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Fridays at UKFast – 13th May 2016

13.5.2016 by Jenn Granger

Superheroes can come in many forms – some fight crime, some raise money for charity (like the superheroes at Key 103’s Cash for Kids charity, which we’re dressing up in support of today) and some are Ed Miliband’s beard. They…

UKFast vs Digital Skills Gap

13.5.2016 by Guest

Manchester’s digital technology industry is growing at an incredible pace, and is a main driver behind the Northern Powerhouse. The city is now home to the second largest tech hub in the country in terms of number of jobs, with a…

Careless TalkTalk Costs Money

12.5.2016 by Jenn Granger

Some of you might remember TalkTalk’s mega breach last October. Some of you might not – but hopefully you’ll all remember the fact that their profits have more than halved afterwards. The consequences of a security breach can be myriad…

Is Your Inspiration On the Money?

12.5.2016 by Guest

The latest Inspire MCR event was a great chance to see innovators speaking honestly about their successes, failures, and motivations. Al has the lowdown. Newly appointed BusinessCloud editor Chris Maguire chaired the event and was joined by property developer and…

Cashing in on Ecommerce Excitement

11.5.2016 by Jenn Granger

When it comes to online spending, the stakes are getting higher and the competition is getting fiercer, and with Cyber Monday and online festive shopping getting bigger every year (the digital equivalent of the Black Friday brawls in Asda aisles)…

Can Manchester Be the Next Silicon Valley?

10.5.2016 by Jenn Granger

Silicon Valley has become synonymous with tech success. While you might associate Manchester more with rain and gravy, things are changing and – as experts discussed at our recent round table – Manchester is primed to be the next Silicon…

Feel Safe? You Shouldn’t

9.5.2016 by Jenn Granger

“It won’t happen to me” is something that we’re probably all guilty of thinking from time to time. Unfortunately denial is not a river in Egypt and it won’t keep your business safe either. It might seem like online attackers…

Fridays at UKFast – 6th May 2016

6.5.2016 by Jenn Granger

Good work on Friday everyone – we’ve made it through a week without any high-profile celeb deaths *touch wood* so we’ll count that as a win. This week we’ve been mostly talking about why we’re sold on the NECAs, asking…

Why Today Is The Day You’ll Overhaul Your Password

5.5.2016 by Jenn Granger

If you know your password security isn’t quite what it should be but changing it is way down on your to-do list, today might be the day that you want to bump it up a little. There’s been a pretty…

A Pretty Tragick Picture

4.5.2016 by Jenn Granger

Because it’s been a while since things got really interesting, the vulnerability gods have decided to amuse themselves with the announcement of a new issue. It affects a lot of websites and lets attackers have all sorts of not-fun-for-you fun…