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. The UK was supposed to leave the EU on 29th March 2019. Yet, a deal has not been made betweeen the UK and EU. Therefore, the EU has extended Brexit until 31st October 2019. This means that between now and then, the UK must reach a deal otherwise it will leave the EU without a deal. 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.

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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 as 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. 

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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, as it means you are 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? Download the whitepaper to find out.

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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. Since 2010, UK cloud adoption has increased by 82%, and many public sector businesses are already reaping the rewards of cloud technology’s efficient services. However, there are also concerns surrounding the adoption of cloud services by public sector organisations. With 88% of organisations storing sensitive information in the cloud, including customer, employee, financial and business data, it’s important to understand cloud security. This whitepaper examines the top cloud security concerns for the public sector, and provides guidance on security best practices as well as recommended goals by the National Cyber Security Centre. Are these fears justified, or can they be mitigated? We delve into the cloud security myths that are preventing some organisations from adopting the cloud and reaping its rewards.

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