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Cognito iQ voted one of the UKs top undergraduate employers

Posted by Charlotte Henderson on October 26, 2017

For almost 20 years we’ve been supporting future graduates by giving them a taste of our world and the opportunities the tech industry has to offer. This year we are delighted to be ranked number 23 in the ‘Rate my Placement’ Top Medium-Sized Undergraduate Scheme.

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Moments of Magic

Posted by Rebecca Barnett on August 15, 2017

We love to hear stories about the moments of magic that great customer service can create, so we thought we would share with you some real-life heart-warming customer experiences. Enjoy!

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The Advantages of Single Sign-on for Business

Posted by Emma Button on July 28, 2017

A growing number of customers have begun to enhance their integration with us through utilisation of our single-sign-on functionality. This will empower customers to manage their own users, apply corporate password configuration, and provide the ability for users to reset their own passwords. We use the industry-standard SAML (Security Authentication Markup Language) data format to perform federated login. Integrating your own identity management systems with the Cognito iQ web portal is now convenient and even more secure. 

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Low hanging fruit: Cutting your RDS instance costs by half

Posted by Melvyn Mathews on June 22, 2017

Here at Cognito iQ, the Cloud Engineering team is responsible for taking care of and building upon our AWS infrastructure, handling deployments, supporting developers, maintaining Jenkins and most importantly, automating as much as humanly possible! In this article we’ll be discussing how to easily automate the stopping and starting of your RDS instances.

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Productivity is Paramount

Posted by Rebecca Barnett on March 20, 2017

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says that the UK’s future prosperity depends on increasing productivity. Which is why it is worrying that productivity has barely grown in the UK since the financial crisis, and now lags 35% behind Germany and 30% behind the US. In real terms, this means that it takes a German worker four days to produce what a British worker makes in five; too many British workers are working longer hours for lower pay.

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