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ECS Digital Acquires QAWorks

New Company Will Have £10 Million TurnoverSeptember 13th 2017 London-based ECS Digital, the specialist DevOps division of the ECS Group, has acquired QAWorks, the UKrsquo;s leading technical software testing organisation. QAWorks is recognised in the industry as the home of the Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET).
Studies suggest that 31% of IT budgets are being spent on testing[1] which is set to rise over the coming years as a result of growing demands on... Source: RealWire
Contract supports Home Office adoption of digital technologies, including cloud, mobile and analytics solutionsAccenture (NYSE: ACN) and Certus Solutions have been selected by the United Kingdom Home Office to deliver a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed to transform the way the Home Office delivers back-office services across finance, procurement, human resources (HR), customer service and payroll-related functions.

The two-year contract, valued at approximately £20 million, was awarded after a competitive tendering process and... Source: RealWire
Smart City Technology Firm Recognised for Rapid GrowthCambridge, 11th September 2017 – Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, today announced that it has been named as one of fifteen ‘Ones to Watchrsquo; in the annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 Report.

The fast-growing company recently filed its financial year 2017 accounts, which show revenues of £23M and a profit of £3M.

The companyrsquo;s revenues have grown by 90%... Source: RealWire
Not-for-profit drives 67 percent increase in public donations in first year London, 5th September 2017 – Not-for-profit, The Good Exchange, has today announced its one year anniversary and that during its first 12 months, it has facilitated the dispersion of £4.7 million to good causes using its funder-fundraiser matching cloud platform*.

The company is committed to driving transparency by enabling organisations with money for good causes to identify those charitable projects which meet their giving... Source: RealWire
The truck company will combine a battery with an engine-generator option.
Care requirements database held details of 3,000 service users on passwordless portal A UK council has been fined £70,000 for leaving vulnerable people's personal information exposed online for five years.…
LINX, the leading European provider of Internet interconnect services, announced at the LINX98 member conference on 21st August that it is to significantly reduce 10GE and 100GE port fees at its regional exchange, IXManchester.

These are to come into effect from 1st October 2017.Monthly 10GE port prices will be cut by 22.8% to £270 with 100GE fees reduced by over a third to £1350 (39.3%).
In addition, the first 1GE port at IXManchester is available... Source: RealWire
Warrington UK, August 23rd - Airangel, a leading hospitality WiFi provider, has unveiled a new market strategy, to increase its channel based sales and enter markets such as the expanding private rentals sector, in response to increased customer demand and growth of its global WiFi sales.Underpinning the strategy Airangel has refreshed its core technology, set up new company divisions and created three new brands.

This follows it securing £1.7m overseas development funding and making two... Source: RealWire
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Security researchers pick up angle grinder, drop £2k-plus in B-sides chat B-sides  Weighing in at 800kg secondhand, freestanding ATMs - a “safe with a computer on toprdquo; - are a logistical nightmare to own and research, security boffin Leigh-Anne Galloway warned delegates at the BSides Manchester infosec conference yesterday.…
Authority fined £70k after missing URL manipulation A London council has been fined £70,000 after design faults in its TicketViewer app allowed unauthorised access to 119 documents containing sensitive personal information.…
Contract ignores lack of strategy, growing criticism The UK Home Office has put out to tender a £4.6m ($5.9m) contract for facial recognition software – despite the fact its biometrics strategy and retention systems remain embroiled in controversy.…