Google Chrome 68 to enforce https SSL use by July 2018

Another article on ComputerWorld (by Greg Keizer) that is well worth a read.

 Encrypt your website 


This time Computerworld review the decision that Google have recently made to finally put a deadline date against a 2016 promise.  That is to enforce secure encryption to be implemented on all websites – by July 2018.

SSL implementation is not a particularly complicate or expensive process.  Although it is obviously more expensive than a simple standard hosting provision.  Your Website Developer should be able to work with your hosting provider to sort this out.  If you are not getting any satisfaction then please feel free to contact FunctionEight Ltd at or

To read the full ComputerWorld article please access this link


IT Engineers looking for a change in your working environment

By on February 10, 2018 in FunctionEight Service

Chinese New Year is next week. 

Any IT Engineers that may be considering a change in their current employment are potential candidates for vacancies at FunctionEight. We would welcome hearing from you as we are actively recruiting new IT Engineers at the moment.

FunctionEight are recruiting for both our Hong Kong and Singapore offices. IT System Engineers looking to change to a company that offer great benefits and a friendly working environment, who are skilled communicators and like technical challenges, please contact us via email on or send a message directly to

Attempting to demystify blockchain…

By on February 9, 2018 in Cloud Computing, IT Support Advice


Do you understand blockchain?  Does the relationship between blockchain, online security and cryptocurrency leave you scratching your head?  Or were you even aware that there was a relationship between them??  This article by Doug Drinkwater in ComputerWorld is a good read.  Attempting to cast some clarity over it all without being overly technical… to read more

Intel Chip flaw

It has emerged that the performance speed of Intel chips can slow down by anything from 5 – 30 per cent when a software fix is applied to rectify a recently discovered fundamental design flaw. However, the reality is that an average user won’t really notice a 30% reduction in their chip speed with regular day-to-day PC or laptop use. It is of much greater relevance that firewalls and other corporate infrastructure have Intel chips. This has a greater potential impact on users and most certainly on potential security for corporates if the fix is not applied. For example WatchGuard (a very well known and trusted brand in firewalls) don’t even have a fix that can be applied as yet

If you have concerns about this flaw and think it may have a potential impact on your companies security or general infrastructure operations, then please feel free to contact FunctionEight ASAP

How FunctionEight Web Development transformed from Waterfall to Agile

By on December 8, 2017 in Website Support Advice

Agile software development

Agile software development started around the early 90s and at that time Waterfall was still the common methodology that was being used. The concept that time was developing an engine (eg Rolls Royce) was the same as software development. 100 pages of scoping and requirements, start building the software,  Quality Assurance and then Deployment. And that method was being used over years, but what was being disregarded was, most of the time, Client or Users are not happy with the output. It seems its not what they wanted but have no choice but to accept it since its the one they approved from the beginning before the development.

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