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Cloudflare Internet Summit 2018

What an entertaining and edifying day! I’m a fan of the services that Cloudflare deliver and after today run the risk of being a little infatuated. That said when Cloudflare launched I trialled their service and found it to be lacking but I was intrigued by the idea and that was enough to re-visit the [...]

2018-06-15T14:39:47+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Cloud, Cyber Security, News|

Blue Sky Thinks: April

We've collated a few interesting articles that we have been talking about at Blue Sky recently, we hope you will find them interesting too. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any of these, or related topics, with us. Cloud is Ubiquitous and Untrusted. An interesting piece comparing how much people trust the [...]

2018-04-26T13:03:34+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Newsletter|

Why We Should All Invest In Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is a phrase that is used a lot in the current climate, especially with regards to web applications. There have been occasions where I have come across people who still do not see the value in cyber security services, particularly regarding a full penetration test. Vulnerability scanners - software either run locally or [...]

2018-04-13T15:56:56+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Cyber Security, News, Uncategorized|

We’ve been recertified again – and why we’re proud of it

Blue Sky Hosting have renewed our certification for ISO9001, ISO27001, Cyber Essentials and Investors in People.  It might seem like a collection of acronyms.  It may also seem like a lot of work.  At Blue Sky we see these as critical components of the value we deliver for our clients.  We have an eye for [...]

2018-03-14T20:39:29+00:00 March 14th, 2018|News|

How To Avoid Trouble At the Front Taking Down Your HQ

As a director of both and I interact with businesses of all shapes and sizes and business people at every level - from developers to CEO’s, finance directors to marketers.  This has led me to develop some thoughts about business in general, how businesses feel about technology and how it helps (and sometimes [...]

2018-03-16T08:01:54+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Consultancy, News|

Backup Backup Backup

This is a short list of natural disasters that damaged businesses in 2017: Hurricane Maria – This Hurricane devastated the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, virtually wiping out many businesses. It caused billions of dollars in infrastructure damage that will take years to repair. Earthquake in Mexico City – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shattered Mexico [...]

2018-03-13T16:10:53+00:00 March 12th, 2018|News|

Domino Jam 2025

On January 12th, selected customers and business partner were invited by IBM to contribute ideas and suggestions for the roadmap for IBM Notes/Domino. The #domino2025 jam session, held at IBM'S South Bank offices,  was the latest in a series of global events both live and virtual. As vastly experienced IBM (and Lotus) business partners [...]

2018-03-13T16:12:31+00:00 January 18th, 2018|IBM, News|