CyberGuard gets CREST certification for pentesting services

A growing Midlands-based cyber security company, CyberGuard Technologies, has achieved the highest accolade by being awarded a CREST certification for its penetration testing services following an extensive assessment and audit process. Paul Colwell, CyberGuard Technical Director, commented: “We all know that cyber threats are on the increase and businesses need to take action to protect […]

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: […]

Nottingham Building Society upgrades to Nexsan SAN

Nottingham Building Society has retired an ageing IBM storage array and upgraded to Nexsan storage area network (SAN) hardware to gain flexibility, while boosting capacity by 20 times and making energy savings. The move has allowed the Building Society to free up staff hours that were previously dedicated to troubleshooting storage and host failures, with storage […]

Investment firm targets Nottingham as ‘important tech hub’

Private equity firm Mercia says it invested £13.3m in Midlands businesses in 2018, up from £11.3m the previous year. Mercia made investments in 22 companies in the region during the year, including Sigmavision of Bicester which has created a novel tyre scanner; Coventry-based Arc Vehicle, which has developed a new electric motorbike; Birmingham-based battery technology […]

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 […]

Interactive Futures gaming industry event comes to Warwickshire

‘Interactive Futures’ will be hosted in Leamington Spa next year and will offer a range of sessions and opportunities across three days for some of the world’s leading games professionals, content creators, and curators as well as game players and families. The event comes at a time when Warwickshire is celebrating its presence and success […]

Openreach launches Fibre First programme in Nottingham

Openreach has named Nottingham as the latest city to benefit from a full-fibre broadband roll-out. Nottingham has become the latest city to be added to Openreach’s full-fibre broadband network build programme, Fibre First, with work set to begin imminently on expanding access to gigabit-capable broadband.     In Nottingham, work will begin shortly in the Gedling […]

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, […]

Edge Testing brings security offering to Midlands customers

Birmingham-based software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions, is offering its clients across the Midlands access to a new Security Division – Eurofins Cyber Security – that has been introduced to assist in the development of effective security strategies through risk and vulnerability assessments, complementing Edge’s existing testing provision. The new division boasts approximately 100 security […]

Ideagen’s software helps RATP Dev USA reduce vehicle accidents

Nottinghamshire software company Ideagen has helped a major transportation company reduce vehicle accidents by 19%. RATP Dev USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of RATP Group which operates and maintains urban intercity transportation systems in 14 countries, launched its ‘drive2zero’ Safety Management System (SMS) last year and adopted Ideagen’s software. Coruson, Ideagen’s cloud-based system for enterprise […]

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 […]

VC Mercia Technologies outlook confident as profit rises

Mercia Technologies PLC has announced profit growth in the first half of its current financial year on the increased value of its portfolio. The Henley-in-Arden based technology investor said pretax profit rose 36% to GBP 1.9 million in the six months to the end of September, up from GBP 1.4 million reported for the same period a […]

SysGroup’s growth accelerates with revenue up 47.3%

Telford tech firm SysGroup, an award-winning managed IT services and cloud hosting provider, has revealed that it has grown revenues by 47.3 percent to £5.8m for the six months ending 30 September 2018. Recurring managed IT services represented 77.8 percent of the Group’s total revenue during the period, underpinning the ongoing success of its growth […]

Adtech firm Elonex appoints Lord Digby Jones as Chairman

Digital display technology firm Elonex has appointed Lord Digby Jones as its new Chairman. Lord Jones joins Birmingham-based Elonex to work closely with its senior management team as the firm continues to grow market share in the digital out of home advertising and hardware markets. Lord Jones is the former Director General of the CBI, served as […]

Beech Tree plans buy-and-build strategy after major investment in IT business

Birmingham investmeent company Beech Tree Private Equity plans to execute a buy-and-build strategy after completing a significant investment in BCN Group, a fast-growing IT managed services company. Beech Tree has been looking to invest in the sector due to the rapid growth in demand for the provision of cloud managed services and will support BCN with […]