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First Impressions at UKFast

Emma UKFast

New team member Emma gives us a sneak peek into her findings after her first working week at UKFast. After just a few days at UKFast, I had a revelation – limitation is not in the company’s vocabulary. I was willingly thrown in the deep end, from photographing the minister of state for digital and […]

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 […]

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 […]

(Digital) Strategic Thinking

MP Matt Hancock UKFast

Last week, the government announced its ‘Digital Strategy’ – a plan to “make Britain the best place to start and grow a digital business, trial a new technology, or undertake advanced research.” It’s an announcement that many will have greeted with scepticism – the latest public sector scheme that few will feel the impact of […]

Fast Times at UKFast Campus

UKFast Monday Morning Meeting

As I am sure you know, we’re big fans of nurturing the next generation of tech superstars, with our apprenticeship scheme, school workshops and work experience placements. The enthusiasm and refreshing perspectives that younger – or newly trained –people bring to the UKFast fold often boosts our productivity and creativity, and gives them real industry […]

UKFast Scholarship Winner Announced!

MBA Scholarship

Last year we were delighted to announce that we’d be helping a budding entrepreneur with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) scholarship. After an amazing response – and a serious amount of applications to read through – we’re thrilled to have found our entrepreneurial superstar, Laura Fahey.   In 2016, we teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan […]

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 […]