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Four key considerations when moving to public cloud

27.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

With the pandemic forcing organisations to preserve cash, optimise IT costs, and find secure ways to enable remote working, IT teams everywhere have been turning to cloud. It’s a trend that’s set to continue, with nearly 70% of organisations looking…

Your 4-step guide to a successful public cloud migration

27.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

With 82% of SMBs reporting reduced costs as a result of cloud technology adoption, migrating to the cloud is a no-brainer for businesses in 2021 (especially considering the struggle most organisations experienced in 2020). However, cloud migrations are also fraught…

How cloud can help you meet your sustainability goals

21.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Up to 75% of ethical UK companies reported commercial gains once they became sustainable, yet going green is still one of the lesser-discussed benefits of cloud computing. With a third of these organisations also declaring lower operational costs, it’s clear…

Why cloud plays an essential role in your digital transformation

19.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Despite the financial concerns caused by COVID-19, 59% of IT decision makers say the pandemic has accelerated their digital transformation. With an estimated 10.4% increase in spending in 2020 alone, it seems more businesses are starting to acknowledge the growing…

Guest Blog: Sharing the burden of secure remote working

9.4.2021 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast Head of Security and Compliance, Stephen Crow. The rapid shift to home working has left many SMEs at risk of rising security debt. As cybercriminals rushed to take advantage of widening security vulnerabilities,…

3 steps to eliminate security debt and protect remote workers

9.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Alongside the devastating economic impact of the recent pandemic, hackers have been taking advantage of a predominantly remote workforce, launching more advanced cyberattacks.  In fact, in the UK £6.2 million has been lost to cyber scams in the past 12…

How to stay ahead of DDoS attacks

7.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

In the first half of 2020, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks rose by 151% compared to the previous year. Many attacks are grudge motivated and the pandemic's lockdowns gave cybercriminals more time to act out their grievances. DDoS attacks…

Closing the digital divide: UKFast donates tech to local school 

29.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Anyone who’s followed UKFast for a while will know that we’re pretty big on education. We have an on-site teaching team and education centre, offering training to our colleagues and partnering organisations, as well as our local community. It’s also where – out of lockdown – we offer code…

The three biggest cloud threats for 2021

25.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Cloud computing spend increased by a third in 2020. Amazon maintained its majority market share at 31% and enjoyed a 28% growth over the third quarter. Microsoft also benefited, with lockdown placing a high demand on Teams, Windows Virtual Desktop…

Digital Nomadism: Has the pandemic led to the rise of a remote working culture?

19.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Travelling as part of your job was once limited to aircrews and global salespeople. But today, with a laptop, a passport and some remote working essentials, you can explore and earn in equal harmony. Currently, tens of millions of people…