Hosted Telephony – The future of voice is now

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, News, OffersLeave a Comment

Once upon a time, a telephone line was something that was tied to a particular location and telephone exchange. If you needed more than one user you would most likely need multiple lines, perhaps ISDN, and an expensive telephone system installed on your premises. The digital telephony world has changed, which means businesses of any size can now take advantage … Read More

Why every business should be getting GDPR ready by 25th May 2018

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News, Security

As featured in Business Lancashire January 2018 https://businesslancashire.co.uk/2018/01/17/everyone-needs-gdpr-ready-25th-may-2018/ At this time of year, it is customary to set a new year resolution. Normally something along the lines of “I will eat less and exercise more” in an effort to shift some of the extra pounds accumulated during the festivities. With a resolution like this, the aim is to have that … Read More

GDPR countdown: Jumping in at the DPO End?

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

9th Jan 2018 – 135 days to go! Whether your organisation is required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) or not, you will still need to comply. Obviously you can recruit a DPO, but you may find there is currently somewhat of a shortage. Alternatively, you could outsource your DPO role to an external specialist or a law firm. … Read More

GDPR countdown: How do financial services strike the balance?

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News, Security

As part of HM Network’s regular series of GDPR countdown blogs, Director Martin McAleer explores the effect of the regulation updates on financial services companies. Financial Service companies will be experiencing a double bout of regulation updates with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) coming into force in January 2018 and GDPR in May 2018. This makes a heady cocktail for any … Read More

Be “Social”

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, News, social event

HM Network presents “SOCIAL” A new networking event now held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (as of November 2017)   Venue: Fives Bar Guildhall Street Preston. (Normally on 3rd floor unless otherwise advised) A relaxed networking event that brings professional people who’s paths may not normally cross together. Professional people – new talent from university people – creative … Read More

GDPR countdown: Making your staff ‘data aware’

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News, Security

As part of his regular blog counting down to the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Chris Hunter of HM Network focuses on what steps businesses can take to address their biggest data risk – their staff.  Another few weeks have passed since our last encounter, and hopefully you’re making progress with your GDPR preparations with just 32 weeks … Read More

38 weeks until GDPR… Checklist: Steps Towards Compliance

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

As part of his regular blog counting down to the introduction of the General Data Protection Review (GDPR), Chris Hunter of HM Network, advises that businesses use a checklist to make sure they are on the right path.  We have been asked by businesses of all shapes and sizes, what steps should be taken towards becoming GDPR compliant? This week … Read More

40 weeks to go until GDPR… Separating fact from fiction

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

It is not being implemented as a barrier to business. Minimal rules on gathering or reusing our personal data have created markets for databases – about us… GDPR is actually a wake up call. A lot of what it covers is common sense – things that organisations should already do, not something that has come from nowhere and for no … Read More

42 Weeks to go… are you preparing?

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

People talk about “making time to do things”. We all know that time is precious in both personal life and in business, but time is something that ticks away and is something that we can’t get back. A fortnight has slipped by already and we are two weeks closer to the 25th May 2018 deadline for GDPR. Hopefully, this period … Read More