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 […]

Openreach launches trainee engineer recruitment drive in Notts

More than 40 trainee engineer jobs are being created in Nottinghamshire as part of a major recruitment drive by digital network firm Openreach. Trainees will join with telecoms experts to expand, upgrade, maintain and install services over the company’s national broadband network. The firm, part of the BT group, is looking to hire 185 trainee engineers across the […]

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 […]

Node4 gains CREST Certification for pen testing services

Node4, a cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, is now certified as a global CREST penetration testing service provider. Established in 2004, Node4 is a Managed Services Provider that offers end-to-end IT infrastructure and services, technical expertise and innovation, all fully managed and flexibly deployed across the company’s own infrastructure fabric. CREST provides an internationally […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]