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Channel operations overhaul for Microsoft

Partners have welcomed news that Microsoft is overhauling its partner business, in a move it claims will make it easier for its channel to do business with the firm. The reorganisation will see Microsoft combine its Enterprise Product Group (EPG) with its SMS&P (Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners) group. The announcement was first published…

Digital Skills: DIGITAL SME pledge to train 5.000 ICT professionals by 2019

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance launched #DigitalSME4skills, a new ambitious campaign for digital skills. The alliance pledged that digital small and medium sized enterprises will train 5.000 ICT professionals by 2019. Oliver Grün, DIGITAL SME president and software entrepreneur, presented the pledge at the launch of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition at the presence…

Computing classes struggling to attract students

 A quarter of schools are offering new computing science GCSE and A-Level courses, research suggests The changes to British computing education are failing to encourage more students into studying the subject – particularly those most in need of such encouragement. British schools have shifted computing classes from ITC – such as learning how to use…

UKITA Information for students

The UKITA Association (pronounced “Yew-Key-Tah”) UKITA is: An independent not-for-profit Trade Association which has been trading since 2002 Member of the Trade Association Forum www.taforum.org.uk It has a constitution and code of conduct which members are expected to operate under Advantages of membership: Daily IT, Digital and Tech alert email for tenders and projects which…

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Apprenticeships and Skills

IT Apprenticeships,  placements and workforce skills development group Smaller employers often steer clear of Government-funded training and skills schemes because they find them cumbersome to deal with. The things SME business owners tell us include: “I don’t understand all this jargon – what’s actually in it for me as the business owner?”  “The candidates I…

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Digital, IT & Tech Buyers Advice Service

Looking for completely FREE, IMPARTIAL and EXPERT business advice on how to go about sourcing a good supplier of Digital Marketing, Tech or IT products or services? Get in touch with us right now at the membership office on 0844 445 7571, via info@ukita.co.uk or use the livechat panel on the right If you have…

BlackBerry awarded Cyber Essentials Plus certification from the UK Government

BlackBerry has now announced they have become the first major mobile vendor to receive the new Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification from the UK Government. Additionally, BlackBerry has announced they are now an accredited certifying body for Cyber Essentials Plus, with the certification being offered through BlackBerry Cybersecurity Services. Click here to read the full…

26% of British businesses ‘have no protection against cyber attacks’

Although businesses understand the importance of digital innovation, they aren’t prepared for the challenges Almost a third of UK businesses are not sufficiently prepared against a cyber attack, research by software and services provider Advanced has revealed. Additionally, 46% of companies don’t view data security as a priority when deciding which systems and software to…

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10 days free access to our Tenders and Projects alerting service   UKITA Full Members get a Premium Skillfair membership worth £175 per annum and they get listed in Skillfair’s ‘find an IT/Tech/Digital Consultant’ directory. Premium Membership of our Skillfair community includes the verification of your qualifications, professional memberships and PI Insurance – this provides…

The 5 essential steps to keep your business safe online

BUSINESSES from across the West Midlands heard from cyber-security experts at a seminar held by TheBusinessDesk.com, in association with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and IComm. The panel, chaired by TheBusinessDesk.com’s editor Alex Turner, included Emma Philpott, the chief executive of cyber-security certification body IASME, Steve Borwell-Fox, managing director of Borwell, cyber-crime protection officer Det Sgt…

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