Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. Posted in Company news

Merry Christmas to our valued clients who have today received a cracker filled with chocolate, party hats and (bad) workflow jokes.

Thank you for your continued support throughout 2017.

Season's greetings to you and your family from everyone at ePC.

Crazy phone prices

Crazy phone prices

Written by Richard Adams on Thursday, 07 December 2017. Posted in Press coverage, PC Pro

This letter was written by Alan Ingram (Technical Director) and published by PC Pro magazine in their February 2018 edition (issue 280, p30)

What is it with phrases such as “against the iPhone X, suddenly the iPhone 8 seems quite reasonable” (see issue 278, p3)? The fact is, it isn’t reasonable and it’s £100 more than the last model.

It has a faster processor or a better camera, they will say, but the advancement of technology should provide those without increasing manufacturing costs. Dell charges much the same for a PC now as it did 10 years ago, when the £269 iPhone was born. And if Ford applied the same rate of inflation as Apple, a basic Mondeo with specs similar to the 2007 model would now cost £65,000.

I decided long ago that Apple isn’t for me, but the worst of this is that same mentality is allowing Google to make what would have been considered ‘evil’ pricing only a couple of years ago seem reasonable (the Pixel 2 is nearly £300 more than the last 5in Nexus).

Apple can do what it wants, and there will always be people queuing up to pay huge premiums for its product, but this isn’t what attracted us all to Android. So, isn’t it about time we started voting with our feet? If not, where is the addition of £100 for each new version going to stop?

Read the full letter here.

Process Director recognised as a ‘Niche Player’ in the Gartner 'Magic Quadrant for iBPMS' for 2017

Process Director recognised as a ‘Niche Player’ in the Gartner 'Magic Quadrant for iBPMS' for 2017

Written by Richard Adams on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in Business Process Management, Process Director, Gartner Magic Quadrant for iBPMS

Process Director by BP Logix has been named as a ‘Niche Player’ in the Gartner 'Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS)' for the third year in a row.

What is the Magic Quadrant?

The Magic Quadrant plots 19 providers on a grid along the X axis (the ability to execute) and Y axis (completeness of vision). The grid is divided into four (magic) quadrants - niche players, challengers, visionaries, and leaders.

The report reviews the iBPMS market and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each vendor, offering critical advice for any organisation considering an iBPMS platform to support digital transformation.

How to get ready for the GDPR

How to get ready for the GDPR

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Last month, we provided an update on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Today, we outline the practical steps you can take ahead of the May 2018 deadline.

Firstly, there is no need to panic. The GDPR should not be a significant change for organisations, due to compliance with current European Union (EU) law and the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

However, it does introduce new and enhanced protections for EU citizens and clients need to have a plan ahead of the implementation date in May 2018.

To help you prepare, we have identified 11 steps to take on your journey to compliance.

Get ready for the GDPR

Get ready for the GDPR

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 06 September 2017. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In a previous blog last year, we gave readers a whistle-stop tour of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this blog, we provide an update as the deadline approaches and the Brexit dust settles.

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for individuals across the European Union (EU) and simplify the regulatory environment for business.

Unlike the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC which was implemented inconsistently across Europe and not legally binding, the GDPR does not require national governments enact any legislation and is compulsory. It will replace all data protection legislation in EU member states such as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

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