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What You Need to Know… About the New Cookie Law

25.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

Update: Having spoken to Greg at the ICO's press office, we have the following update. Greg explained: "Users have to give their consent for cookies before any are stored on the device. So a pop-up that offers an 'opt-out' is a move towards compliance but to follow the letter of the law users must give consent before any cookies are stored on their device." A new set of guidelines from the ICO are said to be imminent, their current guide can be found here. -- With less than a month until the legislation is enforced, does your business comply with…

Why is Big Data so Big?

23.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

It is difficult to talk about IT at the moment without hearing the phrase 'big data' but why has small data got big and how can businesses make the most of this data explosion? First of all big data is…

Are Tech Hubs Key to UK Innovation Boost?

18.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

This year's Budget Report set out the government's ambition to make the UK the technology capital of Europe, choosing Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham among ten cities to become super-connected hubs. Is the government's investment in tech hubs ploughing money into…

A Wyse Move for Dell

12.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

Computing heavyweight Dell's acquisitions over the past five years have all pointed towards a push in enterprise IT, none more so than its recent takeover of thin-client leader, Wyse. Other than the company's obvious focus on enterprise, what else does…

April 2012 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

11.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

As mentioned in the advanced notification, this month there are six security bulletins addressing eleven issues: 4 Critical 2 Important Microsoft has highlighted the following two updates: MS12-027 (Windows Common Controls): This security update resolves a CVE in the MSCOMCTL.OCX…

Government Web Surveillance Plan – What You Need to Know

5.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

What's it all about? The Government is expected to announce plans to grant police and security agencies immediate access to email, web and phone communications that will map out a detailed portrait of our everyday lives. This would mean that…

Hackers Raid 1.5m Credit Card Details

5.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

Cybercriminals have cracked into payment-processing service Global Payments, taking with them the card details of more than 1.5 million customers The American-based company, which processed payments for Visa, Mastercard and American Express, has confirmed the breach but assured users that…

April 2012 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

4.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on April 11, 2012. Bulletin breakdown: 4 bulletins are rated as critical 2 bulletins are rated as important 5 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to…

We’re Finalists!

3.4.2012 by Alice Cullen

We’re pleased to announce that we have been named as a finalist in two categories in this year’s Data Centre Solutions Awards. UKFast has been shortlisted in two categories – Data Centre Service Provider of the Year and Private Cloud…