/Chris Gilmour

About Chris Gilmour

Chris is a Technology Consultant who is passionate about IT. Over the last few years, the world of IT has changed. IT used to be seen as an expensive overhead. Nowadays, it is seen more like a business enabler, which means the flow of data throughout the business is key. This underlined with the need to protect and ensure everything you do has a cybersecurity focus. Which means you stay GDPR compliant.
17 09, 2019

Workflow automation for Small Business

By |2019-09-17T14:06:37+00:00September 17th, 2019|Digital Transformation, Unleashed|0 Comments

There is a lot of scary business terms flying around right now and ‘workflow automation for small business’ is one of them. However, it shouldn’t be, because it could be one of your best business decisions of all time. In a recent survey by the US Council of Economic Advisors, it is estimated that 83% [...]

5 09, 2019


By |2019-09-05T15:04:27+00:00September 5th, 2019|Unleashed|0 Comments

Memories, how are yours, good, bad or indifferent? I was out walking last night and as I was pounding the pavement, I noticed a conker shell that had been opened and it got me thinking about my childhood back in the 1970s. I don’t often get nostalgic but I do often think about the old [...]

12 08, 2019

Data is the new oil

By |2019-08-12T15:08:36+00:00August 12th, 2019|Big Data, Digital Transformation, Unleashed|0 Comments

Data is the new oil, how often have you heard that? That quote was written back in 2006 by Mathematician, Clive Humby. How true that has become. Back in 2006 it was estimated that the total worldwide data store was 160 exabytes. By 2023, it is estimated that 423 exabytes will be created daily! For [...]

9 08, 2019

Manage compliance and risk

By |2019-08-09T09:58:06+00:00August 9th, 2019|Digital Transformation|0 Comments

How do you manage compliance and risk? Every business has this problem and there is a 5-stage process to manage it; Put a system in place Define risk Identify risk factors Add regulations Update continuously Simple, or is it? First of all, you have to put a system in place, that is harder than it [...]

18 07, 2019

Why engage a part-time IT Leader?

By |2019-07-18T14:54:39+00:00July 18th, 2019|IT Consultancy|0 Comments

Why engage a part-time leader? Over the past few weeks, we have had two enquires. One to ask if we can provide an IT Consultancy service to help the existing IT Manager. The second to become a part-time IT Manager and help the business transition and to liaise with the outsourced IT support company. So [...]

8 07, 2019

A Lightbulb moment

By |2019-07-08T14:06:21+00:00July 8th, 2019|Digital Transformation, Unleashed|0 Comments

A lightbulb moment, if you have never had one, it is a really great feeling. Especially when you are presenting and one of the people you are talking to, suddenly gets it! This happened to Unleashed last week. We have been working with a large client automating one of their work processes – turning a [...]

5 06, 2019

The changing role of IT Leaders

By |2019-06-05T09:44:54+00:00June 5th, 2019|Digital Transformation|0 Comments

Over the last few years, we have seen the changing role of IT Leaders. IT is no longer about managing servers, PCs and Laptops. IT is more about evolving technology. Many businesses now buy IT on a consumption model or monthly cost. This cost can go up or down depending on what the business is [...]

20 05, 2019

We have always done it that way

By |2019-05-20T15:52:42+00:00May 20th, 2019|Digital Transformation|0 Comments

How many times have you heard ‘We have always done it that way’  - my guess, is far too many! It could possibly be the most damaging sentence ever heard in business. If your business suffers a major data breach through cyber attack you are not going to say oh well ‘we have always done [...]

25 04, 2019

What is workflow automation?

By |2019-04-25T13:33:50+00:00April 25th, 2019|Digital Transformation, Unleashed, Workflow automation|0 Comments

What is workflow automation, but more importantly what can it do for my business? For as long as I have been in business (and that is a long time!) We have had forms to fill in if we want something. These forms can be anything, Holiday requests, expenses, purchase orders, invoices, timesheets, Job offers, employee [...]

4 02, 2019

Two-Factor Authentication

By |2019-02-04T10:09:17+00:00February 4th, 2019|Cyber Security|0 Comments

Every business needs two-factor authentication. Why? Very simply, it protects your users from getting scammed by protecting their password. We live in a digital age, this means, everything we do is now online which creates data, no more so in your business. To be blunt, your data is your business and without it, you will [...]

29 11, 2018

Workflow Automation

By |2018-11-29T14:59:11+00:00November 29th, 2018|Digital Transformation, Unleashed|0 Comments

Workflow automation is the act of moving manual tasks to an automated process. We use workplace automation to improve the flow of information around your business. When data flows around your business in an efficient manner you suddenly become more productive, you get more done and you can concentrate on driving and building your business. [...]

19 09, 2018

Cyber Kill Chain

By |2018-09-19T12:17:09+00:00September 19th, 2018|Cyber Security, GDPR, Security, Unleashed|0 Comments

What is the cyber kill chain? To explain what this is, we first have to look at the whole process of the cyber-attack. To stop a cyber-attack, you first have to understand the process that the purveyor of the attack goes through. And, more importantly, know what the end goal of the attack is. There [...]

10 09, 2018

It won’t happen to me…

By |2018-09-10T08:55:33+00:00September 10th, 2018|Unleashed|0 Comments

Do you have an “it won't happen to me” disaster recovery policy? If so, you may want to read this! Everybody thinks they are protected. That a disaster is not going to happen to them, correct? Well, what if a disaster that has nothing to do you happens, and stops you from doing business. I [...]

7 06, 2018

Data Security Strategy

By |2018-06-07T15:06:09+00:00June 7th, 2018|Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery, GDPR, Security, Unleashed|0 Comments

How many businesses have a data security strategy? My guess would be not many. Why? because not many people really understand how to protect their data against the three main data security risks: Security Risks: 1.       Outsider – Malicious threat where someone will try to attack your business, normally to steal data for monetary gain. [...]

16 02, 2018

What does my business have to do for GDPR compliance?

By |2018-02-16T13:47:46+00:00February 16th, 2018|Cyber Security, GDPR|0 Comments

What does my business have to do for GDPR compliance? This is a question I have been asked a lot over the last 6 months. There is a lot information on this subject and I am sure you are getting sick of hearing about it! However, the truth is, GDPR is happening in just over [...]

16 01, 2018

GDPR compliance

By |2018-10-29T15:29:33+00:00January 16th, 2018|Cyber Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ensure your business is GDPR compliance. To meet GDPR compliance regulations you have to ensure you look at breach notification. This will become a legal requirement of all businesses from May 25th 2018. Which means, that within 72 hours of detecting a data breach, you must inform the supervisory authority. What exactly does this mean? [...]

27 11, 2017

Insider Threat

By |2018-04-24T21:20:43+00:00November 27th, 2017|Cyber Security, Security|0 Comments

The insider threat is real and it will cost your business. There are two types of insider threat, accidental and malicious. For a cyber-criminal to access your data, they must have access to your network. This is obtained by using compromised user credentials, and can be an employee, contractor, partner or vendor who has access [...]

8 11, 2017

Safe, Secure and Prosperous

By |2017-11-08T15:51:31+00:00November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Public Sector Action Plan on Cyber Resilience Safe, Secure and Prosperous is the Scottish Government tagline for the Public-Sector Action Plan on cyber resilience (Cyber - Public Sector Action Plan - FINAL - Public Sector Action Plan 2017-18). Although this is mainly aimed at the public sector in Scotland, it is just as relevant to [...]

25 10, 2017

GDPR Breach Notification

By |2017-10-25T14:35:58+00:00October 25th, 2017|Cyber Security|0 Comments

GDPR breach notification will become the duty of all businesses from May 25th 2018. This means, that within 72 hours of detecting a data breach, you must inform the supervisory authority. What exactly does this mean? Under GDPR breach notification, a personal data breach is defined as – a security leading to the destruction, loss, [...]

10 10, 2017

GDPR, Confused?

By |2017-10-10T13:27:59+00:00October 10th, 2017|Cyber Security, Infrastructure, Security, Technology, Unleashed|0 Comments

GDPR, Confused? Well everyone I have spoken to certainly is! In fact, it has taken me nearly 3 months to get to the bottom of what IT Directors/Managers have to do to ensure you are GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) compliant. In one sense it is quite funny that the search term GDPR, Confused? Gets [...]