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HS2 Economic Growth Conference Brings Sector Leaders Together

Prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Birmingham on the 7th of November at the HS2 Economic Growth Conference, the largest business conference that focuses on driving and unlocking the huge economic growth opportunities that HS2 will bring to the UK. Hosted by Built Environment Networking, the conference will see some of the …

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Telent Secures Sandwell Council Contract

Sandwell Council’s traffic signal network has awarded a four-year contract to telent Technology Services Ltd, a leading UK technology and network services company, to provide maintenance services. The deal sees the company retain its decade-long contract with Sandwell, for whom the company has provided maintenance services since January 2008. The contract includes the maintenance of …

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Elecosoft Acquires Shire Systems Ltd

Construction software specialist Elecofost has acquired Shire Systems Ltd, a leading UK maintenance management software provider, for an enterprise of £5.1 million. The acquisition extends Elecosoft’s product usage beyond early planning, design and construction by providing a system for managing and maintaining equipment and property. “This acquisition enhances our customers’ ability to manage building complexities …

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VR Used in the Engineering Industry

The Director of VR training specialists Luminous Group, Ben Bennett, shared his insight into the new developments that are currently disrupting the engineering sector, particularly virtual reality (or VR). VR is an immersive, interactive computer-generated environment, often with programmable scenarios that can react and change according to the user’s actions in real-time. How exactly is …

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New Sustainably-Sourced Ingredient for Dairy Manufacturers

A cost-effective and sustainably sourced ingredient has been launched for dairy manufacturers, so that they achieve premium texture. Satiagel™ Seabrid™ is a new type of carrageenan extract, based on 100% cultivated seaweed, enabling a reliable supply of sustainably sourced ingredients, while also delivering the texture preferred by consumers. This launch follows the 2017 debut of …

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IoT and Data Analytics at Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2018

Hitachi Consulting’s director of consulting services – Andy Baker – explored at this year’s Manufacturing Innovation Summit how predictions via the Internet of Things and data analytics can help optimise manufacturers’ supply chains. Manufacturers are increasingly using insights derived from IoT and data analytics to transform their operations and drive positive changes in their business …

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Oil Prices Rise

Oil prices increased due to escalating concerns over potential supply shortages, with Brent crude leading the way as hundreds of oil workers in Norway were set to strike later in the day. The company added 55 cents, or 0.7%, to $78.62 per barrel by 0638 GMT, following a 1.2-percent climb on Monday. Hundreds of workers …

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