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Keswick Ministries Web Project

We are very pleased to have recently won a tender to redevelop a new website for Keswick Ministries. The project will involve the complete overhaul and relaunch of the website and online marketing channels. Sarah Robinson, communications executive for Keswick Ministries (pictured above right) said: “Our current website has not had any major updates for more...
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KCS’ Broadband Partner, Zen Rated Least-Whinged-About

KCS' broadband partner of 15 years, Zen Internet was recently touted the least-whinged-about broadband provider in a Which? survey, whilst broadband and phone giant, BT won the most-complained-about. The 7000+ customers surveyed were asked to report their personal findings on price increases, connection speed, drop-outs, router problems and periods without connection. View full article here...
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Turing Fest Learnings

Content marketing is broken. The new way Google understands the world. Marketing in an AI world.  Everything we know about marketing and advertising is based on yesterday’s rules – marketing in a post-digital world when the (marketing) funnel no longer exists. New tech changing consumer behaviour and finally, why 9 out of 10 marketing launches...
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Google’s August Algorithm Update & why traditional SEO is dying

Google confirmed a broad core update on their Algorithm on 1st August. What does this mean? Well, essentially your site's SEO might be impacted (either positively or adversely) depending on how Google views your site.  Google's Search Liaison Team tweeted the following: "There’s no “fix” for pages that may perform less well other than to...
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Cumbrian weather vs Calvert Trust Broadband

Six years of Cumbrian weather eventually took down the 4-mile wireless link that feeds broadband to the Calvert Trust. A few weeks ago we got the call from the Calvert Trust advising that their Broadband had gone down.  We dispatched one of our Technical Engineers immediately to investigate the issue because with no broadband we...
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Russian Hackers Strike!

Recently, a joint statement was released by the UK’s National Crime Security Centre (NCSC), the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding malicious activity carried out by the Russian Government. This has led to a heightened awareness at KCS, and we have added checks for signs of tampering...
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After Hours Service Available from 1st July

KCS are pleased to announce that access to our After Hours service will now be available from the 1st of July. Understanding that every business is unique we consulted with a variety of customers, across multiple business sectors, and established that the most requested coverage times are 7am to 9pm, seven days a week. As...
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KCS Tech Team Update

Our IT Engineers have had a vast number of big projects over the past six months, many with their own set of challenges. Here is an overview of a few interesting projects: Enterprise Grade Network Back in November a customer moving to a large new set of premises commissioned an enterprise grade network at their...
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New Service Contract for Theatre by the Lake

We are very happy to announce that one of our newest Managed Services contracts this month is to supply Tier Three Relief Support for the Theatre by the Lake. The Theatre, a long standing and important employer in Keswick, had identified a requirement for additional IT support to cover annual leave and after-hours scenarios in...
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Google image compression with Guetzli

Google have recently released Guetzli, an open source image encoder that enables JPEG's to be compressed by another 35% with virtually no negative impact on the visual appearance.  Lower image file sizes means faster websites, so this is an exciting step in the right direction as far as our web design team are concerned. Essentially...
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