Category: Data

What’s the latest on PCI compliance – and what does it mean for SMEs?

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7 June 2018 | Jamie Ward

2018 has already been a big year for regulatory compliance. The GDPR deadline day has come and gone – and in the noise that surrounded GDPR readiness, you may not have noticed that earlier in the year (February), the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard) version 3.2 came into effect.

PCI compliance has been a requirement, in one way or another, since 2004. And yet, according to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report,

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Are data services the key to arming the recruitment industry for the future?

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23 May 2018 | Jamie Ward

The recent McKinsey report – Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation –  has offered compelling insights into what the future of work might look like as new technologies continue to emerge in an ever-changing digital market. Automation is expected to have a particularly far-reaching effect on workforces all over the world, with around 50% of today’s work-related activities thought to have the potential to be automated (at least theoretically).

For workers,

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With just months to go until GDPR, what can you do to prepare?

27 February 2018 | Jamie Ward

The clock is ticking on EU GDPR regulations, due to be enforced on 25th May 2018 and replacing the Data Protection Act of 1998. With the threat of big fines looming over non-compliant organisations, all businesses, including SMEs, must make sure they’re ready in time for the changes. Your GDPR plan-of-action should be well underway by now, but nonetheless, here’s our checklist to help you get prepared for compliance in the next few months:


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Is consumer network traffic throttling your business bandwidth?

27 February 2018 | Cem Ahmet

The chances are, it probably is.
This is because most of the big internet service providers’ (ISPs’) networks are being used by consumers and businesses at the same time. As a result of the bandwidth throttling caused by consumer network traffic, your business performance could be suffering.
And did you know: the UK is lagging when it comes to broadband speeds anyway? We’re 31st in the league table, falling behind most of Europe. That being the case,

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Finding the data service that supports the pace of your business

Finding the data service to support your business

21 August 2017 | Cem Ahmet

Every business moves at its own speed. What’s right for one will be totally wrong for another, and trying to pick up or replicate another business’ growth model is almost sure to lead to failure.

This is why ‘off the shelf’ tech solutions and packages don’t always work anymore. And why so many businesses are moving more and more of their processes to the cloud, consuming critical applications as a service to get the flexibility to

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