Technology

Video advert contest for budding young film makers launched by Cardwave Services

October 17, 2017
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Video advert contest for budding young film makers launched by Cardwave Services

A video advert competition for students interested in drama, performing arts, film and media has been launched by Cardwave Services, the Devizes-based pioneer in flash memory products. The firm, whose products are used in a wide range of devices including mobile phones, digital cameras and notebook computers, is inviting individuals, schools, colleges, drama clubs...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two West of England-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which returns to the...

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Second Tech Track 100 placing for Wiltshire firm at forefront of medical technology

September 8, 2017
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Second Tech Track 100 placing for Wiltshire firm at forefront of medical technology

A Wiltshire company that spun out of the University of Bath is to appear in a league table of the UK’s fastest-growing private tech, media and telecoms firms for the second time in two years. Qualasept Pharmaxo, which has developed the UK’s single biggest aseptic clean room, has achieved annual sales growth of 77%...

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SCISYS confident ahead of first-half results as spate of contract wins boost order book

September 8, 2017
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SCISYS confident ahead of first-half results as spate of contract wins boost order book

A raft of recent contract wins and a bumper order book means Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS is on target to report solid half-year results later this month, according to its directors. In a trading update to the London Stock Exchange earlier this week, the SCISYS board said they remained confident that the group...

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South West museum and archive organisation puts trust in Vysiion’s innovative cloud package

September 8, 2017
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South West museum and archive organisation puts trust in Vysiion’s innovative cloud package

Vysiion, the Chippenham-based communications infrastructure and outsourced IT service provider, is delivering an IT managed service for the South West Heritage Trust, which runs archives, museums and other historic services across Somerset and Devon.  The archives hold more than seven million original documents relating to the history of Somerset and Devon with open access...

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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

August 31, 2017
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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

Tens of thousands of EU workers in the South West could leave the UK over the next few years, potentially triggering a major skills headache for the region’s firms, according to a new survey. Some 28% of all EU nationals working in the region say they are considering quitting their jobs, while 4% have...

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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

August 25, 2017
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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Branding, exporting and the challenges of being a woman boss in the male-dominated world of professional football are among the issues that will be showcased at this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol. The event, staged by small business support group Enterprise Nation on October 20, has become the largest of its kind...

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More good news for SCISYS as its recent acquisition lands newsroom deal with German broadcaster

August 24, 2017
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More good news for SCISYS as its recent acquisition lands newsroom deal with German broadcaster

Annova, the German mediatech firm acquired by specialist IT group SCISYS earlier this year, has landed its second major contract in just over two weeks. Chippenham-based SCISYS paid €11.35m (£10.45m) upfront in cash for Munich-based Annova in January.  Earlier this month it secured a €2.5m deal involving the complete renewal of an unnamed German broadcaster’s...

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BBC journalist tech deal is good news for SCISYS following German acquisition

August 9, 2017
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BBC journalist tech deal is good news for SCISYS following German acquisition

The roll-out of a next-generation news management system by the BBC to thousands of its journalists has boosted Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS following its acquisition of the German firm behind the technology. Munich-headquartered Annova had a 12-year contract with the BBC to supply its OpenMedia software when SCISYS paid €11.35m (£9.64m) upfront in...

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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

April 28, 2017
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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

Shares in specialist IT firm SCISYS rose today after it revealed it had won a place on the Metropolitan Police’s new supplier framework – a move it described as a “game-changer” in is relationship with the force. Chippenham-based SCISYS, which provides highly specialised software and IT services to organisations across the space, defence, media...

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