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
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.
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.
Mar 14, 2013 11:25 GMT It was no surprise to discover over the weekend that SMEs and start-ups are turning their backs on the Tech City circus because the bidding process is too complicated and too expensive. So we are more than pleased to recognise the work of a local businessman in Croydon who has started a grass roots campaign to get help and support to SMEs and start-ups.
Mar 08, 2013 12:46 GMT The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs was formally launched on 4th March. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to address the issue of 900,000 job vacancies that are expected to be unfilled in the IT Sector by 2015.
Mar 06, 2013 13:43 GMT We take a brief look at the Evernote Hacking incident and consider how this will impact on SME's and, more importantly, what questions your customers will be asking you.
May 27, 2011 21:20 BST A guest blog on UK Fast Blog by Andrew Corbett from the UKITA. The UK IT ecosystem is fractured. There is a glass ceiling between the IT businesses that are known to and have accessed help from things like RDA growth project funds and the huge number of IT businesses who are not on the radar of the policy makers and funders.
Sep 14, 2011 13:36 BST UKITA is a founding member of PIN-SME, the European Association for SMEs within the ICT sector. Our chairman, Charles Huthwaite, is the UK representative and a vice-president of PIN-SME which currently represents over 50,000 ICT companies in eight countries.
Sep 14, 2011 13:34 BST UKITA is the trade association for small and medium-sized IT-related businesses throughout the UK. As a small business you are in a great position to benefit from the support and opportunities that UKITA can offer.
Sep 14, 2011 13:32 BST UKITA is the Trade Association for the UK IT-related SME sector. We started out ten years ago as a public sector-funded project and for the first five years of our development we received significant government investment. UKITA has now successfully made the transition into an independent private sector organisation.