LightwaveRF secures £650,000 boost for IoT devices

Birmingham-based home automation technology company LightwaveRF has secured a £650,000 funding boost. The listed company has signed an agreement with Exertis Supply Chain Services Ltd (ESCS) to provide funding for its current inventory and new stock purchases up to the value of 65 per cent of its stock holding. The agreement, which will be phased […]

OGL and Intequal launch new Technical Sales Apprenticeship

OGL Computer, a growing IT and cybersecurity services provider based in Kidderminster, designs, delivers and supports the IT backbone of hundreds of businesses across the region. With ambitious expansion plans, the company needs to recruit the next generation of aspiring salespeople.    Lee Reece, Head of New Business, commented: “I joined the business through a similar scheme almost 20 years […]

Aurrigo completes first ever public autonomous pod trial in Canada

Coventry-based driverless vehicle company Aurrigo has completed its first ever public autonomous trial in Canada, opening up new opportunities for expansion in North America. Aurrigo has partnered with the Ottawa L5 powered by Invest Ottawa and the Kanata North Business Association to give more than 350 local people the opportunity to ride in two of […]

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 […]

Purple Frog wins major data security contacts with businesses worldwide

Purple Frog Systems in Telford has launched a software called Power BI Sentinel, and it’s been adopted by businesses across a range of industry sectors around the globe. The software has been developed over a number of years, and is designed to enhance security and accelerate disaster recovery for businesses that are already using Microsoft’s […]

OGL Computer’s SalesVision supports Cablecraft’s global expansion

Kidderminster based OGL Computer’s SalesVision sales analysis software is supporting Cablecraft‘s goal of targeting more UK and global sales following its recent rebranding. An international supplier of cable marking systems, accessories and management products, Cablecraft makes an annual turnover of £16 million and supplies a range of over 28,000 cable and wiring accessories, and management products to […]

Over 300 tech staff return to Birmingham council with Capita JV ‘largely ended’

Birmingham City Council’s 13-year joint venture with outsourcer Capita has now “largely ended”. The authority has issued a statement claiming that, following the completion of a four-month programme of transition, most of the services covered by the agreement have now successfully been “brought back in-house”. 167 staff were last week transferred from Capita to the […]

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 […]

New appointment puts Lucideon on a growth curve

World-leading technology company, Lucideon ,has appointed a sales director to help the business reach its global potential. Noor Ali has joined the Stoke-on-Trent headquartered business to drive commercial growth through its global sales teams across targeted market sectors. Buoyed by success in national and international markets within the aerospace, construction, nuclear, healthcare and technical ceramics […]

Sheffield to roll out better, and free, city centre Wi-Fi

Sheffield is to roll out a free-to-use city Wi-Fi network that’s going to be useful for more than just letting shoppers browse the internet. City centre Wi-Fi networks traditionally tend to consist of little more than a few rugged access points (APs) stuck to lampposts, delivering connectivity for shoppers and tourists, that’s at best described as “not […]

Telecoms giant BT considers regional hub in Birmingham

BT has launched a major office restructuring programme that could result in hundreds of staff relocating to Three Snowhill in Birmingham. The development is being considered by the telecoms giant for its new Birmingham home. Three Snowhill is the largest single office building under construction in the UK outside London. The 420,000 sq ft, 17 storey […]

Altodigital extends print systems contract with Wolves

Altodigital, the UK’s largest independent office technology supplier, has strengthened its relationship with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC by signing a new contract with the Premier League club. Kingswinford-based Altodigital, which has 12 offices around the UK, has a well-established reputation for working with high-profile sports clubs, including Arsenal, Huddersfield Town, Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Cardiff Devils ice […]

Vodafone tests 5G tech at Birmingham train station

U.K. telecommunications group Vodafone carried out a 5G test at a train station in the city of Birmingham as part of its country-wide trial The carrier revealed in a statement today that Birmingham New Street became the first train station to test 5G technology in the U.K. During the test, passengers at the station were […]

Network Telecom shortlisted for industry-leading award

  Telford-based business telecoms and IT services provider shortlisted for Reseller Sales Team of the Year (£10m plus turnover) at this year’s Comms Dealer Sales and Marketing Awards. After the launch of its pioneering new desk phone, NT Multimedia, and the two highest sales months in the provider’s twenty-year history, Network Telecom has been recognised […]