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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?’

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.

£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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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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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.

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.