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Why SaaS makes enterprises nervous

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 questions struck me as odd. How big was our company: 250 employees; between 250 and 1,000; between 1,000 and 9,999; or even bigger? And my reaction was, 'who cares?' Is this 1999? If it is, and I have indeed gone back in time, I…

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

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 just this fashion. One…

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6 hidden costs of SaaS software

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 you're good, often you don't even need your credit card. But wait a second, can something be that good and not come with…

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This company scanned its network and was shocked

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…

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Organizations aren’t ready for the truth about cloud vulnerabilities

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

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 ten businesses hadn't updated…

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

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…

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

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 you are abiding by compliance requirements? Cloud applications have been empowering for business. Does one of your teams need a CRM, an analytics package, or a marketing automation platform? No problem, they…

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Join us on Thursday, 28th September to discuss GDPR

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…

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The Trouble with SaaS and Hybrid Cloud

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 applications across enterprises of all sizes. We chose it…

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Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 28th February 2017 - Ampliphae, a Belfast-based technology company specialising in Cloud network analytics and control, today announced that it has joined the Intel® Network Builders program, which is designed to accelerate network transformation with the deployment and deployment of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV)…

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Invest NI and four Northern Irish tech companies at Mobile World Congress

Four tech companies from Northern Ireland will be heading to Barcelona next week to attend Mobile World Congress (MWC), joining Invest Northern Ireland at the world's biggest and most highly regarded mobile industry event. The four-day event will feature an exhibition, an award-winning conference, outstanding networking opportunities, partner programmes and much more. Northern Ireland has one of the fastest growing tech clusters in the UK…

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