Telescopic’s Tech Predictions for 2021

21st December 2020

There’s been a call for businesses, no matter how small or local, to get online in some capacity for the last few years now. Well, 2020 didn’t really leave many of them with a choice.  This year, tech dominated the headlines (as well as something called Covid-19). Communication, medical research, fast-food delivery, virtual classrooms – […]


Straight Talking Tech: What the heck is an API?

1st December 2020

Another day in tech, another acronym. Today, we are delving into the wonderful world of APIs – Application Programming Interfaces. For anyone outside of tech, that might just sound like a randomly grouped set of words so here is what an API does in plain English. An API is a type of messenger service that […]

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The Recruitment Process: Part 2 – Taking on board feedback

24th November 2020

So here we are at Part 2 – exploring the recruitment process from the eyes of a small business.  In Part 1, I talked about how Telescopic usually deals with the application and interview stages when taking on a new team member.  We thought we had a well-oiled process but nothing could have prepared us […]

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The Recruitment Process: Part 1 – What we can learn from applications and interviews

17th November 2020

Telescopic have just recently hired someone. The recruitment process, especially in small businesses, is never an easy one. Nevermind during a global pandemic! To illustrate the effort it takes for a small company to do this, first, before we even consider posting the job, we need to evaluate the cost of the hire and weigh […]

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Straight Talking Tech: what is a CMS?

22nd October 2020

Let’s get this straight first – “CMS”, in the web world, stands for Content Management System. Another fancy acronym. But what does that even mean?  In its essence, a CMS gives you access to dynamic data stored in a database and/or file system. That could be a website, it could be an app or maybe […]

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