Pennine establishes partnership with European AI developer Xdroid


Bury-based technology firm Pennine, has secured a partnership with a leading European artificial intelligence developer. Pennine, a communications, data and networking specialist has signed the agreement with Hungarian voice analytic software company Xdroid. The deal will give Pennine’s UK contact centre clients access to automated speech technology which can detect emotions such as displeasure, happiness […]

IT firm Tranquil PC snapped up by US/French company 2CRSI


IT firm Tranquil PC has been snapped up by US/French company 2CRSI. Tranquil is a family owned company based in Trafford Park and manufactures low energy IT systems. Founded in 2005 and with headquarters in San Jose, California and Strasbourg, France, 2CRSI Corporation designs and manufactures storage systems, high-performance computing (HPC) and customised IT appliances. […]

IT support and cyber security specialist recruits following relocation


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 […]

£8 million-turnover IT reseller appoints administrators


Restructuring experts at Yorkshire-based Walsh Taylor have been appointed to handle the administration of Leed’s LDD Group Ltd. LDD Group supplies hardware, as well as providing IT support remotely and onsite to businesses, schools and public sector organisations, including the NHS. Its services include IT help desks, IT consultancy, network design telecoms, wi-fi and internet […]

NETPark opens £7.4m Explorer facility to attract tech firms to region


A new £7.4m development designed to be a home for high tech businesses has opened in County Durham. The new Explorer facilities were officially opened by Stuart Martin, chief executive of the Satellite Applications Catapult, who visit the centre at its base at the North East Technology Park (NETPark). The Explorer building has already proven to […]

New chief executive appointed at IT Services firm SysGroup


Liverpool-based IT services provider SysGroup has appointed a new chief executive, Adam Binks. He joined the company in 2014 and was appointed to the board in 2017, and has now been promoted from his role as chief operating officer. Binks has been tasked with leading SysGroup through its next stage of growth, which will incorporate acquisitions […]

New IT jobs to be created as Waterstons moves to Aykley Heads


Business and IT consultancy Waterstons is moving to Northumbria House at Aykley Heads in Durham. Waterstons’ switch from its current base at Belmont Business Park has been sparked by growth of nearly 30% last year to turnover of £9.4m, and this year the group expects to see growth of around 20%. The company, which also has […]

NEC acquires Northgate Public Services for £475 million


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 […]

US data analytics provider Verisk acquires Sheffield’s Rebmark


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, […]

Millgate partners to help businesses with upcoming GDPR


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 […]

WANdisco teams up with Amazon to deliver hybrid data lake architecture


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 […]

IT companies Firstnet and Select Data Centres announce merger


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, […]

Edge expands senior testing team with appointment

Iain Finlayson, Senior Technical Test Engineer, Edge Testing Solutions

One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions has bolstered its expansion plans by appointing Senior Technical Test Engineer Iain Finlayson to boost expertise at the company’s UK Digital Test Hub. Iain is responsible for clients across a number of sectors, providing consultancy to evaluate existing testing processes and […]

Revenues jump at managed services and cloud integrator Sysgroup


Total revenues have jumped by two-thirds at Liverpool-based managed services and cloud integrator SysGroup, with chief executive Chris Evans hailing the company’s performance during “a year of both significant progress and change for the group”. SysGroup has posted total revenues including discontinued operations of £7.9 million for year ending 31 March 2017, which represents a year-on-year […]

FHL joins forces with Kyriba to deliver secure cloud treasury solutions


Kyriba Corp. a provider of cloud-based treasury, cash and risk management solutions, has announced a channel sales partnership with cloud solutions provider, FHL, a provider of NetSuite products in Europe and NetSuite’s EMEA Partner of the Year 2017. FHL’s 150+ NetSuite customers now have access to Kyriba’s cloud-based solutions. Security is a growing issue for treasury and finance professionals, […]