Ideagen completes acquisition of US-based Medforce Technologies

Ideagen, the quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software developer, has announced the acquisition of American healthcare software specialists, Medforce Technologies Inc, for $8.7m. Medforce is a growing, profitable and cash generative organisation which has successfully developed its Command suite of enterprise information management, workflow, and compliance software since 1993. Its flagship CommandCenter product is used […]

Comms business Wavenet acquires primary supplier APR Telecoms

Voice, data and cloud business Wavenet has acquired APR Telecoms, a Norfolk provider of business communication solutions. APR is a long-term partner of Birmingham-based Wavenet, and its primary supplier. The acquisition follows Wavenet’s purchase of Swains and Talk Internet in 2017. Andy Rackham, managing director of APR Telecoms said: “Wavenet was our largest supplier and already billed […]

£27 million awarded to Mercia to support North East firms

A total of £27m has been awarded to Mercia Fund Managers to support businesses across the North East.  A subsidiary of Mercia Fund Management based in Henley in Arden, the Venture Fund will be investing in rounds up to £1m, with additional money potentially coming from Mercia’s other funds, and will be targeted at businesses […]

SOTI expands footprint in Solihull to support European growth

SOTI Inc., a provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, has expanded its regional headquarters in Solihull, to capitalise on the company’s growth. The move comes as part of a wider European expansion as more companies use business-critical mobility in core verticals, including retail, healthcare and field services. Fueled by the growth of the company’s integrated platform, SOTI ONE, enterprises struggling […]

British Robotics Seed Fund invests in Birmingham app developers Redbeard

Birmingham-based Redbeard, a firm that develops code for Apple (iOS) apps has secured investment from the British Robotics Seed Fund (BRSF). The BRSF has provided £80,000 funding alongside £50,000 from private investors. Monies will be used to expand the company’s global development community and Code Store. The investment sees Redbeard join the BRSF’s portfolio of […]

Eurofins Digital Testing acquires Edge Testing Solutions

Eurofins Digital Testing, a global leader in end-to-end quality assurance and testing services, today announced that it has acquired Edge Testing Solutions, a leading independent pure-play software testing provider in the UK, to extend its software testing capabilities including managed, functional, performance and automated testing, across additional private and public sectors. Eurofins Digital Testing is a […]

IT services firm Wavenet relocates HQ to Solihull’s Blythe Valley

Technology communications company Wavenet is moving its headquarters from Birmingham to IM Properties’ (IMP) Blythe Valley Park on J4 of the M42. The relocation to Solihull is to accommodate its number of employees expanding from 40 to 70 over the last 12 months. Wavenet was established in Birmingham in 2000, and reached a turnover of almost £25 million last […]

Technology-based apprenticeship scheme launched by Intercity

Birmingham IT and Communications specialist Intercity Technology has announced a new apprenticeship programme ready to launch in 2018. Intercity Technology has been active in the communications market since 1985, offering support with everything from communication solutions to consulting and advising. Now, they’re looking to enhance the talent pool available for the IT and communications world with an […]

Inventor-e wins £350,000 grant from Innovate UK

Solihull technology company Inventor-e has received a six-figure grant to develop an energy efficient product to track and monitor assets. The company is based at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, and provides a range of inventory management solutions linked to its cloud-based Sourcerer software platform. The business has won a £350,000 grant from Innovate UK […]

Warwick uni manufacturing group opens centre of AI expertise

The manufacturing department at the University of Warwick is opening a centre to allow the industry to allow businesses to collect and handle large volumes of digital information, with the aim of gaining competitive insights through artificial intelligence methods. The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)’s Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence will be contained within the university’s existing buildings, and […]

Education technology company Schoolzine opens Stratford office

Schoolzine, is a digital communications platform for schools which provides e-newsletters, websites and apps, and now has an office in Stratford-upon-Avon. UK CEO Emily Halderthay manages operations in the UK and Ireland and works closely with the company’s founder and chief executive Phil Reardon in Australia. Schoolzine is used at more than 1,000 schools in 19 […]

Notts software developer expands operations in Southeast Asia

Ideagen, a Nottinghamshire software developer has announced plans to expand, relocate and refurbish its operations across the Asia-Pacific region. The company provides software for information management, compliance and risk management. It employs approximately 400 staff in the UK, including 110 in its head office at Ruddington Fields BusinessPark. The company’s latest expansion project involves Ideagen’s office […]

New international contract wins for Forensic Pathways

Cyber security business Forensic Pathways has secured new contracts in South Africa and Latin America with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT). Forensic Pathways develops forensic software, products and services for clients in law enforcement, security services, and legal and financial sectors. The company also provides due diligence, fraud investigation, cyber security services, and […]

How to Migrate Windows CE to a new Embedded Linux Environment

  Our series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know examines the primary issues around planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices, as end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS beckon ever closer. We kicked off the series with Part 1 when we looked at key considerations such as platform […]

Silwood Technology releases JD Edwards and Siebel Starter Packs for GDPR data discovery

Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology Ltd has announced the availability of GDPR Starter Packs for two major application packages – JD Edwards and Siebel – enabling users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data. The GDPR Starter Packs are underpinned by Safyr®, a dedicated metadata discovery software, which enables users to access, understand, […]