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Severe Fines Served For Data Breaches

24.11.2010 by The Brigadier

The news of two information security breaches resulting in considerable fines are all over today's headlines. Until now the threat of fines of up to £500,000 have been nothing but hearsay but the precedent has now been set. Both public and private organisations need to take stock and control of their responsibilities relating to the data they hold - get it wrong and you do substantial harm to individuals and the reputation of your business. Hertfordshire County Council faxed details of a child sex abuse case to a member of the public is to be fined £100,000 for breaching the…

Entrepreneurialism: Nature or Nurture

23.11.2010 by Dick Branston

Nature or nurture is one of those debates that people often seem very passionate about. Personally, I don't really think there is much of a debate. I think that whilst we are born with inherent characteristics that will facilitate or…

Jobs and Murdoch to Join Forces?

22.11.2010 by Lady Penelope

The Guardian has today revealed that a newspaper app made by Murdoch for the iPad has been, "secretly under development for several months." Following the introduction of paywalls to many News Corp titles earlier this year, Mr Murdoch's multinational is…

Internal Collaboration With Social Media

19.11.2010 by Dick Branston

I've been thinking recently, that for me the problem with the hype surrounding Social Media, is that people often just think of it as a marketing tool and nothing more. However, forget that facebook, twitter, digg...etc exist and think of…

LinkedIn Helps You to “Brand” Yourself

17.11.2010 by Lady Penelope

LinkedIn, the site which refers to itself as, "the world's largest professional network with more than 80 million members worldwide," has this week launched a service to teach users how to 'brand' themselves better online. With millions of potential employees…

Common Sense Service

17.11.2010 by Robert Brainstorm

How often do you find yourself saying: "use your common sense". In a world where red tape and bureaucracy is becoming more prevalent, there is a danger that we stifle common sense and innovation. Today, I want to pay tribute…

Can Facebook Rival Gmail?

15.11.2010 by Dick Branston

This rumour has been going on for a while now, but as it starts to look more like a reality, it just makes me think how massive this news could be! If Facebook also became our personal email system, this…

UKFast is 2010 IT Employer of the Year!!!

12.11.2010 by Lady Penelope

So, it is official... last night UKFast was named the IT Employer of the Year at the IT Industry Awards 2010! Our communications director Jonathan Bowers attended the award ceremony last night in London which attracted hundreds of business leaders…

November 2010 Security Bulletin Release

10.11.2010 by Micro-Clouseau

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are now confirmed to be 3 security bulletins, addressing 11 vulnerabilities. This month follows a month where Microsoft released their largest number of bulletins to date and…

Does libel law apply to Twitter?

9.11.2010 by Dick Branston

Sarah from our Communications Team has been writing this week about an article she is submitting to .Net magazine about a topic that I find particularly interesting: Should libel law treat social media differently from other published work? We've spoken…