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Guest Blog: Preparing for public cloud migration

20.1.2021 by Guest

This blog is authored by UKFast AWS DevOps engineer Leyton Reed.   Whether you’re looking at moving to AWS, Azure or a smaller public cloud platform such as UKFast’s eCloud®, migration brings a common set of challenges. Being prepared for cloud adoption means being prepared to change the way you operate. And before you even get started, there are several things you’ll need to consider in order to ensure migration goes as smoothly as possible.   1. Scaling  If this is your first voyage into public cloud it’s likely you’ll never have checked if your applications are ready to run in the cloud. Running workloads in the public cloud means moving away from reliance on a single server – you may need…

Guest Blog: Why SEO is more important than ever

28.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next. Businesses across the globe are slowly coming to terms with the ‘new normal’ and keen to make sure they take their first steps into a post-pandemic world with their…

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…

Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing

23.10.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

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 Nuttall

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 Nuttall

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…

Why Gender Parity is Crucial for Mentoring Schemes

19.9.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

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…

Why mentoring is so important for women in business

17.9.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

Mentoring schemes have really gained momentum in recent years. From small businesses to entire industry sectors, the advantages of a quality mentoring scheme are plentiful – for mentors, mentees and the wider business community. However, like many other areas of…

How Better Training Can Mitigate Supply Chain Risk

27.8.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

This guest blog is authored by Edward Whittingham, Founder and MD of cybersecurity firm The Defence Works. The Defence Works brings together hard-hitting insights, efficient practices and simple hacks to keep businesses safe and offers bite-sized cybersecurity awareness training through…

Using Our eCommerce Past to Predict the Future

22.8.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

Are you meeting the ever-changing needs of your customers? Monitoring trends in consumer habits is crucial for your business to stay competitive in a crowded online marketplace. Register for our free webinar now and get the latest insight from industry…