CronxTech roundup: innovation and inspiration from across the tech sector

A roundup of what Croydon's tech community has been blogging about in the past few weeks.

Welcome to another of our regular round-ups of the top blogging and news from Croydon’s tech sector, connecting our community and giving others an insight into the innovations and thinking coming out of the Silicon Flyover.

CronxTech movers and shakers

Massive congratulations to Croydon Digital Service’s Atika Mohammed and Alice Adedipe for being shortlisted for The Women in Tech Excellence Awards!

Sussex Innovation received a grant to develop COVID-safe co-working facilities and infrastructure for the ‘new normal’ – we can’t wait to see it

The Mayor of London has launched a fund for digital innovation projects to support resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

Rotaready has joined forces with Williams Stanley & Co – they share why they have the perfect payroll partnership

Upskilling during lockdown

Sarah Evans Design gives insights on what skills and tools are needed to be a freelancer and also highlights freelancing resources for designers

E- Commerce

Rotaready takes a look at the technology making contactless interactions easy for hospitality businesses

Information management experts White Orca talk about how to make the most of automated messages


There’s a new Rightmove Tool that can reveal where square metres cost most – follow Focal Agent for more Proptech tips


Adlibsoftware outlines why insurers could be on the hook for lockdown losses and why banks can’t rely on contract management software alone

Data science

Data Recovery Specialists warn about the dangers of fake SD cards and explain how they work their magic on your lost files

Smart transport

Hozah talks about how to safely manage busy car parks during COVID-19

Digital media, marketing, events and PR

Smart Cow lists tactics for effective email campaigns and marketing tips for accountancy firms

Digital Sky Design discusses the 6 ways to improve your digital marketing strategy

White Orca’s automation tips to make marketing easier

Market Your Web gives 5 tips on how to improve your Google local rankings and also shows how guest blogging can help grow your online audience

Web development and SEO

Techy creatives Vaccoda list 5 tips for creating SEO-friendly ‘how-to’ content and 5 reasons why your content isn’t ranking (and what to do about it)

KC- Services spill the beans on what 4 things customers want to see on your site and why it should be designed mobile-first

Sarah Evans Design provides a primer on content management systems (CMS)

Ihomepage shares free tools to test the speed of your WordPress website and the importance of having the right web designer

Other stuff!

Croydon FM lists their top 20 showcase of black history and talent

Ihomepage outlines why website security is so important

KC- Services has generously stated that they will provide free websites for UK charities – act now to take up this amazing offer

Calling all CronxTech bloggers!

If you’re one of the Croydon-based digerati and we’ve missed your content in our round-up, let us know so we can add you to our checklist for next time.

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