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See how easily you can make a difference – the benefits of Open Data

News   •   Mar 13, 2013 15:05 GMT

At UKITA we always support research into Information and Communications Technology, and we think this project by Mr Reitano has much merit for our members and the wider IT community, as such we would urge as many of our members and followers as possible to complete the survey. And please feel free to pass this on to anybody else you feel would be interested.

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BIS call for interest: IASME

News   •   Mar 11, 2013 10:54 GMT

With March seeing the beginning of a consultancy period for the Governments Cyber Security Organisational Standards, and given the recent events at Evernote we understand that is will be an area of concern for our members and their customers- read more on why we support the IASME standard.

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Are you secure with your BYOD policy?

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2013 13:15 GMT

The UK IT Association (UKITA) is fully behind Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies that allow flexible working from around the office and as such we found the following Press Release very interesting

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Grand Coalition launched with backing from industry Giants

News   •   Mar 08, 2013 12:46 GMT

The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs was formally launched on 4th March. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to address the issue of 900,000 job vacancies that are expected to be unfilled in the IT Sector by 2015.

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Urgent-Act Today- Join Ukita and CIF in saving .cloud

News   •   Mar 06, 2013 15:19 GMT

Urgent - You need to act today if you want to help keep .cloud open to all.Deadline is tomorrow to register your objection to a proposal to ...... The UK IT Association (UKITA) are joining with its strategic alliance partner the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) to try to prevent new Top Level Domains (TLD’s) becoming closed registered owner and controlled by large multi-national companies.

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The Evernote Hacking Debacle- What it Means to You!

News   •   Mar 06, 2013 13:43 GMT

We take a brief look at the Evernote Hacking incident and consider how this will impact on SME's and, more importantly, what questions your customers will be asking you.

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Smart Cities or Just Data-Hungry.

News   •   Mar 06, 2013 11:44 GMT

The news that telecoms firms globally will be making more money from data revenues than from traditional telephony by 2018 will not come as a revelation to many. Yet the lack of technology standards may prove to be a barrier to the connectivity of devices

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UKITA Member Karus™ press release - PalSist™ software product will save Exact Logistic an estimated 130 work days a yea

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2013 09:00 GMT

A Warwickshire based member of the UK IT Association have worked with partners to develop a software solution to help drive the international success for a logistics firm.

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Don’t let the CLOUD get hijacked online!

News   •   Mar 04, 2013 15:05 GMT

The UK IT Association have joined other industry voices to express concern at the prospect of the proposed new Top Level Domains becoming closed registers.

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50billion internet connected devices by 2020

News   •   Mar 01, 2013 14:23 GMT

An amazing report just released by Cisco has projected that there will be an amazing fifty billion pieces of technology connected to the internet by 2020, a rise of over 400%.

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Anger as Yahoo Ban Working From Home

News   •   Feb 28, 2013 17:20 GMT

There is growing anger at the decision made by new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban working from home as of 1st June 2013.

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Horsemeat Scandal Could Have Been Avoided

News   •   Feb 27, 2013 19:10 GMT

Experts at the University of Wolverhampton say that the recent horsemeat scandal could have been prevented if a system they had developed had been implemented.

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Europe Battling Digital Brain Drain

News   •   Feb 26, 2013 11:32 GMT

The EU Digital Sector is fighting to keep hold of its brightest young talents as the skills gap widens. The EU has many young people with the appropriate skills, but the inability to match the talent digital youths with the abundance of IT jobs is leading to more and more young IT professionals to look elsewhere for employment.

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Grand Coalition Launched to Fix IT Skills-Gap

News   •   Feb 25, 2013 16:20 GMT

• Industry Morally Obliged to Help Youths Find Work • Launch of Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs and Training • Andrew Corbett, MD of the UK IT Association, Comments

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SME’s invest wisely in E-invoicing

News   •   Feb 21, 2013 13:40 GMT

• FPB survey highlights e-invoicing as key area for SME’s • 47% of members say they will be using e-invoicing within 12 months • Comment from Celeris Ltd, a UKITA member

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UK government projections fall short on 4G auction.

News   •   Feb 21, 2013 13:00 GMT

The UK Government have been left red faced as the 4G auction raised £1.2billion less than they had forecast in their Autumn Statement. The £2.3billion auction saw Vodafone spend the most, bidding £790million to secure blocks in both available wavelengths.

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Broadband networks plan in tatters due to EU budget – SMEs disappointed

News   •   Feb 20, 2013 15:50 GMT

The European Council reached agreement on EU expenditure for 2014-2020, and much of the cut in spending comes directly from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), a fund set up to increase technology take-up across the EU. Small and Medium Enterprises across Europe are alarmed that this could mean they fall behind competitors.

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BT Insist 2015 is Still Target for USC.

News   •   Feb 20, 2013 15:40 GMT

The House of Commons is still busy debating the effect of the EU Budget cuts to the Technology sector, but BT are unconcerned, saying it will not impact on the UK's ability to deliver on the Universal Service Commitment.

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Information economy strategy - BIS call for views from SMEs

News   •   Feb 14, 2013 12:36 GMT

UKITA has been approached by BIS to approach our members to ascertain their views on the Government's information economy strategy, which is being released this spring.

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Blog posts   •   Nov 22, 2012 18:02 GMT

The NTAILS project sponsored the UKITA AGM event which took place in the Telford Conference Centre, at the University of Wolverhampton's Innovation Campus.