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Get insight into a range of technology and business topics, from eCommerce to cloud, SME support to mentoring. With the latest roundups from our UKFast webinars, guest blogs from real-life industry experts and expert cloud advice from the UKFast team of hosting specialists.

Readers’ Choice: Your Top 4 Tech Blogs of 2019

10.12.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This year, we’ve supplied a range of tech blogs on a whole host of topics – from containers and cloud, to dedicated servers and the technology behind our security services. In fact, some articles were loved so much by our avid readers, we thought it only right to bring back some of your favourite tech blogs of 2019. Without further ado… 1.      What is a load balancer and why use one? In this post we run through the basics of load balancing, its advantages and in what situations load balancing is appropriate. Explore how load balancing ensures your organisation provides…

Personalisation in Marketing: 5 Expert Tips

5.12.2019 by Charlotte Greene

The word personalisation is often thrown around the marketing world without much thought. We know that as businesses we must personalise our communications and websites to please consumers which are evermore impatient and expectant of a fast, totally relevant user…

Your Top 5 UKFast Webinars of 2019

25.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

What a year it has been for our UKFast webinars! Each week, we’ve brought you insightful discussions from the finest industry professionals, diving into all things cloud, cybersecurity, eCommerce and more. From huge enterprises to tiny startups, we’ve welcomed speakers…

Black Friday: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

13.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

A slow site is an eCommerce business’ worst nightmare at the best of times. With the peak season sales period nearly upon us, implementing a strategy which keeps Black Friday disruption to a minimum is paramount to your online success.…

What is an eCommerce Business?

4.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

By definition, eCommerce is the activity of buying or selling products online. An eCommerce business is usually involved in the selling aspect, using their website as a virtual store through which consumers can purchase goods over the internet. So, whenever…

Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing

23.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing guest blog is authored by Holly Williams, Technical Director of cybersecurity firm Secarma. * I occasionally see the terms vulnerability assessment and penetration test used interchangeably, or even phrases such as ‘automated penetration test’ thrown…

Q&A with UK Business Angels Association

21.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Jenny Tooth OBE is the CEO of the UK Business Angels Association – the trade body for angel and early stage investing, representing more than 15,000 investors around the UK. Jenny has over 20 years’ experience of facilitating SMEs access…

eCommerce Guest Blog: Get Ready for the Internet’s Peak Season

21.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next, shares his behind-the-scenes tips and tricks as the eCommerce peak season creeps closer. As any experienced sales or marketing professional knows all too well, eCommerce companies need to prepare meticulously for the weeks leading…

#ScrollFreeSeptember

20.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

The heads down generation PING! PING! PING! WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube…the list is endless. Social media has become a huge part of all our lives. Today, the UK has more than 45 million social…

Why Gender Parity is Crucial for Mentoring Schemes

19.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

In part two of this week’s Women in Mentoring blog series, senior university lecturer Tanya Hemphill shares her experience of becoming a Tech Manchester mentor. What led Tanya to become a mentor? Why is gender parity so crucial for mentoring…