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New report gives insights into South West tech and how brands can tackle challenges facing the sector

Leaders of tech brands across the South West are facing key challenges as they strive to achieve sustained growth, according to a new regional report.

Specialist tech and infrastructure marketing agency Astley Media has released its Tech Leaders’ Brand Insights report for 2021 which reveals what the region’s tech leaders are doing to evolve their brands and marketing.

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Emerging South West tech companies need easier access to funding, says new report

Early stage tech companies in the South West need clearer signposting to the funding opportunities that are available to them in the region, a new report released today has revealed.

The recommendation is one of many laid out in the report, commissioned by Tech South West, that explores how to better support tech startups in the South West.

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Major new tech research project for South West

Tech South West is commissioning the first full region-wide report into the South West of England’s tech sector.

Led by Whitecap Consulting, the research project will draw together data and insight from across the sector, combining national and regional sources including key economic data. At its heart will be detailed analysis, case studies and recommendations, with a focus on...

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Revealed: Covid-19 tech response of South West businesses

The use of technology by South West small and medium businesses in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been revealed.

After a tumultuous 2020, the region-wide survey, conducted by technology strategy specialists Timewade , reveals how South West SMEs are using technology and identifies opportunities for technology strategies to promote growth.

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Facebook failing to tackle climate misinformation, report claims

Facebook is sytematically failing to address the rise of climate-related misinformation on its platform, according to a new report published by the campaign group Stop Funding Heat.

The 40-page study , called On the Back Burner: How Facebook’s Inaction on Misinformation Fuels the Global Climate Crisis, claims Facebook has failed to prevent the spread of climate-related misinformation. These...

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The Digital Skills Gap: Can the South West buck the trend?

A new report commissioned by WorldSkillsUK has found demand for digital skills in the workplace is set to increase, but participation in digital skills training has declined.

The number of young people taking IT subjects at GCSE has fallen by 40% since 2015, with the number taking A Levels, further education courses and apprenticeships all declining.

That’s despite 60...

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...