Megavalanche!

Posted by Matt Bryson on 30-Aug-2016 10:37:32
Team iDA entered their second biking challenge of the year,  but this time it was a slightly more gravity assisted affair.
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I Prefer to Read - Is there anyone else out there?

Posted by Michael Evans on 26-Jul-2016 15:20:53
I have worked for a company that makes eDetailing software for about 3 months now (iDetailAid) and with this new focus, I have really begun to think about the way that information is presented to
end users.

I have also worked in Sales and Marketing for many years and have long been aware of the received wisdom that if you want to communicate effectively and do well in SEO, then you should use the visual image and preferably video whenever possible.

As an example and to bear this out, a quick search of the web while I am writing this, brings me to an article which tells me that by 2019, 80 percent of all internet traffic will be video. This particular article concludes with these words:
“Consumers like video, use video and remember video. Those are all great components for a successful marketing strategy.”


If I put my consumers hat on however, I am not sure that this applies to me and it has made me wonder if I am alone in questioning these received wisdoms.

I know for example that if I want to catch up on the news that I will rarely opt for the video link, almost always choosing to read the article.

If we look at two separate presentations of the same thing, then I know which one I prefer if only for the fact that when I want to communicate this on to someone else, I will at least know how to articulate it:

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Topics: Opinion

Team iDetailAid complete charity 100km London Nightrider challenge!

Posted by Matt Aspinall on 21-Jun-2016 15:56:31

Here at iDetailAid we love a challenge, especially when its for a good cause, thats why Matt A, Matt B and Will donned their lycra as part of a 10 person team to raise money for Wandsworth Oasis, a local charity that raises money for vunerable people with HIV.

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Topics: News

iDetailAid strengthens leadership team with new senior sales manager, Michael Evans

Posted by Tim Heyes on 29-Apr-2016 09:38:34

Ground-breaking eDetail content creation solution provider iDetailAid has today announced the appointment of Michael Evans as Senior Sales Manager.

In his role, Michael will lead all sales activities across the UK and Europe, and is tasked with generating leads and developing excellent client relationships which build long term value and achieve ambitious revenue targets.

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Topics: News

How to automate the installation of MySQL 5.6 and above

Posted by Matt Bryson on 14-Apr-2016 13:24:59

With the release of MySQL 5.6, there was no longer a default user account with an empty password. For security reasons the root account is now allocated a random password when MySQL is installed, which is written to a log file.

You then look up the password from the log file, and use it to login and change it to something else...

$ sudo grep 'temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log 
$ mysqladmin -u root --password=RANDOM_PASSWORD_FROM_LOG password myNewSuperSecretPassword1!

This is all well and good, unless you are automating deployment of MySQL. We use vagrant/ansible to spin up our local dev servers, and as soon as we upgraded MySQL, all our MySQL commands started failing as they could no longer authenticate.

There was no obvious way to install with a predefined password, or no password, so we came up with the following to automate setting up MySQL.

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Topics: Ansible, Deployment, Database, yum, CentOS, Linux, MySQL, Vagrant, Provisioning, Technology

iDetailAid Delivers Integrated eDetail Content Creation Solution for the Life Sciences Industry

Posted by Tim Heyes on 08-Apr-2016 10:11:54

iDetailAid provides a quick and easy way to author compliant multichannel content and builds integration to Veeva’s best-in-class CRM solution

 

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Topics: News

Multiplex/shared SSH connections not connecting: "Control socket connect Connection refused. Failed to connect to new control master"

Posted by Matt Bryson on 07-Apr-2016 16:17:56

I was trying to set up SSH Multiplexing on our CI server to speed things up a bit, but for some reason it always failed to use the shared connection.

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Topics: Linux, SSH, Bash, Technology

iDetailAid 1.6.2 Release announcement

Posted by Tim Heyes on 11-Mar-2016 09:04:19

We are delighted to announce the release of iDetailAid 1.6.2 which will be available on Thursday 10th March 2016.

This release further improves the slide editor with time-saving shortcuts and navigation enhancements. There are also many bug fixes and performance enhancements as well as some operational improvements.

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Topics: iDetailAid Releases

iDetailAid are hiring - Senior Sales Manager, United Kingdom

Posted by Tim Heyes on 09-Feb-2016 17:57:46

We are looking to hire an entrepreneurial UK-based Senior Sales Manager with knowledge, experience and expertise in selling software solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences sector. The successful applicant will work from a home office base, but as this is a field sales role and the majority of your time will be spent in client facing sales visits. We offer an excellent benefits package which includes uncapped commission, car allowance and stock options.

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Topics: News

iDetailAid 1.6.1 Release announcement

Posted by Tim Heyes on 22-Jan-2016 09:56:33

We are delighted to announce the release of iDetailAid 1.6.1

This is a minor release of the platform which builds upon the improvements that were made to the slide editor in iDetailAid 1.6.

iDetailAid 1.6.1 provides even more options for content editors to quickly and easily create compelling messaging.

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Topics: iDetailAid Releases