of our business.  This is a wide-ranging role to ensure we consider networking, virtualisation, identify, security,…

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On the journey to Agile (Part 1)

This is one of the most strategic changes we’ve implemented at Code String since our inception in 2012. Last July, we decided to adopt Agile. Large IT companies will be familiar with Agile. Apparently, its origins date back to the 1970s, but it has become mainstream over the past decade. Going Agile is a commitment…

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Good things come in threes.

Pfft! You wait for ages, then, like number nine buses, three new Code String starters come along at the same time. Actually, that’s not entirely true. We’ve had a steady influx of new people over the past year but have yet to tell you all those stories. Keep an eye on this space. These three…

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The future is written. Elegantly.

We want to offer a huge Code String welcome to Zoe, who takes up a full-time post as Digital Project Manager. Zoe joins us after a period contracting for Boots, where she regularly commuted to London and Nottingham. She’s pleased that her role with us is rather more local, given that she lives in Harborough.…

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Not a typical apprentice!

Okay, we continue to deliver on our promise to keep you up to date with the people who make Code String what it is – a dynamic business. Introducing Lara, who joins as an apprentice but, as the title says, is not a typical apprentice. Six years ago, Lara graduated from Leeds Beckett University with…

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Our Resident Viking

We promised you some background information on some (or perhaps all) or our amazing new intake of Code String staff. And so here is stuff you don’t know about Darren, our newest Senior Developer. Let’s get straight to the point: Darren is a Viking! It’s surprising what you uncover during an interview but how much…

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Everyone’s Talking About It

Talking about what? Well, GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – of course. As expected, since the turn of the year it has become the hot topic at seminars and is spawning a platoon of experts. Most businesses were aware of its imminent arrival (on 25th May) but consciously chose to take no direct…

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ISO in the bag again

Great news for us, and for anyone focused on documented quality procedures: Code String has retained its ISO certifications. We are ISO27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 compliant – that’s for Information Security Management and Quality Management respectively. In some ways, it felt more challenging being re-evaluated than it did submitting the business to the initial ISO…

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