Women in tech (not an oxymoron)

Hello, I’m a woman and I’m in tech. I’m not sure how I’d feel if I was just coming out of education today and assessing my chances in the industry. I’d probably feel intimidated and carry the imposter syndrome heavily on my shoulders. We’re not really taught or encouraged to take risks and expose our…

The benefits of working with Urban

At The Urban Technology Group we work with ambitious business owners who are seeking to create better business control. Typically, clients come to us because they are trying to manage on fractured and disparate systems, often using a combination of excel spreadsheets, Word docs, old databases and pieces of software that aren’t integrated. And what…

Urban partners with Connectus, a leading connectivity provider

We believe in specialists and that one size does not fit every need. That’s why we have chosen Connectus to provide all of our hosting services. Having a company we can rely on without doubt or question is invaluable to both Urban and our clients. Connectus has an infrastructure in place with support and maintenance…

Making a good start with consultancy

Our consultancy helps business owners to confidently make decisions about their operations and processes. Our skill lies in identifying the technology barriers that stand between you and the management of a more efficient, effective and profitable organisation. Technology can be complex and daunting and errors can be costly and resource-heavy so business owners can feel…

Stop costs from getting out of control

I’ve previously talked about how the wrong path to software can cause escalating budgets, a financial loss or paying for something that is no longer suitable; and that applies to both bespoke and pre-designed systems. However, there’s also a point within a seemingly great project where you could encounter unexpected budget hikes. Fortunately, it’s avoidable,…

3 Tech process challenges facing manufacturers

Manufacturers are not unfamiliar with challenges in their sector: They have dealt with poor economic conditions throughout the late twentieth century to now, struggled to attract young talent, invest in better machinery and develop new products for a vastly changed marketplace. But for many, this has been just another issue to resolve which hasn’t eroded…

What is technical debt and how best to manage it

What is technical debt and how best to manage it If you are leader in business, you will no doubt have some responsibility for ensuring your company has software capability and that any associated products are delivered in a timely manner. However, with speed comes cost – either, higher fees or fewer functions. I’ve previously…

Is your business still using a legacy system?

A legacy system is one that was created for specific use and often has one or more of the following issues: 1. Older software was created before RESTful APIs (how we get data from and to other systems). It becomes very difficult to make upgrades and to integrate with essential programmes such as accounting packages.…