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2021: The year of healthcare transformation

28.7.2021 by katie.lander

By Stephen Jewell, Director of Public Sector at UKFast Historically, the healthcare industry in the UK hasn’t been known for being a fast-moving, innovative adopter of new technology. It’s a perception that all public sector organisations contend with to an extent - and it’s one that I’ve always considered unfair. Even if it was true once, it’s not the case today. In fact, we’re now seeing some incredible innovation and development of cloud services in these highly regulated sectors.  As the world’s 5th largest employer, the NHS faces an entirely unique set of challenges when it comes to innovation.  But…

eCloud VPC: A new type of cloud service

19.7.2021 by katie.lander

 Today, UKFast announces its next generation of cloud computing service: eCloud Virtual Private Cloud, which promises to reshape how businesses see cloud computing. Built on the latest enterprise grade technology, including VMware, Cisco & HPE, this re-imagining of the cloud…

What is the Windows ‘PrintNightmare’ bug – and are you at risk?

5.7.2021 by katie.lander

News has recently broken of a new vulnerability, dubbed ‘PrintNightmare’, that affects any Active Directory-based Windows operating system. This means most Windows-based businesses are now at risk from attack, since the Print Spooler service it affects is turned on by…

What’s Your Multi-Cloud Strategy?

17.6.2021 by UKFast

According to IDC, the need for business agility post-pandemic is what will make 2021 the year of multi-cloud, with the market research agency predicting 90% of businesses will rely on a multi-cloud strategy by 2022. But if you’re just catching up…

The key advantages of endpoint detection and response

26.5.2021 by Sophie Cornock

Workplace environments have changed dramatically over the past 12 months, with many personal laptops now doubling as work devices. And, while this may be the height of convenience to you – to a hacker, it’s one more entry point into…

UKFast announced as exclusive UK government hyperscale computing partner

20.5.2021 by Guest

This blog is authored by Stephen Jewell, Director of Public Sector at UKFast. UKFast has been announced as one of the UK’s nine exclusive hyperscale computing partners, as part of a new agreement with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). This…

Understanding the evolving cyber-threat landscape

17.5.2021 by Laura Valentine

The cyber-threat landscape is vast, seemingly infinite and ever evolving. In recent times, the methods that hackers use have developed at an abnormal rate. And, while the risk of attack is bad enough, it’s this changing environment that keeps cybersecurity…

What is data encryption at rest? 

14.5.2021 by Laura Valentine

In today’s ever-evolving cyber-threat landscape, data breaches are a constant concern. The exposure of 36 billion records in the first three quarters of 2020 alone, is enough to keep any business owner up at night – regardless of your perceived protection.  Cybercriminals are constantly sizing up routes…

Guest Blog: 5 ways to prepare for migrating onto a Magento 2 server 

10.5.2021 by Guest

This blog is authored by Mark Hambley, Technical Director at digital web agency Verve, specialists in Magento 2 migrations.   Migrating your eCommerce site can seem like a daunting task. Yet, following the end of life of Magento 1 in 2020, migration has become a necessary undertaking for many…

How secure is your dedicated server?

28.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Despite the growth of cloud adoption, there remains a time and a place for dedicated servers. In certain circumstances – particularly those associated with legacy applications, demanding performance requirements and extreme data security standards – only physical infrastructure will do.  Whatever your reason for reliance on dedicated…