IT support and cyber security specialist recruits following relocation

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IT support and cyber security specialist Jupiter IT has taken on new staff following its relocation to new premises in Hessle. The company has already welcomed a new senior IT engineer after relocating to an office overlooking the A63 at Redcliffe Road and further recruitment is planned. Jupiter was launched in 2007 by Dan Gladstone […]

Manchester entrepreneur invests in anti-phishing start-up

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Launched this year, Manchester startup, Purplephish helps organisations address the growing challenge of cyber security, shifting corporate focus to crime prevention rather than post-crime detection and its costly aftermath. Combatting what is now recognised as one of the biggest threats to business, Purplephish provides software-based security awareness training and a simulated phishing platform, allowing business to […]

Intelligence organisation GCHQ to set up shop in Manchester

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GCHQ is to set up a site in Manchester in 2019, which the agency claims will bring “hundreds of new jobs” to the area. The secure site will benefit from “cutting-edge technology” and “technical ingenuity” to identify and disrupt threats to the UK. Jeremy Fleming, director of GCHQ, said the Manchester site will create hundreds […]

GDPR research: 5 leading ERP and CRM systems tested

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Testing top 5 application package vendors reveals vast scale of data discovery challenge Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology has conducted research into five of the largest and most widely used application packages to understand the scale of the challenge encountered by their customers when locating personal data for GDPR compliance. It is vital to perform this […]

NEC acquires Northgate Public Services for £475 million

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NEC Corporation has announced the acquisition of UK-based IT services company Northgate Public Services Limited (NPS), accelerating the expansion of its international safety business. NEC is buying NPS for GBP 475 million from leading international private equity firm Cinven. This acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018. Established in 1969, Northgate […]

Digital ID becomes £20m-turnover business with key acquisition

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Manchester-based ID card company, Digital ID, has acquired Smart Card Store, a £2.5m turnover Brighton-based business that specialises in the supply of smart ID cards to both end users and trade customers. Guy Hudson will remain as managing director of the East Sussex Smart Card Store, following the acquisition, and the newly acquired company will continue to […]

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 […]

Safyr accelerates personal data discovery in ERP & CRM systems for GDPR compliance

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– Fast, accurate and cost-effective software for locating Personal Data in SAP, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft and other major packaged applications. – Providing accessible metadata intelligence for the most complex, customised ERP and CRM packages. Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced the availability of Safyr® Version 7, a software product that […]

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 […]

Secarma appoints new managing director

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Manchester cybersecurity consultancy Secarma has appointed a new managing director as part of wider plans to “challenge the biggest players”. Paul Harris has re-joined the UKFast group of companies following a three-year spell as marketing director at UKFast from 2009. Since leaving the cloud provider in 2012, he has held the role of UK marketing director […]

Cyber security firm ECSC Group appoints new CFO

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ECSC Group, the Bradford-based cyber security specialist has hired Stephen Hammell as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and director. Prior to joining ECSC, Hammell was group finance director of eBECS, an international IT consultancy. Hammell was also director in corporate finance at Grant Thornton and has held corporate finance roles at PwC and Yorkshire Bank. […]

Exertis to distribute award-winning ESET solutions

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Global provider of award-winning anti-malware and multi-layered security solutions, ESET has announced a distribution agreement with Accrington-based Exertis, one of the UK’s leading technology distributors. Malcolm Tuck, Country Manager at ESET said, “We are looking forward to a long and successful business relationship with Exertis, they have an established presence in the B2B sector and […]

Security high on agenda at IP Expo Manchester

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IP EXPO Manchester opens its doors tomorrow in Manchester, and will be full of speakers on AI, AR, VR and automation technologies. For its 2017 event, IP EXPO Manchester will provide access to an unprecedented group of influential speakers and brands across central themes of Cloud, Cyber Security, Networks and Infrastructure, DevOps, Open Source and a brand […]

Top tech firms in the North hit £1.9 billion revenue

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The top 100 fastest growing technology companies in the North generated £1.9 billion in revenue in 2016, according to tech investment bank GP Bullhound. Hugh Campbell, managing partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “After years of huge potential, Northern tech companies now command the valuations and deals worthy of international recognition. “The tech sector in the […]

Smart home security startup Cocoon raises £2.46m on Crowdcube

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Smart home security system provider Cocoon has raised £2.46m in equity crowdfunding on Crowdcube, with support from 1,117 investors and reaching a $15m valuation. The startup launched on crowdfunding site Indiegogo in November 2014 and went on to raise $250,000 (approximately £198,000)It has also attracted £2.69m in strategic investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply […]