Daily Archives: March 18, 2016


Launch of the European Digital SME Alliance

The UK IT Association  is one of the founding members of the European Digital SME Alliance which is a group of the associations similar to UKITA in the other EU countries. In this way, the European Digital  SME Alliance is a ‘club of clubs’ of the SME-focussed IT, Tech and Digital businesses in the EU…


Alternatives to cloud: How can I avoid moving to the cloud?

Barry Collins examines the legitimate reasons why a business might not choose to move to cloud solutions Cloud computing is often portrayed as an inevitable next step for businesses; not a matter of if, but when. Yet, there are reasons – and sound business reasons, not irrational burying of heads in sand – why cloud…


Is Europe heading for a Cloud Constitution?

Industry bodies lending their backing to EC initiative to standardise SLAs  The cloud computing industry could be drawing closer to having an effective constitution across Europe. The European Commission (EC) recently unveiled the Slalom initiative, the aim of which is to standardise contractual terms and service-level agreements (SLAs) for providers of cloud computing services across…

Announcing UKITA apprenticeships - do you need more bright problem-solvers?

UKITA members often tell us that the current range of IT apprenticeships available do not suit them very well. The reasons they give include: Lack of flexibility in what the apprentices are learning outside the workplace Low people skills, problem-solving  communication ability and timekeeping amongst the candidates Apprentices aren’t becoming productive quickly enough Along with…


UKITA member’s apprentice wins Worcestershire Higher Apprenticeship Award 2014

Luke Carrier, winner of the Worcestershire Higher Apprenticeship Award 2014, is a perfect example of an apprentice who has demonstrated significant personal and professional development by undertaking a Tech Industry Gold Higher apprenticeship delivered by TDM Wyre Academy. Recognised by the Tech Partnership as a Tech Industry Gold accredited programme, the apprenticeship has been designed…


UKITA member EPX celebrates ten years of trading

Two young entrepreneurs, who first met at University, celebrated their first decade in business last week. It was while studying IT at Staffordshire University that Dan, 30, first met co-director Mark Pennington, also 30, at a local student club night. “We drank Sambuca and talked about how we had both always wanted to have our…


UKITA member Active Communications celebrates 25 years in business

Four years ago, Pete Jacobs from Active Communications, Coventry, was quoted as saying ‘I’m looking forward to our next milestone of twenty five years, then I can say did we really achieve all that?’ Pete Jacobs and Martin Gardner have now hit that next milestone of twenty five years in business. Judging by the turnout…


UKITA member TDM Wyre Academy celebrates apprentices success

Apprentices from TDM Wyre Academy have been honoured at a graduation ceremony, attended by family, friends, employers, trainers and assessors. The apprentices, employed at a range of organisations around Worcestershire and the Midlands, have completed their apprenticeships across a wide range of IT disciplines, including Information Systems, Software Development, Web Design, and IT Support. This…

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