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Could you be Fined under GDPR?

Next year the new EU data rules come into force, and it seems like there is a lot of confusion for British companies. The General Data Protection Regulation aims to make data security a priority for all businesses small and large, which means that a supervisory authority has to oversee companies and check they are complying with all of the GDPR principles.

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How to get Affordable IT Support in London

Living in London is notoriously expensive – and running a business in the city is also costly. Of course, enterprises in London tend to charge more for their services but that’s because they have higher business costs including rent, and they also have to pay their staff more than workers in other parts of the UK. Because the cost of living in the capital is so high, there is a London living wage which is higher than the calculation for anywhere else in the UK.

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By |August 17th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

How to Keep Monthly Outgoings Down

Managing business finances and cash flow is difficult, especially for start-ups and SMEs. Everyone seems to be tightening the purse strings at the moment, but making savings doesn’t have to come at the cost of quality of customer service. There’s a variety of ways businesses can keep monthly outgoings down to increase revenue and balance monthly profits and expenditure. With a few simple changes in payment policies and switching suppliers you could notice a big difference.

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By |August 2nd, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

New Office, New IT Equipment

Many companies decide to relocate to a new building at this time of year, when the office is generally a bit quieter than usual. It gives businesses plenty of time to organise the space and get operations back to normal before the holiday season rush. Moving office is a great opportunity to declutter and invest in some brand new furniture and equipment if needed. After all, you have a fresh workspace to decorate so why not take advantage of the excuse to indulge in new everything?!

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The Relationship Between GDPR and Business Services

Next year, UK businesses will undergo huge changes as the GDPR comes into effect. From May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation will come into force, aiming to put data security at the top of every company’s priority list. The new law includes fines for companies which are careless against hackers – if a business’ data is breached it will need to prove it has been compliant with the GDPR, or face fines of up to 4% of company turnover.

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3 Steps to GDPR Compliance

If you own a business and haven’t yet heard of the GDPR, then it’s time to do your research. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, so there is now less than a year to prepare for the radical changes which are being rolled out. The GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and the new legislation expands on the current approach to data compliance.

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How to Train Staff to be Vigilant Against Ransomware

Ransomware attacks and viruses can hit any type of business, and can cause lasting damage. Cyber-attacks are unfortunately a part of modern business, but training staff to be vigilant online could be the extra protection that saves your company from being held hostage. After all, there is only so much anti-virus software can do when employees are blindly giving hackers access to your full database. […]

Why Disposing of IT Equipment Properly is Vital

Why is it so important to dispose of commercial and domestic electronic waste responsibly? Technology improves fast, and many of us want the latest gadgets when they are released – but do you ever spare a thought for all the unwanted electronics you’re replacing? What happens to this growing amount of e-waste? […]

3 Reasons to Move Office Right Now

Moving office is a business ritual, a milestone that you’ll probably go through at least once with your company. An office relocation requires careful planning – after all, it could be the making or breaking of the business. It can be difficult to know when the right time for moving office comes around. You might feel a bit squashed in your current space but not financially secure enough to take on higher rents. There are various motives behind an office relocation, but it’s essential to ensure that a move is the right thing for the business. […]

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    Are you Aware of the Changes to the Law in Data Protection Regulations?

Are you Aware of the Changes to the Law in Data Protection Regulations?

It is now less than a year until the UK’s current Data Protection Act will be replaced by the new legal framework within the EU. Despite Brexit, it is important that organisations understand the changes in this law which is due to apply from 25th May 2018. The government has confirmed that the decision to leave the EU will not affect the start date of the new regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). […]