Fylde Coast Business Owners

Local business owners helping each other At nedwos, we are proud to have been based in the Northwest of England for many years while working all over Europe. I have just recently joined the Fylde Coast Business Owners Facebook group and realise there is a large number of smaller business’ that don’t have access to…

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Data Protection and GDPR

GDPR Image

GDPR, nedwos, and what we think we know! “Ah, the GDPR from them EU people, coming over here and protecting our data rights” A quick Google or LinkedIn search for GDPR “Experts” reveals a lot of people who “know” what is needed for your business. Our principal attended a webinar recently with the Government about…

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Let’s level the playing field

Take on the Big Boys at their own game When you run your own business, it seems the playing field is not entirely level. Big tax breaks (and deals!), access to policy makers, use of latest technology – all areas where big business have it better than SME’s. Despite that SMEs create more jobs (15.7…

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Fighting the patent trolls

Microsoft has announced a great new scheme to help innovation and reduce the cooling effect of patent trolls. This is how patents should work – recognition and reward for the inventor, with enrichment and knowledge for society. Patent trolls buy patents and try to harass and extort money from the very people that generate ideas…

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Cloud Computing help

Word map of cloud computing terms

Cloud Computing.  Gosh, all around everyone is talking about Cloud Computing What do you do? Where can you find more information? More importantly, who can you trust to be impartial and have your best interests at heart? Who are the main cloud computing players? nedwos have been researching and testing the three major cloud computing…

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George Michael passes away

It is with great sadness that another great artiste has passed away in a year that appears to be the worst one for entertainers in recent history. The BBC reported the loss today adding his manager, Michael Lippman indicated he suffered heart failure. Read the full article here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38432862

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EU rules against invasive UK data retention laws

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that “general and indiscriminate” data retention is against EU law. Despite the wish to leave the EU, it has shown how useful it is to have a powerful, independent judiciary that can hold the executive to account when it over-reaches its’ authority. Read more at https://www.digitalbydefaultnews.co.uk/2016/12/21/eu-rules-against-uk-data-retention-law/ Read the…

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AWS releases Glue

AWS Glue

AWS have released a new service called Glue. As the launch site says: https://aws.amazon.com/glue/ “AWS Glue is a fully managed ETL service that makes it easy to move data between your data stores. AWS Glue simplifies and automates the difficult and time-consuming data discovery, conversion, mapping, and job scheduling tasks.”   This is such a…

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AI, Robotics and the UK Job Market

On 28 June, the UK Science and Technology Committee had a discussion about AI & robotics. The link to the video can be seen by clicking (or entering into a new browser window) https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/news-parliament-2015/robotics-and-artificial-intelligence-ev2-16-17/

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