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Five Questions To Ask At Startup 101

31.5.2017 by Al McCloud

Starting your own business is a daunting prospect. Thankfully, you’re not the first person to take on the world with only a great idea and the will to succeed. In fact, Business Cloud magazine recently revealed their 101 UK startup disruptors, a list which proves that the country is booming with great new business ideas.  Entrepreneurs find their way to success by collecting as much advice as they can get, and UKFast's next event, Startup 101, is designed for just that purpose. In a week’s time, Startup 101 will see business owners from diverse sectors and growth stages sharing their stories for…

Fast Fridays – 25th May 2017

26.5.2017 by Al McCloud

It’s been a difficult week here in Manchester, but we’re adopting the mentality that has successfully seen this city thrive; keeping our heads up and carrying on. With that in mind, we’ve gathered up the week’s technology links - just…

How Happy are your Customers?

26.5.2017 by Guest

In light of Brexit, the state of customer satisfaction nationwide has continued to improve according to the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI). The score at the start of the year was 77.8, up 0.8 compared to 2016. This growth…

Exactly One Year To Get Your Business GDPR Ready

25.5.2017 by Guest

Today marks exactly one year until businesses must be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s new legislation for the protection of personal data. That’s not long for UK organisations to get their ducks in a row…

Your Eyes Are The Prize For Biometric Hackers

24.5.2017 by Al McCloud

Another day, another biometric authentication system cracked. Last week we covered the BBC journalist who had his twin brother impersonate his ‘voiceprint’ (his voice, basically), to successfully log in to his phone banking. I know what you’re thinking; that’s too…

We Stand Together

23.5.2017 by Al McCloud

We’ll keep this short so you can get back to doing amazing work, spend time with your loved ones and reflect. We wanted to focus on our home today, Manchester. In under 24 hours this city has raised hundreds of…

Trump Demands Better Security and Cloud Computing

22.5.2017 by Al McCloud

President Trump has issued an Executive Order in an attempt to strengthen federal and public cybersecurity in the U.S. The President has been very vocal about what he often refers to as ‘the cyber’, particularly on his campaign trail, and…

Fast Fridays – 19th May 2017

19.5.2017 by Al McCloud

You made it! Another week successfully crushed. Here’s five links we thought were important in the world of tech, from the U.S. reversing their stance on net neutrality to, well, a kid dancing to Bruno Mars. That’s not strictly tech…

We’re on G-Cloud Nine!

19.5.2017 by Al McCloud

We’re very happy. You could say we’re over the moon. In fact, let’s say we’re on cloud nine because we can announce that UKFast are G-Cloud 9 Approved. If you’re not a public sector business we wouldn’t blame you for…

Magento 2: Keeping Up With The Customers

18.5.2017 by Al McCloud

More than 250,000 merchants across the globe use Magento as their ecommerce platform. The market is growing at an incredible rate - between March 2016 and February 2017 the number of websites on the internet using Magento increased by over…