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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In this section, you'll find the latest news and views from Fuse. Our blog also showcases SharePoint technologies - such as search and managed metadata.

 

 

Clear out the ROT!325/07/2017 09:30:18STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttps://fusecollaboration.com/ourblog/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhttps://fusecollaboration.com25/07/2017 09:30:18htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
Skype for Business and so much more…19529/06/2017 15:18:46STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttps://fusecollaboration.com/ourblog/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx69390https://fusecollaboration.com29/06/2017 15:18:46htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
Have you forgotten about the WannaCry Cyber Attacks already?178531/05/2017 16:20:35STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttps://fusecollaboration.com/ourblog/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx64180https://fusecollaboration.com31/05/2017 16:20:35htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
9 Reasons Why Cloud Computing is a No-brainer104324/07/2017 23:15:54STS_ListItem_PublishingPages520215130https://fusecollaboration.com24/07/2017 23:15:54htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
How To Stop a Hacker1126With the rise of ransomware as a way for criminals to make money from viruses, and more connected devices being used in business than ever, the likelihood of your business suffering due to cybercrime is higher every day24/07/2017 23:15:54STS_ListItem_PublishingPages314810120https://fusecollaboration.com24/07/2017 23:15:54htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
Hybrid IT: A Journey for You and the Modern MSP1127Getting the most out of your existing IT while taking advantage of the cloud is possible with the help of a partner like us.24/07/2017 23:15:54STS_ListItem_PublishingPages318410330https://fusecollaboration.com24/07/2017 23:15:54htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
Thinking About the Cloud with a “Cloud First” Service Provider118724/07/2017 23:15:54STS_ListItem_PublishingPages317610340https://fusecollaboration.com24/07/2017 23:15:54htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
Why A Hybrid Model Might Be for You119624/07/2017 23:15:54STS_ListItem_PublishingPages318910310https://fusecollaboration.com24/07/2017 23:15:54htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
What Infrastructure Migration Looks Like with Fuse119524/07/2017 23:15:54STS_ListItem_PublishingPages317510330https://fusecollaboration.com24/07/2017 23:15:54htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js
Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer From Microsoft111524/07/2017 23:15:54STS_ListItem_PublishingPages318010220https://fusecollaboration.com24/07/2017 23:15:54htmlFalseaspx31;1631~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Blog_Summary.js

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Clear out the ROT!3<p>​They might give examples of damp rot or rotten food but ROT in the IT world is an acronym and if you apply the definition of rot to your data it's not far off what this blog is essentially about.</p><p>The acronym ROT when referring to IT stands for <strong>Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial</strong> and it's used when describing your digital data that your business keeps hold of when it has no value. Employees create ROT every day without realising how much this impacts your business.</p><p>ROT can be found on network and SharePoint servers, desktops, mobile devices such as laptops and mobile phones, on premise and in the cloud. Its impact can be huge and will become even more of a worry when the new GDPR* comes into force on May 25<sup>th</sup>2018. </p><p><strong>Reasons to clear the ROT out&#58;</strong></p><p>1.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <strong>It decreases the need for extra storage</strong>. <br>Funding extra storage, costs businesses money; not only having to pay for the extra storage but extra storage creates the need for a bigger IT infrastructure (and more IT support staff) and hardware which all rise costs.<br><strong>&#160;</strong><br>2.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <strong>Prevents data becoming a liability risk.</strong> <br>For businesses that are subject to audits, clearing out the ROT is an important part of the process. Businesses need to be able to demonstrate they are compliant within a whole range of regulations and legal guidelines dependent on the sector the business operates in. <br><strong>&#160;</strong><br>3.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <strong>Improves productivity in staff</strong>. <br>The need to quickly access the right information instead of wading through irrelevant documents will increase the delivery of projects and increase productivity on a day to day basis. This in turn increases productivity and profit margins. </p><p>4.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <strong>Prevents data breaches.</strong> <br>Clearing out the ROT can be viewed as time consuming and not a profitable use of time. The less information your company has that has no business or legal value reduces the chance of a data breach. If there is a data breach then you open yourselves up to costly legal action that is easily preventable. </p><p><strong>5.</strong>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <strong>GDPR is coming.</strong><br><strong> </strong>May 25<sup>th</sup> 2018 is a date that you need to have etched in your brain if you are the owner of a business. The new regulations are replacing the outdated Data Protection Act and is a well needed reaction to the change in how data is stored, transferred and managed. Individual's now have far more rights and businesses will have to ensure that they have the legal consent to process data. All personal data that you hold, where it came from and who you share it with now needs to be documented. Getting rid of obsolete data will help to prevent any breaches of GDPR.</p><p>*GDPR(The General Data Protection Regulation) is the European Union's new legislation to protect the personal data of all EU citizens and has evolved from the need to regulate data protection by updating the 1995 Data Protection Directive (DPD). This set of regulations is now out of date due to the increasing advances in the digital and technology world.<br>Organisations have been given a two-year lead in period to become compliant, ending 25th May 2018.</p><p><strong>How can Fuse help you clear out the ROT?</strong></p><p>Fuse is a specialist in SharePoint and has an in-house team of consultants. If you currently store terabytes of data held within an on-premise infrastructure and you are worried about GDPR because your data is unstructured and therefore unmanageable, Fuse can help. Fuse implements solutions that help to analyse the data held by your organisation; structure your data; identify unwanted and duplicated data. This is all done quickly and securely. </p><p>Once your data is in a manageable format we can provide the tools that will identify and collect GDPR personal information within documents. Workflows can be created to generate documents and automate your requests for &quot;the right to be forgotten&quot;. &#160;Not only are we good at it, it will give you peace of mind as you will be preventing any GDPR breaches. Become compliant by binning the ROT! </p><p>&#160;</p><p>If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your current system, call 01604 797979 for​ a no obligation chat!</p><p>​</p>l.ozier@fusecollaboration.com | Louise Ozier | 693A30232E777C6675736563735C6C2E6F7A696572 i:0#.w|fusecs\l.ozier24/07/2017 23:00:002017-07-24T23:00:00ZIf you were to ask most people what the definition of rot is, you are more than likely to get answers along the lines of "something that's damaged, something that you can't use anymore or something that is decaying or gone bad"". 25/07/2017 09:30:18https://fusecollaboration.com/ourblog/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx

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