About Tom Ward, Author at ESP Projects

Over the last 11 years, I have built an extensive range of IT, Network, Disaster Recovery, Connectivity, Data Security and VoIP architecture and project management skills, demonstrated through the implementation of sound project methodologies for numerous successful on-premise and hosted commercial, educational and government solutions.

Posts by Tom Ward, Author at ESP Projects

The Hidden Cost of Ageing IT Hardware on your Network

Tom Ward
26th September 2018 5 Min. Read

As network and working practices continue to develop, flex and become more fluid, time becomes our precious resource in the modern office. Staff managing large and important amounts of data across multiple sites/projects are often juggling many plates, and the requirement to reduce wasted activities is brought to the forefront. New devices can assist in reducing these challenges, but many businesses are hesitant to upgrade their core network and the end user devices. 

GDPR Compliance – Are You Ready?

Tom Ward
1st November 2017 4 Min. Read

As many of you are now aware the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which is replacing the current Directive, will take full effect for all Member States on the 28th May 2018. That’s 216 days, 17 hours, 50 minutes and 8….7….6….5….4….3….seconds away. Although there are many articles being published regarding this regulation, there are still many grey areas around GDPR compliance, what must be done, how and where responsibility lies.

GDPR 2018 – What You Need To Know

Tom Ward
18th October 2017 5 Min. Read

In May 2018 the European General Data Protection Regulation will come into force. Organisations that don’t comply with these regulations could face crippling fines and very harmful publicity.

There already are regulations about how we protect sensitive data and these are wrapped up in the 1995 data protection directive, which the Information Commissioner enforces. 

ESP Projects UK Based Hosted Backup Service

Tom Ward
19th January 2015 3 Min. Read

Why use hosted backup?

Backup is one of the most important elements of any IT network and ensuring that this procedure is completed regularly, reliably and securely is constantly under review.

In many situations, swapping hard drives or simply remembering to complete this process on a daily basis is not feasible, i.e. access to the comms room is not readily accessible, staff are not in on certain days etc.