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Virtualising your Business in the Age of CoronaVirus 2

Pretty much everything we felt last summer about the need for a new Social Media Compact between businesses and their customers – fit for a Post Social Media Age – seems to hold true today. ConnectWorks is sticking with the phrase “Post Social Media” and campaigning for more honest engagement across the full range of its activities and is focusing in particular on the use of GDPR provisions to rewrite the relationships between businesses and clients especially where it is helping businesses survive the joint impacts of Brexit and COVID-19 by virtualising sections of their business models.

Last summer, we were concerned about Johnson walking through the door of Downing Street as PM with his adviser Dominic Cummings launching the administration’s first wave of Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook. A year on, Cummings as a danger to our privacy and security is just as much the story as it was then, even if the current focus now includes the risks inherent in the COVID-19 Tracing App and Service set up with strange private sector partners such as Palantir. So this summer we are still promoting two Privacy and Security related modular services in particular. The first is our Business Framework Module to generate your website’s Privacy & Cookie Policies and the second to generate the site’s Terms of Service making clear your priorities when it come to valuing your visitors’ data and limiting the extent to which this can be used by corporate players running key services across the web.

Both our ‘GDPR & HTTPS – online Privacy Policy and Secure Pages’ and our ‘Terms of Service – T&Cs for eCommerce’ modules are based on the generators for Policies and Terms, which are maintained by a team of lawyers updating 600+ GDPR clauses and contractual arrangements for any of the functions in your website that can capture or depend upon user identifiable data. For both modules we assess your website’s code to make sure we include all the relevant clauses and we also make sure your site uses HTTPS, the protocol for serving pages securely with the padlock symbol clearly visible to visitors. This summer we are offering both modules at the standard rate if purchased together. Just let us know if you need to purchase the Terms Module on its own and we will quote for a standalone solution that covers the higher licence fees.

We continue to provide business mentoring to contend with Brexit and now COVID-19 issues through our Brexit Triage service launched last year at It is manned by experienced business advisers, who are also IoEE trained enterprise mentors.

Simon Rae-Scott, June 2020.

ConnectWorks specialises in custom arts and information research projects, often web focused and delivered for corporate and public sector clients. It also offers affordable modular solutions to assist new businesses in setting up a web presence and adding e-commerce. It also provides consultancy and workshops on web matters and emerging technologies, including eBook publications using custom widgets.

ConnectWorks runs ‘On the Wing’, a telephone support service for individual clients that focuses on helping professionals do more with mobile devices, cloud based services and integration with existing laptops and desktops.

On the Wing Project

‘On the Wing’ is a personal networking project driven by Simon Rae-Scott, ConnectWorks’ Managing Director, to provide a direct point of contact for individual clients. The model for this subscription telephone support service is deliberately simple so we can explore where it can take us.

It’s priced just under £50 per year at £49.99 including VAT and there are just three key elements:

  • Support calls that can resolve an issue in five minutes are free*
  • A support call that takes longer than five minutes consumes the reserve and temporarily suspends the subscription
  • Payment of a £45 recharge fee reinstates the subscription.

Subscribe now for £49.99**

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Why Subscribe or Recommend Now?

  • If you own an iPhone or iPad, subscribing will help justify it as a professional purchase
  • To help grow this personal network, you can claim a free recharge for each new subscriber you refer
  • If you’re an iOS/ICT professional, but would rather we handled your clients’ questions, please call Simon on 07956 888 757 to arrange a £10 Finder’s Fee per subscriber you help to join our list.

Read more about Simon’s thoughts on why he has introduced the ‘On the Wing’ network and how he sees it developing.

*Five minute calls can be made as often as you like subject to common sense, reasonable hours and what will emerge as a ‘Fair Use’ policy for the group as the network service beds in.

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