Academy as a Service launch offers fast-track job opportunities

Edge Testing Solutions opens up fast-track job opportunities within digital sector for the region’s graduates, school leavers and career changers via its Academy as a Service launch. The offering also provides a low risk, cost-effective alternative to relying on contractors for businesses, by enabling organisations to build in-house testing teams. Edge Testing’s Academy as a Service […]

Solihull cyber security company acquires consultancy in Warwick

A cyber security company in Solihull has announced the acquisition of a consultancy firm in Warwick. OmniCyber Security has joined forces with NMG Cybersecurity Consulting with its founder Nish Gopal joining Omni as director of governance, risk and compliance. Gopal, who has previously worked for the Ministry of Defence, Hewlett-Packard and BAE systems, said he […]

Leeds’ Tracsis acquires Coventry-based event traffic specialist

Leeds-headquartered transport software business Tracsis has acquired a Coventry-based event traffic planning specialist in a deal that could be worth more than £2.5m. Cash & Traffic Management, founded in 1998, provides event traffic planning, admission control, and other event-related services. It employs 20 permanent staff, all of whom will remain with the business following its […]

Ideagen acquires Irish software firm Scannells for £3.5M

UK based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) sector software developer, Ideagen Plc, which is headquartered in Ruddington Fields Business Park, Nottinghamshire, has announced the acquisition of Irish company Scannell Solutions Ltd for a fee of £3.5m. Scannell Solutions Ltd is known for its Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Environmental Health, Safety and Quality monitoring […]

Midlands’ schools receive free cybersecurity advice

Shropshire-based IT specialist, Bespoke Computing, is helping schools across the region to protect against intrusive and costly cyber attacks this year, while at the same time also raising vital funds for the schools, their PTAs and other charities. Bespoke Computing, which provides business technology and communications support to a range of businesses and organisations, teamed […]

CyberGuard gets CREST certification for pentesting services

A growing Midlands-based cyber security company, CyberGuard Technologies, has achieved the highest accolade by being awarded a CREST certification for its penetration testing services following an extensive assessment and audit process. Paul Colwell, CyberGuard Technical Director, commented: “We all know that cyber threats are on the increase and businesses need to take action to protect […]

Bromsgrove public sector finance firm snapped up by Astuta

Bromsgrove-based public sector finance systems company, Trojan Consultants, has been acquired by UK software group Astuta. Trojan Consultants is a leader in public sector finance systems, which developed, supplied and supported specialist finance systems for social services, NHS and local government organisations for more than 30 years. Howard Sears, Astuta’s founder and executive chairman, said: […]

Nottingham Building Society upgrades to Nexsan SAN

Nottingham Building Society has retired an ageing IBM storage array and upgraded to Nexsan storage area network (SAN) hardware to gain flexibility, while boosting capacity by 20 times and making energy savings. The move has allowed the Building Society to free up staff hours that were previously dedicated to troubleshooting storage and host failures, with storage […]

Investment firm targets Nottingham as ‘important tech hub’

Private equity firm Mercia says it invested £13.3m in Midlands businesses in 2018, up from £11.3m the previous year. Mercia made investments in 22 companies in the region during the year, including Sigmavision of Bicester which has created a novel tyre scanner; Coventry-based Arc Vehicle, which has developed a new electric motorbike; Birmingham-based battery technology […]

Allocate acquires vendor management software provider 247 Time

Staffordshire’s Allocate acquires Leicestershire vendor management software provider 247 Time as part of its strategy to help improve interoperability between agency systems and bank and eRostering software. The acquisition of 247 Time will enable end-to-end links between agency systems and bank and eRostering software so healthcare organisations can source staff quickly, safely and cost-efficiently. The […]

Interactive Futures gaming industry event comes to Warwickshire

‘Interactive Futures’ will be hosted in Leamington Spa next year and will offer a range of sessions and opportunities across three days for some of the world’s leading games professionals, content creators, and curators as well as game players and families. The event comes at a time when Warwickshire is celebrating its presence and success […]

Openreach launches Fibre First programme in Nottingham

Openreach has named Nottingham as the latest city to benefit from a full-fibre broadband roll-out. Nottingham has become the latest city to be added to Openreach’s full-fibre broadband network build programme, Fibre First, with work set to begin imminently on expanding access to gigabit-capable broadband.     In Nottingham, work will begin shortly in the Gedling […]

Orlo launches enhanced digital customer experience ecosystem

Orlo, a digital engagement platform technology that supports the creation of powerful online relationships and enhanced emotional connections with customers, is bringing something new to the digital customer experience sector with a powerful, integrated social, live chat and CRM ecosystem. Birmingham-based Orlo, formerly SocialSignIn has launched a first-of-its-kind integration between social media and live chat management, […]

Edge Testing brings security offering to Midlands customers

Birmingham-based software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions, is offering its clients across the Midlands access to a new Security Division – Eurofins Cyber Security – that has been introduced to assist in the development of effective security strategies through risk and vulnerability assessments, complementing Edge’s existing testing provision. The new division boasts approximately 100 security […]

Ideagen’s software helps RATP Dev USA reduce vehicle accidents

Nottinghamshire software company Ideagen has helped a major transportation company reduce vehicle accidents by 19%. RATP Dev USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of RATP Group which operates and maintains urban intercity transportation systems in 14 countries, launched its ‘drive2zero’ Safety Management System (SMS) last year and adopted Ideagen’s software. Coruson, Ideagen’s cloud-based system for enterprise […]