Category: Business

Business \ GDPR \ iCaaS
Understanding the Importance of data in the health & fitness industry
March 17, 2020

With an industry worth over £5 billion in the UK alone, the health and fitness sector has grown 20% in the last five years.Because of the sheer volume of data created and collected, data compliance means that every PT trainer and business owner needs to examine closely how they handle the information they receive.How to deal with and protect that data is something that all health and fitness business owners and their employees need to be...

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iCaaS CEO chosen as Santander mentor for women in business
March 12, 2020

We’ve all recently been celebrating International Women’s Day which focuses on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.According to a recent report by Female Entrepreneurs, a quarter of the UK’s high-growth companies boast a female founder but just 9% of money invested into businesses last year went to female-founded firms.Santander recently launched its largest ever programme to support aspiring female...

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Stay competitive by building customer trust
March 10, 2020

Accountancy firms must offer quality value-added services to stay competitive. Not only will this help develop existing client relationships but crucially it will help win new business.The nature and amount of work expected of accountants is ever-increasing. Gone are the days of only offering tax-compliancy and bookkeeping services.The sector is moving towards being an advisory-led firm. Nowadays, clients want a better understanding of how...

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ICO fines Cathay Pacific over customer data protection failure
March 9, 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Cathay Pacific Airways £500,000 for poor security that exposed the personal data of 9.4 million passengers - 111,578 of whom were from the UK.They found that backup files not password-protected, unpatched web-facing servers and out-of-date OS.The breach occurred between October 2014 and May 2018 and exposed passengers' names, passport and identity details, dates of birth, postal...

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iCaaS sponsors the 2020 CIMSPA and Quest NBS Conference
March 6, 2020

We were delighted to be one of the sponsors of the sold-out CIMSPA and Quest NBS Conference in Derby last week. The one-day event featured well over 20 breakout sessions with high-value content, plus high-profile keynotes and updates on the progress towards a route to chartered status for all sport and physical activity professionals.Organisations involved in the fitness and leisure industry joined together to celebrate their achievements –...

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The Scotsman features iCaaS
February 25, 2020

iCaaS CEO Nicola Hartland found a gap in the GDPR market and went on to build a successful business. Her incredible journey to success was featured in The Scotsman, both in print and online.See the article online here:...

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Scottish Woman Magazine
February 25, 2020

iCaaS - From strength to strengthiCaaS CEO Nicola Hartland was delighted to be featured in Scottish Woman Magazine.Hartland built the £3 million company from the ground up and shares her story in Scottish Woman, explaining all the valuable lessons she has learnt along the...

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Data privacy and the link to corporate social responsibility
February 12, 2020

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly linked to data privacy which is now embedded in corporate strategy.There’s no denying that adopting better data management can guarantee competitive advantages, especially in international markets.The finance industry has seen a definite increase in banks committing to CSR and taking a closer look at governance, environmental and social issues.Banks in particular are positioning...

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How Brexit will affect businesses and data privacy
January 30, 2020

The sharing of personal data between EU member states and the UK is vital for business supply chains to function and public authorities to deliver effective public services.Personal data will continue to flow until the end of this year when a longer term solution will be put in place. However in the event of ‘no deal’, EU law will require additional measures to be put in place by UK companies when personal data is transferred from...

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Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 after millions of customers’ personal data was lost
January 14, 2020

Point-of-sale computers in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel shops suffered a cyber-attack affecting 14million customers.The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), imposed the maximum £500,000 fine to DSG Retail Limited (DSG) under the previous data protection legislation (Data Protection Act 1998), which was in force when the incident occurred. However, they warned that the fine would have been much higher under the GDPR laws which carry...

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