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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 online retailers. And, for those yet to move over to Magento 2, the clock is ticking. With Magento 1 no longer supported, every day poses risks to your business as no further security patches or updates will be released.   But Magento 2 holds appeal for a wider audience than simply Magento 1 users. For those hosting their websites on other eCommerce platforms such as Shopify or…

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…

Four key considerations when moving to public cloud

27.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

With the pandemic forcing organisations to preserve cash, optimise IT costs, and find secure ways to enable remote working, IT teams everywhere have been turning to cloud. It’s a trend that’s set to continue, with nearly 70% of organisations looking…

Your 4-step guide to a successful public cloud migration

27.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

With 82% of SMBs reporting reduced costs as a result of cloud technology adoption, migrating to the cloud is a no-brainer for businesses in 2021 (especially considering the struggle most organisations experienced in 2020). However, cloud migrations are also fraught…

How cloud can help you meet your sustainability goals

21.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Up to 75% of ethical UK companies reported commercial gains once they became sustainable, yet going green is still one of the lesser-discussed benefits of cloud computing. With a third of these organisations also declaring lower operational costs, it’s clear…

Why cloud plays an essential role in your digital transformation

19.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Despite the financial concerns caused by COVID-19, 59% of IT decision makers say the pandemic has accelerated their digital transformation. With an estimated 10.4% increase in spending in 2020 alone, it seems more businesses are starting to acknowledge the growing…

Guest Blog: Sharing the burden of secure remote working

9.4.2021 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast Head of Security and Compliance, Stephen Crow. The rapid shift to home working has left many SMEs at risk of rising security debt. As cybercriminals rushed to take advantage of widening security vulnerabilities,…

3 steps to eliminate security debt and protect remote workers

9.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Alongside the devastating economic impact of the recent pandemic, hackers have been taking advantage of a predominantly remote workforce, launching more advanced cyberattacks.  In fact, in the UK £6.2 million has been lost to cyber scams in the past 12…

How to stay ahead of DDoS attacks

7.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

In the first half of 2020, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks rose by 151% compared to the previous year. Many attacks are grudge motivated and the pandemic's lockdowns gave cybercriminals more time to act out their grievances. DDoS attacks…

Closing the digital divide: UKFast donates tech to local school 

29.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Anyone who’s followed UKFast for a while will know that we’re pretty big on education. We have an on-site teaching team and education centre, offering training to our colleagues and partnering organisations, as well as our local community. It’s also where – out of lockdown – we offer code…