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UK tech firm swoops on HP software unit in £6.6bn deal

September 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

UK tech firm Micro Focus will buy Hewlett-Packard’s software business in a deal worth $8.8bn (£6.6bn). Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) includes the assets of Autonomy, the UK software group that HP bought in an ill-fated deal in 2011. The deal makes Micro Focus one of the UK’s biggest tech companies, with total annual revenues of […]

5 ways Health Tech can help you to get fit

July 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

With a growing number of gadgets on the market, the world of health technology can be confusing. Here, we see how things like fitness bands can help you get in shape… Keeping fit used to mean spending hours in the gym with little or no sign of whether your hard work was paying off. But […]

Gloom and hope for the future in UK tech

July 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

There is new evidence today of how the UK technology sector is feeling about its future after the referendum vote to leave the EU. And the message from a survey carried out by Tech City UK is pretty gloomy – though the organisation itself sees some reasons for optimism. Tech City UK got responses from […]

Tech companies blame price rises on Brexit vote

July 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

US computer-maker Dell and the Chinese smartphone company OnePlus are both raising their prices in the UK and saying the move is the result of the nation’s vote to leave the EU. Another company, used by several camera equipment-makers to bring their goods to the UK, has also revealed it will soon follow suit. Intro […]

Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote

June 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Now the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms have been left to wonder what the future holds. As news of Brexit broke, tech firms including BT, TalkTalk and software firm Sage reported share price falls. For years, the UK – and particularly London – has championed the role of tech firms […]

Steel jobs ‘can be saved by tech’, says energy researcher

April 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The UK steel industry is doomed unless it embraces cutting-edge technology, a Cambridge professor has warned. Prof Julian Allwood said the only way to save steel jobs was to make high-value products for industries in which the UK leads the world. New methods could scrub impurities from recycled steel to make products for the aerospace […]

Tech 2015: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories

December 29th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Part of the fun in following the tech scene is that there’s always so much new stuff to read about. And 2015 has been a very busy year indeed. Its highlights have included a series of mega-launches, including the well-received Windows 10, the curved Galaxy S6 smartphone, the Apple Watch and a Tesla car with […]

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