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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…

Understanding the evolving cyber-threat landscape

17.5.2021 by Laura Valentine

The cyber-threat landscape is vast, seemingly infinite and ever evolving. In recent times, the methods that hackers use have developed at an abnormal rate. And, while the risk of attack is bad enough, it’s this changing environment that keeps cybersecurity…

What is data encryption at rest? 

14.5.2021 by Laura Valentine

In today’s ever-evolving cyber-threat landscape, data breaches are a constant concern. The exposure of 36 billion records in the first three quarters of 2020 alone, is enough to keep any business owner up at night – regardless of your perceived protection.  Cybercriminals are constantly sizing up routes…

Guest Blog: 5 ways to prepare for migrating onto a Magento 2 server 

10.5.2021 by Guest

This blog is authored by Mark Hambley, Technical Director at digital web agency Verve, specialists in Magento 2 migrations.   Migrating your eCommerce site can seem like a daunting task. Yet, following the end of life of Magento 1 in 2020, migration has become a necessary undertaking for many…

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…

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,…