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

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: 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

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

Device Security… are you taking it seriously?

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, News, Security

Unless you have been living in an alternate reality recently, you will have heard about the WANNACRY malware attack. The one so big that it affected organisations around the world, including our very own NHS in the UK. It is important to note that it’s not just threats from the internet we need to be concerned about. We also need … Read More

Is it time to review your business internet?

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, Internet access, News, Security

IT infrastructure costs can spiral when companies don’t pay attention to what they are spending on. There are very few jobs these days where staff do not need a new computer, laptop or device at least every couple of years. As technology evolves and the importance of staying connected increases so too do the associated costs. What’s more, the emergence … Read More

Security: Are you in Control?

Chris HunterInternet access, Security

In 2015 the British internet and communications provider Talk Talk suffered one of the biggest security breaches on record in the UK. The financial details of thousands of customers, which included credit card details and bank account numbers, had been taken, all of which could be used to instigate further cyber-crimes. Cyber Attacks on SMEs That such a large household … Read More