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Andrew Butt interviewed by Elite Business Magazine

Andrew Butt interviewed by Elite Business Magazine

Filed as PressPosted May 12, 2013

Andrew Butt, Enable's managing director, has been interviewed by Elite Business Magazine.

Buy vs. build: The rise of bespoke software in modern business

Buy vs. build: The rise of bespoke software in modern business

Filed as ArticlesPosted May 4, 2013

Whether it's a way of optimising business, gaining competitive advantage or simply making the most of the best available tools out there, bespoke software has found a crucial place in the challenging business landscape of the post-economic crash.

Enable attains Microsoft application development competency

Enable attains Microsoft application development competency

Filed as Company NewsPosted March 3, 2013

Enable is delighted to have attained Microsoft's Silver Application Development competency. Enable has been a Microsoft Partner for many years and is exclusively focussed on developing custom business applications. Our goal is to develop the best cloud-delivered business applications using Microsoft technology.

Green shoots of growth in Stratford-upon-Avon

Green shoots of growth in Stratford-upon-Avon

Filed as Company NewsPosted February 1, 2013

Enable, the Stratford-upon-Avon based software development company, opened their new £1m offices today with Stratford-on-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi cutting the ribbon for the official opening.

Denys Shortt awarded OBE in New Year’s honours list

Denys Shortt awarded OBE in New Year’s honours list

Filed as Company NewsPosted January 1, 2013

Denys Shortt, entrepreneur and founder of Enable in Stratford-upon-Avon, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list for services to the economy.

Government derailed by spreadsheet errors

Government derailed by spreadsheet errors

Filed as ArticlesPosted December 28, 2012

The fiasco of the West Coast mainline rail bidding process has brought the potential pitfalls of spreadsheet reliance to national attention. Quite apart from embarrassing the Department for Transport and the Government as a whole, the DfT announced last week week that the cost to the taxpayer of the bidding scandal has now risen to £55m and counting.

Enable Tech: Why we threw out our phone system and replaced it with Skype

Enable Tech: Why we threw out our phone system and replaced it with Skype

By Filed as Enable TechPosted December 3, 2012

An interesting job we tackled as part of our office move was evaluating different telephone systems for the new building. Enable has for many years used what might charitably be described as a “standard” office telephone system. Low-tech phones were connected by ethernet cables (from which they drew power) to a central server. The server was connected to another mysterious piece of hardware, itself hooked up to the good ol’ BT infrastructure.

Sweating the details: The combination of science and craft powering Enable’s software development teams

Sweating the details: The combination of science and craft powering Enable’s software development teams

By Filed as Enable TechPosted November 25, 2012

Today, Matt will arrive at his desk to confront a 315 page document. It describes the precise inner workings of a mission-critical software solution. It sounds pretty complicated. But the software doesn't exist yet. In three months, Matt and his team will race from zero lines of code to tens of thousands. The end result will be rolled out to hundreds of users, who will rely on it every day. It'll be delivered on time, on budget — and if it's not the best piece of software our company has ever created, we'll be disappointed.

Silicon Valley comes to Stratford-upon-Avon

Silicon Valley comes to Stratford-upon-Avon

Filed as Company NewsPosted November 6, 2012

A recent visit to Silicon Valley in California by the Directors of Enable Software in Stratford-upon-Avon has inspired the firm to design their new headquarters along the lines of global giants Google and Intel.

We’ve moved!

We’ve moved!

Filed as Company NewsPosted November 1, 2012

Enable is very excited to be announcing details of its new offices. Please update your contact details. We will be contacting you soon to book a suitable date and time to show you around our new base. In the meantime feel free to drop us a line and let us know when would be convenient for you.

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