Technology

Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

June 6, 2019
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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

Specialist IT group SCISYS has said its action to avoid the impact of Brexit on its European space business was continuing to pay off with a strong order book. The Chippenham-headquartered group moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland last year to protect its EU-funded work.  At its AGM yesterday, the group...

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Head of IT appointment bolsters 1pm’s new-look senior management team

June 6, 2019
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Head of IT appointment bolsters 1pm’s new-look senior management team

Bath-based specialist lender 1pm has completed a two-year restructuring and strengthening of its senior management team with the appointment of David Jones to head its group IT, systems and innovation function. David, pictured, has had a career in IT spanning 30 years, having held a variety of senior IT roles for the past 20...

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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

May 17, 2019
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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

The organisers of TEDxBath are seeking inspirational speakers for this year’s event to explore its chosen theme of Echoes of the City from “unusual, exciting and provocative perspectives”. They are also looking to sign up sponsors from among the city’s business community. TEDx, which brings the spirit of TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) to...

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Stopping human error key to foiling cyberattacks, University of Bath research project shows

May 16, 2019
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Stopping human error key to foiling cyberattacks, University of Bath research project shows

Technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold the key to getting people to change their passwords and better protect their online privacy and data, according to research carried out by the University of Bath. Over the past five years the cost of cyberattacks is reported to have risen by 67%, with the...

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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

May 13, 2019
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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

The world’s first ‘gamified’ cyber-security conference takes place this week in a bid to make the subject fun and engaging and attract more people into the fast-developing industry. Staged by Bristol and Bath Cyber, the event is designed to help those attending network through fun social engineering and gamification activities, take part in interactive...

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Coding school aims to help diversify IT workforce with funding scheme for women

May 2, 2019
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Coding school aims to help diversify IT workforce with funding scheme for women

IT bootcamp Mayden Academy has launched a funding scheme to encourage more women to embark on careers in coding.   The scheme will offer female students a 70% reduction in course fees on the academy’s Full Stack Track – an intensive 16-week training course for aspiring developers from non-tech backgrounds.  The course is designed...

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Microsoft program boost for Priority IT’s charity computer refurb scheme

May 2, 2019
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Microsoft program boost for Priority IT’s charity computer refurb scheme

IT firm Priority IT’s computer recycling scheme has been accepted onto the Microsoft Refurbisher Program in a move that should swell a charity’s coffers. Priority IT refurbishes redundant and unwanted laptops and computers which are then passed on to new owners in exchange for a donation to Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support.  Now the Westbury-based...

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SCISYS lands more EU-funded space contracts as its Brexit strategy continues to pay off

April 30, 2019
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SCISYS lands more EU-funded space contracts as its Brexit strategy continues to pay off

More work linked to an EU-funded satellite programme has been secured by specialist IT group SCISYS as it continues to benefit from its long-running expertise in the space industry. The Chippenham-headquartered firm, which has its roots in the European Space Agency, won two orders with a combined €9.7m (£8.4m) value from Thales Alenia Space...

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Queen’s Awards recognise Bath firms’ innovation, international trade and sustainable development

April 26, 2019
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Queen’s Awards recognise Bath firms’ innovation, international trade and sustainable development

Three Bath area businesses have this week been celebrating winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their contribution to the UK economy. Bath creative, branding and communications agency Emberson Group received the award for international trade for its “excellence and sustained growth in international trade”.  Group managing director Clare Pratt said...

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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

April 12, 2019
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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

Nominations have opened for The SPARKies, the coveted awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector.  The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the businesses and individuals who make Bath, Bristol and surroundings a tech powerhouse and shine a light on their amazing wealth of tech and creative talent.  Nominations...

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