Written by Shackleton Technologies
Did you know, that both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer, but that the males lose their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually early December? The females, however, retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.
This is incredible! It renders every story ever told about Santa’s reindeer as total rubbish! Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen and the others, are always depicted with antlers at Christmas time. This can mean only one thing, they’re all females! What a shock!
When Jackie Ross, Shackleton’s Communications Manager heard about this, she said,
“It makes perfect sense to me, only women could drag an old, fat, bearded bloke (no, not you Craig) wearing a bright red velvet suit, right around the world, in a single night, without getting lost!”
During the early months of 2018, the Shackleton team were focused on the development of our new website, which went live in August.
It is incredible the amount of time and effort needed to create a website and we were most grateful for the guidance and expert help provided by Elastic Creative, who made the whole process much less stressful. Thanks guys.
May: heralded the arrival of the heavily publicised GDPR which entirely changed the rules in respect of data protection. Read more here.
This got us thinking, is Santa GDPR compliant? Is Santa even aware of GDPR?
“Your privacy is important to Santa and we will try to explain how and why we collect and then safeguard your personal information.
It’s reassuring to know that Santa takes GDPR so seriously.
June: saw the Shackleton leadership team embark on an exciting new strategic direction to help take our business to a higher level.
Employing world-class IT and proven business methodologies, we have been able to introduce a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools, that is practiced religiously across the business every day.
It’s based on three key concepts:
The benefits are already being recognised.
September: saw the much-awaited launch of the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee and we were both proud and delighted to have played such an active role in ensuring their technology was ready for the hugely anticipated opening. Find out More.
October: a delegation from Shackleton travelled to Barcelona for the annual DattoCon 2018.
Datto are one of our preferred Business Continuity Partners. The events they put on and the extreme demos of their failproof systems are truly spectacular.
We were delighted to be one of only a handful of global Partners to be recognised with a Golden Datto award.
Overall, 2018 has been an exciting and eventful year for the Shackleton team, one that has seen us start an exciting journey to take the company forward.
Shackleton is a caring company. We care about our team and our clients. The relationships we enjoy with all of you is really appreciated so from all of us have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.
See you in 2019!