Ongoing network monitoring is becoming an increasingly essential component in effective IT delivery. Crucially, it will enable your clients to enjoy continuous service by minimising the amount of downtime that they experience. This can have many positive knock on effects, from avoiding loss of business to ensuring that brand reputation remains strong. Ongoing network monitoring is a subtle but simple way to improve the service on offer and avoiding downtime is just one of its many benefits.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to come into force in the UK in May of this year. It will replace the Data Protection Act and represents a significant upgrade in the rights that exist to protect personal and sensitive data. However, survey data from late 2017 shows that just over half of UK small businesses are still unaware of the GDPR and the business changes required for compliance.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a hot topic in the IT world right now, particularly with respect to the impact poor security could have on compliance. Recent research by IT security firm Varonis found that 60% of EU cyber security specialists have concerns about the changes to data protection that will be required in May next year. Many of these concerns revolve around whether there is a readiness gap in terms of the situation now vs. the higher standards of data handling and security that are likely to be required.