Eighty Options is proud to be taking part in this year's Movember campaign. Throughout this month the Eighty Options staff will be growing their Mo's for this great cause. To help us raise money and awareness for mens health issues (specifically Prostate Cancer and Depression) you can sponsor us on our Mo Bro page http://mobro.co/eightyoptions
Well the live online yacht tracker is telling me that Team Whistler have made it onto the water and are drawing small grey circles on the map while they wait for the start, which is roughly half an hour away.
We'd like to wish all those aboard Team Whistler the best of luck with this years Barmouth to Fort William Three Peaks Race. After winning this year's Tasmanian Three Peaks all eyes will be on the Tasmanian team and they'll be sure to provide tough competition to their UK counterparts even though now sailing in unfamiliar territory. Time to show the Poms the navigation prowess...
If you're emailing customers you should be aware of the Australian SPAM Act.
Email marketing can be a really powerful and cost-effective way of keeping in touch with your customers or members of your organisation. But if you're simply just writing an email using your email client software and adding your contacts list to the 'To' field you're not only probably sending SPAM, but you also could be breaking the law.
For more information on "Ensuring that you don't send SPAM" click here.
More than ten years ago while I was a college student I development my first commercial website. The site was promoting a local mail order seed business. In the several years that followed (and as I went to Uni and studied Computer Science) it was updated to allow online ordering and some basic CMS functionality was added.
The 2009 Eighty Options Christmas sail was a new experience for some and thoroughly enjoyable for all.
Prepared with supplies of fresh sushi (ordered online from the recently launched www.sush.com.au/online) and a few beers, the Eighty Options team split into two crews of four and ventured into the Derwent...
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Well TH just finished up the last shift of the first Eighty Options Code Sprint Week and is heading back to Whistler for a few days of mountain biking. For those of us here at HQ in Hobart the post-sprint beers started mid-afternoon yesterday but as TH represents the team's latest timezone he was able to carry the baton a little further.
Code Sprint Week wasn't just a chance to clear a few projects but was an exercise in team building, skill sharing and improving efficiency. With a mixture of local and remote staff, multiple timezones and my own odd working hours to contend with,...
The use of Drupal in Australia has been growing with leaps and bounds recently, giving even more credit to the platform as a solid and scalable framework, and to the open source model under which it is developed. One particular noticable inclusion to the Drupal family is Kevin Rudd, who recently launched his new website and blog using Drupal at www.pm.gov.au. A few other notable sites are the following from the ABC:
Eighty Options is now offering hosted Microsoft Exchange featuring full integration with Outlook, Outlook webmail access, Spam and Virus protection.
This Software as a Service (SaaS) model features no contracts, no software or hardware just a flat monthly rate for each mailbox all linked to your own domain name.
Each mailbox has a 2GB limit and can cope with attachments of 50MB (twice the limit of most other providers)
Eighty Options has won an international tender to redevelop the public website of the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. This project involves a multi-staged approach to developing the site. The first stage will be a migration of their existing static html site and moving it to Drupal. The second phase will be applying an updated theme to improve the look and feel of the site and the third phase will involve some custom developments to suit the business process of the commission with data feeds from operational systems internal to the commission. The project will be completed by...