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This year's global OpenStreetMap convention will be in Birmingham, UK

This year's global OpenStreetMap convention will be in Birmingham, UK

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2013 14:36 BST

OpenStreetMap's annual international conference is returning to the UK, the first time it has come to the UK since the very first State of the Map in 2007.

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

UKITA speaking at Gold Standard Apprenticeship launch event on the 30th April 2013

UKITA speaking at Gold Standard Apprenticeship launch event on the 30th April 2013

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2013 12:30 BST

The UK IT Association will be speaking on the benefits for small and medium-sized IT employers of the Gold Standard Apprenticeship scheme and the benefits for smaller enterprises of recruiting and developing new staff through apprenticeships. Other speakers will explain more about the details of the Gold Standard scheme which is delivered by the National IT Partnership.

Tech Start-Ups Faced With Rising Cost of IT Skills

Tech Start-Ups Faced With Rising Cost of IT Skills

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2013 15:26 BST

Tech starts up are facing an additional challenge on top of the usual tasks of building a client base, a reputation and paying the bills that most new companies have to contend. It was revealed that the average wage for technology professionals nationally has reached £38,185 per year.

IT Skills in UK Facing Crisis

IT Skills in UK Facing Crisis

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2013 09:10 BST

According to a survey commissioned by E-skills 2012 saw an average of 173,000 IT vacancies for each fiscal quarter, a figure which represents an amazing fifty two percent increase since 2009. The projections are for the increase in demand for IT professionals to increase by at least double the UK average until 2020.

Mark Pawsey MP discovers local efficiencies through cost-effective bespoke software

Mark Pawsey MP discovers local efficiencies through cost-effective bespoke software

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2013 08:00 GMT

15th March 2013 - Rugby - Meeting with Wayne Russell, Karus Systems´ managing director and the driving force behindRentUrApp™. Mark Pawsey, Member of Parliament for Rugby, discovered how companies can improve their efficiency through a cost-effective, bespoke software solution.

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.

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Mercia Fund Management holds first Open House for SEIS and EIS investees

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2013 13:50 GMT

Venture capital fund manager Mercia Fund Management(MFM) has announced that its first Open House event aimed at companies seeking Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) start-up investment or EIS (expansion capital for growing businesses) investment is taking place on 16 April 2013 at Forward House in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire.

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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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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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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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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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.

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.