Wearables and the health industry

2019-02-13T12:34:50+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Wearables and the health industry The idea of wearable may have begun life as science fiction, but they have quickly become items that many people have embraced. And while some people are wary about the safety of their personal data and the wider implications of wearables, the road to mainstream acceptance is leading to [...]

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 [...]

It’s people, not viruses, who threaten your cyber security

2018-06-08T09:13:04+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s people, not viruses, who threaten your cyber security If Hollywood represented reality, cyber security threats would come from super-sophisticated computer geniuses working for super-villains, plotting the destruction of the world as we know it. In actual fact, the biggest threat companies face probably comes from inside their organisation and may come in the [...]

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 [...]

Security and your iPhone

2018-03-23T12:33:25+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Security and your iPhone Smartphone security is increasingly in the news and, as we use our phones and tablets to store a vast amount of personal information and professional data, it is always wise to protect them with a ‘belt and braces’ approach. Assuming that the generic settings on your device will be sufficient [...]

Safe browsing: the primer you need for online security

2018-03-23T12:34:13+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Safe browsing: the primer you need for online security In honour of Data Privacy Day earlier this week, we wanted to look at how you can stay safe and secure while you browse online. You might already know to avoid suspicious websites and be careful who you give cookie permission to, but many [...]

B2B communications and GDPR

2018-04-09T13:40:07+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

B2B communications and GDPR GDPR is, fundamentally, all about the protection of personal data; basically it’s about an individual’s right to privacy. As such, most of the literature around it has tended to focus on what businesses need to do to protect customer data and to ensure that all marketing communications are compliant [...]

Security and your Android phone

2018-04-09T13:41:10+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Security and your Android phone As our mobile devices are integral to our daily lives, the thought of leaving our phone on a train or having it stolen from our handbag is horrifying to most people. As well as the hassle of having to get a crime number and report it to our [...]

Why Blockchain is about so much more than Bitcoin

2018-04-09T13:42:15+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Why Blockchain is about so much more than Bitcoin When brand names become so familiar that we use them without thinking, it’s easy to forget the history behind them. For example, many people probably know that PayPal started out life essentially as a sideline to eBay and then it grew and grew and [...]

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