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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.

How the tech sector is set to lead economic recovery

25.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

It’s without doubt that the tech sector has kept our personal lives manageable – and, at times, entertaining – over the last six months. Where would we be without countless Zoom calls every Friday night, without 30-minute food delivery on our smart phones, without scanning QR codes for...everything? But technology also accelerated the business world. Digital progression has thrived under the pressure of Covid and might just be the answer to climbing out of economic recession sooner rather than later.   In March, more than half of adults said they thought life would be back to normal in six months – when the same question was asked in August, ‘more than a year’ was the…

Comparing colocation and managed web hosting

18.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

For businesses that rely on the power and performance of dedicated servers, one of the biggest choices they face when setting up infrastructure is whether to choose colocation or managed web hosting. Both options provide an off-premises solution, offering greater scalability, security and cost-effectiveness than on-prem servers.   The main difference…

Accelerated adoption: Covid and the cloud

16.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

By now, we’re all too familiar with the ways in which Covid-19 has changed our lives, shifting the way we work and limiting social activities. For many businesses, the ability to be agile and responsive during the pandemic has meant the difference between…

Peak Season 2020: Stay secure this Black Friday

14.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

What do you get when you cross the biggest shopping day of the year with a year that’s already seen a record-breaking number of cyber-attacks? Over the last few years, the retail industry has experienced a growing number of increasingly damaging attacks and breaches during the peak period of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run…

Guest Blog: Why your business needs an ERP system

4.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Megan Gee, Marketing Executive at Khaos Control. For many small and medium businesses, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking busy spells are only temporary.  You become a reactive business, responding to peaks as they happen and…

Cloud Economics: CapEx vs OpEx

26.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

The trend towards cloud is certainly not a new development, but it is growing faster than ever before with 32% of IT budgets expected to be devoted to cloud computing within the next 12 months. According to the IDG Cloud Computing Survey 2020, the average cloud spending by enterprises is up…

How the right hosting partner could save your IT budget

20.8.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

While the UK officially entered economic recession last week, businesses across all sectors are looking for ways to cut costs. Though sometimes it’s not just about saving pennies, it’s about utilising your IT budget to improve strategic planning with an IT setup that is configured by the right…

Network visibility: What is it and why do I need it?

21.7.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast Head of Security, Stephen Crow. There’s a direct correlation between good network visibility and effective network security. That’s because network visibility is the key to improving your organisation’s security policies and procedures, resulting in fewer opportunities for cybercriminals, more rapid threat…

Twitter hack: Social Engineering Explained 

16.7.2020 by Guest

Yesterday, several high-profile Twitter accounts were accessed by hackers and used as part of a bitcoin scam. Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Uber and Apple were amongst those targeted by the attackers, who posted scam links promising that donations made to a bitcoin wallet would be doubled by the account holder. The…

Planning for an unprecedented peak season 

15.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Is it ever too early to start peak-season planning? Year on year, Black Friday grows in popularity in the UK, with only 8% of people saying that they avoid the event altogether. Each year we talk about making sure your…