A new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will soon replace the old Data Protection Act (1998). The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR. Continue reading
From 12 January 2016, Microsoft ended its technical support for old versions of its Internet Explorer browser. Only the latest versions, IE 11 and Edge are still supported. According to BBC News, it is estimated that the older versions of IE 7, 8 and 9 account for 20% of all web traffic. Computerworld states that out of all IE users, just over half (55%) are using the latest version. This means that millions of users (340 million according to Computerworld figures) are now using an unsupported browser to surf the net, which could become vulnerable to increasing security attacks. Continue reading
Engage is an example of a “cloud” application. But what does that mean? It means that the cogs and wheels as well as the data itself are stored remotely in a data centre rather than in your office. Each user accesses the software and their own segment of the data via the Internet using an Internet browser.