Technology

Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

April 2, 2017
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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

West firms have been given a unique glimpse of the top tech themes for this year – and the impact they are likely to have on business – at a special event staged by accountancy firm Deloitte. Ever-greater use of smartphones, digital navigation, machine learning and – on the downside – the growth in cyber crime were outlined...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Swindon firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Swindon are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU nationals...

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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

March 29, 2017
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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

Just over half of West of England firms are either ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ about the UK leaving the single market and customs union, according to the latest survey by the region’s largest business organisation. Released to coincide with today’s triggering of Article 50, the results of the Business West survey reveal a widespread...

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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

March 29, 2017
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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Swindon directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Swindon’s top executives to get their skates on and submit their...

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Irish agri-group snaps up pioneering Swindon tech business for £16m

March 10, 2017
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Irish agri-group snaps up pioneering Swindon tech business for £16m

A Swindon-based firm supplying digital and tech services to farmers has been acquired by major Irish agri-services group Origin in deal worth up to £16.2m. Dorcan-based Resterra owns a number of businesses involved in soil testing, project and data management, software and technical advice to major farms across the UK and Southern Africa. Its...

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Spring Budget 2017: Investment in science and innovation

March 8, 2017
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Chancellor Philip Hammond announced new funding to help the UK compete in science and innovation in his spring Budget, including: £300m for research talent, including 1,000 PhD places for STEM subjects £270m for robots, driverless cars and biotech £16m for a 5G mobile technology hub £200m for fibre broadband

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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

February 9, 2017
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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

Directors from Swindon and across the West of England are being invited to enter one of the region’s top annual awards schemes that recognises excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 will showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs as well as focusing UK-wide attention on success in...

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Project behind search for life on Mars awards contract to Wiltshire software firm

February 7, 2017
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Project behind search for life on Mars awards contract to Wiltshire software firm

Specialist software group SCISYS has landed a multi-million pound contract to support a pioneering European mission to search for life on Mars. The Chippenham-based group, which has its roots in the European Space Agency, has signed the €3.7m (£3.17m) deal with Italian group Thales Alenia Space to help design, code and verify software for...

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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

February 3, 2017
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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

Professional services firm PwC has launched its annual West of England Business of the Year Awards – widely regarded as the region’s most prestigious. Now in their 29th year, the eagerly-contested awards attract the cream of the region’s firms with a winners’ roll-call reading like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies. The...

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