Can you achieve diversity and equality as a SME?

Diversity, equality, STEM education and the shortage of digital skills continues to be publicly reported. Here’s just a few statistics: In a CIPD report (2017), Dame Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith said, “Every person should be able to fulfil their potential at work, regardless of their background identity or circumstance.”  Going on to say that Black and   Read more

The Reality of GDPR

At long last, GDPR finally arrived on Friday 25th May, delivered within the UK Data Protection Act 2018. It’s a little strange to note that some organisations have communicated that it’s “job done” and that they have met their deadline, at a time when responsible organisations have maintained their focus and are actively transitioning from   Read more

What can an unconference do for you?

New staff bring new ideas. However, it can take months and even years for staff to meaningfully voice their innovations. Bureaucracy can prevent an organisation from becoming ‘modern’ – but there are ways in which this can be avoided, and an unconference is one of them. An unconference is a new type of conference. The   Read more

Why G-Cloud 10 is relevant to the partner community

G-Cloud is part of our ‘DNA’ at UKCloud. We saw the enormous potential of the game-changing nature of G-Cloud from the start and we’ve been an outspoken champion and key player ever since. We believe G-Cloud is still as relevant and necessary now as it was when it first started 6 years ago. With G-Cloud   Read more

The What and How of Going Cloud Native

In my previous article, I discussed the ‘why’ behind going cloud native. Looking at the reasons why enterprises need to look at cloud native as a key enabler in driving forward their digital transformation, as well as getting fit for increasingly challenging market drivers. This article will focus on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of going   Read more

Understanding the ‘why’ behind cloud native architecture

During my time at UKCloud I have had the benefit of seeing actual on the ground market trends in our partner and direct customer base. I get to see exactly where a customer or partner are in their cloud journey and this helps me to begin to understand the challenges they are facing. This inspired me to express my views and   Read more

UKCloud. Ready for GDPR.

Following an 18-month project, UKCloud is today pleased to announce that it has fully completed its preparations for the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. Key Validation Activities We’ve always understood the security requirements and controls for personal data which is entrusted to UKCloud’s services, and   Read more

Ensuring the Security of Personal Data Processing

There’s just over two months to go until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally arrives, and we’re busy helping our customers and partners with their preparations for full compliance. This is a once-in-a-generation update for data protection, and provides a significantly more robust framework to protect our personal data in today’s modern, digital   Read more

Assessing the Prophets of Cloud

Every year you get a round of forecasts, looking at the future of cloud. We decided to save you the bother of reading them all by doing so for you and providing a summary. We analysed what the analysts had to say and assessed what profits the prophets saw and where. We reviewed what the   Read more

Apprenticeships at UKCloud

UKCloud’s apprenticeship programme launched in 2017 as part of our Early Careers initiative to support and build the skills we need for the future generation. According to The Tech Partnership, 89% of employers reported an apprentice helped improve their product or service, with the number of digital apprentices increased by 21% over the past year.   Read more