Thoughts & insights from the tr10 team

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Points of interest, musing, rambling and the occasional outright rant...

Some thoughts of ours that we thought you might find useful, pour yourself a coffee and enjoy.


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Password Security and why it’s so Important Part 2

Lets be deadly serious for a second and ask our selves a question, how strong really are the passwords that we use to protect our electronic devices?  Now this is a question that is often overlooked, as we tend to think that we know best and that the details we provide will be secure enough to keep our devices safe and sound.

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Password Security and why it’s so Important Part 1

Passwords – we all hate them! Annoying, hard to remember, capitols, numbers, symbols…. argh! Unfortunately, though, there are so many hackers out there, looking for data to steal and sell, or identities to exploit, or companies to sabotage, or simply trying to cause havoc, that secure passwords have become that most necessary of evils, both at home and at work.

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Let the Drinks Flow!

Congratulations are in order for our fantastic client Coco luminaire, who recently became national winners at the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards.  The event and wedding prop hire company were named as the Best Wedding Special Touch across the nation, following a previous win of the title regionally in November 2014.  The award was handed to them at the world famous Café de Paris nightclub, located in the West End of London.

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What’s the Scoop on Digital Marketing???

Electronic devices seem to have taken over the world as we know it, or should I say used to know it. Smartphones are everywhere now, along with tablets, game consoles, personal computers and many more new age items.  The fact of the matter is that people have become susceptible to digital marketing whether they like it or not.  It has become embedded within our technologies using platforms such as, social networking sites, e-mail accounts, websites and the ever-more popular apps, that are there for you to download with the simple click of a button.

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Prevent Cyber Criminals from Infiltrating Your Social Networks!

Many of you may be aware by now that there are numerous amounts of ‘spearfishing’ villains out there, and that these days you have to be extra careful when using sites like LinkedIn and Facebook.  But did you know that these online crooks are now taking things a step further and actually spending the time to create fake profiles, which are then used for collecting other users’ data and information?

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Has SEO had its day?

Getting your website onto the first page of Google’s listings has huge benefits for your business, in terms of lead generation and sales. SEO has long been the tool to get you there, but has it had its day?

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Time to Celebrate!

Today, we learned that the website we built for HomeFuelsDirect.com has just hit the #1 review spot for best website in their industry! The review of their eCommerce site was carried out by Heating Oil Provider, and focussed on several criteria, such as website usability and style, amongst others.

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We Have Moved!

We have finally settled in to our new premises at Hoult’s Yard, in the creative heart of Newcastle, moments away from the riverside. It’s a larger space than our previous office to accommodate our new staff, and aside from some temporary set backs with phone lines and internet connectivity, we are now back in full swing.  We’ve always got a pot of coffee on, so feel free to stop by.

At Hoult's Yard you'll find that we've managed to squeeze-in a first class team and on our permanent staff you'll find James, our Digital Marketing Specialist who works with us to make websites outperform expectations, Dan who builds exceptional websites and provides second line support, Alex who is our Lead Designer making websites, logos and print and Chris, who manages our customer support desk and provides first line support and website maintenance.

Company founders Mike Thornton and Iain Jackson also work from our Hoult's office where Iain leads the team and keeps us driving forwards and Mike designs and builds software and systems, as well as making the coffee.



Our current office has several meeting spaces, including our meeting lounge which has seating for five guests, 'Airplay' digital display systems and conferencing facilities. In addition we have meeting spaces in our lobby area and in the brand-new Hoults main building.

We always have fresh coffee brewing and we love to chat through ideas, so if you have a project in mind just pop in and say hello!

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