Newcastle-based Nomad Digital acquired by Alstom


Nomad Digital, an IT solutions provider to the rail sector, has been acquired by railway TravelTech firm Alstom. Alstom will purchase Nomad Digital from Amadeus Capital Partners, SEB Venture Capital and Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments and other investors. The acquisition of Nomad Digital, which offers a range of applications and connectivity solutions to the rail industry, will help accelerate Paris-based Alstom’s […]

£200,000 boost for Salford company which develops price comparison software


A Salford company which develops price comparison software is preparing to enter new markets following £200,000 investment. Beyond Comparison Group Limited will use the funding to further diversify its current offering, both for existing and prospective customers, and to develop new comparison engines for the pet, travel and car insurance markets – three of the […]

Software firm gets £200,000 loan fund boost

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THE Greater Manchester Loan Fund, managed by private equity house Maven Capital Partners, has provided a £200,000 finance package to Beyond Comparison Group Ltd. BCL, a Salford-based business, which develops white-label comparison software, will use the funding to further diversify its current offering, both for existing and prospective customers, and to develop new comparison engines […]

Manchester tech hub opens with UX testing, prototyping and new maker facilities


The Landing, MediaCityUK’s tech and enterprise hub, has announced more details of its new pay-as-you-go (PAYG) co-working space called Launch.  Situated on the 6th floor, Launch offers tech businesses a mix of co-working space together with access to a range of hi-tech testing labs, maker and prototyping workshops and development studios. Companies who sign-up for one of Launch’s flexible […]

Recruitment news for two Yorkshire tech firms


Wakefield-based business communications specialist NGC Networks has added three staff to its team. Andrew Linley joins as commercial manager, Lisa Hepple as technical services co-ordinator and Adam Barraclough as technical services engineer. All three previously worked for ETS Communications. NGC Networks director Nikki Guest said: “We have strengthened the NGC team with these appointments to […]

Newcastle to become home to major data centre campus to meet firms’ cloud needs


A major data centre campus is set to open in Newcastle that its owners boast is the largest of its kind in the UK. The venture has been formed by Noel Meaney, who has been involved in prior projects including Citadel100 Datacenters, euNetworks and Seafibre Networks, and he said the site had been developed in […]

Rollercoaster ride for IT firm’s share price as investigation reveals extent of damage


IT SERVICES business Redcentric has revealed that the overstatement of its assets was more that originally suspected, leading to a plummeting share price yesterday. On its announcement that the cumula…

Converge Technology Specialist see revenues rise


Converge Technology Specialists, the cloud provider for law firms, has enjoyed significant success in 2016, as it exceeds growth targets, wins major new clients, and announces the opening of a new London office. Converge has seen revenues rise an impressive 62 per cent to £4m this year on the back of an increase of 50 […]

UKFast boosted as demand for cloud services rises


UKFast is celebrating another successful year for its flagship cloud range, eCloud, as annual recurring revenue from its exclusively UK-based cloud service grows 38% in a year to ££13.79m. UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones MBE attributes the success of eCloud to the support team underpinning it. The firm’s high level of customer retention has helped to deliver […]

Macclesfield fintech firm Quint Group expands into the US


Quint has opened a new office in Los Angeles as it looks to continue growing its overseas operations. Founded in 2009, Quint Group has over 100 staff, with 76 based at its head office in Macclesfield. It uses proprietary technology to provide a portfolio of online consumer credit services and brands. David Brooks has joined the […]

DXP extends public sector presence through new TP2 supplier status award


Communications solutions provider DXP has been awarded Supplier Status under the new Crown Commercial Services Technology Products’ TP2 agreement. Designed as a single supplier agreement for the whole of the public sector, TP2 aims to simplify the purchasing process by offering a flexible and compliant route to market for all commodity technology requirements. Based in […]

Rotherham IT director recognised for work in payment security


A South-Yorkshire-based IT Director, whose pioneering work on an anti-fraud technology system, dubbed “the future of telephone transactions” has been admitted as a professional member of the British Computer Society (MBCS). Awarded by peers of the Chartered Institute of IT, Steve Briggs currently works as IT Director at Rotherham-based Gala Tent, Europe’s largest distributer of […]

Livingbridge leads £23m investment in email software firm


THE Manchester office of mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge led the £23m investment in Exclaimer, the largest global provider of email signature software. The investment is the last primary i…

Board appointments made following upheaval at Wandisco


SOFTWARE developer Wandisco has announced the appointment of two board members after a rollercoaster few months. Erik Miller has joined officially as chief financial officer on a full time basis, whils…

Durham County Council reduces data analysis costs by 50%

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Durham County Council recently deployed LogPoint’s SIEM (security information and event management)  technology to reduce its data analysis costs by 50 per cent in comparison with its previous provider. SIEM technology is providing the council with real-time analysis of data logs and alerts to potential security threats. A key factor in selecting LogPoint to deploy […]