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Is your data at risk after Brexit? 5 ways to protect it now

With an unknown Brexit on the horizon, many organisations are concerned about international data protection and security. And they’re right to be. The UK economy is heavily reliant on the free flow of data. Data is responsible for £240bn of UK economic activity, and three quarters of our data transfers are with EU countries. If…
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Google Beacon – persistent project or privacy predicament?

Just another day at the office when an unexpected parcel from Google drops on the door step… the random gift of a Google Beacon! The organisation is pushing the initiative once more by sending businesses free Beacons to encourage implementation. Unfortunately, in today’s security conscious environment these deliveries are sparking more privacy questions than implementations.…
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Infographic: A history of Ransomware

Have you ever wondered where Ransomware came from? Our latest Infographic reveals this and so much more. What was the first recorded example of Ransomware and how was it administered?  When did it officially become ‘Ransomware as a Service?’ How was this technology spread before the Internet? These are just a few of the questions…
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The cloud can help your business grow in 2018

Since its conception, the cloud has helped businesses of all shapes and sizes access a range of solutions and resources that were previously unavailable to them. These benefits can directly impact an organisations growth in a number of ways. Reduced costs and growth management Overall, the cloud is much more cost-effective than traditional infrastructure solutions,…
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Recent CPU security flaws could uplift cloud costs by 30%

Recent CPU security flaws Spectre and Meltdown could cost businesses millions through unexpected contract uplifts. The issues affect nearly all devices using Intel, AMD and ARM processors created within the last 20 years. This includes all machines, from smartphones to servers. Both vulnerabilities allow applications to steal information that’s currently being processed on a device…
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Yorkshire risks pouring £4.4 million profit down the drain

Another widespread Ransomware crisis such as WannaCry would cost the region millions, as staggering survey results show that Yorkshire is unprepared for a widespread ransomware attack. The recent attack on the NHS was devastating to all involved, but it is only one of thousands of viruses that can hold and destroy business information at will.…
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Businesses are falling out of love with inner-city datacentres

New research suggests that businesses utilising disaster recovery and infrastructure solutions are falling out of favour with inner-city datacentre facilities. European data centre power is estimated to grow phenomenally in the next few years, increasing by almost 20% between now and 2020. Although DC and platform storage trends are set to continue growing, user habits…
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