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Monday, 19 February 2018 08:00

Are your emails GDPR-proof?


We hate to break it to you, but the days of scattergun marketing emails are numbered – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in sight now, and once it’s arrived, there’ll be no hiding from the major issue of consent. No longer will you be able to add new addresses to your endless email lists, or send out non-targeted comms to everyone recorded.

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When the GDPR comes into effect on 25 May, anyone dealing with personal data within an organisation will have to adhere to certain rules to ensure the information is adequately safeguarded. We recently shared some expert guidance with the Manchester Business Post on the different levels of responsibility that exist when it comes to data processing – if you missed the online article or magazine, you can read our advice in full below…

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Monday, 15 January 2018 08:00

How to avoid big data mistakes

Big data is something we’re hearing more and more about, but what exactly is it?

In simple terms, it relates to constantly-growing digital information that’s too voluminous and complex for traditional data processing software to deal with. But ‘big data’ also refers the use of analytics to extract value from this mass.

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Monday, 08 January 2018 08:00

What are the dangers of ‘ghost’ users?

Are you afraid of ghosts? Maybe you should be – and here’s why…

We’re not talking about the kind that groan and clank and go bump in the night – rather the ones that can haunt the forgotten corners of your business systems, sometimes with catastrophic results.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 08:00

8 BYOD rules that every SME should follow

The initialism BYO might more commonly be seen with another B – and associated with casual social gatherings – but with a D at the end, it’s increasingly becoming a workplace term that relates to mobile devices.

More and more SMEs are inviting staff to use their own laptops, phones and tablets to conduct business, with the rapid growth of remote and flexible working accelerating this. A BYOD approach can work well for everyone involved – but there are potential problems too, so you need to know what they are in order to guard against them.

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Monday, 18 December 2017 08:00

5 minutes with Phil Irwin

Get to know Q2Q’s technical support analyst, Phil Irwin, with this speedy Q&A.

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 07:15

How do I... get ready for the GDPR?

With just 5 months to go, time is running out for SMEs to prepare for the GDPR! Towards the end of last year, our MD Andrew shared some crucial advice with BQ Live about how small businesses should be getting their processes up to speed and compliant – if you missed it, you can read the full article here...

Published in GDPR

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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