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“GDPR – thank goodness that is over! I got fed up with e-mails asking for my consent and inviting me to read privacy notices.”
Relief seems to have been a common reaction to the arrival of the UK’s third generation of data protection laws. After months of media attention and a good deal of confusion, everything seemingly went quiet.

You could be forgiven for thinking the storm had passed. Time to start the clean-up operation and cleanse the inbox of all those GDPR related messages from May you never opened. It all blew over and nothing really happened. It was just like the Millennium Bug. Not quite…

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GDPR – Separating Fact From Fiction

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. Awareness amongst businesses is increasing. However, whilst some companies are well on the way to updating their processes and procedures in preparation, the majority have either yet to start or are in the very early phases.

I’m confused – is this going to prevent ‘Business As Usual’?

A key concern of many businesses is confusion surrounding the implications. As the profile of GDPR has grown, so too has a perceived level of misinformation. It is something which the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the government body which upholds data rights such as GDPR, recognises.

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Off the shelf or bespoke? Which type of software is right for me?

Off the shelf or bespoke? Which type of software is right for me?

You have a business problem.  You know IT could help you solve it.  But you don’t know where to begin.  Have you ever been in that position?

The starting point is often to think about whether someone has already invented a solution that you could purchase and configure for your needs.  These are often referred to as ‘off-the-shelf’ or ‘third-party’ solutions.

The more generic the challenge, the more likely somebody has invented a solution.

Online accounting packages are a good example.  Every business from the smallest to the biggest needs to understand its income and expenditure.  Type “Online accounting software” into any search engine and you will see that there is a lot of competition for your business.