WordPress Posts Sharing plugins

There are many ‘sharing’ plugins for WordPress to help readers submit posts to Twitter, Delicious and other similar sites. I was looking for a plugin that I could change the icons on and add larger ones for the LottyBox blog so the submit links would be nice and clear. The links below show what I […]

Blogging for Business Books

I am always interested in reading information and advise on business blogging and I came across this book on scribd which I thought was quite good (below). For people wanting more in depth and technical information (and want to use WordPress) I can really recommend WordPress for Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis. Blogging for Business

Open Source Drawing/Flowcharting Software

Draw DRAW – from a quick sketch to a complex plan, DRAW gives you the tools to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, DRAW is powerful tool for technical or general posters, etc. Cross platform support Linux, Windows and Mac (tags: software opensource openoffice draw visio diagrams) […]

OpenDocument format Links

With the release of Service Pack 2 for Microsft Office yesterday providing support for OpenDocument formats (see details here) a few links about ODF OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC Fomats and specifications for the OpenDocument format (ODF) (tags: opensource openoffice odf opendocument specification standards) Download details: The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite […]

What Barack Obama and George Osbourne have in common?

Some time back I wrote a short blog post on the (publicly available) open source position of the main political parties in the UK. At the time the Conservative party came out as having a very positive approach towards open source. As covered on the Mercian Labels blog George Osbourne the Shadow Chancellor has taken […]

Open Source Accounting Software

If Open Source Business Software for SME’s is currently a niche market then Open Source Accounting Software must be a super-niche market. Although uptake of Open Source Accounting Software is small (especially compared to a Sage or a Quickbooks) there may be many more businesses and organisations who could take advantage of solution that are […]

10 Reasons to use OpenOffice.org

There was much excitement around the release of OpenOffice.org 3.0 last month. Download servers were overloaded with the initial demand and many tech blog posts were written. But now the dust has settled it is a great time to look at some of the reasons that this version of the ever popular open source office […]

Open Source Encryption Software

I am giving a short workshop at the upcoming IAAITC’s Business Continuity and Risk Management Summit where I will be talking about open source security software. As I have only got a short time and I think it is quite topical I will be basing the workshop on open source encryption software. It appears that […]