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Preventing fraud in mCommerce

News   •   Nov 22, 2012 10:03 GMT

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £1.5m to stimulate new solutions for mobile commerce (mCommerce) to counter the threat of theft and fraud.

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MEMBER’S FIRST CONTRACT WITH NHS

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2012 16:01 BST

A Midlands based IT firm and member of UKITA has provided a technical solution enabling staff at a local NHS Mental Health Trust to use an application on their iPads saving both time and money.

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The invisible SME IT majority

News   •   Oct 11, 2012 10:59 BST

UKITA (UK IT Association) Director Andrew Corbett says that there is a glass ceiling between the IT businesses that are known to and have accessed help from RDA growth project funds and the huge number of IT businesses who are not on the radar of the policy makers and funders.

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Encouraging SMEs to bid for govt work is 'backfiring'

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2012 10:34 BST

Moves by the government to encourage small IT firms to bid for public sector contracts are driving many away, says trade body UKITA The government's strategy of encouraging small and medium-sized IT businesses to bid for public sector contract is driving some suppliers away, according to UKITA, a trade body that represents small IT firms.

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Bringing a new regional IT event to the Midlands

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2012 11:23 BST

With just over two weeks left to register for the UKITA EXPO, places are still up for grabs for both member and non-member companies wanting to attend and exhibit at the forthcoming event, being held at the University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Innovation Campus on 24 October.

Flood Doesn't Stop Print Presses Thanks to MBM

Flood Doesn't Stop Print Presses Thanks to MBM

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2012 11:40 BST

A local printing company had a shock when their roof caved in following the recent heavy downpour that hit the Midlands. But thanks to their IT Disaster Recovery plan with Micro-Business Maintenance, operations were able to continue practically unaffected.

Booming Contigo takes on two new staff and upgrades office space

Booming Contigo takes on two new staff and upgrades office space

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2012 10:10 BST

Birmingham-based specialist energy software developer Contigo is bucking the current economic climate with the appointment of two new team members and a move to larger offices.

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Billion-dollar white spaces goldmine at risk, if key challenges are ignored

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2012 17:14 BST

The use of white space spectrum for broadband could generate additional revenue of $765m for the wireless component industry by 2017. However, this is contingent on strong regulatory decisions being made in the next two years, and the industry taking a harmonized view of the business model. Without those factors, the revenue potential could be halved, according to a new study.

Maximise Your News Exposure on UKITA website for FREE

Maximise Your News Exposure on UKITA website for FREE

News   •   Jul 05, 2012 11:35 BST

Mynewsdesk helps UKITA and 25,000+ companies expose their news online. As a member of UKITA, you can use Mynewsdesk’s free account to publish and distribute all your news content directly to UKITA’s Member's News Feed and email contacts, in one click.

Contigo expands into European energy market with HAKOM

Contigo expands into European energy market with HAKOM

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2012 10:34 BST

Specialist software developer Contigo has signed a landmark agreement that will see its continued expansion into the European energy market.

Contigo expands enTrader product suite with Retail Portfolio Management module

Contigo expands enTrader product suite with Retail Portfolio Management module

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2012 12:32 BST

Energy software developer Contigo has expanded its flagship enTrader product suite with the launch of a new Retail Portfolio Management module. This latest addition to the suite – which includes the enPrice, enTrader and enVoy products - provides the capabilities for both small and large-scale retail energy suppliers to manage their energy portfolio more effectively.

Small businesses across the West Midlands could become targets of computer hackers

Small businesses across the West Midlands could become targets of computer hackers

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2012 09:58 BST

Small businesses across the West Midlands could become targets of computer hackers shifting their focus to those which lack security and are an easier target, the Shropshire chairman of the institute of IT warned today. Investigations across the UK show small and medium-sized businesses are being targeted and the majority are unprepared for the attack.

Bord Gais marks first product hat-trick for Contigo

Bord Gais marks first product hat-trick for Contigo

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2012 17:05 BST

Contigo, the Birmingham-based developer of specialist software for the energy industry is celebrating a landmark sales success.The company has secured the sale of its full enTrader suite of products – designed to enhance and streamline the essential trading of commodities while reducing risk – to Irish energy provider Bord Gais (BGE).

Contigo appoints four new posts following outstanding year

Contigo appoints four new posts following outstanding year

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2012 15:20 BST

Contigo, the Birmingham-based developer of specialist software for the energy industry, has announced the creation of four new posts, following its most successful year to date. The new appointments have a range of backgrounds and skills and include David Collins, who has joined as a test analyst; software developer John Moss; support analyst Sunny Tiwana; and marketing assistant James Weavin.

Remote networking could prevent problems in the event of a tanker driver's strike

Remote networking could prevent problems in the event of a tanker driver's strike

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2012 11:50 BST

Businesses across the country need to look at remote networking to prevent massive issues for the economy if staff are unable to get to work due to closed petrol stations, the chairman of the Shropshire branch of the Chartered Institute of IT warned today.

IT sector is the big budget winner

IT sector is the big budget winner

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2012 19:25 GMT

High-tech UK business was one of the biggest winners in today's budget announcement by the Chancellor, according to a leading national trade body.

Bling My Bear!

Bling My Bear!

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2012 18:01 GMT

St Richard's Hospice in Worcester has launched a new, fun fundraising mobile phone app - 'Bling My Bear' - to help raise cash for the charity. The app has been designed and hosted by UKITA member Borwell, a software company based in Malvern.

MAKING THE MOST OF SUPERFAST BROADBAND - ADVICE FOR HEREFORDSHIRE BUSINESSES

MAKING THE MOST OF SUPERFAST BROADBAND - ADVICE FOR HEREFORDSHIRE BUSINESSES

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2012 13:19 GMT

Herefordshire Council has engaged the UK Information Technology Association (UKITA) to develop a tool to help businesses understand how better use of the internet could help them save money, become more efficient and grow faster.

New trade body chair says people are the heart of IT

New trade body chair says people are the heart of IT

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2012 10:30 GMT

The first woman elected to chair a leading national IT industry body has vowed to use her time in office to highlight the fact that people are the most important component in the tech sector.

Computer prices to rise after Thailand flooding disaster, says UKITA director Chris Pallett

Computer prices to rise after Thailand flooding disaster, says UKITA director Chris Pallett

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2011 11:15 GMT

The aftermath of severe flooding in Thailand is set to reach the UK as computer prices rise following the disaster, the Shropshire chairman of the Chartered Institute of IT warned today. And Chris Pallett, of Bespoke Computing Ltd in Telford and the Shropshire chairman of CIIT and director of the UK IT Association (UKITA), said the impact will be felt across the world.