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5 Essential Questions to Ask Prospective Cloud/SaaS Vendors

5 Questions for Prospective Cloud/SaaS Vendors

The decisions you make when onboarding cloud/SaaS vendors can determine the fate of your organisation. It is critical that you are well informed on the software solutions your business needs and whether or not the vendor can provide you with the best software, security and services. Here is a list of the most important questions to ask potential software providers to help you make that decision more confidently:

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3 Reasons Why Change Management Software is Important

Reasons Why Change Management Software is Important

While it is quite normal for businesses to evolve and change for the sake of improvement, sometimes employees may lose sight of the bigger picture. The lines become blurred and needs arise for something to keep organisational processes under control and assist staff in having a smooth transition. Change can alter the fundamentals of an organisation including the tasks that a job position entails, the organisation's business model, its structure and business operations. This is where change management software comes in. Below is a list of reasons why such software is vital for an evolving organisation:

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CIO Events in the UK for 2018

2018 CIO Events in UK

Each year, CIO events become increasingly valuable in providing opportunities to network, learn and collaborate on cutting edge technology and initiatives. As a service to our customers, Giva has compiled the following list of upcoming CIO events occurring in the UK throughout the remainder of 2018:

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Do You Misunderstand Your IT Staff's Duties?

IT Staff Duties

Companies and organisations task their IT departments to fortify and expedite internal processes and proceedings. These departments are often relied upon to perform heavily technologically based jobs requiring a level of technical skill that most people not only do not have, but also do not understand. According to a poll conducted by recruitment website Jobsite, there is a troubled feeling shared by IT professionals pertaining to the acknowledgement and perception of their job.

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Predictive Healthcare Technology Improving Patient Care

Healthcare Technology Patient Care

As the healthcare industry expands, providers and organisations are leaning on and embracing innovative forms of technology to improve the most important facet of healthcare, that being patient care. Because patient care is a deeply interpersonal element of healthcare, the implementation of technology represents a potential threat to the face-to-face feature of patient care. Although, improvements in predictive healthcare technology could amount to both technological adoption and improved patient care, without the loss of personal interaction.

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How Healthcare Providers & Consumers Should Deal with Data Breaches

Healthcare & Consumer Protection Against Data Breaches

According to a 2017 survey by Accenture, one in eight consumers in England has been the victim of medical information hacks. Their private medical information had been stolen from systems that lacked the adequate levels and measures of security. The survey of 1,000 people in England outlined that (78%) think healthcare providers should be responsible for protecting this information, while only 40% believe they themselves have responsibility. The data breaches that effectively jeopardised the medical information and identities of those affected each lost an average of £172 as a result.

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10 Change Management Tips From 4 Experts

Tips for Best Change Management

Many companies start off great. The business owner or CEO studies the market, understands it well and use their expertise to take off at a running start. But since all good things come to an end, this is simply not enough. Business leaders should always anticipate and accept change as a constantly evolving part of the company. This is also why often times, organisations that once used to be the best in their industries suddenly begin declining until they are eventually forced to either close down or find a way to change their technique.

Giva has compiled 10 tips from 4 renowned experts in the field on how organisations can leverage change management (CM):

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2 Solutions to Address Aging Technology in the UK

Aging UK Technology

Technology changes so rapidly that in most cases, trying to keep up can seem nearly impossible. Some may feel that current technology is adequate, while others must have the latest and greatest. Whatever the reason, new technology is often vital to remaining secure and competitive with others around the world, especially in government and business sectors of society.

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4 Steps to Protect Against Mobile Messaging Malware

Mobile Messaging App Malware Cybersecurity

The popular cellular application, WhatsApp, had been the victim of mobile malware, targeting users through messages as a means to siphon personal and financial information from WhatsApp users. These cyber attacks became prevalent among users in India at the beginning of 2017, reminiscent of a similar malware incursion via WhatsApp that struck the UK in 2016. Understanding the warning signs of potentially malicious or fake messages allows WhatsApp users to better protect themselves against potentially harmful or calamitous malware disguised as regular in-app messaging.

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Will the UK Tech Sector Weather the Brexit Storm?

UK Technology & Brexit

It is well known that Silicon Valley is home to some of the world's largest tech companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook and many more. Besides hosting these companies, Silicon Valley is poised to make an impact in the United Kingdom's exit from the EU, that is if UK tech companies have anything to say about it.

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