Our customer Aardman Animations release new hit film “Farmageddon”

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, Internet access, News

Bristol based film Company Aardman Animations have been a client of HM Network’s for almost a decade. The film production industry demands reliable connectivity and big files need big bandwidth. They have hit the headlines recently with the release there latest film “Farmageddon”. The Guardian called it “an out of this world delight” https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/oct/20/a-shaun-the-sheep-movie-farmageddon-review-aardman-out-of-this-world People around the world, young and … Read More

Are You Cyber Essentials Certified? If not, why?

Chris HunterUncategorized

Cyber Essentials is the UK Governments benchmark to show that a business takes Cyber Security seriously. On 30th May 2019 HM Network once again gained our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. So what does CE+ mean? It demonstrates that your organisation is security conscious. It shows you value the importance of taking measures to secure your customers data. Being Cyber Essential … Read More

Cloud Telephony – time to ditch the traditional landlines?

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, News

Once upon a time, a telephone line was something that was tied to a particular property, at a location and to a specific telephone exchange. If you needed more than one user you would most likely need either multiple lines or  ISDN and an expensive telephone system installed on your premises. Openreach have stated that by December 2025, the traditional … Read More

Would you like to get more from your connectivity?

HM NetworkCustomer Service, General Interest, Internet access, News, Security, WiFi

HM Network’s founding members and Directors Chris Hunter and Martin McAleer, have been working together for over a decade now. Originally working as ICT Data Specialists supporting a large team of account managers at Dabs.com, which later became BT Business Direct, they were integral members of the team who helped their clients get much more from their connectivity, working with … Read More

Data Compliance & Phishing Awareness – Case Study

Chris HunterUncategorized

Metacompliance & Phishing Awareness  HM Network have made it our mission to help businesses and organisations improve processes when it comes to data privacy and become cyber aware. In 2017/18 our #GDPRexpress events saw over 1000 attendees, and highlighted the importance of good data governance to organisations across the North of England.  We often hear from small and medium sized … Read More

Helping visitors connect with social media and guest Wi-Fi

Chris HunterUncategorized

Preston City Council faced a challenge in being able to offer a safe and legally compliant way for customers to use guest WiFi at a number of council venues around the City.  “HM Network were really helpful and have provided Preston City Council with Social WiFi and connectivity services for the last few years at our Leisure Centres and city … Read More

Fylde Coast’s ITS Full Fibre Network Big Switch On

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Blackpool Businesses can now access gigabit capable broadband services over ITS Full Fibre network HM Network partner and Network operator ITS, has announced that businesses on the Fylde Coast can now start to access transformational full fibre gigabit business broadband and connectivity services. Now live in Blackpool town centre, a phased roll out will see the ITS Full Fibre network … Read More

Hello Support? Why is this App not working?…

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, News

From time to time we get calls from clients asking why certain applications are not working properly, or perhaps they cannot get onto a cloud based SAAS they rely on. In some cases, it is not the clients internet connection that is the problem, but the issue lies at the other end, in a data centre or at the application … 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