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VISA Network - From Outage to Outrage

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Hopefully, you weren't one of the millions impacted by the VISA outage last week, or were you? People's payments were rejected across Europe causing wide-scale chaos and embarrassment - not to mention erroneous charges leading to further confusion, upset and customer service nightmares. More than 95% of…

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Could your cloud migration be hurting your business?

Friday 18th May 2018
By Tim Croy, CTO, Ampliphae

In business, as in many other areas of life, our decisions often have unexpected consequences. If you live in Europe, you've probably been inundated recently with emails asking you if you wish to carry on receiving communications from this or that company. If you don't answer 'yes', the sender will scrub you from their mailing list. This isn't something they planned to do. But the law has changed and if they don't give…

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Why SaaS makes enterprises nervous

Monday 30th April 2018
By Tim Croy, CTO, Ampliphae

Recently, in an idle moment, I took five minutes to fill in one of those business questionnaires about our priorities for the…

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Why SaaS risks to your business could be hiding in plain sight

Monday 23rd April 2018
By Tim Croy, CTO, Ampliphae

"I'm travelling next week," says the email. "When you're finished with the spreadsheets, can you put them in my Dropbox. I'll send you a link." And so, it begins. Recently, I worked with a company that was using a file sharing service, chosen in…

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6 hidden costs of SaaS software

Tuesday 27th February 2018
Trevor Graham, CEO, Ampliphae

The SaaS revolution has been great for small businesses. Without any set-up or capital outlay, you can now access the latest and most innovative business software. And there's virtually no…

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This company scanned its network and was shocked

Tuesday 20th February 2018
Nigel

Late last year, we consulted with a company that was concerned about GDPR compliance. The IT department's big worry, was that users might be storing customer or supplier data on cloud services, for instance CRMs or data storage sites, that were not GDPR compliant.…

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Organizations aren’t ready for the truth about cloud vulnerabilities

Thursday 1st February 2018
Trevor Graham, CEO

Watching the news over the last few days, I keep thinking of Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, Jack Nicholson's character in the movie A Few Good Men. You know the one…

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Ampliphae’s top 6 predictions for 2018

Tuesday 9th January 2018
Trevor Graham, CEO

1. There will be a last-minute panic about GDPR compliance Where to start? Already in January, research by a leading law firm has found that only 39% of FTSE 350 companies have set up a GDPR compliance team…

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Salesforce.com to customers: ‘Migrate now to be GDPR compliant’

Friday 8th December 2017
Nigel

Last week, one of our customers opened his inbox to find an email from Salesforce.com. Its message was stark. SalesforceIQ CRM—a product his company had used in the past—was not and would not be made GDPR-compliant. To stay safe, he had to migrate its data to Sales Cloud or another product by the time the GDPR comes into force on May 25, 2018. Our customer was lucky. Salesforce.com did the right thing and now…

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You Can’t Control What You Don’t Know About

Wednesday 11th October 2017
Posted by: Nigel

How do you manage systems you can't see or don't know about? Where is your customer data stored or used - on your servers or in the cloud? Confident…

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Join us on Thursday, 28th September to discuss GDPR

Monday 25th September 2017

Join us on Thursday, 28th September as we co-host a talk on the issues around understanding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in may 2018. The event will take…

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The Trouble with SaaS and Hybrid Cloud

Tuesday 14th March 2017

At this week's Cloud Expo Europe event at London's Excel Centre, we'll be taking part in the conference programme on Wednesday 15th March, joining Barrie Canning of Novosco on stage in the Multi-Cloud Strategy & Management/Services and Applications theatre. Our topic is "The Trouble with SaaS and Hybrid Cloud" - perhaps a somewhat controversial title given the relentless pace of adoption of SaaS-based…

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