2018 Franchise of the Year : Printing.com

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: News|

So this just happened!! We are super excited and happy to announce that Printing.comNorth Shore has just been announced as the 2018 Franchise of the Year at their national conference held in Wellington over the weekend.Our awesome new studio also won the Gold Award for Self Promotion Section with our re-brand!All this was combined effort

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Another successful prize winner for our iPhone referral incentive scheme

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

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 available

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Google Chrome 68 to enforce https SSL use by July 2018

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

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

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IT Engineers looking for a change in your working environment

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00February 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

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

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Attempting to demystify blockchain…

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

  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... https://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/633059/6-use-cases-blockchain-security/ to read

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Intel Chip flaw

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

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

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How FunctionEight Web Development transformed from Waterfall to Agile

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

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.

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April Kwong talks about Laravel as a great website framework

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

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 owners.

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WYNners sponsored networking event

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00August 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

The WYNners Group is proud to be sponsoring an event at the North Shore Golf Club on Friday 25th August from 5:30pm to 8pm. Our keynote speaker is Erica Stanford (National Party candidate for East Coast Bays - https://ericastanford.national.org.nz/). Erica has suggested that she would only like to speak for around 15mins and then throw proceedings

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A successful prize winner for our iPhone referral incentive scheme

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00July 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

All of the FunctionEight team were absolutely delighted that our Director of Sales Hundah Chan was able to recently hand over a brand new iPhone 7 Plus to the wonderful Kirsty Pocock (from our existing client TTB Partners).  Kirsty read one of our recent eNewsletters and noticed something quite important.  For quite some time we have been running

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