GDPR – why all the scare tactics?

GDPR is without doubt the most discussed topic at every business gathering right now, from small club get-togethers to large networking events. The EU General Data Protection Regulation has been coming for a while, but with the ‘enforcement date’ of May 25th is just on the horizon, the marketing activities of companies in a position…

Meet the team: Gary

Hello Gary – welcome to the team!   What’s your background? From leaving school (many, many years ago) I embarked on an apprenticeship in IT – my first position was in a Secondary School, assisting the internal IT team with the day-to-day running of the school’s computer systems. I then moved to a Managed Service…

Passwords: how to store them, and how NOT to

With another significant data breach hitting the headlines again, it’s clear that companies still aren’t taking password security seriously. By far the best way to deal with passwords for any application is to avoid them completely. When we develop bespoke business software, we try to integrate with a third party authentication service. The majority of…

IT company blames brain-drain for lack of skilled workers

A Yorkshire IT company is raising concerns about a lack of technical skills amongst young people in the region as it struggles to fill a number of new jobs it has created. Razorblue, in Leeds, has recently secured over £2 million worth of new work with a number of high profile organisations and, as a…

£2 million boost for NE technical experts

Catterick-based IT specialists, Razorblue, have recently secured contracts worth in excess of £2 million which are allowing the business to develop more rapidly than expected. The company has seen contracts grow by around 40% in the last year and expects to increase in size by a further 50% in 2014. Razorblue, based at Colburn Business…

Fibre-optic connectivity for Colburn Business Park

A new high speed internet link is boosting business power in Colburn, North Yorkshire. An innovative new scheme has seen the Richmondshire District Council run Innovate Business Centre become a network POP for companies on the Colburn Business Park. Members of the park’s steering group recognised that without faster internet connections, business development and growth…