East Lancs tech firm acquires Dutch rival for EU growth

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Bosses at a leading East Lancs technology firm have announced plans to take over a Dutch rival. Exertis chiefs believe the anticipated link-up with Amacom, based in Den Bosch, will help them make in-roads across mainland Europe. The announcement comes as Exertis, which has a major presence in Altham and Hapton, confirmed the acquisition of […]

Synapse360 to be acquired by Manx Telecom


The company will continue to operate under the Synapse360 brand and direction of its existing management team Manchester-based IT firm Synapse360 is all set to be acquired by Isle of Man-based telecommunications, data centre, and managed services operator, Manx Telecom. Established in 1999, privately-owned Synapse360 currently employs 40 staff based in Manchester and the Isle […]

US tech firm boosts Sunderland team by 10

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The US tech firm has hired a team of 10 developers in the North East Global technology business, Saggezza, has boosted its offering in the North East after creating a new team of 10 at its office at Sunderland Software Centre, which it opened in 2014. The group of 10 java developers will be dedicated to supporting Saggezza’s […]

Lancaster Uni enhances student engagement with cloud-based chatbot


Lancaster University is using Amazon Web Services to enhance the development of a voice-enabled “online companion” with machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve student engagement. The university launched a trial of Ask LU, a chatbot running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, delivered via mobile phones and Amazon smart speakers set up in […]

Nutanix all set to power Manchester City Council’s IT


Manchester City Council has made considerable savings since migrating off a traditional architecture in favour of a hyper-converged infrastructure from Nutanix Manchester City Council is replacing legacy IT infrastructure with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) based on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. It plans to swap out VMware for Nutanix’s AHV hypervisor and, by the end of the year, will be running […]

Sage offers people a chance to get back into work


Company’s Pathways programme is aimed at parents and former members of the Armed Forces. Newcastle software company, Sage, is offering people who have been out of the workplace a way to return to it, with a new pilot scheme that will be trialed in the North East. 50 people will be given the chance to improve […]

York IT firm PowerON makes senior appointment


AFTER a bumper year, a York IT firm has powered its expansion plans with a new senior appointment. PowerON, which is based on Bishopthorpe Road, has appointed Peter Egerton, an IT specialist with almost 20 years of industry experience. In six years, PowerON’s workforce has grown from just four people to 28. The company has also seen […]

Excelpoint boosts Durham cancer appeal with raffle prizes

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Campaign to raise £1 m to improve the care of cancer patients boosted by County Durham software company. A year-long fundraising drive, launched by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, is being backed by software developer Excelpoint, which is based at Aycliffe Business Park and donated two 40-inch high-definition LED televisions, and a tablet […]

Manchester seeks partners for £35m full fibre rollout


Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) seeks to install a network over which it has usage rights for 20 years The authority has issued a contract notice seeking to “procure the design, implementation, maintenance, and support” of a full-fibre network to serve the needs of public-sector entities across Greater Manchester. The potential £35 million four-year contract, which […]

Edge Testing celebrates record year of growth in England


Expansion continued with 50 per cent revenue increase across England, the establishment of a Northern team ad Manchester office, 15 new client wins, senior-level appointments and new service launches The company’s rapid growth in England came as a result of adding new clients to its roster and the appointment of David Singleton as Regional Manager […]

ZF teams up with charity to raise funds for Cancer Research


A Peterlee technology company is teaming up with Cancer Research UK to promote the charity’s Race for Life events. ZF, which produces specialist safety camera equipment and employs around 1,000 people at the North West Industrial Estate in Peterlee, set up this partnership afterhaving lost a member of its workforce to cancer recently. Many others within the […]

Trio of appointments to aid Burnley IT firm’s continuing growth

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A new trio has been hired by an East Lancashire technology firm to deal with a growth in business. Burnley-based Holker IT has welcomed three fresh starters across the board. Simon McGowan and Jordan Woodwock have joined the Phoenix Way outfit as account manager and service desk engineer respectively, and Martina Giles Kusakova as business administrator. […]

Leeds-based specialist takes over family-run York tech firm


A York telecoms solutions company has been taken over by a Leeds-based firm. Established, family-run Clifton Moor business to business telecoms provider, Local Telecom Service (LTS), has been acquired by telephony, mobile and internet specialist The Technology Group for an undisclosed sum, with the acquisition set to add £1.5million to Leeds-based The Technology Group’s turnover. Following the acquisition, […]

York tech company honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise


York technology company honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Incremental Solutions, which provides technology for smart transport systems and was set up in 2014, was one of 200 organisations around the country to be recognised for its excellence in the field of innovation this week, with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Now in its 53rd […]

Greater Manchester invites bidders for public sector broadband


£32m tender request will enable ultrafast full-fibre connectivity to more than 1,300 public sector sites in Greater  Manchester Greater Manchester’s local authorities have come together to invite tenders for a £32m full-fibre broadband network project that will connect 1,300 public sector sites to a newly-built 450km network, with access guaranteed for 20 years to come. The project […]