Monthly Archives: September 2017

GDPR – What’s a DPO?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has introduced many new terms which we will all get familiar with over the next few months. A DPO (Data Protection Officer) is one of them and many people are asking whether they really need one. This is in part due to the confusion created by the to-and-fro between …

Keeping Switched On

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Do you know what PAT and Wake On LAN software is?

Adam our apprentice does.  Adam has spent time learning and understanding just how crucial to a business’s smooth-running reliability and safety can be.

It’s month 2 at Smarter Technologies for Adam and he’s been learning new skills almost every day.  Learning about Portable Appliance …

GDPR – What about my database?

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Earlier this week I was speaking to a client about a problem he was having with his existing marketing database (which contains information about almost 18,000 contacts in a similar number of businesses). He wanted to prune the database as he was getting a bounce rate of close to 20% when sending out mailshots.  In …

Rochdale Biz Show 2017

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Would you like to come to the very first Rochdale Biz Show at Rochdale Town Hall this week?  Your Smarter Technologies team will be there, exhibiting and networking on Wednesday, 20th September 2017.

The Rochdale Biz has been organised by ‘Rochdale Loves Small Business’ and is backed by Rochdale Council to give local businesses the …

GDPR – It’s scary isn’t it?

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Yesterday a few associates got around to talking about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will become EU (and UK) law in late May 2018. I must admit that I did steer the conversation on to the topic but without exception they all said that they were scared about what was to come with …

GDPR – Is consent always required?

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Processing data under GDPR

I had a brief chat with an associate yesterday about the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the impact it will have on HR. Then I had a long Google session seeing if the same views were being given by others. I came away feeling concerned! Why? It seems that …

SharePoint – how to take it easy

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Easy St Personal Training Ltd (Easy St PT), set up by Jamie Ford, is a new fitness gym and nutritional advice facility in Edenfield Road in Rochdale. Based in a spacious ex-car showroom, the gym needed a complete re-fit which included the network infrastructure and IT equipment providing, in addition to the software and installation.…

GDPR Preparedness Toolkit Seminar

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I know that the introduction of the GDPR has made many organisations view it as more of a threat than an opportunity. Many organisations focus on the heavy penalties and the overall effort. However, I believe that organisations will gain a competitive advantage in being fully GDPR compliant. With many data breaches in the last …

GDPR – Data Protection Changes in 2018

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Essentially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an updating of the current EU Data Protection Directive which was enacted within the UK as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

The changes which are to be ushered in by the GDPR in 2018 are substantial and ambitious. At over 200 pages long the Regulation is …

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