Fordway Blog

Tackling the ‘unknown unknowns’ of cyber security

[fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2021 2:46:51 PM / by Tim Fookes posted in Security, Technology, Cyber Security, Risk Management, Microsoft Sentinel, Managed Services

 

What are the key technologies -that can protect your business from cyber-attacks 

Most businesses would look for technologies such as threat detection, anti-malware, firewalls, and antivirus softwareThe choice comes down to how often your systems are patched, or what policies and procedures are in place.  

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Should you be moving to SD-WAN?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Charles Dada posted in Fordway Managed Services, Cloud, Technology, Networking, Connectivity

 

One of the questions we’re frequently asked by clients considering their WAN architecture is whether to use SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) rather than MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)? The answer is: “it depends”.  

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“I believe that having more women makes teams more effective...”

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Debbie Smith posted in #ChooseToChallenge, #IWD2021

 

One of the goals of International Women’s Day 2021 is to celebrate women’s achievements. At Fordway, we decided to celebrate three women with very different roles who are all part of our management team. And, in the light of this year’s theme ‘Choose to Challenge’, we also want to contest any preconceptions that women can’t or don’t want to run technical teams. As Jenny and Jo demonstrate every day, they can and they do – and the company is thriving as a result of their work.

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How women are taking on leadership roles at Fordway, part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Debbie Smith posted in #ChooseToChallenge, #IWD2021

 

One of the goals of International Women’s Day 2021 is to celebrate women’s achievements. At Fordway, we decided to celebrate three women with very different roles who are all part of our management team. And, in the light of this year’s theme ‘Choose to Challenge’, we also want to contest any preconceptions that women can’t or don’t want to run technical teams. As Jenny and Jo demonstrate every day, they can and they do – and the company is thriving as a result of their work.

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How women are taking on leadership roles at Fordway

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Debbie Smith posted in #ChooseToChallenge, #IWD2021

One of the goals of International Women’s Day 2021 is to celebrate women’s achievements. At Fordway, we decided to celebrate three women with very different roles who are all part of our management team. And, in the light of this year’s theme ‘Choose to Challenge’, we also want to contest any preconceptions that women can’t or don’t want to run technical teams. As Jenny and Jo demonstrate every day, they can and they do – and the company is thriving as a result of their work.

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Increasing customer trust through compliance

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Neville Armstrong posted in Technology, Risk Management, compliance

Every organisation wants to build strong relationships with its customers – and compliance is one technique that should definitely be in your relationship-building toolbox.

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Why compliance is key to managing risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Neville Armstrong posted in Technology, Risk Management, compliance

Cynics sometimes describe compliance as little more than a box that has to be ticked to remain in business. It’s often seen as a burden – a means of ensuring your organisation meets the regulatory and legislative standards of the environment you operate in.

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“When the tide goes out….” Reviewing the risks of remote working

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in Technology, information security, Cyber Security

Remote working was undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of 2020. Organisations adapted incredibly quickly, thanks to IT teams working extremely hard to make things happen, and no doubt many people will continue working this way in the longer term.

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My technology predictions for 2021: tackling technical debt moves up the priority list

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in Technology, trends, technical debt

I think we’ll all be glad to see the back of 2020! It’s certainly been a challenging year, but IT teams, suppliers and vendors across the country have risen to the challenge magnificently and we should all take a moment to give ourselves a pat on the back.

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You can’t put a 10 year old engine into a new car without some reengineering

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2020 2:03:18 PM / by Charles Dada posted in Cloud Shock, cloud first, enterprise cloud, Cloud migration, Azure

One of the questions I’m often asked is: “how easy is it to move to public cloud?” There’s only one answer: it depends. Unless we understand exactly what an organisation’s objectives are, and what  systems and applications it has (and some organisations don’t know this themselves) it’s impossible to give a definite answer. There are too many variables and dependencies that can affect the end result.

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