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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?’

First Seven Companies Certified to the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme

First Seven Companies Certified to the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 16:51 BST

A week after the government launched the Cyber Essentials Scheme, seven small companies have already successfully achieved certification using IASME on-line self assessment.The Cyber Essentials Scheme focuses on the 5 most important technical security controls, identified as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of successful cyberattacks over the last few years.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

UKITA member Remote New Media launch myjobsplace.co.uk, set to revolutionise recruitment industry

UKITA member Remote New Media launch myjobsplace.co.uk, set to revolutionise recruitment industry

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2011 13:20 BST

Remote New Media launch myjobsplace.co.uk, set to revolutionise recruitment industry and dubbed a “superb new sort of Facebook for recruitment” Remote New Media is delighted to announce the launch of a revolutionary new recruitment service myjobsplace.co.uk, a bespoke design and development for their client My Jobs Place Ltd.

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MARK OF QUALITY FOR LOCAL IT SUPPLIER

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2011 16:34 BST

A West Midlands IT company, MBM Ltd, based in Wombourne, has secured a quality award for the fifth year running. The Approved ICT Supplier status and use of the Quality Mark logo is awarded by the UK IT Association (UKITA) – the trade association that represents IT, digital media and internet-related businesses in the UK.