Archive for the ‘OPMC’ Category

OPMC Blog Design Upgrade

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

We have just upgraded the design of our blog page. If you’d like your blog page to look a lot nicer and more professional please give us a buzz.

NZ Domain Registration – Now available online

Friday, September 19th, 2008

We are pleased to announce you can now purchase .nz website names through our website. Just go to our homepage at, click on “Register a Domain Name” from the left hand menu. You can then search for domain names, as well as order and purchase them through the website.

iPhone problems symptomatic of new cellphone technology

Monday, September 1st, 2008

With the recent launch of the iPhone 3G, a phone that allows people to access the internet at reasonable speeds, from their cellphone, they have been able to deliver the latest technology to the masses.

Avid Apple users appreciate the amount of technology available in the device, there really is a lot of features and functionality.

Novice techo’s benefit from the ease of use of the device, and the merging of different technologies to create a very useful device in a beautiful package.

Regrettably, this device suffers from the same problems symptomatic of any new cellphone technology. The manufacturers have spent so much time on ensuring the device is quick to market, they have failed to offer a device that has a useful lifespan or works to the user’s satisfaction.

Apparently, the battery life can be as low as 5 hours with normal use. Meaning the iPhone 3G needs to be recharged during the middle of the day. Technologies such as GPS no doubt suck up a lot of battery life, meaning a very handy device now becomes somewhat useless to the business traveller who needs to stop their routine to recharge their cellphone, thus hindering their business activities.

Other issues with pushing to be quick to market are that there are a lot of returns and a lot of faults. The web is littered with complaints from users who have this problem or that, with the hardware or software. The Apple service, a tool that allows the customer to store all their information in one place, and distribute that information to various devices, has been plagued with problems from the start. They didn’t have the time to get it right and so now they are playing catch up.

I always think it’s better to get the second one of something, at the minimum. This gives them a chance to fix a large number of the problems with the first one, and you are not subjected completely to being Guinea Pig.

I have seen the massive errors with these “computer cellphones” in my first purchase, the Palm Treo 750. It could be such a useful device, yet it is so useless. In fact, to the point I now need to upgrade the phone to the latest version of the software – this in itself is a user-unfriendly task. Upgrading deletes everything from the device! You need to backup everything first, then try to piece together your cellphone contents again with substandard and clumsy methods.

Clearly not much thought went into what happens when people buy this phone and things start to go wrong. Upgrading is such a major operation it has put me off completely for the meantime. And to lose all the data on the phone in the process? Someone needs to put the marketing person in touch with the programming team.

My Palm Treo 750 has just got a new habit too. Instead of ringing when someone calls, it now beeps after they have hung up. It no longer rings when they are calling. Nor does it vibrate if it’s on that mode. It doesn’t tell me anyone is calling until after they have hung up, at which point it tells me I missed their call.

Again, this all ties back to being the first to market. I can have my product out there first, and selling, or I can have it at the back of the pack, and working well perhaps. But with the advent of new technology, and consequent demand for this, it has no doubt become increasingly difficult for cellphone manufacturers to provide a high level of quality, when the time to market is slowing closing down around them.


Monday, February 25th, 2008

We have recently transferred across from an internally developed invoicing system, to a third party web based application called Freshbooks. While transferring all our customers over to a brand new invoicing system is a daunting and particularly time consuming task, the time savings for us have virtually wiped out the time spent on data entry to date.

If you want a simple yet powerful application for your business invoicing, the money you spend on Freshbooks will be quickly gained back in the time you would have spent on invoicing manually in the first place. We can now automate a large part of our invoicing system that was just not possible before.

What a time savings to see invoices going out automatically every month.

If you are a client of OPMC who has recently received an invoice from us through Freshbooks, we would love to get your feedback.

Growth in 2007

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Thanks to our loyal customers, we have been able to expand into the Australian market this year. This adds to our existing offices in Wellington, New Zealand, and Prague, Czech Republic. I will be in Sydney establishing an apartment, meeting some of our new clients, and organising everything else business related from 2nd – 17th July this year, so if you or a colleague would like a free consultation on your website needs – big or small, please contact us on +61 (0)2 8456 5799

OPMC and Bartercard

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

If you are a Bartercard member, you may not know that OPMC is too. We accept payment for a number of services via Bartercard, and are able to offer 100% payment in Barter Trade Dollars. If you are on Bartercard and have been considering your options for the internet, please get in touch.

We are also a member of Bartercard Australia, so if you do business in Australia we can assist here too.

OPMC and Bartercard

New service – Informant

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Last week we officially launched our new service – Informant. You can read more about the service by clicking here.

Informant is an online service that allows you to easily keep in regular contact with your customers. Using the cost effectiveness and flexibility of e-mail, you can send out newsletters and information to groups of customers via Informant. Communication via Informant comes to your customers in a professional format, meaning each and every time you communicate via Informant, your brand and company name is reinforced in people’s minds.

Customers can automatically subscribe to your newsletter via your website, or unsubscribe automatically when they want to.

Informant is a great way to quickly and easily promote new deals and specials, allowing you to boost sales and improve cashflow.

Informant - keep your customers launched

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

(Very) early this morning we launched is the essential networking resource for the entertainment industry and is an international website.

It was created when Crewlist Limited founder Ben Milsom found a gap in the market – it was difficult to keep in touch after he and his friends had met on set. Now, with this new online networking site, you can store those contact details safely and easily.

It is free to sign up, and includes not only the entertainment industry, but suppliers to the entertainment industry can sign up too.

Check it out now at!

4 Years of Statistics

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Over 4 years of business, you’ll be surprised at what useless statistics we can come up with:

-We have consumed over 100KG of coffee beans in our office
-Our clients and their website visitors have eaten their way through over a petabyte of website traffic (this is over a billion megabytes of logos, photos, and text flying back and forth across the globe)

In the first month of operation:

-We had 1 client
-We earned our first $250

In April 2007:

-We have more than 150 clients, from around the globe
-We are working on new and exciting projects with global customer bases – that we could have not imagined back in April 03 – watch this space for more details coming soon.
-We have an office in Prague, Czech Republic
-We are expanding to Australia