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Fridays at UKFast – 31st July

31.7.2015 by Katherine Kelly

If you’ve made it to Friday with all your mental and physical self intact, give yourself a pat on the back. This week we’ve gone behind the scenes as our CEO Lawrence picked up his MBE, and discussed why you should turn on two factor authentication, pronto. We’ve also had an in-depth look into the good, the bad and the techie of Windows 10, and a staggering revelation from Facebook! Now kick those legs of yours back and enjoy your weekend – after the week’s roundup! Happy Sysadmin Day! System Administrator Appreciation Day is a day when the guys and…

14 million running Windows 10 in 24 hours

31.7.2015 by Alice Cullen

Despite a soft launch, Windows 10 has already seen phenomenal uptake levels. We take a look at the news from Microsoft today – is Windows 10 finally going to break the curse of Windows 8? This week Microsoft’s roll-out of…

A Coordinated Hack?

30.7.2015 by Katherine Kelly

A hack is bad enough when it’s a one-off grab for your money and data, but when it’s potentially part of a coordinated longer game then that's next-level scary. United Airlines has been hacked, and the authorities suspect it may…

Facebook sets its sights on Google’s crown

30.7.2015 by Alice Cullen

Facebook today tightened its grip on big brand ad spend, and seemingly set its sights on knocking Google off its perch as leaders of the internet. Whilst Facebook undoubtedly takes the crown as the King of Social Networks, it is…

Facebook now used by a THIRD of the world’s online population

30.7.2015 by Alice Cullen

There has been a lot of talk in the press lately about how popular social media sites really are. Is the social media bubble about to burst? Well, Facebook recently reported that the number of people who use the social…

The View into your Windows 10

29.7.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Windows 10 is here and it’s getting some people pretty hot under the collar. In some cases, because it’s got some ace new features; in others, because it could open the window to tracking more of your data. Here’s a…

Why Two Factor Authentication is More Important than Ever

28.7.2015 by Katherine Kelly

A new report is warning that because of the rise of contactless card payments, two factor authentication (2FA) is a vital part of protecting yourself against attackers. In case you’re still not convinced, here’s why it’s an important and easy…

How to Receive an MBE like a Boss

27.7.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Our boss, to be precise. As many of you will know, our CEO Lawrence Jones was awarded an MBE at the start of the year, and our fantastic film team went with him to Buckingham Palace when he received it! Here’s the ‘behind…

Good is Expected, Bad Goes Viral: What Makes a Good UX?

24.7.2015 by Guest

We have seen the evolution of eCommerce right before our eyes. The internet has revolutionised the way the world does business at every imaginable level and the ubiquity of smart everything - phones, watches and gadgets - means the end…

The Wonderful World of Work Experience!

23.7.2015 by Guest

At UKFast our training and education team are always getting the young minds of the future here for work experience; we love seeing young people excited about their future in the working world! Today we have Dan talking us through a…