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Data Loss Prevention: Cloud is the New USB Stick

Thursday 8th November 2018
Trevor Graham & Michael Crossey

For many years companies and government organisations have worried about data loss through uncontrolled use of removable storage, such as USB memory sticks. Some companies, such as IBM, have banned…

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Five Takeaways for enterprise applications in a cloud-first world

Wednesday 1st August 2018
Tim Croy, Ampliphae's Chief Technology Officer

Software as a service (SaaS) and Cloud-based applications have dramatically changed the process and route new applications and services are introduced into the organisation. Traditionally applications were sourced or developed based on a lengthy process which started with part of a business specifying what their requirement was for a system to support their business needs. Project scope and specifications were drawn up and then an application was either sourced or developed in line with considerations…

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A Wake-up Call from the National Cloud Security Centre

Tuesday 26th June 2018
Trevor Graham

We've said it a lot - SaaS is a great thing - access to innovative technology at a price that doesn't require a lengthy discussion about budget or sign-off, a global marketplace which allows highly-focussed best-of-breed apps to exist and the agility this brings to an organisation responding to business needs. However, if you're going to use SaaS…

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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 debit cards in the UK depend on the Visa network but the outage affected others too. But here's the thing - They knew about the possibility of a large-scale…

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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…

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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 next year. One of 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…

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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 waiting time. Just sign up and…

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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. They were right. When we deployed Ampliphae's technology on their network, we found that staff were doing exactly that. Some of the marketing staff…

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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 I mean: "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" What, I wonder, would Colonel Jessup have made of the news that soldiers have regularly been wearing fitness trackers when they were on patrol?…

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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 and only 29% have hired a data protection officer . Similar research conducted in September last year discovered that nine out…

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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…

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