Technology

Tablets bring some relief to struggling Future as title sales for iPads soar

July 31, 2012
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Digital revenue has shot up by 30% at Future, the Bath-based magazine and digital publishers, as consumers increasingly used their iPads and other tablets to read its products. The group said today it sold more than 1.7m copies of its titles through Apple’s Newsstand since its launch last October. However, the third-quarter rise in...

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Strong end to first half for buoyant IT specialists SciSys

July 26, 2012
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Earlier client deliveries, operating efficiencies and deferred costs helped SciSys, the specialist IT and software firm, finish its first half of 2012 finished more strongly than had been initially expected. The Chippenham-based group, which also has an operation in Bristol, also said it had maintained a solid order book during the period ending 30...

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Companies ‘cannot ignore the smartphone revolution’

April 25, 2012
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West business leaders need to understand how smartphones are changing the way individuals engage with their products and services – or they risk being left behind by the competition. The warning came from technology expert Richard Hull in an address to senior directors at a recent event staged by Executive Foundation, the leadership and...

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Tech firms wary of building links with BRIC countries

April 13, 2012
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Most medium-sized West technology companies have no plans to invest in new overseas markets over the next year, despite major opportunities in the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economies. New research from accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton shows domestic investment continues to be the number one priority for ICT businesses with...

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iPad launch brings record numbers flocking to Future’s tech sites

March 19, 2012
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Future Publishing’s technology websites achieved a new record of 1.2m unique users in 24 hours with its coverage of the new iPad. The Bath-based publisher’s TechRadar.com, T3.com and Gizmodo UK proved to be the most-trusted destinations for tech enthusiasts eager to find out everything about the new iPad’s technology. TechRadar.com employed teams working through...

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Business edge: IT simply applied

February 5, 2012
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Business edge: IT simply applied

Ray Smyth of Swindon-based The IPstore says, “Business Continuity is the result of properly planned, expertly executed IT… It is 100% proactive; the rest is just blind panic…” For an organisation using Information Technology (IT) as a routine part of its day-to-day work, the most modest of problems can cause real frustration, quickly impeding...

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Gaining the business edge

February 5, 2012
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Information and Communications Technology (IT/ICT) is an essential asset to businesses – but all too often it fails to produce a measurable business advantage. Beginning in Swindon Business News next month, experienced IT professional and journalist Ray Smyth of Swindon-based The IPstore will offer regular insight and leadership through a new column – Business...

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