digital

07May

The changing face of eBay as retailers muscle in

As a typical girl who buys clothes and shoves them in her wardrobe for a few years still with the tags on, I’m all for selling my second-hand goods to try and make some extra cash. It’s a trait I’ve had for years, making my shopping habits carefree...
06Jan

In with the new

Economic growth forecasts for 2014 are positive and Oculus is ready! We’re delighted to kick the year off by welcoming a new member of the team. It’s Dave Furby’s first day today (yum!*… sorry Dave, you must get this all the time!). ‘Digirati’...
29Oct

Now….I’m a real project manager!

I’m a planner at heart; I plan everything from my social life to my food shopping! And now I’m making a career out of it. So, I thought I would take my project management skills to the next level… I spent last week on a PRINCE2 project...
09Oct

WordPress Security (Part one: Basics)

Whether your company owns a huge banking website or a one-page information website, you’re vulnerable to hacking. To some, hacking is just an amusing game to prove to themselves and others how smart they are. But many instances of hacking are...
16Sep

Data is Key: Part 2

When you’re planning a marketing campaign, it’s crucial to consider lead data usage: how the data is going to be used, presented and updated or how newly identified lead records are going to be managed! Let’s take a look at each of these...
17Jun

Twitter goes into retirement

For those who are unaware, Twitter retired its original REST API (v1) on Tuesday 11th June (yep, that was last Tuesday). What does this mean…? Well, you can read the details in all their technical glory here on Twitter’s website. For...
11Jun

Apps, apps and more apps!

Wow, it seems that apps are flavour of the month (or year as it’s turning out). There have been moments recently when we’ve felt like a mobile app development agency. We’ve just launched an app for Oxford University Press – to...
14May

Microsite showcases SunGard’s on-demand cloud computing platform

SunGard Availability Services (www.sungard.co.uk) serves over 10,000 organisations worldwide, ensuring their IT infrastructure is available and resilient, and keeping their people and information connected at all times. SunGard asked Oculus to deliver...
27Mar

Is online shopping killing the high street?

While many high-street shops struggle to meet the cost of rent and business rates, online spending in the UK has more than doubled in the last five years. In 2007 online spending was just 3.6% of all retailing, in 2012 it was 8.1%. The UK spent a staggering...
12Mar

New website reflects RIPA’s fresh ideas for cost-effective training

RIPA International (owned by Capita plc) offers a wide range of popular learning programmes, to help improve the effectiveness of public administration at home and abroad. Following a recent brand refresh, RIPA International wanted to renew its dated...