Disaster recovery and business continuity for small businesses

2018-08-03T14:50:45+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , , |

Disaster recovery and business continuity for small businesses Disaster recovery and business continuity are two sides of the same coin. Disaster recovery gets you up and running again as quickly as possible after disaster strikes, while business continuity allows you to “keep calm and carry on” in a broader sense. It can include plans [...]

Direct marketing and GDPR

2018-08-01T11:41:04+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

Direct marketing and GDPR Despite GDPR having been a reality for about a month now, there are probably a number of businesses, particularly small ones, that are still getting to grips with what GDPR means in practice, especially with regard to direct marketing, so here is a brief guide to what you need [...]

An important update to WordPress: GDPR and privacy

2018-07-03T15:37:20+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

An important update to WordPress: GDPR and privacy The latest WordPress release (4.9.6) is described as a privacy and maintenance release. Looking at the details of the release, the emphasis is clearly on the privacy and, basically, getting ready for GDPR. Here is a summary of the changes and what they mean: [...]

Do you need to resubscribe your email list members to comply with GDPR?

2018-06-14T17:18:54+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , |

Do you need to resubscribe your email list members to comply with GDPR? Chances are, your email inbox has been full of companies you have long since forgotten about, pleading with you to resubscribe to their email list in advance of the introduction of GDPR later this month. And while, as a consumer, this [...]

Only 1 in 10 SMEs are ready for GDPR: are you?

2018-04-11T12:33:23+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

Only 1 in 10 SMEs are ready for GDPR: are you? Even though the General Data Protection Regulation was adopted on 27th April 2016, only 8% of SMEs have stated that they are ready for when it goes live on 25th May 2018. This would not be so bad if the other 90+% were [...]

GDPR and schools: what you need to know

2018-03-23T12:30:53+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

GDPR and schools: what you need to know A lot has been written about GDPR and its impact on the world of business but GDPR also applies in the public sector, including in the world of education. The average school (whether public or private) operates rather differently to the average business and so may [...]

Call recording and compliance with PCI / MIFID II: the questions you need to ask

2018-04-09T13:34:10+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Call recording and compliance with PCI / MIFID II: the questions you need to ask Although the internet has become the main communication channel for many companies, the old fashioned phone still plays an important role in the business world and is likely to do so for quite some time to come. This fact [...]