Category: Website Support Advice

Press Release: Henrik Runnström appointed Managing Director for FunctionEight
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Press Release: Henrik Runnström appointed Managing Director for FunctionEight

Asia based Managed Service Provider, FunctionEight is delighted to announce the appointment of Henrik Runnström as Managing Director based in our Hong Kong Office.  The appointment is with effect from 16th November 2018. The partners of the firm, Martin Abert, Chris Young and Phil Aldridge remain controlling shareholders of FunctionEight with the intention to gradually...

Another successful prize winner for our iPhone referral incentive scheme
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Another successful prize winner for our iPhone referral incentive scheme

All of us at FunctionEight Ltd were really pleased to see our Director of Sales Hundah Chan handing over another brand new iPhone 7 Plus. Hundah is pictured handing over the phone to our very long term client LRF Design’s Chairman Charles Robertson.  He was receiving this on behalf of Heidi Liu who unfortunately wasn’t...

Google Chrome 68 to enforce https SSL use by July 2018
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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...

How FunctionEight Web Development transformed from Waterfall to Agile
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How FunctionEight Web Development transformed from Waterfall to Agile

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...

April Kwong talks about Laravel as a great website framework
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April Kwong talks about Laravel as a great website framework

Our Project Manager and a former Web Developer at FunctionEight was recently one of the highlight speakers at the biggest PHP Conference Asia 2016. About 200 PHP developers from all over Asia attended the conference held at Matrix Bipolis. April talks about how Laravel is a good framework for backend developers, frontend/UI developers, project managers and business...

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WordPress 4.7.5 Security Release – Immediate Update Recommended

FunctionEight would like to encourage you to update to 4.7.5 as soon as possible. If you can remember last January 2017, WordPress released 4.7.2 and they delayed disclosing a vulnerability for a week. That vulnerability was the infamous WordPress defacement vulnerability which resulted in hundreds of thousands of sites being defaced and multiple highly active attack campaigns....

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HK SME Technology Voucher Programme

If you are an SME in Hong Kong and have plans in 2017 to implement some Technology Solutions, contact FunctionEight as you may be eligible for the HKSAR’s new Technology Voucher Programme (TVP) which allows for a two thirds reimbursement of a project value of HK$300,000. This is a significant step forward for HK in terms...

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Singapore Government changes to PIC grant benefits

A quick blog mainly for the benefit of our Singapore clients.  However, this information is of relevance for anyone with a registered business in Singapore.  FunctionEight would like to alert you to the fact that there is a change in the PIC grant amounts scheduled for end July, that has been announced by the government. ...

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Upgrade your WordPress version Now! WordPress 4.5.2 Security Release.

If your website is developed on WordPress, you might notice that your current version has an upgrade that is now available. OUR ADVICE AT FunctionEight IS THAT YOU SHOULD UPGRADE IT NOW! WHY? This is a security release applying to all previous versions.  WordPress strongly encourage all users to update their websites immediately. Read more...