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Data Sovereignty: UK Cloud Survey 2017

Data Sovereignty UK Cloud Survey

In the three months since the research undertaken by Serviceteam IT, which explored the impact of the external challenges that businesses face in 2017 and beyond, the uncertainly has not changed. The uncertainty of Brexit, the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the rise of cyber-crime, and most importantly Data Sovereignty.

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Ransomware Backup Protection: No Downtime

Ransomware Backup Protection

Ransomware Backup Protection: Image-based backup, and a hybrid cloud model, delivering enterprise-grade functionality at a small business price. Ransomware backup detection is provided through a Total Protection Solution, devices actively monitor backups, and when a ransomware footprint is detected, it notifies admins that they have a likely ransomware attack.

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Cyber-Security: UK Cloud Survey 2017

Cyber Security UK Cloud Survey

UK business, infrastructure and government face an unprecedented level of threat from cyber-security attacks. The new National Cyber-Security Centre (NCSC) contended with 480 major incidents in its first 8 months, from global ransomware outbreaks to smaller breaches at British businesses, and the pace shows no sign of slowing.

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Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS): Windows-in-the-Cloud

Windows-in-the-Cloud

Give end-users a persistent full-featured Windows desktop in the Cloud for business-critical desktop resources. Always-on, device-agnostic and with a completely customisable familiar Windows desktop experience from virtually any device. Simplify resource-intensive projects like compliance, security policy enforcement, new hires and contract resource provisioning by centralising administration and management, all within a single streamlined portal. Take the steps necessary to safeguard technology and intellectual assets against compromise, without increasing capital expenditure.

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Brexit Effects: UK Cloud Survey 2017

Brexit Effects UK Cloud Survey

The predicted immediate economic slump has not materialised but there are growing signs that the uncertainty around BREXIT is having a detrimental effect on UK business. BREXIT was identified as the third most pressing issue after GDPR and cyber-security for respondents to the survey conducted by Serviceteam IT.

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GDPR cyber ransom demands predicted to increase

GDPR Cyber Ransom Increase

In the past, cyber attackers have often been unaware of how much stolen data is worth to organisations. However, the implementation of GDPR means that organisations can be fined up to 4% of their global annual turnover or €20m, whichever is greater, if found to have a data breach. These fines effectively provide cyber criminals with a price point for criminals to understand how much the data is worth to organisations.

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Meeting the changing demands of cyber security

Changing Cyber Security Demands

Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent in the business world today. In light of this, cyber security has become one of the leading concerns for UK businesses. Research conducted by Serviceteam IT in August 2017, revealed over a third of respondents had experienced an increase in cyber security incidents in the past 12 months.

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Expected impact of Brexit on the UK tech sector

Brexit UK Tech Sector Impact

Technology companies are behind 24% of UK exports and 3 million jobs. However, the UK’s high-tech industry is likely to suffer as a result of the vote to leave the EU. This is expected to occur as a result of the significant network effects that impact this sector of the economy.

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Top tips for successful Office 365 adoption

Office 365 Adoption Tips

Office 365 is fast becoming a staple in many businesses across the UK. In a recent study conducted by Serviceteam IT, over 76% of businesses surveyed used Office 365 in their workplace. With access to almost 30 applications within the suite, and growing, Office 365 offers new ways to increase productivity, collaboration and flexibility within businesses.