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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

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.

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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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.

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.

Contigo expands enTrader product suite with Retail Portfolio Management module

Contigo expands enTrader product suite with Retail Portfolio Management module

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2012 12:32 BST

Energy software developer Contigo has expanded its flagship enTrader product suite with the launch of a new Retail Portfolio Management module. This latest addition to the suite – which includes the enPrice, enTrader and enVoy products - provides the capabilities for both small and large-scale retail energy suppliers to manage their energy portfolio more effectively.

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).

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.

Bling My Bear!

Bling My Bear!

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2012 18:01 GMT

St Richard's Hospice in Worcester has launched a new, fun fundraising mobile phone app - 'Bling My Bear' - to help raise cash for the charity. The app has been designed and hosted by UKITA member Borwell, a software company based in Malvern.

MAKING THE MOST OF SUPERFAST BROADBAND - ADVICE FOR HEREFORDSHIRE BUSINESSES

MAKING THE MOST OF SUPERFAST BROADBAND - ADVICE FOR HEREFORDSHIRE BUSINESSES

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2012 13:19 GMT

Herefordshire Council has engaged the UK Information Technology Association (UKITA) to develop a tool to help businesses understand how better use of the internet could help them save money, become more efficient and grow faster.

Computer prices to rise after Thailand flooding disaster, says UKITA director Chris Pallett

Computer prices to rise after Thailand flooding disaster, says UKITA director Chris Pallett

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2011 11:15 GMT

The aftermath of severe flooding in Thailand is set to reach the UK as computer prices rise following the disaster, the Shropshire chairman of the Chartered Institute of IT warned today. And Chris Pallett, of Bespoke Computing Ltd in Telford and the Shropshire chairman of CIIT and director of the UK IT Association (UKITA), said the impact will be felt across the world.

RFID and the UK

RFID and the UK

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2011 12:06 BST

UKITA, the UK's Trade Association for ICT SME's, has recently released UK RFID (www.ukrfid.com) – a free website full of information about the emerging technology that is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).

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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