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Ahead in the Clouds

We headed down to London this week and were greeted with warm, sunny skies and not a cloud in sight. That much can be said for outdoors at least, but it was a completely different story in the ExCel as the huge theatre was completely taken over by cloud – computing, we mean. Cloud Expo […]

DDoSX

DDoS Attack

Did you know that more than 2,000 DDoS attacks happen every day across the globe? Last year we saw the biggest DDoS attack ever – it took out a whole swathe of the internet, never mind just one site. Target DNS infrastructure managed by Dyn, the huge attack knocked Twitter, Netflix, Reddit and the Guardian […]

What is the Digital Strategy?

Digital Strategy Feature

Over the past year, the government has thrown UK businesses a fair few curveballs; with Brexit, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Investigatory Powers Act causing changes in operations both short and long term. After we welcomed Minister for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock to UKFast Campus last week for extra insight into the […]

The Keys to Unlocked

Unlocked Manchester Main

On the 28th March, industry heavyweights including Microsoft, Cisco and Secarma will descend on UKFast Campus for Unlocked Manchester – our new cybersecurity conference. Expect an afternoon of in-depth insights into the world of cybersecurity and cyber-terrorism to make sure your business stays protected from online threats. UKFast is getting really excited ahead of Unlocked […]

How IoT Transforms Business

IoT eBook

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming our home lives. We can regulate our lighting, heating and sound remotely from a computer or smartphone, meaning we’re connected to what goes on inside our houses even when we’re away from them. But how might IoT impact the way we work? That’s exactly what we’re discussing […]

Primary Numbers

Code Club

Today is Programming for Primaries Awareness Day, a day to big up the importance of introducing computing to children from an early age. Alongside this, it’s a reminder of the areas of the community that are working extremely hard to make IT second nature to children. Closing the digital skills gap is something that our […]

Layering It Safe

DDoS Attack

DDoS attacks have had a huge impact on digital industries ever since they became one of the web’s biggest threats. They’re progressively growing bigger, reaching further and generally getting worse, and we’ve been working hard to develop our infrastructure to combat their onslaught. Today we announce the expansion of our global DDoS Protection platform, providing […]

What Does the Future Hold for the Internet of Things?

Cloud Technology

The Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives; you can unlock your front door with your phone, change TV channels at home from your office desk and watch live as your family gets annoyed that you’ve made them miss a crucial moment in their programme. In the second of […]

Unlocking Manchester’s Cybersecurity Credentials

Unlocked Manchester Main

We’ve been keeping it to ourselves for a while, but we’re now pleased to announce that Unlocked Manchester – the first event of its kind in our Northern Powerhouse – is taking place on the 28th March. Joining formidable tech forces Microsoft, Cisco and Secarma, the cybersecurity conference provides an in-depth look into the realities […]

Looking (back)Up at the Clouds

Cloud UK Live James Akrigg

Last week, Team UKFast took its hugely successful Cloud UK Live event on tour to London. More than 100 people – and a few flamingos – joined us at Kensington Roof Gardens, alongside industry leaders including Microsoft, Cisco and VMware. Discussions ranged from the ever-expanding Internet of Things, to how cloud is transforming our natural habits […]