A digital agency has been acquired by a technology company in a deal worth up to £3.6 million.The Deeson Group, which is based in Canterbury and London, specialises in high profile content-managed websites and digital products.It has now been acquired by Panoply Holdings plc - a digital technology services company.It will see Deeson rebranded as TPX Manifesto over the coming months - bringing it under the umbrella of an existing company within the Panoply group.The Canterbury offices will continue - and there is expected to be further recruitment over the coming months.Deeson saw revenues of £2.2m for the year ending September 30, 2018, delivering a net profit after tax of £480,000.The takeover deal will see Deeson bosses Tim Deeson and Simon Wakeman receive an initial £1.35m with a further £600,000 within three days of completion of the deal.Further payments will be due based on performance over the coming two years, up to a maximum of £3.6m.Neal Gandhi, … [Read more...] about Digital agency acquired in deal worth up to £3.6m
To secure the digital infrastructure supply chain, we need greater transparency regarding the provenance of technological components, writes Julian King.Pity the person who invests heavily in canals right before the railways start operating. You could understand, for example, why the sponsor of the Bridgewater Canal (perhaps England’s first) would vehemently oppose the planned Liverpool and Manchester Railway. But the march of technology could not be stopped — nor could the new challenges it raised. The same is true of today’s digital innovations.When the L&M Railway eventually opened in 1830, it was a revolutionary success, kickstarting the age of steam and changing the world in ways that could not have been foreseen. As the railway age unfolded, with metal tracks spreading across the industrialising world like veins on a leaf, a new level of connectivity was achieved, which criminals were quick to exploit. Indeed, an entire police … [Read more...] about There is no stopping the digital revolution in its tracks
Måns Adler doesn’t really know what he’s doing. When the Malmö entrepreneur meets me in the foyer of his new offices at the city council, clad in a beanie hat and hooded parka, it turns out he hasn’t yet worked how to let visitors into the building. So we retreat to a nearby café. The co-founder of the streaming app Bambuser last week started work as head of the Malmö Tech Team, a three-person prototyping unit created with the aim of bringing a start-up mentality to the city’s digital strategy. "It's not really set," Adler says of his mission. "There's maybe two, three or four prototypes that we need to develop, but what and when and where is open." The city announced the plan at the start of September, promoting it as the next step of its "Digital Malmö" strategy, which aims to use technology -- and entrepreneur expertise -- to help the city liaise better with its citizens and make … [Read more...] about Meet the startup veteran hired to digitize Malmö
Life / Job opportunities by Reporter November 21, 2018, 11:50 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Dundee Evening Telegraph is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic digital journalist to bring energy and drive to our rapidly growing digital brands. You will be expected to work with the Digital Editor to ensure our website is engaging, relevant and first to the punch with breaking stories. You will be adept at finding and developing the stories our audiences want to read, and be proficient at analytics to assess what works – and doesn’t. You will also be the driving force behind the video output for www.thetele.co.uk both being out in the field taking videos and working with our team of reporters in all our offices to ensure we have a high quality and high volume of video content. You will also work with our Digital Editor to champion our web and social media portfolio with the team internally and out and about in … [Read more...] about JOB OPPORTUNITY: Evening Telegraph is seeking a Digital Content Producer. Interested?
Bence Gaál Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:31 Hungarian-owned automotive companies think that digitalization is less important than foreign-owned concerns in the same field, according to a survey conducted by enterprise software developer SAP Hungary and autopro.hu, a website for local automotive manufacturers and suppliers. The joint online research of autopro.hu and SAP was conducted in August, surveying local automotive companies. A large portion of surveyed automotive firms operating in Hungary (70%) claimed they already have a vision for the use of digital solutions, while a further 12% said they plan to develop one in the near future. Most respondents use ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems, with which they are generally satisfied. The most popular choices are standard solutions, which tend to be connected with other sub-systems involved in production, logistics, financial, and controlling, the study found. The research reveals that among companies that do … [Read more...] about Hungarian-owned auto firms less interested in digitalization