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Why investing in innovation during 2023 will set you up to thrive post-recession

How can you set your business up to weather the recession, and to be in a position to thrive when the country returns to growth? This blog looks at why 2023 needs to be the year of business and technology housekeeping
Ric Hill
Ric HillFounder and Client Strategy Director
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Q3 update from the Ghyston CSR team

The CSR team look back on a busy quarter, including our fundraising efforts and a brand new electric vehicle scheme.
Suzie Brown
Suzie BrownSoftware Developer
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Ghyston turns 10

As we celebrate this important milestone, it seems like a good time to reflect on our journey so far.
Emily Hill
Emily HillFounder and CEO
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The Great Resignation: How Tech firms can keep their talent

The Great Resignation: How Tech firms can keep their talent

Over the last few months, employers have been noticing an unusual phenomenon: many of their employees are resigning from their jobs. 

This doesn’t sound that unusual - people resign all the time, but what’s different about this trend is both the numbers involved, and the fact that many of those resigning are not moving to new roles. They’re just resigning.  

This briefing paper looks at how different organisations are tackling this trend. It covers: - 

  • What is driving this trend 

  • How tech firms can mitigate it  

  • The importance of company culture

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Cyber Security Briefing Paper 2: Closing the Security Gap

Cyber Security Briefing Paper 2: Closing the Security Gap

As a continuation of our thought leadership programme, we invited senior people from companies based in Bristol and the South West to come together and reveal the techniques they use around cyber security

In this second briefing paper, we discuss how organisations can protect themselves. There are many things to consider and sometimes making the right decision is quite difficult.

In this report, we examine how to:

  • Use penetration testing to identify software vulnerabilities
  • Integrate security processes into new and updated software applications
  • Utilise certification bodies for guidance around security
Cyber Security: Briefing Paper 1

Cyber Security: Briefing Paper 1

No other topic has dominated the boardroom agenda as consistently as cyber security in recent years. Concerns about the security of IT infrastructure and applications have grown steadily alongside organisations’ increasing reliance on these systems.

In the first of our cyber security briefing papers, we ask our selected organisations how they take steps to protect their organisation’s reputation and day-to-day productivity.

In this report we:

  • Outline the different types of phishing techniques
  • How malicious parties can exploit supplier trust
  • Examine how the human factor can be an advantage around cyber security

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Jake McKenna

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Jake McKenna, Technical Consultant

Jake started at Ghyston in 2014 as a developer and has had a variety of roles including support engineer, technical sales consultant, and now project manager. He loves working closely with customers to understand their businesses and figure out how we can use technology to help them achieve their goals.

It’s always great when we’re able to talk to a customer, understand their problem, and then make a quick change to our code that saves them hours of work each day. Being able to use technology to solve real problems for people is what I love about my job.
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