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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 TDM Wyre Academy celebrates apprentices success

UKITA member TDM Wyre Academy celebrates apprentices success

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2015 14:57 BST

Apprentices from TDM Wyre Academy have been honoured at a graduation ceremony, attended by family, friends, employers, trainers and assessors. The apprentices, employed at a range of organisations around Worcestershire and the Midlands, have completed their apprenticeships across a wide range of IT disciplines, including Information Systems, Software Development, Web Design, and IT Support.

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?’

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UKITA Chair launches online care platform

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2014 11:27 GMT

UKITA Chair Helen Brewster is behind a Kickstarter campaign to raise £18,000 to launch an online platform to help carers plan, communicate and share the care of an unwell loved one. The innovative software solution has been developed to reduce the stress, anxiety, fatigue and geographical & social isolation when caring for someone.

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

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.

IT firm grows with help of Government programme

IT firm grows with help of Government programme

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2013 08:30 GMT

A West Midlands IT firm is working to the adage that ‘profit is for sanity’ after joining a programme to help it grow by 30 per cent over each of the next five years. Earlier this year, ACUTEC joined the Government-backed GrowthAccelerator service in a bid to meet managing director Chris Roche’s ambitious growth plans for the firm.

IASME Cyber Security Consultancy Package for SMEs

IASME Cyber Security Consultancy Package for SMEs

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2013 12:13 BST

UK IT Association member IASME are pleased to announce that they now offer a specialist package of cyber security consultancy for small companies, followed by a free audit against the IASME standard. This package is designed to help SMEs protect new inventions and business processes by upgrading their levels of cyber security.

OCR seeking employer input on new IT qualification

OCR seeking employer input on new IT qualification

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2013 16:26 BST

UK IT Association member OCR are currently developing a new OCR Cambridge Progression Award/Certificate in core IT Skills and are seeking the input of employers to ensure the course fits IT employers needs.

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.

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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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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.