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#BacktoBasics – 4G, What Does it Mean for My Business?

31.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

With the rollout of EverythingEverywhere’s 4G this week smartphone users will have access to mobile internet at speeds that rival some broadband connections. Add this boosted connectivity to ever-growing numbers of shoppers buying through mobile devices and m-commerce is only going to skyrocket even further. So what does this mean for your business and its website? We’ve been saying for a long time that mobile-optimised sites are becoming vital to online business success and as 4G is capable of exceeding download speeds of 100Mbps as well as upload rates of 50Mbps, the connectivity is now there for an amazing user-experience.…

HSBC Hit by Major DDoS Attack

22.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

High street bank HSBC has finally recovered access to its websites, which were rendered inaccessible for ten hours last Friday. The attack began on 18 October, denying access to several HSBC sites and the First Direct online bank. HSBC's statement…

#TrendingTech – Google Enters the Fold

19.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

With technological advances impacting upon industries on a daily basis, many businesses are struggling to keep up-to-date with the latest trends – while at the same time deliberating over which concepts should be phased out. Web design is a clear…

What Does Apple’s Acquisition of Particle Mean for HTML5?

18.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

Last month it was reported that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was less than willing to embrace HTML5 with open social-networking shaped arms. However, not everyone was as quick to dismiss the latest version of HTML - with Apple recently celebrating…

ICO Says Public Sector Failing on Data Protection

16.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

The latest report from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has revealed a plethora of data security compliance failures in the NHS and public sector. The report shows that 11 out of 16 private sector firms audited were judged to have…

#TrendingTech – Glocalisation: The New Web Culture?

11.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

A recent blog post has raised some interesting questions regarding the language of the internet as we know it, and what its linguistic future might look like. What does that mean for the web as we know it and how…

October 2012 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

10.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

As mentioned in the advanced notification, this month there are nine security bulletins: 1 bulletin is rated as Critical 6 bulletins are rated as Important 3 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution 3 bulletin addressing a…

Our Continuing Commitment to Quality Standards

9.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

We are delighted to reveal that we recently renewed our ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and PCI DSS accreditations, ensuring we are maintaining our high quality standards across the business. We are PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant…

UKFast and GMFF Team Up to Showcase Manchester

9.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

UKFast teamed up with first Greater Manchester Film Festival to showcase the best talent that the city has to offer and boost creativity in the region. We also got to make and see some pretty cool films too! This weekend…

Cloud-Using Companies Neglecting Data Protection

5.10.2012 by Alice Cullen

Despite the ever-increasing number of companies turning toward cloud-based solutions, businesses are still failing to remember their data protection obligations when moving information to the cloud. With more and more data being transferred from a business’ data centre to the…