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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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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For the record, those IT services won't document themselves!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2019 3:24:46 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in Insider, legacy, IT Strategy, Technology, ITIL

Most organisations spend a lot of money buying the right IT tools and services to support their business but how visible is the investment?

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Solving the problem of technical debt

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2018 12:32:48 PM / by Richard Blanford posted in IT Strategy, Technology


Is your IT team battling technical debt? I don’t just mean that you’re not using the latest operating system, but whether you’re gradually building up technical problems that are going to come back and bite you in the future.

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Think twice before going fully wireless

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2018 12:29:10 PM / by Drew Markham posted in Technology

Wireless connectivity is growing in popularity for business use. But it isn’t necessarily the safest or most efficient solution – so you should think twice before planning a new network which relies solely on wireless. A physical wire will always be preferable for two reasons: first, wireless is inherently less secure, and second, planning and configuring Wi-Fi networks is fraught with complications.

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What technology will be hot in 2018?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 10:37:35 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in Technology, trends

As usually happens at this time of year, my team persuaded me to look into my crystal ball and predict the technology trends I think will make the most impact in IT this year. Here are my top six tips.

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