DATALITE UK LTD has produced a number of articles which are distributed throughout the world wide web. These tap expertise and experience gleaned from its business and marketing experience. Articles are
primarily related to business general interest, and company marketing of its products and
services. Commentaries are also provided on the topics of science and
society; generally encompassing a business slant. Future articles will be added here as they are produced.
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|Achievements & Glory of Team GB and London 2012 Olympics The year 2012 will go down in history as a tremendous year for Great Britain. The Queens Diamond Jubilee led the way with a popular and well staged celebration. The London 2012 Olympics proved many critics wrong. The event was extremely well organised, and Team GB's achievements in both Olympics and Para Olympics rated as third in the world, with only the United States of America and China (far larger countries) coming higher. The author's son Matthew Henry was a medal co-ordinator in these Olympics, hence the author had a unique chance to personally photograph and video the Opening Ceremony rehearsals shown on this page.|
|Retail Shop Advertising and the Curse of Moronic Vandalism. Shops and businesses in the high street benefit from outside advertising to attract passing trade. The problem is that such advertising material can be a magnet for destruction by the more undesirable members of society. The Summer of 2011 in the UK saw a proliferation of various race and criminal riots that disgraced the English nation. This lead to wanton destruction of many shops and retail premises, and a huge cost to local businesses - some never recovered. This highlighted how vulnerable High Street premises can be from the more 'lowlife' underclass elements of society. This article examines the issue, and provides positive information on how to eradicate the risk of destruction through the curse of moronic vandalism.|
|How the European Union Kills Business in the United Kingdom. The EU is an organisation that emanated from the aftermath of the Second World War. Its initial intention was honourable, to avoid a repeat. However, it has grown into a undemocratic bureaucratic monster. It shares the features of all out of control bureaucracies, where its sole purpose appears to be for continual expansion and power. The United Kingdom (UK) is largely a euro-sceptic country, and thankfully is not in the Euro zone, which currently appears in the process of imploding to euro currency destruction. It is in the area of business this essay focuses on; the EU and its myriad of regulations has long lost sight that it doesn't create business, but puts ever increasing obstacles in the way of companies to create wealth.|
|How Crime Injustice Victims Can Turn Negatives into Positives. This article is the third of a trilogy of essays examining the causes of crime and anti-social behaviour in the United Kingdom. The focus is on victims injustice, and how the criminal justice system can often appear to favour the criminal rather than the victim on the receiving end of their crime. A small Cul De Sac Meaders Road, in Ryde on the Isle of Wight is further examined as a case study in which a formerly peaceful area was turned into a crime hotspot, to the extent that the author and family were effectively driven out of there home within 3 months of a new Oakvale estate and connecting walkway being built. Despite all the inherent injustices, the article adopts a positive slant, with strategies and anecdotes on how to turn a negative crime experience imposed onto victims (survivors) into a positive.|
|Lucid Dreams - How Can They Be Understood and Controlled? This article explores the mystical sleep world of lucid dreams. These are where the dreamer is semi-conscious of their dream state and can control the content of the dreams. The average person spends roughly a third of their life asleep, yet often have very little knowledge or control over their dream state. This essay provides research on the invariably surreal and mysterious dream world. This includes the basic scientific understanding of the dream state, the meanings attributed to particular dreams, and techniques to induce the phenomenon of controlling the experience via entering the world of lucid dreams. The reader is also offered a comprehensive package of free eBooks on the world of dreams for instant download.|
How To Manipulate Statistics for Ideological & Political Gain. According to the comedian Vic Reeves 82.5 per cent of statistics are made up on the spot. This article examines the mathematical subject of Statistics and illustrates how they may be manipulated to support ideology and political agendas. This essay examines the proliferation of statistics in the UK, challenging some of the assumptions made and highlighting the mathematical science that should (but often doesn’t) underpin accurate statistical analysis. Distorted statistics can be used to provide misleading views of such items as crime statistics and political outcomes. The sad conclusion is that stats can all to easily be manipulated or corrupted to provide data misleading to the point of deception to support certain ideology and political agendas.
How To Find The Meaning & Origin of Your First Name. We all have a nomenclature that carries you throughout the rich tapestry of life. However the very origin of an individual’s first name can have its roots in events that happened hundreds if not thousands of years ago. This concise article provides an insight on how Christian first names evolved; and also provides information on how to uncover a first name meaning and origin. Datalite UK Ltd produces its own personalised gift product called 'First Name Origin & Meaning'; this is an ideal present for those special occasions. All names are covered irrespective of country, region, or religious origin - if they're not on Datalite's extensive database then the meaning will be promptly researched. These products can be ordered from the DAYBORN website, www.dayborn.com.
|Equality Act UK 2010 – More Politically Correct Nonsense Imposed on Business The United Kingdom's Equality Act 2010 was imposed on companies against the wishes of business leaders, whilst the UK is trying to reduce its enormous debts. This article explores how this legislation adds yet more red tape to businesses, and will end up adversely affecting the selected ‘protected groups’ it was suppose to protect. Taking offense if you're individual benefitting from a protected characteristic such as race, religion, or gender (i.e. female) can translate to a huge compensation claim . This legislation aims to encourage an equality of outcome (rather than opportunity), but human beings are not clones, and individual personal choice certainly does not appear to fit into politically corrected ideology.|
|The Sheer Hell of Telephone Call Centre Voicemail Telephone Call Centres and their horrendous voicemail systems can often provide the ultimate in bad customer service experience. Just about everyone has experienced the sheer hell of telephoning a call centre. The endless voicemail mantra of ‘your custom is important to us’, the torturous piped music, the waste of time, and to rub salt in the wound invariably having to pay money for this nightmare. For many companies and organisations their voicemail is nothing short of a public relations disaster, and some of the worst examples can be found in the telecommunications business and government organisations. This article examines the current call centre vogue and questions why it is used in the first place.|
|HEALTH & SAFETY - Is Perspex Plastic Really a Better Choice than Glass? The United Kingdom currently appears risk averse and obsessed with Health and Safety issues. Indeed this can be taken to extremes, and has led to over zealous interpretation with the banning of such innocuous items and activities such as hanging baskets, pantomime shows throwing sweets to children, conker competitions. When it comes to purchasing picture frames, many organisations particularly those linked with government demand the more expensive and environmentally unfriendly plastic safety glass over traditional glass. This article examines whether plastic glass really is a safer option than traditional glass.|
|Is The UK's TV LIcensing Agency Just Plain Evil? Some organisations are inefficient, some are over bureaucratic, but in the United Kingdom the TV Licensing is concluded to be just plain evil. This agency assumes every address is using a television and if their records shows there is no TV harasses potentially innocent persons to the point of using language that treats them as criminals without checking their facts first. The UK is rather unique in having a compulsory television license . This is to fund the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) whether watched or not. The TV Licensing Agency is tasked to collect the fee, but as Datalite UK Ltd discovered they assume every business has a TV, and treats does that don't as criminals!|
Is Global Warming Climate Change The Ultimate Con? Climate change has existed during the Earth's history without any influence of man whatsoever, and was around long before even the existence of life itself. Indeed mankind owes its very existence directly to the Earth’s episodes of Climate Change. The science supporting the postulation that manmade CO2 emissions will lead to global warming and hence disastrous climate change is not as indisputable as government and other authorities would have you believe. It is quite possible that mankind is being conned into a philosophy that may well be a waste of time, money, resources, and the possibility of doing more harm than good. Is this the ultimate con?