Technology

New dual-fuel trucks help Howard Tenens in its drive towards carbon reduction

November 26, 2013
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New dual-fuel trucks help Howard Tenens in its drive towards carbon reduction

Logistics group Howard Tenens, which has major operations in Swindon, has reinforced its commitment to cutting carbon emissions and operating in a sustainable way by buying 36 dual-fuel trucks this year. The vehicles, which use compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel, are among 42 new trucks bought this year by the group. Their arrival...

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Nationwide’s mobile app in running for top IT industry accolade

October 25, 2013
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Nationwide’s mobile app in running for top IT industry accolade

Mobile banking apps built for Swindon-based Nationwide Building Society are in line for one of the computer industry’s top awards. The iPhone and Android mobile banking apps designed for Nationwide by Bath-based IT consultancy IPL have become the highest rated of all the major current account providers on the respective mobile app stores. They...

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ISO accreditation underpins achievements for Outsource

October 14, 2013
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ISO accreditation underpins achievements for Outsource

IT and technical recruitment specialist Outsource UK has been awarded the coveted ISO 9001 quality management standard in recognition of the consistent quality service it provides to its clients. The accreditation applies to all the Swindon firm’s UK offices and ensures that operating systems and procedures are traceable and streamlined and that they help...

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Warning over Google penalties for use of digital press releases

October 7, 2013
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Warning over Google penalties for use of digital press releases

Businesses using digital press releases as an integral part of their web presence now risk penalties from Google, according to digital marketing specialist Darren Moloney,  managing director of Highworth-based online marketing consultancy All Things Web. Savvy companies have for some time been using online press releases, among other techniques, to optimise their website ranking....

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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

September 26, 2013
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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

Shares in Chippenham-based specialist IT and software firm SciSys fell by nearly 11% today after it revealed a 19.8% drop in interim pre-tax profits and warned that its markets remained challenging. The group, whose blue-chip customers include the Ministry of Defence, European Space Agency and major broadcasters, blamed the decline in profits to £749,000 on...

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Swindon mobile tech pioneer Ubiquisys in £205m takeover by Cisco

April 4, 2013
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Swindon-based Ubiquisys, which makes parts for mobile phone networks, has been bought by US giant Cisco for $310m (£206m). Founded in 2004, the highly-innovative firm make small cells (also known as femtocells) – small phone masts that shore up data capacity in mobile networks and which can be used to create powerful wifi hotspots...

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IT group SciSys upbeat despite fall in annual revenue

March 21, 2013
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SCISYS, the West-based specialist IT group, today blamed foreign exchange movements and a reduction in low-margin resale activity for a fall in annual revenue. However, operating profits at the group, which supplies a range of sectors from space and defence to media with high-end systems, climbed 13% to £2.7m despite the 7% decline in...

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Business websites in Swindon fail ‘mobile friendly’ test

October 4, 2012
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Only 5% of local business websites in Swindon are mobile friendly according to a survey by web design firm Rubber Dragon. The survey covered 222 Swindon-based business websites (mainly from IT and marketing sectors) as listed at OpenSwindon.co.uk, all the websites were working, but unfortunately very few of them were found to adjust to...

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September edition out now!

September 21, 2012
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The September edition of Swindon Business News is out now!

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Green IT: Four tips to dispel the rhetoric

August 28, 2012
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Green IT: Four tips to dispel the rhetoric

Many organisations – and especially IT companies – cite the term Green IT, yet not many people understand what this means. Are there genuine benefits or is it simply the latest IT marketing spin to encourage firms to spend on IT consultants? Chippenham-based IT provider ITS has come up with four tips to dispel...

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