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Author Archives: Alice Cullen

Getting to Grips with Your New GDPR Responsibilities

5.5.2017 by Alice Cullen

Over the last five weeks, we have been breaking down the parts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that matter most to you. From changes to consent to the Brexit factor, we’ve lifted the lid on the GDPR so…

High Five!

4.5.2017 by Alice Cullen

What’s it like being part of team UKFast? Is it really a Great Place to Work? Having last night been named the fifth greatest mid-sized workplace in UK – the top mid-sized technology firm and the top in Manchester –…

Happy World Password Day!

4.5.2017 by Alice Cullen

  We all know the rules. Don’t use any personal information to create a password; that means no significant dates, your own name, mother’s maiden name and the like. It must be obscure, a unique combination of letters and numbers.…

Learning Linux

2.5.2017 by Alice Cullen

It is reported that Benjamin Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” It’s a quote that we hold quite close here at UKFast. We’re always trying to help our…

Driving Change on British Roads

1.5.2017 by Alice Cullen

A consortium of British companies has announced it wants to introduce driverless cars to British roads in 2019 – that’s just two years away! The Driven consortium is backed by a £8.6m government grant, which is part of a wider…

GDPR Breach Notifications – Sound Your Alarm

27.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

Since the introduction of the Data Protection Directive (DPD) in 1995, European member states have faced inconsistencies in their personal data protection standards. In the fourth of our series of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) blogs we’re discussing changes to…

We Need Your Vote!

26.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

Oscars season may have been and gone, the Baftas a distant memory, but for us, the awards season is just ramping up! Granted, tech and business awards may be a touch less glamorous than the razzle-dazzle of Hollywood but no…

Make Your Choice

24.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

It seems that ballots are like buses here in the UK at the moment; none for a while and then far too many all at once! The referendum, local elections, mayoral elections and now a general election. Perhaps, though, we…

Do You Have Permission to Use That Data?

20.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been a hot topic for businesses throughout the UK, Europe and beyond over the last year. The legislation seeks to give citizens greater control over their information and protect personal data. It also…

Big Data Making Big Money

19.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

Big data has been on the business radar for quite a few years now; you can’t miss the term when looking into any aspect of business and tech. So what is the latest for big data? We took our round…