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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.


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.


Disaster Recovery and Backups Explained

In a digital age where the GDPR has made data security more crucial than ever, whether you’re a startup or international enterprise, backup plans are key to your business’ survival. Did you know that 30% of businesses have no disaster recovery strategy? The past year has seen more cyber-attacks than ever before, with data breaches and security threats creating a real risk to businesses, often having an immediate and destructive impact. With the rising number of connected devices and the increasing sophistication of hackers, it is vital to have a comprehensive backup plan in place.


Cyber-Crime: What Is The Risk To UK Business

Cyber-attacks are increasing significantly, and not disappearing anytime soon. Stats show that many organisations fail to fully understand the risks and lack an appropriate strategy for defending against malicious threats. Download the infographic now to discover the latest stats on cyber-threats to UK businesses.


GDPR is around the corner: Are you ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union's (EU) legislation for the protection of personal data within the EU and beyond. The GDPR introduces new responsibilities for both data controllers and data processors who must be compliant with the legislation's standards by 25th May 2018. It tackles the outdated data protection laws which exist throughout EU member states and facilitates the secure free-flow of data. Do you know that 74% of UK SMEs suffered a security breach in 2016? Under the new rules, breaches can cost your business 4% of your global annual turnover or £20m. Complying with the GDPR is crucial. That's why we've created a whitepaper that outlines the steps you must take to become compliant, the advantages and improvements made by the legislation, and the potential effects Brexit will have on the GDPR. Are you ready for the GDPR? Download your guide now to discover the necessary steps your business must take to prepare.


eBook Cloud Series: The Impact of IoT on Business

Less than five years ago, you’d have been easily forgiven for assuming that the Internet of Things (IoT) was no more than a figment of a science-fiction writer’s imagination. However, thanks to the insatiably fast-paced technology industry, IoT has become the norm much sooner than expected.But how does IoT affect your business right now? In this eBook we delve into the world of IoT to discuss how it is digitising workplaces across the globe and accelerating the evolution of big data. Discover how IoT is changing business as we know it, how it affects your cybersecurity and, of course, the future of IoT in business.Download the eBook now to get to grips with everything you need to know about IoT and your business.