Giva Blog
Europe Help Desk, Customer Service, Cloud & Security Insights, with a Side of Altruism!

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:

[More]

4 Tips on Delivering a Seamless Customer Experience

Improve Seamless Customer Experience Guide

The key to a seamless customer experience (CX) is that the buyer does not even notice the experience. The transaction should be so effortless and natural, to the point that customers barely feel it. Ironically, these experiences are often the most memorable and make customers come back for more. Below is a list of ways that can assist businesses in developing more seamless CX for their clients:

[More]

4 Ideas That Can Help Improve Customer Service in the UK

Customer Service in the UK

Though overall customer service in the UK has improved, statistics from the recent 2017 report by the Institute of Customer Service show that there has been an increase in customer effort and disputes with organisations. This means that while things are looking up for the industry, there is much room for improvement. Here are four ways to do that:

[More]

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).

[More]

The United Kingdom's Data Protection Act - What You Should Know

UK Data Protection Act of 1998

Currently, the United Kingdom's Data Protection Act governs how personal information is processed and used by organisations and the government. The Data Protection Act is especially relevant to businesses that rely on IT software to store data and information.

Enacted in 1998, the Data Protection Act sought to improve data privacy standards and enable citizens to access and control their personal information. With the exception of national security or criminal concerns, all organisations that store any "identifiable" information, such as names, addresses, or emails, must follow the Data Protection Act and pursue the necessary measures to protect the data and security of users. According to the government's website, there are stronger legal protective measures and repercussions associated with more sensitive information, such as ethnicity, political beliefs, and health.

[More]

Cloud Computing on the Rise

Cloud Computing Software as a Service Technologies

Worth approximately £6 billion, the cloud-computing industry is gaining traction in an increasing number of UK-based organisations. Some 84% of UK organisations currently use cloud services as part of their IT strategy, which represents a near doubling of the 48% adoption rate in 2010.

[More]