Monaco and Sophia Antipolis partner up

Agreement to cooperate on information technology.

Non-geek guide to the semantic web

I'm going to 'stand on the shoulders of giants' and let others do the explaining. You can get a flavour for what the semantic web is all about from this non-geek introductory video:

Web site maintenance

Below, you'll find a list of the common tasks when running an effective web site.


  • Checking document currency and archiving when necessary.
  • Providing online / telephone / face-to-face training and support for content managers.
  • Reviewing content to ensure correct and consistent tagging, classification and abstracting of posted documents.
  • Posting documents received by email from non-content managers or those without time/inclination/training.
  • Proof-reading of documents for posting to ensure highest quality visitor impression.
  • Editing language of content to ensure op

Search Engine Optimisation

A good friend has just asked what SEO ranking software she can buy to improve her web site's Google position.

If only it were that simple! In the best tradition of Slashdot:

  1. Buy SEO software.
  2. Apply to web site.
  3. Profit!


Because I get asked this question so often, I've put together a list of some useful SEO resources.

Search Engine Optimisation

There's no Silver Bullet software that will automagically increase your search engine rankings. If anyone tells you different, they're probably trying to sell you something. However, there are some great tools that can help you analyze your pages and monitor performance, but hey, you're already an expert with Google Webmaster Tools, right?

Monte Carlo SBM signs agreement with IBM

The Monaco hotel and casino company SBM has big plans to improve its IT systems.

Top Downloads for New Mac Users

The following is a list of software I wish I'd known about when I first got my new Mac. Most of it is free (except for the last section). It's a personal list and biased towards my own activities (mainly technical), however, many of the items should be useful to any Mac user.

I'd also highly recommend the Missing Manual books by David Pogue.

I've marked essential items with a star.

International satellite company opens in Monaco

One of the leading Canadian satellite technology companies has opened an office in Monaco. Norsat International say in their press release that they hope to use the base to enter markets in Southern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

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