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Alan Bracken

I am the owner of Echo Media Web Solutions, a company which I established in 2011. The company was setup with an aim to provide quality and innovative web services with a particular emphasis on projects which require “out of the ordinary” solutions. I am very keen to engage in the latest technology and have a passion for projects that depend upon any type of unique functionality or user interface.

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07
Mar
2018

The National Heat Treatment Centre

The National Heat Treatment Centre (NHTC) began life in University College Dublin in 1993 as a funded research centre led by David Collins, a lecturer in Metallurgy in the Mechanical Engineering Department. To help finance the research operation, it offered contract heat treating services and metallurgical analysis to the engineering industry, predominantly the emerging tool-making sector.


14
Jan
2018

Being ignorant of GDPR’s data protection requirements will not save you from the consequences

Many organisations that collect data online tend to be a quite lax when it comes to data protection, particularly small businesses (SME’s) and voluntary organisations. Up until now there was a very simple reason for this - there was never any major risk in not engaging with regulation as it was quite vague and generally unenforceable anyway. The same is not true anymore however. The General Data Protection Regulations will introduce specific consequences for non-compliance even if the error is an honest mistake.


14
Dec
2017

Sophia Housing Association

Sophia is a weaving of holistic support to enable people who are homeless to make positive differences in their lives by becoming more aware of their own strengths and potential. As well as providing accommodation, Sophia will also offer a safe place where one can seek wisdom of mind, heart, soul and spirit. Sophia is an environment that welcomes people who want to step back from the many pressures of their daily lives and environments.


09
Oct
2017

GDPR - What is it and how will it affect my organisation

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect on the 25th of May, 2018. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure data safety and provide better data security and privacy to consumers/users. The regulation is a net positive for people – it gives them more control over their data, makes their data harder to collect, and ensures that the data processing is being done through transparent processes.


14
Aug
2017

Understanding HTTPS, SSL, and why they are necessary for every website

For most of us, the only difference between HTTP and HTTPS is that one has an S added at the end. Until relatively recently, people didn’t really get the concept of security while browsing the internet – most browsers simply showed a small exclamation mark if a website wasn’t secured, something which the general population ignored. This is no longer true.


28
Jul
2017

Ollie and Mac

Ollie & Mac are a Irish fashion retailer offering a globally accessible e-commerce platform to extend the reach of their customer base and compliment the bricks and mortar outlet in Ireland. This e-commerce platform and associated custom functionality is maintained and hosted by Echo Media.


26
Jun
2017

Disrupt Digital

Disrupt Digital are a digital marketing consultancy that specialise in the latest marketing technologies. This website and associated custom functionality is developed and hosted by Echo Media.


12
Aug
2016

Never put a Fiat engine into a Jaguar!

August is a holiday period for many, but for those of us less fortunate I’ll keep this piece short and to the point, so we can get back to those tasks that we sidelined from January to July!


07
May
2016

Online data security tips 2016

Here are a few points to consider when dealing your data security this year. Securing your online data is an ongoing process and is best approached from a preventative mindset rather than cure.


19
Nov
2015

Coláiste Laichtín

Coláiste Laichtín is a renowned Irish Language college based on the island of Inis Oírr off the west coast of Ireland. The current website is the 3rd version of the college's web presence built and hosted by Echo Media.