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Is it time for a permanent remote working solution?

19.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Back in April almost half of UK adults found themselves suddenly working from home. An unprecedented situation for most, the shift to mass remote working wasn’t the easiest of transitions. While few envisaged the situation continuing for a prolonged period, it’s now the end of October and we’ve been advised to resume WFH wherever possible until further notice.   According to the most recent stats, a quarter of us are once again working exclusively from home but, with hasty solutions in place, do employees have the tools they need to work effectively long term?   Is WFH working out for you?  Over the last seven months, many employees have been required to work from spare rooms and kitchen tables, juggling childcare and trying to overcome the…

Dev Blog: Step by step open source in practice

16.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast R&D team member Tyler Woonton.  In today's global world, there's a growing demand to ensure your applications work correctly around the clock.  Many businesses, including UKFast, rely on open source frameworks like Laravel and Lumen to provide effective solutions for their customers. By getting involved…

What is credential stuffing?

13.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Although it’s been around since at least 2014, credential stuffing is hitting the headlines increasingly more frequently these days. A variation of a brute force attack, this cyber-threat is often financially motivated, although it can also form part of bigger hacks,…

Digital transformations: The Covid catalyst

9.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Even before the pandemic hit, we were living in an increasingly digital world. The next generation are digitally savvy in a way many of us couldn’t have imagined in our youth, and the trajectory for that growth already seemed set to an impressive…

Brexit: Update for .eu domain holders

7.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

As the end of the Brexit transition period draws closer, last week saw an update from EURid about the status of UK registrants holding .eu domain names. On 1st October, EURid contacted all affected registrants by email, advising they would have until the end of this year…

Why get involved in open source development?

5.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Forget Halloween, October is all about Hacktoberfest! The annual event is a great reminder of all the reasons to get involved with open source development, shining light on the growing community of students, developers and businesses making exciting contributions.   What is open source development?  Opensource…

UKFast Updates: G-Cloud 12, WAF upgrades & more

2.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

September has flown by and, while lockdown restrictions continue to affect the whole of the UK, we’ve been hard at work at UKFast, continuing to seek out improvements and upgrades across our services. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to over the…

European Cybersecurity Month 2020

30.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

In the world of cybersecurity, 1st October means just one thing – the start of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM). For 2020, ‘Think Before U Click’ is the official motto of ECSM, highlighting the role of the individual in cybersecurity, and the part each of us plays in keeping…

Guest Blog: Why SEO is more important than ever

28.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next. Businesses across the globe are slowly coming to terms with the ‘new normal’ and keen to make sure they take their first steps into a post-pandemic world with their…

How the tech sector is set to lead economic recovery

25.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

It’s without doubt that the tech sector has kept our personal lives manageable – and, at times, entertaining – over the last six months. Where would we be without countless Zoom calls every Friday night, without 30-minute food delivery on our smart phones,…