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Are You Ready for GDPR? 5 Steps to Take

As the May 25, 2018, European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) deadline approaches, more and more businesses are searching for a cloud service provider who will be a trusted partner to host their data and help them reach full compliance. Because the GDPR (and the similar UK Data Protection Bill proposed in August 2017) changes the standards for how to safely store and process data, it is incredibly important for businesses to assess their systems and make a strategic plan to be ready when the deadline comes. The GDPR legislation aims to align data protection legislation with...

by Lauren Ascroft on 08 Dec 2017


Don’t Wait for Your Server to Fail

No matter how well a server is maintained there are a variety of events that can lead to a server failure, with one failure tending to lead to another. The causes below can all contribute to a server failure: • Loss of power; • Hardware failure; • Operating system crashes; • Network partitions; • Unexpected application behaviour. Imagine what would happen if your server went down today. Apart from the IT department focused on fixing the problem, many employees would have nothing to do, and as the clocks tick your business may be suffering. If you have tape backup (a cop...

by Lauren Ascroft on 29 Nov 2017


How Has The Internet Evolved? 48 Years On…

The first utter of the word internet was back in 1969 when Leonard Kleinrock connected a computer to the Interface Message Processor (IMP), which made contact with a second IMP, attached to a second computer, several miles away at the Stanford Research Institute. 12 years after this incident there were only 213 computer on the network, 14 years after that 16 million people were online and email was beginning to change the world. Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at CERN. On 30th April 1993, CERN published a statement that made World Wide Web technology avail...

by Lauren Ascroft on 31 Aug 2017


Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi – Here’s Why

In our latest blog post, Rockford IT's 2nd Line Technician, Dale talks about how secure public Wi-Fi is and what you can do to make sure you don't fall into any traps when surfing online in public places. We have all heard of the risks whilst using unsecured ‘guest’ networks in coffee shops, hotels and supermarkets. Many of us assume that ‘being careful’ on unsecured wireless networks (i.e. Wi-Fi networks with no password) means don’t go on any dodgy sites or try and download copyrighted material. However, even harmless Facebooking, shopping and internet banking can be intercep...

by Lauren Ascroft on 08 Jun 2017


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