Rob M. Jones (Street Articles Author)
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More years than I can remember in the Software and Internet industry. Worked with many companies, in different market sectors worldwide. Strengths are delivering projects and products using my knowledge of Software Development including desktop, mobile and online environments especially when I can combine my technical skills with business development.

When not working you will find me cycling, snowboarding, cooking, hanging out in cafes and/or with my family.

Graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, United Kingdom (now Leicester University)

Historic Associations and Memberships Princes Trust mentor Member of China Britain Business Council Member of Business Network International Member of TWAIN, Global Imaging software standards organisation Member of PITCOM, British Government Parliament Information Technology Committee Member of E-Center Bar coding committee, Bar Coding standards organisation

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Owners, Work With Your Rental Agent, Not Against Them
I don’t own a rental property or run a property rental business but I have worked with enough that do to understand a lot about this business. It seems to me that many owners should take a course in “customer service” before they consider buying a property so that they…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Vacation Rentals   Dec 09, 2012  
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Server Hosting Providers, Please Think About Distributed Risk
For the last 15 years I have worked with many clients and their hosting providers. Sometimes clients have a server, sometimes just a website hosting account and often a combination of various solutions from multiple providers. In that time I have not found any company which you could describe as…
By:  in  Business  >  Continuity Disaster Recovery   Dec 09, 2012  
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Should We Be Paranoid About Google
Maybe it is paranoia but I am a little uncomfortable with Google at the moment. On my Android smartphone I have installed a variety of Apps including Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking and email related tools. In the past I have generally been a Nokia mobile user. It…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   Dec 08, 2012  
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Aena Operator Of Alicante Airport to Lose 600,000 Passengers And 600 Jobs
Now we have confirmation of the news that everyone in the tourism, hospitality and property sectors in the Alicante region or Spain dreaded. Ryanair the Irish airline are pulling out of Alicante airport in the spring unless AENA come to their senses. There is always a reduction in flights over…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Airline Travel   Dec 08, 2012  
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Key Management – At Least Two People Had A Good Time
Anyone who runs a busy Vacation Rentals business knows that at peak times in the season, everything must run efficiently and all members of the team need to work together as one. The team is not just the employees. It includes the owner of the property and sub-contractors. Why the…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Vacation Rentals   Dec 06, 2012  
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The Cloud – so What, Nothing New From What I Can See
If I have to listen to another client or techie waffling on about “the cloud” I will scream. It would appear to be yet another idea which in theory can be very useful in certain cases but is being applied as a solution to everything. A colleague who I have…
By:  in  Business  >  Productivity   Dec 06, 2012  
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Key Management And How it Can Go Very Wrong
When running a property management business “keys” are a critical possession. You are trusted with them by the property owner, who you give them to, why and for how long is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Most managing agents have a wall, board, cupboard or room with rows…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Vacation Rentals   Dec 04, 2012  
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Thank You Neil And Matti, 20 Years Since the First Text Message And Counting
On 3rd December 1992 Neil Papworth a British engineer sent the first text message - “Merry Christmas”. Matti Makkonen, a Finnish engineer working for Nokia is credited as the inventor earlier in 1984. How things have evolved now I am “Tweeting” using my Android smartphone. I can still remember my…
By:  in  Communications  >  Mobile Cell Phone SMS   Dec 04, 2012  
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To Be Legal Or Not That is the Question
Is your Property Management company legal or not? Are you a property owner? Do you care about the status of your management company? If you don’t you should. The authorities are coming….. Over the last 10 years I have worked with many travel and property management businesses in many countries.…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Vacation Homes   Dec 02, 2012  
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Are Photocopiers And Banks Responsible for Lost Gdp?
A trip to my local bank branch is never anything to get excited about. It should be uneventful. Today was just a waste of time. I never got any further than the queue. At least I made it to the front of the queue. After hanging around waiting for service…
By:  in  Business  >  Productivity   Dec 01, 2012  
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Are Photocopiers And Banks Responsible for Lost Gdp?
A trip to my local bank branch is never anything to get excited about. It should be uneventful. Today…
How Secure Should Your Login Be?
I need to ship a box from one country to another. There are many companies who can do this but it is…
How to Add A Twitter Follow Button to Your Website
Adding a “Follow” Twitter button requires inserting a small piece of text onto your page. This should…
The Cloud – so What, Nothing New From What I Can See
If I have to listen to another client or techie waffling on about “the cloud” I will scream. It…
Theeta Eme An Amazing Bar, Restaurant In Mar Menor, La Manga
This Bar, Cafe and Restaurant is more of a cafe than a restaurant. It sits on the edge of the Mar Menor…
Plan for Everything, “the Worst Can Still Happen”
Watching the news recently reminded me that whatever you do, life still bites you in the bottom when…
Article Theft, Google, Mitchel Stanvich And Becoming An Author
After years of software, web development and online marketing several months ago I started the journey…
Do Banks And Governments Have Any Right to Judge Our Use Of Money
As some of the major economies around the would start to show signs of recovering from the damage done…
Building A Chinese Website, Not As Easy As You Think!
I run a couple of successful discount car rental websites. Currently in English and Spanish. Recently…
Thank You Neil And Matti, 20 Years Since the First Text Message And Counting
On 3rd December 1992 Neil Papworth a British engineer sent the first text message - “Merry Christmas”.…