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 […]

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, […]

Intercity Technology announces £2m investment in Birmingham

Cloud computing and IT security specialist Intercity Technology has pledged to invest more than £2 million into the Birmingham region over the next year. The company plans to construct a new data centre in the city which will complement its existing UK facilities in Bolton and Hertfordshire. The new data centre will provide the additional infrastructure […]

IT services firm Wavenet relocates HQ to Solihull’s Blythe Valley

Technology communications company Wavenet is moving its headquarters from Birmingham to IM Properties’ (IMP) Blythe Valley Park on J4 of the M42. The relocation to Solihull is to accommodate its number of employees expanding from 40 to 70 over the last 12 months. Wavenet was established in Birmingham in 2000, and reached a turnover of almost £25 million last […]

Education technology company Schoolzine opens Stratford office

Schoolzine, is a digital communications platform for schools which provides e-newsletters, websites and apps, and now has an office in Stratford-upon-Avon. UK CEO Emily Halderthay manages operations in the UK and Ireland and works closely with the company’s founder and chief executive Phil Reardon in Australia. Schoolzine is used at more than 1,000 schools in 19 […]

Beech Tree acquires cloud data company Redstor

Birmingham-headquartered Beech Tree Private Equity has acquired a fast-growing provider of cloud data management software and services – Redstor. The private equity firm had been looking to invest in a company with exposure to the rapid growth in data generated by businesses and selected Reading-based Redstor, which also has operations in South Africa, thanks to the company […]

Mayor backs govt proposal for West Mids tech innovation

West Midlands’ Mayor Andy Street has backed a series of proposals that the Government that will boost innovation and technology industries across the region, including creating a new tech hub in Birmingham and digital technology investment. The proposal will see the number of tech visas being offered to UK businesses double, while a £2m pilot scheme will be […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Safyr accelerates Personal Data discovery for GDPR compliance

Silwood Technology Limited (Silwood) has launched a software-based solution, named Safyr® Version 7, that makes personal data discovery in ERP and CRM systems, for GDPR compliance, easier and quicker. A fast, accurate and cost-effective software that provides accessible metadata intelligence for the most complex, customised ERP and CRM packages, including SAP and Oracle, Safyr enables users to […]

Intercede sees huge growth in revenues as digital security sales soar

Intercede, based in Lutterworth, supplies specialist digital security systems for some of the world’s most sensitive companies said revenues were boosted by new customer wins. First half sales in its current financial year, to the end of March 2018, are said to be up nearly 30 per cent to more than £3.6 million compared to […]

Software firm Advanced acquires Welsh SaaS company Hudman

Birmingham and Reading based software and services company Advanced has acquired Welsh cloud-based SaaS provider Hudman Solutions. Hudman is the developer of enterprise resource planning system CentralERP, which covers accounts, payroll, operations, stock, customers and supply chain.   The acquisition forms part of Advanced’s cloud-first strategy, which will see it roll out cloud-based SaaS solutions, […]

Rant & Rave announces double-digit revenue and team growth

Rant & Rave, the real-time customer engagement technology specialist, has announced double-digit business growth and team expansion, fuelled by a growing customer base and strategic expansion plans. Rant & Rave provides services to half of the FTSE, including Barclays, easyJet and Sky, and has increased revenue by 40% over the past financial year. The UK […]

EG Solutions agrees £26 million takeover offer from US firm Verint

New York-based analytics company Verint WS Holdings Ltd on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy London-listed back-office software firm EG Solutions PLC for GBP26.3 million in cash. Under the terms of the offer, Verint will pay 112.5 pence per EG Solutions share, which it noted is a 53% premium to the average EG Solutions […]