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UK Trends in Cloud IT Implementation

UK IT Cloud Computing

The popularity and demand for cloud computing has grown very rapidly in the United Kingdom. Research performed by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) in February 2015, based upon 250 IT and business decision-makers, reveals an astounding transition to cloud services that has taken place.

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The Importance of Modernising Business Systems

Modernising Business Systems & Software

Software is the founding pillar of modern day business success. Every company is a tech company, or is implementing technology into their business in order to stay relevant in a world that moves so quickly.

As more and more companies are relying on technology, and most of them relying on cloud services, data security is a critical issue that must be addressed in any business plan. No system is perfect, and IT systems are prone to outages.

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5 Issues Regarding Data Protection and Regulation Compliance in the Cloud

Cloud Computing Data Security

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the norm for businesses because of its ability to streamline data protection and sharing both within and outside of the organisation.

A May 2015 study conducted by 451 Research showed that 74 percent of respondents cited the cloud as their primary deployment method for workloads over the next two years.

With such a large number of businesses moving to the cloud, it is critical for IT professionals to be aware of regulations regarding this method of data storage and transfer.

In their report, Data Privacy in the Cloud, 451 Research addresses five issues that IT workers should keep a close eye on as the technological world moves forward:

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CIO UK Summit, 2 March 2017

CIO UK Summit 2017

If you are looking for an opportunity to gather with other IT professionals and learn from the best, consider attending the CIO UK Summit. To be held 2 March 2017, this convention will bring together IT leaders to open dialogue and discussion about how to advance your company. The event will be held in London, UK; the venue has yet to be determined.

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The CHRB Will Compare Human Rights Performances of Global Businesses

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB)

Businesses around the world are beginning to integrate corporate social responsibility (CSR) models into their own workplaces. From grocery stores like Sainsbury's, whose Active Kids programme inspires kids to eat healthy foods and exercise, to professional services firms like PwC, which promotes transparency in NGOs and private companies, all kinds of businesses are making efforts to become more socially responsible. But are all of these efforts created equal?

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), scheduled to be released in November 2016, is the first official attempt to rank large global businesses by their human rights performances. This benchmark is a major step toward helping both the general public and businesses better understand international CSR efforts.

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Brexit and the GDPR

Brexit, GDPR & Data Protection

Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a cloud of questions has risen inquiring about issues ranging from the economy to culture. Since new laws and regulations have been passed for the European Union (EU), many are left confused as to what rules apply to them and which ones do not. An important regulation that cannot be forgotten is the upcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

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Lincolnshire County Council Hacking: What Can We Learn?

Hacking & Ransomware Attacks

Earlier this year, Lincolnshire County's IT was shut down for several days due to a ransomware attack. The attack penetrated multiple departments and put numerous individuals at risk, as their private information was infiltrated. The number and frequency of these attacks continues to increase leaving us to ponder what more could happen in future situations and what we can learn from this occurrence.

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NCT Data Breach: Anyone Can Be a Target of Cyber Attack

NCT Data Breach

The National Childbirth Trust reported a data breach on 7 April 2016. This data breach has caused 15,000 members of their website to have their website registration details compromised. The NCT stresses that no financial or personal details were included in the compromised data.

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IT Implications of the Brexit Outcome

IT & Brexit

In a historic referendum on 23 June 2016, Britons voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU). The so-called Brexit promises independence, sovereignty, and flexibility in making decisions for the nation. It has been causing waves across the globe.

The historic decision has many economic, financial, and sociopolitical ramifications, but what is the potential impact on the tech industry and IT?"

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5 Ways to Help Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Help Prevent Hacking & Ransomware

In an age of cloud storage, password key chains, and accounts linked to financial information, it is critical for businesses and individuals to safeguard their data. ESET reports as of April 2016 that ransomware makes up one quarter of all cyber-attacks in the UK, and that number is on the rise.

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