technology

South West SMEs set to invest in tech

Most companies in the South West are set to increase their investment in technology following the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A survey carried out by Exeter-based IT support and tech strategy experts Timewade has revealed that nearly two thirds (63%) of companies have increased investment in the short term to deal with challenges including remote working, cyber security and...

Harnessing technology for success

Research is underway to understand how effective SMEs in the South West have been at using technology during the pandemic.

Exeter-based IT and support company, Timewade are running an online survey to understand successes and challenges, to feed back to the business community.

Already, some of the initial findings are providing invaluable insight, with just 16% saying their...

Patients and GP practices in Devon embrace new technology

Devon’s GP practices are helping the fight against COVID-19 by enabling patients to consult their doctor without leaving the house, either online, by the telephone or through video.

More than 90% of the county’s practices have now signed up to the eConsult online platform, which allows patients to access services from their smartphone, tablet or computer.

This represents a...

Dim the lights, I’m feeling fishy…

A stunning state-of-the-art lighting system has been installed at Living Coasts – for the fish.

The sophisticated new system in the aquarium of Torquay’s coastal zoo means that fish can experience natural dawns and dusks. Staff hope this will lead to more of what comes naturally…

One of the zoo’s aquarists, Sam Worthington, explained: “Now, each tank can have its own settings....

Activa Contracts launches new initiative recognising safest drivers

In an effort to ensure safer drivers in their clients’ fleets are properly rewarded and commended, Activa Contracts is sponsoring a new initiative with its risk management partner, Lightfoot.

The ‘Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League’ rewards one driver each week from the many fleets using both Activa contracted company cars and vans and Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology...

Electronic security specialists, Advanced Security Alarm Protection, partner with global video surveillance firm

Exeter based supplier of electronic security solutions, Advanced Security Alarm Protection (ASAP), have been awarded ‘key partner’ status with Dahua Technology – a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry.

As a key partner, ASAP will be able to offer the most advanced video surveillance systems available to customers across the South West and further afield...

Cutting edge PSP firm develops software for business success

A high-tech IT company is expanding its operational base at Plymouth Science Park following its growing success in helping businesses and government departments consistently hit key targets.

Rowe IT specialises in software engineering, cloud transitioning and consultancy services for firms seeking expert solutions in these areas.

Its diverse portfolio of clients ranges from...

Draw on the walls at Living Coasts

New technology at Torquay’s coastal zoo means you can colour in a sea creature and see it come to life in front of your eyes. The coastal conservation charity has installed an electronic wall where drawings are turned into animations. It’s the first time tech of this kind has been seen in the UK. Guests can colour one of a range of marine creatures, including tropical fish, seahorses and rays...

Dartmoor Zoo supports campaign to encourage women into STEM careers

Dartmoor Zoo, renowned for its international conservation and education programmes, has welcomed 167 young women and schoolgirls to an evening of inspiring talks, expert advice, and close-up encounters with some of the zoo’s smaller amphibian and invertebrate residents.

Arranged by Women in STEM Plymouth (WISP), and sponsored by Babcock International, the event, which was designed to...

Moortec's expansion continues with new UK headquarters at PSP

Moortec, specialists in the design of in-chip monitors, has based its new UK headquarters at Plymouth Science Park.

The move will see the creation of several new jobs at the site, building on the existing team of experienced designers and engineers.

Moortec’s move confirms PSP as the largest science and technology centre in the south west.

The company provides monitors...

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