With cyber-security incidents increasing, GDPR scares and the Cambridge-Analytica crisis, data security is on everyone’s mind. UK consumers are expressing willingness to walk away from a business that fails to look after their personal data. From this, retailers are most at risk of customer loss.
According to the Cyber Governance Health Check, top UK boards still do not understand the impact of a cyber-attack. Here is a quick guide about why this might be and steps to improve this situation.
Blockchain is everywhere and research suggests blockchain will have an effect on the legal system in the UK. But, what is its impact on the legal industry? More importantly, will it affect your legal relationships?
As I am sure we all remember from last year’s GDPR rush, there has been significant progress in cyber security legislation from the European Union. But what has happened since then to protect us and our businesses?
There are two main fields of investment which have arisen as goals for the end of 2019: cloud migrations and moving away from Windows 7.
Since our 2018 Beyond the Cloud survey, Serviceteam IT have been interested in exploring the apparent skills shortage. We have written many blogs about the gloom UK organisations have faced in terms of tech industry employment. With Brexit, this has been heightened. But it appears that it is not all doom and gloom.
Currently, Gov.uk Verify (a digital ID system) developed by the Government Digital Service is a secure way to prove who you are online. You do not need to prove your identity in person to access government services, like filing tax or checking identification like driving licences. However, the future of this body is unclear and more public sector data should be available for effective identity verification.
The UK Government want the UK to be at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the data revolution. And why wouldn’t they? The economy still needs to thrive, and can be done through new and innovative forums.
Software developers are building new cloud-based software with such ease that there are warnings of future headaches for IT teams responsible for infrastructure and operations. A recent Gartner study found that by 2025, 70% of IT infrastructure teams will be unable to support the business. Only ¼ of IT Infrastructure leaders would have teams with the right skills and working practices to support the requirements for IT operations.
Blockchain has huge potential, but it seems no one knows what for yet. There are positive legal applications, security applications, insurance applications as examples, but few have seemed to apply the technology in a live environment.