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What impact will Brexit have on UK businesses?

On 23rd June 2016, 51.9% of the British population voted to leave the European Union (EU). Since then, the UK government has been negotiating with the EU to reach a deal on the future of the relationship. Regardless of whether a deal is struck, the UK will leave the EU on 29th March 2019. The UK will then enter into a two-year transition period. No matter the size of your business or what sector you operate in, it is crucial you consider the legal, regulatory, political, economic and market changes, while remaining aware of competitor and consumer behaviour in this uncertain climate. Given the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and climate of immense change, businesses have the opportunity to innovate and break into new markets. How can you prepare for Brexit? What opportunities can your business grasp? What challenges will your business face? How can you overcome them? Our whitepaper breaks down the complexity of Brexit for you and helps you discover what you should be doing now. Download today to receive your eight-step 'Brexit audit' checklist.

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The Digital Transformation of the Public Sector

With the government's Cloud First strategy, public sector organisations are transitioning into a new digital era. This introduces a range of fresh challenges and rewards to reap across the sector. According to global IT services provider Fujutsu, 67% of UK citizens desire faster and simpler services, driving them to use the digital option when it is available. The digital transformation of the UK's public sector is inspiring the increased adoption of digital strategies to improve and support collaboration between citizens and various arms of the public sector. Taking steps towards greater efficiency is crucial to meeting the growing expectations of a community that is becoming accustomed to the availability of digital services. Transforming your public sector organisation begins with a clear and comprehensive digital strategy linked to your organisation's objectives. Have you begun your public sector organisations' digital transformation? What should you be doing now to transport your services into the new digital era?

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Your Guide to the HSCN

The public sector is transitioning into a new digital era with the adoption of digital technologies to update outmoded systems and improve services. The HSCN replaces the N3 network. It is a new private network for the NHS, health and social care organisations and wider healthcare services to provide a reliable, efficient and flexible way to allow users to access, exchange and share electronic information while aiding collaboration. If your organisation is processing patient records or sharing information about patients or care services then the HSCN provide new efficiencies to improve collaboration and communication. Organisations have a choice of suppliers from a dynamic marketplace to support the digital transformation of trusts in the health and social care sector. As a result, consumer costs are reduced. How can your public organisation connect into the HSCN and begin to reap its rewards?

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DDoS: What's the Threat?

Distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks can be hugely damaging to a business. But what are they? Where do they come from? How can you protect your business against them? A DDoS attack is carried out with the sole purpose of slowing down or crashing your site to deny real users access to it. The ever-increasing scale and frequency of attacks over recent years places significant pressure on business leaders to react, and mitigate the potentially catastrophic financial and operational impact of an attack. The key to defending your business against DDoS attacks lies in understanding the threat. Is your business protected against DDoS attacks?

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On-Premise vs. Outsourced Hosting

There's no 'one-size-fits-all' hosting solution. Every business is unique and has different hosting requirements, with some choosing to host onsite within their business and some choosing to outsource to a hosting provider. On-premise hosting has traditionally been viewed as the safest option, meaning you would be in full control of your hardware and software. However, this is no longer the case. On-premise hosting can be expensive with hardware costs, an expert in-house IT support team and software licences, not to mention the physical security requirements. Although on-premise hosting comes with its advantages, many organisations instead choose to outsource their hosting solutions to the experts, as a more flexible, cost-efficient and secure option. So, which option is best for your business?

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Public Sector and Cloud Security - The Five Fears

Cloud computing is changing the way public sector organisations operate by enhancing collaboration through agility, flexibility, affordability and scalability. While many public sector organisations are already reaping the rewards of working in a cloud-native environment, many are still hesitant to move to the cloud. UKFast takes a look at the reasons why some public sector organisations haven't yet made the move and what can be done to take the fear out of cloud security.

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