About Andrew Richards

Andrew Richards is the Managing Director of TheIT Service. His background in training goes back to 2000, and he was involved in IT networking and support beyond that. Now he spends his time living and breathing the GDPR (fun!) and building databases. When not doing these things, he can be found attempting to train his various sheep and chickens.

Is GDPR certification worth anything?

In this article, I'd like to tackle the thorny issue of GDPR certification. Let's start by laying the bald facts on the table - there's no such thing as "official certification" for the GDPR. The Information Commissioner's Office haven't set out an official curriculum, paths to certification or accreditation programmes and nor have the [...]

By | 2018-01-29T13:48:45+00:00 January 25th, 2018|GDPR, Training|0 Comments

What’s in the GDPR?

Ever wondered what the GDPR is all about? Really, what are all those words saying? Those half-million words? Well, we wondered too. So, with the help of a bit of web-jiggery-pokery that the clever people at Tag Crowd have made available to all, we found out. Turns out that the GDPR really is about data, [...]

By | 2017-11-26T22:54:56+00:00 November 26th, 2017|GDPR|0 Comments

15 things you need to know about the GDPR

So... what's this GDPR thing all about? EU GDPR stands for the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. It is a new law being brought into effect on 25th May 2018. It applies to anyone who works with the data (even just names) of any person within EU (yes, including Britain). It replaces the now ageing [...]

By | 2017-10-11T08:13:58+00:00 October 9th, 2017|GDPR, News, Training|0 Comments

Microsoft Access basics: How to manage Linked tables

This is the final part of a three-part series of tutorials on Linked Tables in Microsoft Access. If you've missed out on the previous parts, then you may want to take a look: Part one: Why create linked tables in Microsoft Access and then Part two: How to create linked tables in Microsoft Access. In [...]

Microsoft Access basics: How to create Linked tables

This is part two of a three-part series of tutorials on Linked Tables in Microsoft Access. If you've missed out on part one, then you may want to take a look: Why create linked tables in Microsoft Access. In this second part of the tutorial, we're taking a look at the practical nuts and bolts, [...]

Microsoft Access basics: Why create Linked tables?

Linked tables in Microsoft Access Linked tables are strange. Anyone who spends any time developing databases in Microsoft Access will always split their database into a front end and a back end. The front end will contain linked tables which are so called because they are linked to the back end. All this is straightforward. [...]

Microsoft Access basics – tables, forms, queries and reports

This is the first in a series of posts we'll be creating over the coming months about the fundamentals of Microsoft Access. This series has been devised to answer the questions that everyone has when they start using Microsoft Access for creating databases, or when they first begin to use existing Microsoft Access databases. The [...]