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Is ethical hacking a good investment for SMEs?

Businesses of all sizes make use of ethical hacking, although it is more commonly associated with larger companies with big cybersecurity budgets. However, increasingly SMEs are becoming interested...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 07.01.22
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HSBC's Roland Emmans on digital transformations post-COVID

“Change or you will be changed” was the watchword of Sir John Harvey-Jones, the former ICI chairman as he toured the country with his BBC TV programme, Troubleshooter. Sir John went into companies...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.21
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Data, data everywhere….and nor any to fuel my business

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem of 1798 “Rime of the mariner” contained the infamous cry, “water, water everywhere and nor any drop to drink,” made by sailors after the ancient mariner killed an...
Martin Bradfield
Martin Bradfield
Data Cubed
Posted on: 12.03.21
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Plan and prepare for recovery in 2021

We have seen, firsthand, how UK SMEs, the education sector and larger organisations responded to the UK lockdown in 2020. There was a huge determination to continue, survive and sometimes even thrive...
Peter Boucher
Peter Boucher
Excalibur Communications
Posted on: 11.02.21
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Coronavirus scams costing businesses millions

Back in April I wrote about the threat of cyber-crime and the new challenges we faced, considering almost overnight a huge number of businesses were suddenly operating remotely. Many with their...
Lee Stripe
Lee Stripe
Wiltshire Police
Posted on: 08.12.20
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Appsbroker's Mike Conner on the benefits of building a business in Swindon

mike_conner_appsbroker.jpg Few people epitomise the heart of tech in Swindon more than Mike Conner, founder and chief executive of Appsbroker . Mike set up the business 14 years ago and it is now...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.11.20
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51% of SMB leaders think their business isn’t a target for cybercriminals

Small businesses are often thought to be a forgotten entity when it comes to cybercrime. On the surface, it seems like a fair assumption that hackers wouldn’t target small businesses when there are...
Simone Webber
Simone Webber
Posted on: 10.11.20
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Get ready for the Techies – Swindon’s premier technology awards

We're supporting the Social Impact Award at this year’s Techies
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 02.11.20
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Cybersecurity tips for remote employees

With the unfortunate and somewhat hectic transition to remote work, many businesses are struggling to land on their feet. If companies are not able to adjust quickly to the new environment, they can...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 20.10.20
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