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Digital transformations: The Covid catalyst

9.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Even before the pandemic hit, we were living in an increasingly digital world. The next generation are digitally savvy in a way many of us couldn’t have imagined in our youth, and the trajectory for that growth already seemed set to an impressive pace.   But the unwelcome arrival of Covid-19 has undoubtedly acted as a catalyst for digitisation. In homes across the world, grandparents have learned to Zoom call their nearest and dearest, and even the most avid of high street shoppers have become au fait with the art of online shopping.   Huge change has happened in the business world too. We’ve seen cloud technology play a starring role in the shift…

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…

SSL/TLS certificate validity update

13.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this year at the CA/Browser forum Spring event, Apple announced that from September 1st the validity period for public SSL/TLS certificates would reduce from 2 years to 398 days. With this sentiment echoed by Google at the CA/Browser Summer event in June, it is…

What can we learn from the Garmin ransomware attack?

3.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

What a week for Garmin. If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that on Thursday 23rd July several of its services became unavailable as a result of a rumoured ransomware attack by Russian hackers Evil Corp. Whilst Garmin has been selective in the information it’s shared about the attack, the majority of its platforms and services are…

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…

Tech Round-Up: Is the Tech Industry Ready For Brexit?

18.9.2018 by Jenn Granger

UKFast takes a look at some of the biggest technology news of the week, including AI, social media and all things Brexit. Discover the latest stories here: What is your business plan for a post-Brexit world? An article in The…

S-harking Back to Another Time

11.8.2016 by Jenn Granger

Looking back can be a great thing – it helps you remember the good times, see how far you’ve come, and calculate exactly how many years the dubious outfits your parents dressed you in as a kid added onto your…

Fridays at UKFast – 7th March

7.3.2014 by Jenn Granger

This week has been a bit of a mad one! Not only is the first week of March over – meaning Spring is springing its way into our lives (well, it’s not rained every day at least) - it’s also…

Online Advertising Spells Deadly Decline For Print

9.1.2009 by Mother Superior

Latest national newspaper circulation figures coupled with news of Exchange & Mart’s decision to drop its print version are further indications that online media are usurping the territory previously held by traditional print forms. Reports this week have revealed that…

Is the BBC Website Good Value for Money

11.6.2008 by Mother Superior

Here’s a thought - As the BBC website is available to the world and therefore can be read by non-licence fee payers, should it be funded by the license fee? This is a pretty contentious point. With the validity of…