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FranConnect bolsters position with RizePoint acquisition
FranConnect enhances its position as a market leader by acquiring RizePoint, an international QMS provider, marking its third take-over in four years in its ongoing expansion strategy.
Wincanton bags exclusive rights to Zeus's freight tech in UK, Ireland
In a strategic shift, UK supply chain partner, Wincanton, acquires the exclusive rights to use Zeus' digital freight management solutions, strengthening a tech-driven approach.
Gallagher Security wins top OSPA award for second year running
Warwick-based Gallagher Security has won the Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer Award for the second year at the 2024 OSPAs, recognised for its innovative approach to global security solutions.
Digital Realty partners with UK's Digital Futures Programme
Digital Realty allies with UK's Digital Futures Programme to groom young digital talent, aiding program expansion into Thames Valley schools.
UK's ambitious Digital Skills Bootcamps lure young tech talent
The UK Secretary of State for Science and Technology launches free Digital Skills Bootcamps, aiming to create a tech-savvy generation.
Infinigate & Riverbed launch DX Insights service in the UK
Infinigate has launched DX Insights providing comprehensive digital experience management and optimisation for UK businesses.
UK sees 10% rise in female university computing applications
UK sees a 10% hike in university computing applications from women, signalling the third consecutive year of growth.
Elasticito announces strategic partnership with e2e-assure
E2e-assure partners with cyber security automation provider, Elasticito, aspiring to broaden Threat Detection and Response services to its growing Microsoft client portfolio in the UK.
IPI becomes first UK Avaya partner with cloud specialisation accreditation
IPI, a London-based tech firm, becomes the first UK partner to receive Avaya's cloud specialisation accreditation, places the tech firm in a unique position to assist businesses transitioning to Avaya's cloud-based platform.
Airtime Rewards appoints Annika Fuchs to spearhead international expansion
Airtime Rewards appoints Annika Fuchs, ex-Readly executive, as Head of International Expansion, aiming to replicate its UK success globally.
Alibaba platforms boosts UK exports to China by 54% since 2019
Alibaba Group's platforms have seen a 54% surge in UK exports to China since 2019, pointing to a robust demand for UK brands and the growing role of digital platforms in global business.
VIRTUS Data Centres to build AI-ready campus in Buckinghamshire
VIRTUS Data Centres reveals plans for an AI-ready, sustainable data centre campus - equipped to deliver high-capacity data infrastructure.
AI & cloud technology synergy boosts business performance, study suggests
Integrating AI and cloud technology can supercharge business operations and IT agility, with 70% of companies already capitalising on such services.
Telecoms industry's benefits most generous, says Vestd study
Telecom sector leads in job benefits, according to a study by Vestd, amid reports that 70% of UK workers are considering changing jobs in 2024.
UK's digital skill gap tackled by Institute of Coding's courses
Despite misconceptions, UK’s digital skills confidence crisis; addressing cost and time barriers with free, flexible courses to boost tech capabilities.
AI adoption in telecoms sector surges, says Cavell report
Research shows AI adoption surging in the telecoms sector, with 58% of UK, US, and European telecom buyers intending to incorporate AI into their products.
UK households respond to energy crisis with conservation strategies
With energy bills on the rise across the UK, Sergey Ogorodnov, CEO of Voltaware, suggests four key strategies, including energy-efficient lighting and insulation, to maintain costs amidst the ongoing energy crisis.
Derek Fisk named as mpro5's new Head of Channel
Tech firm mpro5 appoints industry veteran Derek Fisk as Head of Channel, aiming to boost its ecosystem expansion efforts and enhance process management operations.
CrowdStrike teams up with Ignition Technology for UK distribution
CrowdStrike partners with UK-based Ignition Technology to boost the reach of its AI-powered cybersecurity platform.
Essex-based Provide Community utilises RealWear smart glasses
Essex-based company Provide Community successfully adopts RealWear's Navigator 500 smart glasses, enhancing service provision and learning experiences for its podiatry team.
Over 40% of UK to shop for Valentine's Day gifts, finds Airtime Rewards
This Valentine's Day approaches, 42% of UK consumers will buy gifts, 38% will celebrate, and 52% will send cards, indicating potential opportunities for retailers amidst scepticism of the occasion, reveals Airtime Rewards survey.
Salus Ventures reaches $40m target with QIC investment boost
Salus Ventures, an Australian seed-stage venture capital fund, has surpassed its $40m target, powered by a robust investment from Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
40% of UK consumers to buy Valentine's gifts, says Airtime Rewards survey
Valentine's Day still attractive to UK consumers: 40% plan to spend on gifts and 42% intend to go shopping, despite 62% choosing not to observe, according to Airtime Rewards research.
UK retailers' inconsistent return policies revealed by Sendcloud study
Sendcloud's study reveals a lack of transparency in return policies among the UK's top 100 retailers, with only 23% clearly showing their paid return policies on their homepages.