Technology

Companies ‘cannot ignore the smartphone revolution’

April 13, 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 Richard Hull, formerly of HP Labs and now managing director of Bristol-based software services company Calvium, in...

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West tech firms wary of building links with BRIC markets

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...

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Buoyant SciSys boosts profits and dividends

March 22, 2012
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Specilaist software developer SciSys today signalled confidence in the future by raising its annual dividend 10% on the back of a rise in pre-tax profits from £1.57m to £2m in 2011. The company, which has a major base in Bristol and its head office in Chippenham, develops information and...

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Business edge: IT simply applied

February 5, 2012
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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...

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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...

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