Life without Safe Harbour - do you know where your data is?

Do you have a handle on your data? The long-criticised Safe Harbour agreement has been judged inadequate and a replacement, Privacy Shield, is set to land soon. However, questions over the strength of data privacy protections still remain, in particular about who is processing your data. In this guide we focus on four important questions every business needs to address to make sure they have total control of their data, in preparation for tighter legislation around data protection.

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eGuide: Introduction to Colocation

Finding the right environment to secure and connect your hardware is critical to your business. Colocation is the practice of storing your I.T. hardware and infrastructure (your servers and your devices) in a purpose-built data centre owned and managed by an external provider. It allows you to maintain control of your own solution whilst taking advantage of high availability, greater connectivity, increased scalability and heightened security that is simply beyond the means of most companies to create in house.Download the eGuide: An Introduction to Colocation today and discover whether colocation is right for you, why some businesses choose to colocate and the core benefits of choosing colocation over maintaining your IT infrastructure in house.

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People to People - Employee Engagement and Customer Service

When it comes to customer service, the person on the end of the phone has more influence than anyone over a customer’s first impression of your business – whether or not they will return, or whether they will share a negative experience with other potential customers. UKFast has always valued people above all else, and this has bred a culture where employees are passionate about customer service.Our experience has taught us that there is an intrinsic link between a positive company culture and great customer service.  So how can your employees be more than just a complement to great products - an asset that keeps customers coming back? How do you get from customer service to People as a Service?Download our free whitepaper now to find out how employee engagement can turn customer-facing employees into a business's most valuable asset.

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Cloud Security - The Five Fears

Did you know that in 2017 cloud adoption reached 88%? Cloud computing is transforming the way business operate, and cloud adopters are instantly reaping the rewards of greater versatility, adaptability and scalability. Yet one common fear which pervades is cloud security and how it compares to the safety net of on-premise hosting. Are fears about cloud security justified? How can these fears be mitigated? UKFast takes a look at some of the concerns about data protection in the cloud holding businesses back from reaching their full potential in the cloud. 

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Colocation - The Migration Manual

The importance of high performance computing is greater today than ever. Migrating to a purpose-built data centre is the best way to ensure optimum conditions for your data and hardware, but it’s important not to let the complexity of migration prevent you from achieving the solution you need. Our experience has shown us that any migration, no matter how complex, can be achieved as long as the correct steps are taken. This free whitepaper maps out the five key stages of an effective data centre migration to help you successfully navigate the process of moving to your new data centre. Download the whitepaper now!

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Checklist for Festive eCommerce Success

We all have our opinions on 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday', but there is no disputing the impact these peak periods have on retailers, particularly eCommerce businesses. Growth in online shopping in the run-up to Christmas continues to accelerate, with online spend over the festive period growing by 19.5% year on year to £17.37bn in 2014. Lapses in performance or usability during periods of high traffic ultimately hit your bottom line, with downtime costing businesses an average of $300,000 per hour!2015 is sure to be the busiest year yet for online retailers. With this in mind have you prepared your site for the rush? Download your checklist now to get peak season ready.

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