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Richard Taberner

Richard Taberner is Managing Director at BTA Ltd. With 30 years of experience advising and servicing businesses in London and beyond, Richard believes that outsourcing IT doesn't need to be expensive or painful. Whether a client wishes to manage costs or free internal resource through outsourcing, Richard strives to ensure a smooth and reliable service for every client at BTA.
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What's the best way to manage your passwords?

Posted by Richard Taberner on 19 April 2018


Password management best practice

The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal and the 87 million accounts affected by privacy violation have made data privacy and cyber security headline news around the world.  For all the users affected, the first step to securing their personal information is to change their passwords immediately.

For a business, secure password management and password best practice is essential. Passwords can protect your website, software programs and business networks. Passwords keep your business safe from unauthorised entry by ex-employees, curious intruders and, of course, hackers.

So how often should you change passwords? Should you always use a different password for every system and site? How complicated do passwords need to be?  Should you use a password manager? And how important is multi-factor authentication? 

We offer some tips to ensuring password management best practice for your business.


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Get prepared for GDPR

Posted by Richard Taberner on 20 March 2018

What is the GDPR?

Following on from our September blog, here is a recap about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR comes into force on 25th May 2018. It is not a new regulation but instead a required evolution to the existing Data Protection Act. It gives additional protection for individuals and their data, providing greater transparency and control over where their data is saved and how it’s used. The UK’s data regulation regulator, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), gives guidance on what the new law means for organisations and how they can become compliant.


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Cloud Computing: Feel the fear and do it anyway?

Posted by Richard Taberner on 22 February 2018

Cloud computing can make any business more responsive and efficient, but many businesses fear the cloud, citing issues surrounding data protection, security and compatibility. This guide will cut through the hype.  Are the fears justified? And more importantly do the pros of Cloud computing outweigh the cons?

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing describes the use of networks of remote servers – usually accessed over the Internet – to store, manage, and process data. Simply put, it’s computing based on the Internet. Whereas in the past, businesses would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows businesses access to the same kinds of applications via the Internet.

While cloud computing is undoubtedly beneficial for most businesses, it is not without its perceived downsides.


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The Future of Net Neutrality

Posted by Richard Taberner on 18 January 2018

In December 2017 the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal a set of regulations that govern what has become known as net neutrality

The decision has been seen as a victory for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), who control end user’s access to the Internet, and a defeat for campaigners of a free and fair Internet. 

The decision has the biggest impact for those living in the United States but it could affect people in the UK. To help you understand what this decision actually means and what it could mean for UK consumers and businesses we’ve put together the following overview.

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