Employee data theft is on the rise. Reports last month, based on EMV research, tell us the number of thefts of confidential information cases heard at the high court has risen by 58% in the last year and by a staggering 5,000% since 2006.
Last night Fluidata was successful in winning ‘Best Large Business Hosting’ award at The ISPAs, the UK Internet industry awards. Now in its 15th year The ISPAs recognises a number of categories including Hosting.
Two weeks ago, with the skyline of London and other cities across the UK slowly filling with the black smoke of burning cars and buildings, many were speculating about how much damage the riots would cause - both economically and socially. We often think about the immediate effects of the damage, i.e. loss of destroyed or looted stock, reduction in trading hours, but it seems that some of our retail clients and SME’s were also considering the cost of losing corporate data in such an event.
Last year the UK continued to lead online sales in Europe as the European online retail sales grew 18 per cent and are predicted to grow 13 per cent this year, reaching €92 billion, according to a five-year forecast from Forrester Research. This figure, coupled with the statistic that 57 per cent of adults now shop online, demonstrates that a shift has occurred from the high street to online.
Prior to my current post at Fluidata I worked for one of the UK’s leading environmental consultancies. Here I helped companies to assess and reduce their carbon emissions. Because of this I am often asked for advice on how to reduce a company’s carbon footprint and frequently the answer I give is to fully utilise our IT services. The fact of the matter is that we cannot continue to run successful organisations if we do not continually update our technologies and reduce our air miles. It seems therefore that we must in fact embrace our capitalist ideology and innovative technology to overcome our outdated habits, replaced instead by new tools such as virtualisation and video conferences.