Ideagen signs deal providing software to global packaging firm

Nottinghamshire-headquartered Ideagen has signed a deal to provide its software to global packaging business, Multi Packaging Solutions, which has its UK headquarters in Nottingham, in support of MPS aiming to standardise its quality management processes across each of its 70 global sites. MPS is a part of the US-based WestRock Company and has contracts with brands including Nike, […]

Bromsgrove’s Juniper Systems opens office in Austria

Bromsgrove-based Juniper Systems, which manufactures handheld computers, has opened a new office in Austria, thanks to recent growth. Simon Bowe, General Manager of Juniper Systems, said: “As Juniper Systems has grown in recent years, the need has grown for an office to serve our German-speaking partners and customers in Austria, Germany, and other Eastern European […]

Birmingham Airport service for real-time flight news via Twitter

Birmingham Airport sees more than 13 million people fly through it every year and, at this busy time of the year, passengers and those expecting them will be pleased to know that they can access and keep track of flight departures, and arrivals, in real-time thanks to a new service called FlightSmart. Using the @FlyBHX handle, […]

Mercia backs Manchester’s Intechnica with £3.5m investment

Investment group Mercia Technologies has completed a £3.5m direct investment into a Manchester-based software specialist Intechnica as part of a £5m funding round. With revenue growth of more than 150 per cent during the last three years, Intechnica has already developed a high-profile client base that includes Ted Baker,, Pets at Home and Avis. […]

Video game developer floats with £145 million market cap

Sumo Digital, the video game developer behind Little Big Planet 3 and Sonic All Star Racing, which has bases in Sheffield, Nottingham and Newcastle is now trading on the UK’s AIM with a market capitalisation of £145m. Its private equity owners, Perwyn, management and shareholders were expected to sell around £40m in the offering, with Sumo Digital selling a […]

Worcester seeks partner to offer free WiFi in city centre

Worcester Council is currently considering pitches from commercial partners willing to provide WiFi connectivity and footfall monitoring, at their own expense, across the city centre. The bids, which closed on 4 December, all come from the council having issued a contract notice last month looking for potential suppliers interested in rolling out WiFi infrastructure to provide Worcester city centre with […]

Edge Testing secures multi-year public and private sector contracts

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has announced that it has secured 10 new testing engagements over a number of sectors, including retail, finance, education, utilities and the public sector, which are valued at £100,000+ each, totalling over £1 million of new business. The new clients include […]

60% savings from Cloud First for Derby City Council

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By adopting a hybrid cloud strategy with the Crown Hosting Framework (CHS), Derby City Council claims that its adoption of the government’s Cloud First Policy has lead to savings of 60% on data centre provision costs. Alistair Taylor, senior project manager for Derby City Council,  said: “We recognised that any short-term costs involved in migrating to […]

£20,000 competition to solve West Midlands urban challenges

The mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)  launched a contest encouraging firms to create solutions for four key public-service areas as part of it’s ‘Urban Challenge’: Wellbeing Homelessness Youth unemployment Digital citizenship. The competition, which is being run in conjunction with, which runs an incubator programme for government technology firms will provide winners with […]

Stoke council selects SCC for £8 million four-year contract

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has awarded Birmingham IT reseller giant SCC an £8 million contract to supply and support all its technology requirements over the next four years. The contract kicks off on 1 December 2017 and will last  48 months. Throughout that time the Birmingham-based company will “assist in the supply, delivery, and maintenance of […]

Edge Testing expands Midlands Digital Test Hub team

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has announced that ten new recruits, including nine trainee test analysts. Located at its recently launched, second UK Digital Test Hub in Birmingham, the new trainees come from a variety of IT backgrounds, with some already having undertaken their ISTQB foundation […]

How to Choose the Best Mobile Application Development Tools

  Mobile Application Development Series – Part 5: How to Choose the Best Mobile Application Development Tools   With a vast quantity of mobile application development tools currently available, one of the most important steps to take when starting your mobile application development is to choose the best tool to achieve your goals. So here, […]

Aston EyeTech secures £5 million investment for eye technology

Aston EyeTech, an Aston University spin-out has secured £5m funding, with specialist tech investor Mercia Technologies contributing £1.8m to the investment round. Mercia’s investment gives the group a direct equity stake of 19.4 per cent in Aston EyeTech. It awarded the funding alongside an Asian-based investment syndicate. The cash will be used to accelerate product […]

Government launches £68 million AI and robotics fund

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 […]

Silwood Technology launches SAP Starter Pack for GDPR

Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has launched a new SAP Starter Pack that gives users of this widely implemented ERP a valuable kick-start in identifying the precise location of Personal Data fields in any SAP system; a critical starting point for any GDPR strategy. Underpinned by Silwood’s software-based solution, Safyr®, a […]