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It’s no secret that having an effective back-up and recovery scheme in place is critical for all businesses – accidental data loss can be devastating financially, reputationally and operationally. But with so many different measures out there designed to protect your SME’s most vital files, the choice can be overwhelming.

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As the GDPR edges ever closer, time is running out for businesses to achieve compliance before the financial penalties kick in. Our MD Andrew recently shared his compliance expertise with the Manchester Business Post and explained why the DPIA is one test that shouldn’t be missed.

You can read the article in full below…

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This month, our MD Andrew appeared in Chartered One – the quarterly magazine for chartered accountants in the North West. If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a copy, you can read his clear-cut compliance advice in full here…

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Monday, 13 November 2017 08:15

How to get your SME GDPR-ready

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now only a matter of months away, how should you be preparing your SME for the new rules? Our MD Andrew recently shared some essential, straight-talking guidance with SME Web – if you missed the feature, you can read it in full here…

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With just over six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation is implemented, we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s getting a bit too close for comfort! And at this stage, no one can really afford to be putting off preparations any longer.

Luckily, there is time for change, so don’t start panicking just yet! To help you along the road to compliance, we’ve collated the three key impact areas that retailers need to consider:

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You might have already seen that we’re appearing at some exciting events in November to talk all things GDPR – we haven’t exactly kept it quiet! But with something so important as data protection legislation, nothing good will come out of pretending it’s not happening, which is why we’re helping spread the word.

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The GDPR word finally seems to be spreading! And as a result of businesses sitting up and taking note of the impending legislation, our MD Andrew has been invited to deliver another talk on the matter. November is certainly shaping up to be a busy month!

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It’s no secret that employees are the glue that hold businesses together. But – in the words of Spiderman’s Uncle Ben – with great power comes great responsibility, and your staff play an absolutely crucial part in upholding the cyber-security of your company.

There’s no getting away from the fact that employees can be culpable of leaving your SME open to being targeted by hackers – whether that’s through failing to adequately protect their remote devices, using public WiFi networks without VPN precautions or being duped by phishing emails, for example. But rather than seeing them as a weak link in your cyber-defences, it’s far more productive to focus your attention on how your workforce can become an extra layer of security rather than a vulnerability.

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As more and more SMEs begin to realise the importance of getting a head-start on GDPR compliance, we’ve been out and about helping them understand where changes need to be made in their personal data processing.

Of course, every company is different – no two organisations handle data in identical ways and processes differ considerably from sector to sector. The steps to achieving compliance for a marketing agency will vary from those required by a legal firm, for example.

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North West IT support specialist Q2Q has secured two prestigious industry accreditations, recognising the level of expertise within the growing team.

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