US data analytics provider Verisk acquires Sheffield’s Rebmark

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International data analytics provider Verisk has acquired Rebmark, a Sheffield-headquartered software company that works with the injury claims sector. With the acquisition of Rebmark, Verisk’s clients in the UK can take advantage of software and systems that save time, capture data, improve accuracy, and eliminate inefficiencies for those working in the injury claims sector. Together, […]

Government launches £68 million AI and robotics fund

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The Government has announced more than £68 million of investment from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) for a programme of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) projects aimed at improving safety in extreme environments. The programme will develop robots and artificial intelligence to take on jobs in the freezing depths of the North Sea, dealing […]

Tech Returners launches 11 week coding course

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Tech Returners, an initiative which develops the skills of people returning to or entering tech roles after a career break, is launching an Introduction to Coding course. Based at The Landing MediaCityUK, Tech Returners has partnered with Barclays Eagle Labs and Northcoders to offer the course, which starts this month. Lasting 11 weeks, the free […]

Millgate partners to help businesses with upcoming GDPR

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Sheffield IT services firm Millgate has teamed up with cloud and endpoint cybersecurity company Bitdefender, cyber security and data protection firm Forcepoint and consultancy training provider IT Governance to educate and assist businesses still unpicking and understanding the implications – and potential impact on their business – of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements and […]

Digital Lab launches for hands-on experience with emerging tech

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The Digital Catapult North East & Tees Valley (NETV) has opened the Immersive Lab at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead, which will also allow companies to test out any new hardware on offer. Non-digital businesses will be able to attend events and demonstrations designed to teach them more about the industry. Access to the […]

Stockport rail tech firm secures £1m funding for job creation

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Stockport tech firm Trolex Aporta Holdings has secured £1m investment from Finance Birmingham’s national Rail Supply Growth Fund. The funding will enable the business to accelerate its growth plans with the rollout of an in-carriage entertainment system, and create 38 new jobs. The company’s Juxta Infotainment System allows uninterrupted streaming of TV shows, news, travel information and movies […]

Kcom and University of Hull constructing new data centre

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The University of Hull and KCOM are set to construct a new multimillion-pound data centre to address demand in the region. The centre will be called The Hull Data Centre and is to be constructed at the University of Hull and will serve its needs as well as those of KCOM and Hull College. The […]

Nomad Digital strikes deal with Hitachi to bring Wi-Fi to Scottish trains

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Scottish rail passengers will now be able to use surf the internet while on the move after Newcastle Wi-Fi specialist Nomad Digital struck a deal with Hitachi Rail Europe. Newcastle based Nomad secured the deal to supply Wi-Fi technology to a new fleet of 70 trains being built in Newton Aycliffe , County Durham. Jean-Philippe Tissot, Nomad Digital’s chief commercial […]

Sheffield’s Servelec Technology Group steadies ship with revenue growth

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Servelec Group has returned to revenue and profit growth for the first half of its financial year, but delayed orders are set to have an effect on the business’ full year results. For the six months to 31 June 2017, Servelec Group’s revenue grew by 11 per cent to £31.5m, from £28.4m in the same […]

Microsoft invites York’s PowerOn into its Elite Partner team

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IT automation specialist PowerON, has become one of only a few firms in the world to join Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Elite Partner Team, and will now assist the world’s largest software maker in developing both new and existing products. The invitation only team of partners consists of just 70 companies globally and […]

WANdisco teams up with Amazon to deliver hybrid data lake architecture

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Sheffield-headquartered technology business WANdisco has launched a new product in collaboration with a subsidiary of online giant Amazon. ‘Active data replication’ specialist WANdisco has launched of one of the first hybrid data lake architectures in collaboration with Amazon Web Services. Using patented WANdisco Fusion technology, continuously changing data from Amazon Web Services’ on-premises data storage […]

Wakefield supercomputer startup raises £3 million funding

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Technology start-up Optalysys Ltd based in Wakefield and Nevada, US, has raised more than £3 million from angel investors in order to manufacture its first commercially available product. The company has raised £3.05m ($3.95m) from undisclosed angel investors to manufacture the first commercially available high-performance computing (HPC) processor based on its patented optical processing technology. […]

Tech North Angel Network launches with series of workshops

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The Tech North Angel Network programme will kick off this autumn with a series of events across the North. The aim is to build a strong, open network of tech investors that is easy to access and open to pan-Northern collaboration. Tech North is working with a variety of partners on this, including UKBAA, GP Bullhound, Angel Academe, Dow Schofield […]

Data analytics start-up Peak raises £2.5m to further develop AI

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Manchester-based start-up Peak sells data analytics-as-a-service to businesses and has raised £2.5m in its latest funding round. Its total funding has reached £3.5m with London-based venture capital firm MMC Ventures is the main provider of the latest injection of capital, which will allow Peak to continue to help companies of all sizes use data, machine learning and AI technologies […]

IT companies Firstnet and Select Data Centres announce merger

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Firstnet and Manchester-based Select Data Centres have formed a new business under the name of Firstnet Group, which will be headquartered at Firstnet’s base in Leeds, which includes a 20,000 sq ft data centre. The deal combines Select Data Centres’ specialist expertise in data centre design and construction with Firstnet’s expertise in connectivity, networks, managed IT, […]