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Introducing Fordway GDPR Security Bridging Service

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2017 2:27:58 PM / by Neville Armstrong posted in GDPR, Governance

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The Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in less than a year and organisations need to prepare for its introduction and be able to demonstrate compliance. This will require resources and an appropriate budget.

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Self-service or managed cloud?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2017 2:58:00 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in managed cloud

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The thought of moving some of your applications to the cloud may fill you with relief - limitless capacity, almost total flexibility, regular monthly costs and a lot less infrastructure to maintain. However, before you start planning how you'll use the extra free time you'll no doubt get now someone else is looking after things for you, make sure you know what you've signed up for!

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Battling GDPR compliance?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2017 4:29:19 PM / by Ashley Denness posted in GDPR, Security

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You can imagine it now. If the world of IT security were to be played out as a pantomime today, the seeming villain of the piece would definitely be GDPR. Picture it, the face of the CISO when the crowd scream “It’s behind you!” as GDPR suddenly appears. Our hero knows that GDPR is lurking behind him but he is not quite sure a) how much of a threat it will be to him and b) exactly what he has to do to combat it.


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Moving complex legacy applications into the cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2017 3:18:00 PM / by Chris Tomsett posted in legacy

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As more businesses move to a hybrid cloud model, we are increasingly coming across organisations that need to take complex legacy applications with them into the cloud. These can range from the database that has been used by HR for the past 15 years to that clunky application that nobody really likes but is integral to day-to-day operations. In most cases these applications are holding the business back, ensuring that it keeps one foot in the past and never really escapes the physical environment. In some cases the legacy application can actually block further progress, preventing IT from even considering the cloud.

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The importance of people and process in the fight to secure NHS data

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2017 12:01:00 AM / by Navtej Kalkat posted in Security, Disaster Recovery, IT Strategy

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The computer virus which affected Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust in November is a further reminder that NHS organisations need to remain constantly on their guard against security breaches. As no ransom was demanded, it’s likely to have been a random attack, but reports suggest that 28 trusts have been hit by ransomware attacks in the last year. Additionally, the NHS was the UK’s biggest victim of data breaches in 2015 according to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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Beware cloud shock!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in managed cloud, cloud, cloud intermediation, Cloud Shock

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Have you been tempted by the falling costs of public cloud services? The big players are improving their offers all the time, and with some also setting up UK data centres to meet forthcoming GDPR requirements, server/instances of a few pounds per month can look like a very good deal. And for many organisations and many services, it is.

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