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A New Year Surprise!

31.12.2014 by Alice Cullen

Normally we would be wishing you all a happy New Year, counting our blessings from the year gone by and nursing a stinging hangover from Christmas, which we still are, but this New Year's Eve we have something extra special to blog about. Our CEO, entrepreneur, mountain man, squash nut and chess legend, Lawrence Jones has been awarded an MBE in today's New Year's Honours List. Lawrence is well known for being a little 'different' with his approach to business (think taking every new recruit rafting, trekking and team-building in the Welsh mountains, or flying a whole troop of people…

Virtually A Reality

30.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Since its conception, people have always been interested in virtual reality tech; it gives us the opportunity to experience different realities (and is less dangerous than hallucinogenics).  Yet for years it’s either seemed more like a distant dream, or joke…

Smart Shopping

29.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Whilst many of us are struggling to rouse ourselves from the post-Christmas food coma (it’s so delicious and warm in here!) one Reddit user is on a mission – and it may be something you want to know about. He’s…

Merry Christmas From UKFast

24.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Christmas Eve is finally here, and hopefully you’re stuffed full of mince pies! And good cheer. But mostly mince pies. Here’s a mid-week roundup to see you through the festivities, because sure, why wouldn’t you want to read about technology…

Having Trouble Sleeping?

23.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Last thing at night, it’s tempting to use your devices to surf the internet, check Facebook one more time (what has your best mate’s cousin’s cat been up to in the last hour?), or even read a book to wind…

The Big Buzz About Big Data

22.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Big data is a buzzword that’s been around for a while now, and – if anything – its reputation is just as big as the amounts of info it involves. The term is used across many different industries and, according…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 19th Dec

19.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

We’ve made it – it’s the last Friday before Xmas and (amidst the blind panic I’m currently feeling about the gift situation right now) I’m sure many of  you will be pretty excited about finishing (or being nearly finished) with work! So,…

Xmas Is A Time For (#Uber)Giving

18.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Between 2-8pm today #uberGIVING is offering Uber drivers in London and Manchester a slightly more worthy cargo than drunk partyers and lazy people (yes, I used Uber last night even though I was right next to a metro stop); it’s…

What Should You Consider In Terms Of Security?

17.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Christmas is a time of sharing; but what you don’t want to be sharing are viruses and misery because your business has been hacked. Data is the new dolla, and it’s increasingly vulnerable – as is your reputation as your…

Surfing In Murky Waters

16.12.2014 by Katherine Kelly

The year’s drawing to a close and the results are in – and I’m not going to lie to you, it doesn’t look too good. According to a report by the World Wide Web Foundation the internet is becoming less…