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How to prepare your eCommerce site for Black Friday 2021

21.9.2021 by Katie Lander

What you need to know and how to implement it Black Friday is perhaps the biggest opportunity for retailers to gain new customers and make sales. In fact, the average person in the UK buys four products on Black Friday. But is your retail site ready to scale up to meet demand? According to Google, users are 32% more likely to abandon a sale if it takes up to three seconds to load. It’s vital, therefore, that your eCommerce site provides them with a seamless shopping experience.  In this blog we recap the three questions you need to ask yourself…

Get eCloud VPC. Save money. Relax.

6.9.2021 by Katie Lander

Done right, the cloud can save you money and enable better technology. But not all cloud platforms are built the same - and it’s important to choose the right cloud service for your business, to avoid hidden or surprise costs.…

AWS/Azure or eCloud VPC? How to get it right first time

6.9.2021 by Katie Lander

When most people think of the cloud, they generally think of two providers: Amazon Web Service (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. There’s plenty of good reasons for this; the cloud technology these two offer has enabled countless businesses to transform the…

Digital transformation in action: What does it mean for business owners?

6.9.2021 by Katie Lander

For most business leaders, digital transformation was the watchword of 2020. Whether it’s Microsoft Teams or virtual machines, companies everywhere looked to technology to stay in business through the disruption. In fact, 97% of businesses say the pandemic greatly or…

Why healthcare providers everywhere are heading to the cloud

8.8.2021 by Katie Lander

From rising patient demand to staff shortages, COVID-19 has presented a serious challenge to a healthcare system already under significant strain. And with online appointments, Track and Trace and more underway, the NHS IT infrastructure faces more pressure than ever…

2021: The year of healthcare transformation

28.7.2021 by Katie Lander

By Stephen Jewell, Director of Public Sector at UKFast Historically, the healthcare industry in the UK hasn’t been known for being a fast-moving, innovative adopter of new technology. It’s a perception that all public sector organisations contend with to an…

eCloud VPC: A new type of cloud service

19.7.2021 by Katie Lander

 Today, UKFast announces its next generation of cloud computing service: eCloud Virtual Private Cloud, which promises to reshape how businesses see cloud computing. Built on the latest enterprise grade technology, including VMware, Cisco & HPE, this re-imagining of the cloud…

What is the Windows ‘PrintNightmare’ bug – and are you at risk?

5.7.2021 by Katie Lander

News has recently broken of a new vulnerability, dubbed ‘PrintNightmare’, that affects any Active Directory-based Windows operating system. This means most Windows-based businesses are now at risk from attack, since the Print Spooler service it affects is turned on by…

UKFast announced as exclusive UK government hyperscale computing partner

20.5.2021 by Guest

This blog is authored by Stephen Jewell, Director of Public Sector at UKFast. UKFast has been announced as one of the UK’s nine exclusive hyperscale computing partners, as part of a new agreement with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). This…

How secure is your dedicated server?

28.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Despite the growth of cloud adoption, there remains a time and a place for dedicated servers. In certain circumstances – particularly those associated with legacy applications, demanding performance requirements and extreme data security standards – only physical infrastructure will do.  Whatever your reason for reliance on dedicated…