Technology

German media software acquisition will bring step-change in growth, says SCISYS

November 24, 2016
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German media software acquisition will bring step-change in growth, says SCISYS

SCISYS, the Chippenham-based specialist IT group, is to acquire German media software firm Annova Systems for up to €27.83m (£23.8m) in a move that will give a strong international boost to its own media & broadcast division. SCISYS said the acquisition, which it is funding mainly from a new bank loan, was expected to be...

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Mission control contract win for SCISYS puts it on launch pad for further space-related deals

November 11, 2016
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Mission control contract win for SCISYS puts it on launch pad for further space-related deals

Specialist IT group SCISYS has landed a contract to play a pivotal role in the launch of the world’s largest satellite constellation which aims to provide connectivity to billions of people around the world. The OneWeb global satellite system will consist of 648 orbiting mini-satellites which together will connect billions of people around the...

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£3m funding for high-growth data archiving firm

November 11, 2016
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£3m funding for high-growth data archiving firm

Chippenham-based data archiving firm Arkivum is to expand into new sectors following a £3m investment. The firm said over the next six months it planned to announce new partnerships that will enable it to harness commercial opportunities in sectors facing regulatory and operational challenges around long-term data retention such as healthcare, life sciences and...

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First City partners with Excalibur for its comms – and reduces suppliers from 30 to just one

November 4, 2016
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First City partners with Excalibur for its comms – and reduces suppliers from 30 to just one

Swindon IT and mobile communications firm Excalibur has been appointed by nursing and training services provider First City Group – also based in Swindon – to handle all its communications. First City, which employs nearly 500 staff, previously used 30 different suppliers. Excalibur’s new managed service agreement with First City includes its recently launched...

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Businesses should show benefits of immigration in post-Brexit Britain, CBI president tells West bosses

October 7, 2016
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Businesses should show benefits of immigration in post-Brexit Britain, CBI president tells West bosses

The president of the CBI has urged West business leaders to press for a ‘soft’ Brexit with full access to the European Single Market and to also counter the view that immigration is bad for the UK. Paul Drechsler CBE told the South West CBI annual dinner that he was “fed up” with business...

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Firm launches pioneering app for parents to keep kids safe on their smartphones

September 29, 2016
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Firm launches pioneering app for parents to keep kids safe on their smartphones

A revolutionary app that keeps children safe on their phones has been created by a small firm based near Swindon. Designed and launched by Cricklade-based Supotco, it allows parents to remotely monitor and manage the games, websites and apps downloaded by their children, as well as screening calls and contacts and giving the location...

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Commitment to its staff earns Investors in People accreditation for CMS SupaTrak

September 28, 2016
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Commitment to its staff earns Investors in People accreditation for CMS SupaTrak

Swindon-based specialist software firm CMS SupaTrak has achieved the Investors in People standard in recognition of its commitment to its staff. The firm, which employs 40 people at its headquarters on the Delta Office Park, builds software that helps improve driver behaviour, reduce accident rates, increase efficiency and cut operating costs. Its products are...

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£1.1m profit for SCISYS as it bounces back from last year’s crisis

September 23, 2016
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£1.1m profit for SCISYS as it bounces back from last year’s crisis

Specialist IT group SCISYS has bounced back into profit with trading figures for the half year to the end of June showing a complete recovery from its disastrous 2015. The Chippenham-based group, which sells complex software systems to the space, defence, media and government sectors, chalked up an operating profit of £1.1m in the six months...

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Prestigious Tech Track 100 placing for fast-growing digital platform provider

September 9, 2016
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Prestigious Tech Track 100 placing for fast-growing digital platform provider

MDS Technologies, the Chippenham-based enterprise and digital platform service provider, has been named as one of the UK’s fastest-growing private tech companies. The firm, whose blue-chip customers include a range of central Government departments, local authorities, NHS organisations and large IT service providers, appears in 54st place in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league...

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MoD draws on SCISYS’ innovation to develop leading-edge support system for Navy warships

September 5, 2016
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MoD draws on SCISYS’ innovation to develop leading-edge support system for Navy warships

Wiltshire specialist IT and software firm SCISYS has landed work with the MoD worth a potential £3m as it continues to build its defence expertise. Under the contract, the Chippenham-based group is to help develop a new cutting-edge support system for Royal Navy warships.  SCISYS, which develops high-end software for a range of sectors, said...

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