MSP Quiss Technology achieves £14.1 million turnover

Tamworth-headquartered managed IT service provider Quiss Technology has achieved a turnover of £14.1m in the year to 31 May 2019, up from £11.6m in the prior 12 months. The company whose clients include Pepsi, Topshop, Selfridges and Britvic, increased its turnover and pre-tax profits during its latest financial year, according to newly filed accounts. Its […]

Warwickshire county council deploys Microsoft cloud productivity suite

Teams, Office 365 and other cloud-based tools are being rolled out to give Warwickshire County Council (WCC) staff greater flexibility. The council has rolled out Microsoft 365 as part of an 18 months transformation programme, which will lead to improved efficiency of the local authority. During the programme, WCC plans to develop a new operating model […]

Digital Balance becomes MyCleverGroup’s second acquisition

MyCleverGroup has acquired 100% of the share capital of talent management software developer, Digital Balance. MyCleverGroup’s second acquisition, as it looks to buy and build out its digital and cloud-based platforms to make it easier for organisations to embrace technology, incorporates Digital Balance’s team of 15. Digital Blue specialises in the development of software solutions that help […]

NoBlue receives the NetSuite 5-Star Partner Award

NoBlue, a specialist in developing and implementing tailored cloud-based IT solutions for businesses, has received the Oracle NetSuite 5-Star Partner Award for the third year in a row. The award acknowledges members of the NetSuite Solution Provider Program that continue to deepen their commitment to NetSuite customers through strategic expertise that enables organisations to achieve the benefits […]

Node4 named Veeam Partner of the Year

Node4, the cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, has today announced it has been selected as the “Best Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year” in the UK by Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management, at the annual UK Veeam Partner Summit. The awards recognise Veeam’s local […]

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 […]