2. November 2012 14:59
Following our recent infrastructure updates, I'm pleased to announce that all of Data8's services are now IPv6 enabled.
By embracing this latest update to the core Internet protocol we're ensuring that Data8 remain a technology leader in the data cleansing, postcode lookup and data validation market, and with over a million billion billion addresses at our disposal we've got plenty of scope for future growth :)
Of course, if you're yet to make the jump to IPv6 yourselves we'll keep working on IPv4 as well. If you've got any questions about the transition, feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. October 2012 17:00
It's been a busy summer behind the scenes at Data8 this year - we've rolled out some significant enhancements to our infrastructure to ensure we keep providing a great level of service to you as we keep growing.
First off in June we moved our core address cleansing process to an entirely new system after several years of development and testing, giving the best possible results for even the trickiest address details you have on your customer database.
From July to September we also completed a series of moves to duplicate our key IT infrastructure in two leading data centres at different ends of the country, making sure our web services such as postcode lookup and telephone validation are always available whenever you need them, even in the event of a catastrophic failure at either site. If you're running a mission-critical system we can offer you the service to match. Get in touch with us at email@example.com if you need any details on how to ensure you take full advantage of our multi-site redundancy.
We've got some more exciting developments planned before the year is out to keep us at the leading edge of technology - watch this space!
17. September 2012 16:12
Building on the success of our recent Magento and OpenCart modules, I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of our postcode lookup and validation module for the popular Prestashop eCommerce platform.
Installing and configuring the module is all done in a few steps in the Prestashop administration site with no messy configuration files to worry about. Download the module, set up a free trial Data8 account and enter your Data8 username and password into the Prestashop configuration screen and you're good to go - postcode lookup functionality will be immediately added to all the address entry forms and enhanced telephone number and email validation will ensure you always get good customer contact details.
30. March 2012 15:20
Data8 have today released a plugin for the popular Magento eCommerce platform to streamline the checkout process and ensure you capture accurate contact details.
Using the proven Data8 postcode lookup tools to capture addresses, and comprehensive UK and North American telephone validation and international email validation services to ensure the other contact details are correct, your customers can be sure that their goods will arrive without delay and you can contact them in case of any problems.
The free Magento plugin can be installed and a free trial Data8 account set up on our Magento Postcode Lookup page.
12. March 2012 13:40
If you're performing telemarketing, you need to ensure you check each number you call against the TPS register before you call or you could end up with a fine of up to £5,000.
The best way to make sure you're on the right side of the law is to automate the process of TPS checking so you can't accidentally call a TPS registered number. To that end Data8 have today released a plugin for Microsoft Dynamics CRM that ensures telephone numbers are TPS checked as soon as they are added to your database.
Available as a custom workflow activity, you can shape your TPS checking process around your existing processes so you don't have to change your way of working.
Our unique plugin can also check the CTPS register for when you are performing telemarketing to companies.
If you're a SalesForce user, you can use the PhoneScreen product from our partners ProvenWorks.