Matthew Johns, Product Marketing Manager, EMEA

Matthew is a member of the CenturyLink marketing team. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT, cloud and hosting industry gained in a variety of roles spanning project management to product release and product marketing. Matthew has a key focus on Digital Transformation and Cyber Security, including how organisations can best transition to the cloud and secure their critical assets – particularly with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looming ever closer..

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Computing Security Excellence Awards 2017

Computing Security Excellence Awards 2017

CenturyLink are excited to announce that we have been named as the winner of the Managed Security Award in the 2017 Computing Security Excellence Awards. We’ve been helping businesses around the world to secure their business critical systems, applications and data for a number of years, and see this recognition as a validation of our strategy and services.

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Getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

Almost everyone must know by now that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is coming into force next year. However, many businesses are still unsure where to begin with preparing to be compliant with the regulation. CenturyLink’s new relationship with Company85 can help customers to better understand where they are, and what steps they need to take to achieve compliance.

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The GDPR Data Breach Notification Legislation

The General Data Protection Regulation, or the GDPR as it is more commonly called, is getting closer to being a potentially costly reality for businesses around the world. Some of the largest fines that companies could face will result from data breaches and not reporting these in a timely manner (within 72 hours of being detected). It may sound like an obvious statement, but detecting a data breach is an essential first step in reporting it.

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Online dispute resolution: The pros and cons

Online dispute resolution (ODR) is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which takes place with the speed and convenience of the internet. It is a broad term, covering a range of online technologies (including email and videoconferencing) – or a combination of online and offline methods – which are used to help resolve primarily high volume and low value disputes.

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Insurance Podcast | Assessing the impact of GDPR

The following podcast is the first in a series looking into the future legislation, including GDPR, challenges and technological advances that could change the shape of the insurance industry.

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Regulation: A hindrance or a help to innovation?

Traditionally, banking regulation has been seen as an inhibitor to innovation because of the costs involved with compliance. Since the financial crisis, banks have been forking out vast sums to pay for consultancy fees, extra legal and internal audit staff, and updated systems that can provide regulators with a stream of information on everything from capital and liquidity to the salaries of their highest earners.

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Whitepaper: What is GDPR and how will it affect British businesses?

Read about our new whitepaper, looking into General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the effect the new changes will have on British businesses.

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Whitepaper: How will GDPR affect law firms in the UK?

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SaaSification of the product landscape: when your products are not born in the cloud and your customer base is changing, how do you SaaSify and win?

In today’s fast moving, ever-mobile landscape, an increasing number of customers are looking for SaaSified versions of their software tools, opting for the benefits of PAYG-style cloud-based working which gives them optimal flexibility. And among the business sectors looking for more creative and agile ways of working, are law firms.

Traditionally viewed as a somewhat desk-bound profession, lawyers are beginning to see the advantages of being able to work anytime, anywhere – and those software providers who are able to SaaSify their services for this group now have a whole new sector waiting to get on board.

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Stop right now: Why the IT cost of MiFID II doesn’t have to spiral out of control

How much is it going to cost the financial services community to prepare for implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, also known as MiFID II?

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