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UKITA member EPX Ltd supports Staffordshire University's Challenge Lab

UKITA member EPX Ltd supports Staffordshire University's Challenge Lab

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2015 12:48 GMT

The technical challenge EPX gave the final year Computer Games Programming students, Josh Gibson and Russel Stocking, was to distribute audio via WiFi, with the idea being, for example, that one computer could stream music to several others located around a building.

UKITA member EPX celebrates ten years of trading

UKITA member EPX celebrates ten years of trading

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2015 17:11 BST

Two young entrepreneurs, who first met at University, celebrated their first decade in business last week. It was while studying IT at Staffordshire University that Dan, 30, first met co-director Mark Pennington, also 30, at a local student club night.

UKITA member Active Communications celebrates 25 years in business

UKITA member Active Communications celebrates 25 years in business

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2014 13:08 GMT

Four years ago, Pete Jacobs from Active Communications, Coventry, was quoted as saying ‘I’m looking forward to our next milestone of twenty five years, then I can say did we really achieve all that?’

UKITA member nFocus selected by Microsoft as Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.

UKITA member nFocus selected by Microsoft as Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.

News   •   Jul 24, 2014 15:13 BST

On 27th May 2014, it was announced Software Testing Consultancy nFocus had been selected by Microsoft as their Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year for 2014. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise partners who have developed and delivered exceptional solutions during the past year.

Announcing UKITA apprenticeships - do you need more bright problem-solvers?

Announcing UKITA apprenticeships - do you need more bright problem-solvers?

News   •   Jul 21, 2014 16:59 BST

Small and medium-sized IT businesses tell us that the current IT apprenticeships available do not suit them very well. The reasons they give include: - Lack of flexibility in what the apprentices are learning outside the workplace - Low people skills, problem-solving communication ability and timekeeping amongst the candidates - Apprentices aren’t becoming productive quickly enough

New government funding initiative subsidises “IT and digital” advice

New government funding initiative subsidises “IT and digital” advice

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2014 10:00 BST

The national organisation for SME IT companies, the UK IT Association (UKITA), has become part of the government’s £30 million Growth Vouchers programme. The government has launched the Growth Vouchers programme to identify the type of advice that most benefits small businesses. The Growth Vouchers programme will distribute vouchers to approximately 20,000 small businesses in England.

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CREATING SUCCESS 2014 - Thursday 12th June - Where creative businesses meet, learn and collaborate.

News   •   May 29, 2014 16:48 BST

Creative and digital businesses in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin are invited to a special event on Thursday 12th June. ‘Creating Success’ aims to increase the strength of the creative and digital sector in the county by encouraging them to work more closely together and to raise awareness of the business skills they need to operate effectively.

£100k contracts surge for Acutec

£100k contracts surge for Acutec

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2013 17:50 GMT

Trio of deals for Coleshill-based firm which specialises in managed IT services to software and web development

Internship Pays Off

Internship Pays Off

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2013 12:53 GMT

Borwell are so proud of Software Engineer Sam Williams - a rather shy student who joined the company in July 2011 - for achieving the award for ‘Best 3rd Year Project in Computing’ from University of Worcester.

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University’s entrepreneurship experts to exhibit at leading technology EXPO

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2013 12:49 GMT

UKITA member Coventry University’s Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE) will showcase its expertise and services at the West Midlands Cloud, Data & Smart Mobility Expo in Birmingham this week.

UKITA Member IASME praised by Chloe Smith, MP.

UKITA Member IASME praised by Chloe Smith, MP.

Press Releases   •   Apr 29, 2013 16:37 BST

A UK IT Association member was praised by a prominent member of parliament in her keynote speech at this years Infosec conference. Chloe Smith, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, praised the work done by IASME in creating a cyber-security standard that is specifically aimed at the SME market and for forming a partnership with a local insurance firm to help market the product

E-skills Seek Apprenticeship Solution to IT Skills Gap

E-skills Seek Apprenticeship Solution to IT Skills Gap

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2013 12:07 GMT

The IT sector in the EU is projected to need an extra 900,000 professionals by 2015. It is apparent that more needs to be done to attract skilled workers into the IT industry. The UK IT Association has been encouraged by the European Commission’s creation of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, but more needs to be done to close the IT skills gap.

Live Budget Event

Live Budget Event

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2013 12:59 GMT

Black Country businesses will be tapping into the knowledge of a panel of experts when a Budget event is held in Wolverhampton. Organisations from across the region are being invited to the event held by Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre - based at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park on Glaisher Drive - to coincide with Chancellor George Osborne’s statement on Wednesday, March 20.

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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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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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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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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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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.