Mike Donoghue

Mike co-founded Economit in September 2011. Working as a Fractional CIO for Economit’s clients, Mike is very much at the forefront of the business.

What is GDPR?

By Mike Donoghue

You could say that when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018, everything changed. Businesses especially saw a noticeable difference, as the rules regarding how they accessed, stored, used and protected data went through a major upheaval. What is GDPR? The main purpose behind the implementation of this EU […]

Read More

How to make sure your business is GDPR compliant

By Mike Donoghue

You may know what GDPR is, the key roles involved and the necessity of training your employees – but what else can you do to make sure you’re GDPR compliant? 1. Determine what data you need Before you can determine what data you need, you first need to realise that data comes in many forms. […]

Read More

What are the benefits of aligning your IT and business strategies?

By Mike Donoghue

The first thing you need to bear in mind is that aligning these strategies involves more than combining them together within a single document. It is a lot more complicated than that. In truth, what you need to do is make sure that every aspect of your IT strategy supports the long term goals of […]

Read More

Everything new businesses need to know about GDPR

By Mike Donoghue

You could say that when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018, everything changed. Businesses especially saw a noticeable difference, as the rules regarding how they accessed, stored, used and protected data went through a major upheaval. As a new business, the first thing you need to understand is […]

Read More

What is a ISO 27001 Certification & Why Should You Have One?

By Mike Donoghue

What is an ISO certification? In its simplest terms, the ISO 27001 certification is proof – from a third party body – that a company has been formally recognised as working to the ISO International Standards for information security. And this seal of approval is vital, as it vouches for your company’s credibility and capability […]

Read More

How to carry out an IT Audit

By Mike Donoghue

How to carry out an IT Audit You may not think you need one – in fact 62% of IT professionals have revealed how employers don’t regularly perform security audits until something goes wrong – however, IT audits are essential to EVERY business. Not only do they ensure that your IT systems and procedures remain […]

Read More