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UKITA member nFocus selected by Microsoft as Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.

UKITA member nFocus selected by Microsoft as Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.

News   •   Jul 24, 2014 15:13 BST

On 27th May 2014, it was announced Software Testing Consultancy nFocus had been selected by Microsoft as their Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year for 2014. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise partners who have developed and delivered exceptional solutions during the past year.

Announcing UKITA apprenticeships - do you need more bright problem-solvers?

Announcing UKITA apprenticeships - do you need more bright problem-solvers?

News   •   Jul 21, 2014 16:59 BST

Small and medium-sized IT businesses tell us that the current IT apprenticeships available do not suit them very well. The reasons they give include: - Lack of flexibility in what the apprentices are learning outside the workplace - Low people skills, problem-solving communication ability and timekeeping amongst the candidates - Apprentices aren’t becoming productive quickly enough

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CREATING SUCCESS 2014 - Thursday 12th June - Where creative businesses meet, learn and collaborate.

News   •   May 29, 2014 16:48 BST

Creative and digital businesses in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin are invited to a special event on Thursday 12th June. ‘Creating Success’ aims to increase the strength of the creative and digital sector in the county by encouraging them to work more closely together and to raise awareness of the business skills they need to operate effectively.

UKITA Member meets David Cameron

UKITA Member meets David Cameron

News   •   Jul 09, 2013 14:28 BST

The Managing Director of Coventry based IT SME and UKITA member meets Prime Minister David Cameron at the launch of the 'Supporting Small Business' campaign.

Technical Baccalaureate Announced

Technical Baccalaureate Announced

News   •   Apr 23, 2013 11:52 BST

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock have announced the launch of a new Technical Baccalaureate which is aimed at closing the gap in the IT skills market by providing a vocational qualification that employers will value.

Beware Consequences to your Business if you run Windows XP

Beware Consequences to your Business if you run Windows XP

News   •   Apr 18, 2013 14:24 BST

Microsoft have confirmed they have no plans to extend the deadline to the ending of support for Windows XP users past April 8th 2014 and this could lead to a few nasty shocks for those that are still using the XP operating system after that date.

PC Sales Suffer Largest Drop Since Records Began

PC Sales Suffer Largest Drop Since Records Began

News   •   Apr 11, 2013 16:16 BST

Global PC sales declined by 14.3% in the first quarter of the year, representing the biggest fall in sales since records began in 1994. It is also the fourth quarter in a row that year in year sales of personal computers has fallen.

Is This Yahoo's Attempt To Steal A March on Google?

Is This Yahoo's Attempt To Steal A March on Google?

News   •   Apr 04, 2013 09:00 BST

The UK IT Association (UKITA) took notice last week, as many would have done, when Yahoo announced that they have purchased Summly from 17 year old entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio. Nick himself has done particularly well out of the deal, with Yahoo paying an estimated £20 million in cash and shares for the company which they are now expected to shut down.

Are you Creating a Backdoor into your System?

Are you Creating a Backdoor into your System?

News   •   Mar 15, 2013 13:39 GMT

We have all downloaded third party software to our home computers, laptops or mobile devices in the past. Most computers even come with it installed. Java, Firefox and Adobe Reader are all popular examples of third party applications that you may have installed on your system. But how many of us consider our system security when installing popular applications?

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Croydon Offer Alternative to Londons’ Tech City

News   •   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.

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Robots Share Web-Based “Consciousness”

News   •   Mar 14, 2013 10:57 GMT

After all of the furore over cloud-security recently it is alarming that robotics engineers have created software that is designed to allow robots to operate remotely using the cloud. If the technology is successful it may lead to legions of robots living amongst us performing day to day chores, leaving us with more time to develop new ways they can do jobs for us.

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See how easily you can make a difference – the benefits of Open Data

News   •   Mar 13, 2013 15:05 GMT

At UKITA we always support research into Information and Communications Technology, and we think this project by Mr Reitano has much merit for our members and the wider IT community, as such we would urge as many of our members and followers as possible to complete the survey. And please feel free to pass this on to anybody else you feel would be interested.

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BIS call for interest: IASME

News   •   Mar 11, 2013 10:54 GMT

With March seeing the beginning of a consultancy period for the Governments Cyber Security Organisational Standards, and given the recent events at Evernote we understand that is will be an area of concern for our members and their customers- read more on why we support the IASME standard.

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Grand Coalition launched with backing from industry Giants

News   •   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.

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Urgent-Act Today- Join Ukita and CIF in saving .cloud

News   •   Mar 06, 2013 15:19 GMT

Urgent - You need to act today if you want to help keep .cloud open to all.Deadline is tomorrow to register your objection to a proposal to ...... The UK IT Association (UKITA) are joining with its strategic alliance partner the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) to try to prevent new Top Level Domains (TLD’s) becoming closed registered owner and controlled by large multi-national companies.

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The Evernote Hacking Debacle- What it Means to You!

News   •   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.

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Smart Cities or Just Data-Hungry.

News   •   Mar 06, 2013 11:44 GMT

The news that telecoms firms globally will be making more money from data revenues than from traditional telephony by 2018 will not come as a revelation to many. Yet the lack of technology standards may prove to be a barrier to the connectivity of devices

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Don’t let the CLOUD get hijacked online!

News   •   Mar 04, 2013 15:05 GMT

The UK IT Association have joined other industry voices to express concern at the prospect of the proposed new Top Level Domains becoming closed registers.

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50billion internet connected devices by 2020

News   •   Mar 01, 2013 14:23 GMT

An amazing report just released by Cisco has projected that there will be an amazing fifty billion pieces of technology connected to the internet by 2020, a rise of over 400%.

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Anger as Yahoo Ban Working From Home

News   •   Feb 28, 2013 17:20 GMT

There is growing anger at the decision made by new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban working from home as of 1st June 2013.

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