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Dealing with a multi-cloud strategy

We recently began implementing a cloud-based strategy for one of our customers, and while we'd ideally like to pick a single cloud service provider it's not always possible. As you move more and more of your organisation to the cloud you may, like we did, find that you have to deal with multiple cloud servic…

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Cybersecurity posters

One of the most effective training aids has to be wall posters. We use them for all kind of change management and transformation programmes. The National Cyber Security Centre has created a series of infographics to bring dry technical guidance to life. You're free to download and print these NCSC infographi…

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Manchester worst traffic outside of London!

Headlines such as this always make the staff at Bespin Labs smile. Why? We're 100% remote, working from our homes, or local co-working offices. We rarely need to travel, even when we meet with clients our preferred option is a Google Hangout. If you live and work in the UK you'll be used to the daily comm…

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The future of the workplace

We believe that remote working and distributed teams are the future for the majority of businesses. Bespin Labs is 100% Cloud and 100% distributed, we have no physical office location. We believe that this business model is the future and most businesses, especially tech, will follow over the next few years.…

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Humans doing bots’ work

In a recent article it was reported that some tech companies are using humans to do the job of AI. This "Pseudo-AI" is being used by some AI startups as it's actually cheaper and easier to get humans to behave like robots rather than develop the complex machine learning algorithms necessary for robots to beh…

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Cybersecurity – The human element

Having strong security controls in place is critical to every single organisation, however if they are too restrictive you're likely to find your users attempting to circumvent them. On the other hand, if they are too weak you put them and your business at risk. So here are a handful of tips on how you ca…

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Minimum vacation, maximum benefit.

Like many tech companies, Bespin Labs introduced unlimited vacation time several years ago, however, after running this policy for a few years we noticed a worrying trend. Instead of our teammates making use of this, we realized that our unlimited policy was actually having a negative effect and that many of…

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Do you really need an office?

Some startups are ditching the idea of an office and creating remotely distributed teams, while others feel that an office is key to their success. Here are Bespin Labs we've been running remote teams since the very beginning. Most of us have come from organisations with home working policies, allowing us to…

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How to rob a bank with phishing and malware

OK, I know I keep going on about email phishing, but unfortunately, it's on the increase. Last year Google Research produced a report in which they identified that 12.4 million individuals have potentially been the victim of phishing with over 1.9 billion usernames and passwords readily available on the bl…

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