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Computers & Electronics - 2011
Ideagen has acquired Proquis, the Kent-based supplier of compliance and quality management software, for an initial £1m.
Elite Telecom has acquired GPNS, the London-based business telecoms firm, for £4.9m.
Reset Training is planning to expand the 20-strong workforce at its Sheffield-based skills and qualifications checking business with 50 new jobs next year.
Accelero Digital Solutions is planning to double the ten-strong workforce at its new software development office in Bridgend by June 2013.
Selection Services of Kent has undergone a management buy-out backed by Palatine Private Equity, and will be combined with Brighton-based Cloud Data to create a new IT services group with 360 staff.
K3 Business Technology has acquired Retail Systems Group, the Coleshill-based retail software developer, for an initial £1.3m.
HEROtsc has confirmed plans to set up a call centre to provide customer services for Sky at the former Egg call centre at Pride Park in Derby, with the creation of 700 jobs over the next six months.
Playtech has acquired Ash Gaming, the London-based betting games developer with 40 staff, for up to £23m.
Communicate Better of Salford has acquired Green House Telecom, the Hebden Bridge-based telecoms company, and is also looking to set up a southern hub next year.
HEROtsc is reported to be planning to set up a new call centre at Pride Park in Derby, with the creation of up to 600 jobs.
K3 Business Technology has acquired certain assets of the Integrated Business Systems division of Maxima Holdings for an initial £1.4m.
Pilgrim Systems, the Edinburgh-based software company with about 60 staff, has been acquired by the US-based Elite subsidiary of Reuters Thomson for undisclosed terms.
Agilisys has formed a partnership with North Somerset Council to provide support for the Citizens' Advice Bureau, which will create 80 new jobs in Weston next spring.
Chess Telecom has acquired Directory Business Services, the Lincolnshire-based provider of non-geographic telephone numbers.
Quore Group has acquired Intouch Cellular Solutions, the Dorset-based telecoms supplier, for undisclosed terms.
PlusNet is to relocate its Sheffield-based broadband business from two sites to a 53,000 sq ft office at The Balance on Pinfold Street next May.
Everything Everywhere is to invest £1.5bn in preparing for the nationwide introduction of 4G mobile technology, including the integration of the Orange and T-Mobile networks.
WorkPlace Systems International, the Milton Keynes-based supplier of workforce management software, has undergone a £41m management buy-out.
HgCapital Trust has acquired a majority stake in IRIS Software Group, the software supplier with offices in Berkshire, Manchester, Wigan and Knutsford.
K3 Business Technology has acquired Unisoft, the Dutch supplier of retail systems, for an initial £0.4m.
Insight UK is planning to expand the workforce at its new IT office in Salford Quays from 85 to 160 over the next year.
Singularity, the Londonderry-based software technology firm with 215 staff, has been acquired by Kofax of the US for £30m.
Ultra Electronics has acquired Zu Industries, the US supplier of cyber surveillance systems, for £49m, as well as Special Operations Technology for £25m.
Infinity is said to be looking to develop a data centre at the 940,000 sq ft London 2012 media centre after the Olympic Games.
Sitel is planning to set up a second call centre at Balliol Business Park on Tyneside, which could double the 500-strong workforce.
Vodafone is to acquire Bluefish Communications, the Reading-based IT and communications consultancy with gross assets of £3.1m.
Clearswift, the Reading-based web and email security supplier with 170 staff, has been acquired by investment firm Lyceum Capital.
Schrader Electronics is to create 40 new engineering jobs at its sites in Antrim and Carrickfergus.
Thumbstar Games is to open a games development studio in Newcastle, and also plans to create more jobs at its main site in Liverpool.
New Call Telecom is looking to recruit a further 70 staff at its call centre at Simonstone in East Lancashire by early next year.
Imagination Technologies has unveiled plans to build a new headquarters for its electronics business in Kings Langley by next summer, with the creation of up to 400 new jobs.
Iomart Group has acquired EQSN, the Glasgow-based provider of managed hosting solutions, for £2.5m.
Solarflare is to expand the 40-strong workforce at its Cambridge-based networking solutions business with ten new staff, and also plans to double the office space.
Sunderland Software City has raised £3.5m of European and local council funding to expand the services at its software centre and help create more than 350 jobs.
Outsource UK of Swindon has acquired Staffordshire-based Omnium IT Recruitment, creating a combined group with annual turnover of £35m and 45 staff.
UKFast is planning to invest £8m in the development of two new data centres in Greater Manchester by summer 2012.
Business By Technology has acquired SOS Office Supplies of Anglesey for undisclosed terms.
Genesis Associates has acquired PeopleGenius, the Manchester-based recruitment agency, and plans to double its workforce to 60 over the next year.
FFastFill is to acquire the trade and assets of WTD Consulting, the US technology consulting and software solutions firm with 39 staff, for up to £7.6m.
Capita is to create 100 new jobs at its business outsourcing call centre in Moray by February 2012.
Taylor Made Computer Solutions is to expand the 102-strong workforce at its Hampshire-based IT services business with ten new staff.
SaleCycle is planning to create 15 new jobs at its Sunderland-based software technology business in 2012.
Nokia is planning to relocate its headquarters and up to 400 staff from Farnborough to a 60,000 sq ft office in Paddington.
BT is to create more than 300 new jobs at its customer service call centre in West Bromwich.
Paddy Power has acquired Cayetano, the online and mobile games developer with sites in the Isle of Man and Bulgaria.
WANdisco is looking to expand the 40-strong workforce at its software operation in Sheffield, and is also planning a flotation on Aim next year.
IDOX has acquired CTSpace, the London-based document management firm, from Sword Group for £12m.
Restore has acquired Brunswick Document Management, the Middlesbrough-based records management business, for £1.2m.
Comparex of Germany is planning to set up a new IT consultancy office in York, with the creation of 50 jobs over the next few years.
ReThink is to relocate the head office of its recruitment business from Manchester to Southwark Street in London early next year.
VIP Computer Centre has acquired CMS Computers, the Liverpool-based computer assembly firm with 54 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Moneypenny is to create 70 further jobs at a new 8,000 sq ft office on the Wrexham Technology Park in North Wales.
Omni RMS is to create 20 new jobs at its Cheshire-based recruitment process outsourcing consultancy over the next few months.
Infinity SDC is to set up a new 125,000 sq ft data centre on the Slough Trading Estate next year, in partnership with real estate investment trust SEGRO.
IDOX has acquired Interactive Dialogues, the supplier of e-learning services with sites in Guildford and Belgium, for £1.9m.
Eutechnyx is looking to double the 180-strong workforce at its Gateshead-based computer games development business.
Telefonica is considering plans to relocate 300 staff from Slough to a new headquarters near its existing O2 Media office in London's West End.
GB Group is to acquire Capscan Parent, the London-based supplier of customer registration software with 54 staff, for £11m.
Xperience Group has acquired TCS Solutions, the Belfast-based IT services firm.
BT is to create a further 520 jobs for engineers to expand its superfast broadband network, and is particularly interested in recruiting former military people.
Virtus Data Centres has sold a majority stake in its business to Brockton Capital, in order to fund the rapid expansion of a new chain of data centres.
Softcat is to relocate the Marlow headquarters of its IT business to a new 27,000 sq ft office next door by the end of the year.
Invest NI is providing financial support to One Stop Data to set up a marketing call centre in Londonderry, with the creation of 24 jobs.
Kerridge Commercial Systems has acquired TIS Software, the Buckinghamshire-based ERP software supplier, for undisclosed terms.
PRR Plus, the Blackburn-based provider of IT services to dental practices, has been been sold out of administration to its management team for undisclosed terms.
Solid State has bought the trade and assets of Blazepoint, the supplier of rugged computers, out of administration for £0.2m.
Onyx Group, the Stockton-based data centre firm with ten sites nationwide, has undergone a £27m management buy-out backed by ISIS Equity Partners, and a further £15m will be used for acquisitions.
Lancashire County Council is to relocate 140 call centre jobs from Preston to the Globe Centre in Accrington over the next year.
Elite Telecom has acquired Tariff Reduction Services, the Shropshire-based provider of business phone services with annual sales of £1.4m.
Accenture is to relocate its Newcastle-based technology outsourcing operation and hundreds of staff from the Fleming Business Centre to an undisclosed site over the next few months.
Pinnacle Computing has acquired Plus One Computer Services of Aberdeen for undisclosed terms, taking its total workforce to 85.
Ansaback is to create 150 retainer jobs at its call centre in Ipswich, for people who can work at short notice.
Avisen has acquired 1Spatial, the Cambridge-based location software company, for £4.7m.
Amor Group has acquired Invisys, the London-based healthcare IT firm with six staff, for undisclosed terms.
Pinnacle Telecom Group has acquired RMS Managed ICT Security, the Stoke-based IT security software firm with 30 staff, for £0.6m.
MBL Group of Leyland has sold its Global Media Vault digital and e-commerce operations to Sainsbury's for £1m.
Avaloq of Switzerland is to set up a software development centre in Edinburgh, with the creation of 500 jobs over the next five years.
Kainos is to expand the 230-strong workforce at its Belfast-based software development business with 80 new jobs over the next three years.
Domino Printing Sciences has acquired Kameleon Source Codes, the Norwegian developer of software that controls printing equipment, for £1.4m.
Sala International, the Essex-based document management firm, has merged with EDM Group in a £52m deal backed by LDC.
Red Gate Software is to expand its offices at the Cambridge Business Park, with the creation of 170 jobs over the next two years.
Learndirect, the Sheffield-based online learning firm, has been acquired by Lloyds Development Capital for about £40m.
Ubisense has acquired Realworld OO Systems, the Cambridge-based geospatial consultancy with 20 staff, for £2.4m.
Pinnacle Telecom has acquired Online Computer Developments, the Glasgow-based provider of IT solutions with ten staff, for £0.1m.
TalkTalk has acquired Greystone Telecom, the Northwich-based telecoms reseller, for undisclosed terms.
Mediasmiths Forge is creating 15 jobs at a new software development office in Belfast.
Freescale Semiconductor is planning to create more jobs at the newly-opened electronics research centre at its main site in East Kilbride.
Blue Zinc IT is investing £0.7m in the expansion of its Belfast-based healthcare software business, with the creation of 13 jobs.
Toby Churchill has acquired DJ Rehab, the Aylesbury-based supplier of electronic control systems for doors and windows.
Outsourcery is to relocate its internet business from Bury to a 7,500 sq ft office for more than 100 staff in the Spinningfields district of Manchester this autumn.
Lumison has acquired DediPower Managed Hosting, the Reading-based IT services firm with 50 staff, for undisclosed terms.
S3 Interactive, the Clydebank-based mobile phone recycling firm with about 70 staff, has been acquired by Sims Recycling Solutions for undisclosed terms.
AVEVA has acquired Z+F UK, the Manchester-based supplier of laser scanning software, for £6.3m.
Maintel is to acquire Totility, the Croydon-based mobile telecoms provider, for an initial £2.8m.
Acutec has acquired Chase Meadow Communications, the Warwickshire-based telecoms firm, for undisclosed terms.
Ultra Electronics has acquired AEP Networks, the supplier of network communication solutions with 80 staff at sites including Ascot and Hemel Hempstead, for an initial £37m.
Gem, the Belfast-based call centre operator with about 700 staff, has been acquired by the Concentrix division of US-based SYNNEX Corporation for undisclosed terms.
Google is planning to renovate a seven-storey building on Old Street in East London by next year, in order to provide office space for technology entrepreneurs.
Capita is to create 336 new jobs at its business process outsourcing operation in Belfast over the next four years.
Highams Systems Services is to acquire Nakama, the technology staffing firm with offices in London, Australia and Hong Kong, for £1.3m.
Knowledge IT is planning to expand the 68-strong workforce at its Wearside-based data centre business with 20 new sales and support jobs over the next three years.
Assist Recruitment of Liverpool has merged with Bury-based HC Recruitment to create a combined industrial recruitment business with 16 branches.
Tribune Business Systems has acquired Zentek Solutions, the Bolton-based educational technology firm.
Ubisense has acquired Integrated Mapping Services, the US provider of geospatial business solutions, for £0.5m.
UKFast is to expand the 130-strong workforce at its Manchester-based internet services business with 100 new jobs over the next 18 months.
ITRS Group, the London-based supplier of financial monitoring software with annual turnover of £16m, has been acquired by private equity firm Carlyle Group.
Capita has acquired Cedar HR Software, the Cambridgeshire-based supplier of HR management software with 45 staff, from Advanced Computer Software for £15m.
Telecity has acquired UK Grid, the Manchester-based data centre operator, for £12m.
Res-Q Contact Services has been sold out of administration to a new company called RSE Contract Services, securing the future of 400 jobs at its Hull-based call centre business.
Elite Telecom has acquired Liquid Business Services, the London-based VOIP systems firm with annual sales of £1.9m.
Tag Games is planning to expand the workforce at its Dundee-based video games studio from 27 to 50 over the next few months.
Crossgate, the electronic data exchange firm with an office in Slough, is to be acquired by SAP for undisclosed terms.
Sage Group is to sell Sage Software Healthcare, the US supplier of electronic health record solutions, to Vista Equity Partners for £205m.
Wolfson Microelectronics is to acquire Dynamic Hearing, the Australian voice communications software company with 22 staff, for £3.4m.
Stadium Group is looking to double the size of its Teesside-based electronics business over the next few years, with the creation of dozens of jobs.
Dillistone is to acquire Woodcote Software, the Basingstoke-based supplier of recruitment software trading as Voyager, for an initial £1.5m.
RDC is relocating its computer recycling business from Witham to the Springwood Industrial Estate in Braintree.
Powerdial Systems has been sold out of administration by Begbies Traynor to a former executive, saving 13 jobs at its telecoms business in County Durham.
Assured Recruitment is planning to expand the 33-strong workforce at the Keele headquarters of its executive recruitment business with ten new staff by the end of the year.
Capita has acquired the private sector cell centre business of Vertex for £40m, with the transfer of 1,400 staff in Forres, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford and Sheffield.
Shred-it is expanding the administration department at the Sales-based headquarters of its document shredding business, with the creation of ten jobs.
Ciena of the US is relocating its Londonderry-based telecoms operation and up to 62 staff to a new site on Great Victoria Street in Belfast.
Staffline has acquired TFR, the Peterborough-based recruitment agency with four offices trading as Taskforce.
M247 is to invest £2m in the expansion of its internet services data centre in Manchester, and the 32-strong workforce will double.
FreeAgent has secured £2m from investors to expand its Edinburgh-based online accounting software business with 14 new engineering and customer support jobs by the end of the year.
Plastic Logic is to relocate the headquarters of its electronics technology business from the US back to Cambridge.
Different Aspect Software, the Carlisle-based software developer, has been acquired by Infomedia of Australia for £3.2m.
AssurIT has merged with Apex Computers International, in order to create a combined IT infrastructure group called APSU with offices in Warwick, Coventry, Cirencester and Newport.
Telefonica of Spain is planning to set up a London headquarters for its new digital division, from where it will control 2,500 staff.
Insight Direct is setting up an 18,000 sq ft office for its IT business at the Metro office development in Salford Quays.
Emis Group is to set up a new medical software development office in Leeds over the next two months, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
Pitney Bowes is planning to relocate its office equipment business and up to 450 jobs from Harlow to Hatfield, and a further 200 jobs will relocate to a smaller site in Harlow.
Aridhia Informatics is to create 20 jobs at its sites in Dundee and Edinburgh, in order to collaborate with Glencoe Software in the analysis of healthcare information.
CMS Peripherals has acquired CCI Distribution, the Harrogate-based storage distributor with 60 staff, for undisclosed terms.
IBM has acquired i2, the Cambridge-based security information software firm with 350 staff, for undisclosed terms.
EMC is looking to expand its data storage business in the oil and gas sector by opening an office in Aberdeen.
General Physics has acquired Blackpool-based training provider TK Holdings and its Beneast subsidiary, with the transfer of 120 staff.
Pindar has sold its Agility software business in York out of administration for undisclosed terms, securing the future of 27 jobs.
Unique Copiers, the Telford-based photocopier company, is planning to create more than 30 jobs and open ten new offices across the country over the next five years.
Zenos is to relocate its IT apprenticeships business to a 4,000 sq ft office at Merchant Gate in Wakefield.
Blackbay is looking to double the ten-strong workforce at its new software development centre at Pride Park in Derby over the next 18 months.
Kelway has submitted plans to build a new 32,000 sq ft IT consultancy office at Cygnet Park in Peterborough, with the creation of an initial 150 jobs.
Autonomy, the Cambridge-based software firm, is to be acquired by Hewlett-Packard for £7.1bn.
Fujitsu is creating dozens of jobs at a new depot in Wednesbury, in order to expand its broadband network.
Callcentresales is to create 40 new jobs at its call centres in Prestwick and Troon by the end of the year.
Network Group Holdings has acquired recruitment companies SSR Contract & Technical Limited and SSR General & Management for up to £0.4m each.
Geezer Telecom is looking to expand the 25-strong workforce at its new Manchester-based telephone and broadband services business to a team of 225 sales staff and 80 back-office staff.
Vodafone is to relocate its Formula One sponsorship department and 15 staff from Ireland back to London in September.
Wireless Logic, the Marlow-based mobile data firm, has undergone a £38m management buy-out backed by ECI Partners.
Business By Technology has acquired Oakham Business Systems, the Preston-based office equipment supplier, and is now seeking further acquisitions.
Allocate Software has acquired Zircadian, the London-based supplier of software to the NHS with 43 staff, for up to £7m.
Due North is planning to double the workforce at its Cramlington-based software business to more than 50 over the next two years.
Telecity has acquired Data Electronics, the Irish data centre operator, for £88m, and is now seeking acquisitions in other European countries.
Crown Telecom Solutions has acquired Strata Communications, the Rochdale-based communications engineering company.
Pinnacle Telecom Group has acquired the business and assets of MacLellan IT, the Scottish IT services firm, for £1m.
Sumlock Electronics is planning to create 50 jobs in North Tyneside over the next year, following the launch of a new utilities division.
Trinity Expert Systems has acquired Eurodata Systems, the London-based IT consultancy, for £15m.
Segro has announced two new lettings at the IQ Winnersh business park near Reading, with IT services firm ATOS taking 47,000 sq ft and accountancy firm Grant Thornton 12,000 sq ft.
Westcoast is to recruit 25 additional sales staff at its IT operations in Reading and Nottingham, having agreed a funding deal with Santander Corporate Banking.
Life IT has acquired Professional Software Solutions for undisclosed terms, and will relocate the IT business from Tenby to Wilmslow.
NICE Systems is seeking a suitable headquarters for its voice and video recording solutions business, and staff will relocate from existing offices in London and Southampton.
Commvault, the US digital storage firm, is setting up a 20,000 sq ft office at Apex Plaza in Reading.
Staffline has bought the assets of Arnashade Recruitment, the Luton-based industrial recruitment firm, out of administration.
K3 Business Technology is to acquire FD Systems, the Cardiff-based e-commerce firm, for £2.2m.
Vickers Electronics, the Manchester-based supplier of energy management systems with 29 staff, has undergone a £7.2m management buy-out.
Zeus Technology, the Cambridge-based cloud computing firm, is to be acquired by Riverbed Technology of the US for £86m.
Technology Services Group has acquired Rocket Solutions, the Tyneside-based software consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
Patsystems is to acquire Mixit, the US supplier of order management systems, for an initial £13m.
Highnet is setting up a new 5,000 sq ft office for its telecoms business at the Cradlehall Business Park in Inverness.
ITEC Training is to create 30 new jobs and open new centres in Pontypridd, Bridgend and Caerphilly, having won a £10m training contract from the Welsh Government.
HEROtsc is to create 100 new jobs at its Rowallan Park call centre in Kilmarnock.
Capita is looking to create an unspecified number of new jobs at its recently-acquired Ventura call centre business in Leeds and the Dearne Valley.
Playtech has acquired Mobenga, the Swedish developer of mobile betting software, for up to £14m.
Gyron Internet has agreed a deal with Segro to set up a second data centre of up to 88,000 sq ft at the Maylands Wood Estate in Hemel Hempstead.
Aegis has confirmed plans to create at least 600 jobs at a new outsourcing call centre in Manchester over the next two years.
BT is planning to create 280 jobs at a new sales call centre due to open in South Shields in October.
Jagex is setting up a new 44,000 sq ft office for its online games development business at Cambridge Science Park.
Rubicon Software of Woking is to sell its RSL trading subsidiary to iAccel for £0.1m.
Vodafone is to increase the 900-strong workforce at its call centre in Stoke-on-Trent with more than 250 new jobs.
Acxiom is planning to create about 300 new jobs at its 2Touch call centre in Sunderland over the next two years, due to growth in its online services.
Serco is to acquire more than 30,000 sq ft of office space for its Listening Company subsidiary at Enterprise House in Portsmouth.
Global Switch is to invest £1bn in the expansion of its worldwide network of data centres, including a new facility next to its existing site at London's Canary Wharf.
SAS is planning to upgrade its business analytics software office in East Kilbride, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Yell Group is to acquire Znode, the US ecommerce firm, for an initial £11m.
Amor Group has acquired FS Walker Hughes, the Warrington-based IT firm, for undisclosed terms.
Capita has acquired Beat Systems, the Glasgow-based mobile computing software firm, for undisclosed terms.
Data City Exchange is to open a £80m data centre in Belfast's Titanic Quarter next year, with the creation of 40 jobs.
GB Group has expanded its identity management business with the acquisition of Data Discoveries, the supplier of trace software, for £0.6m.
Penta Capital is looking to invest £60m in the creation of a new unnamed company to provide managed data services, starting with the acquisition of UKSolutions, NetworkFlow and Protel.
TalkTalk Telecom has sold its international prepay and Instant Dial Around business to New Call Telecom for undisclosed terms.
Intrinsic Technology, the IT services firm with 125 staff in Haydock, Glasgow and London, has undergone a £30m management buy-out backed by private equity firm RJD Partners.
Allocate Software has acquired RosterOn, the Australian supplier of workforce management software with 17 staff, for £2m.
New Call Telecom is to set up a new call centre in Burnley, with the creation of dozens of jobs.
The Contact Company is planning to expand the 450-strong workforce at its call centre in Birkenhead to almost 1,000 by the end of next year.
Capita Group has acquired the Ventura customer services business from Next for £65m, with the transfer of 8,000 staff in Yorkshire, Cardiff, Milton Keynes and India.
Red Commerce, the IT recruitment firm, has undergone a £44m management buy-out backed by private equity firm Dunedin.
K3 Business Technology Group has acquired the retail merchandising division of Azurri Computer Solutions for £1m.
Access Intelligence has sold its Solcara search technology business to Thomson Reuters for £2.5m.
SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS), the Newport-based supplier of equipment to the semiconductor industry with 500 staff, has undergone a £125m management buy-out backed by private equity firm Bridgepoint.
Synchronica is to acquire Nokia's Operator Branded Messaging business in North America for £15m, with the transfer of 250 staff.
HTC of Taiwan is planning to double the 150-strong workforce at the European headquarters of its mobile phones business in Slough over the next year.
Altitude Group is to relocate its IT operation, which has 45 staff, from Byfleet to Middleton in Greater Manchester.
Dell is planning to expand the workforce at its computer operation in Glasgow from 800 to 1,000, in order to handle marketing and sales enquiries.
Daisy Communications is to recruit 100 additional staff at its Nelson-based telecoms business by the end of the year.
Computacenter is setting up a 360,000 sq ft warehouse in Braintree to prepare government computers for resale.
Sega is to set up a new video games studio in Solihull, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Next Generation Data has announced plans for a further £12m investment in the development of seven more halls at its data centre in Newport this year.
FreshTL has acquired Mobile Safety Solutions, the developer of health and safety software, from Mobile Safety Systems of Wetherby.
InterQuest has acquired Contract Connections, the London-based technology staffing firm, for up to £4.6m.
Suffolk County Council is to invest up to £10m in the development of improved broadband services across the county.
Jobpartners, the London-based HR technology firm, is to be acquired by Taleo Corporation of the US for £23m.
Digital Barriers has acquired Zimiti, the Cambridge-based manufacturer of sensor systems, for an initial £1.5m.
ReThink Group has acquired Berkley Recruitment, the Irish recruitment consultancy with 30 staff, for an initial £2.3m.
ARM Holdings has acquired Obsidian Software, the US developer of validation tools for processors, for undisclosed terms.
Jersey Telecom is to help UTStarcom of China establish a European headquarters for its telecoms business on Jersey.
Orchard Information Systems has acquired Applaud Web Solutions, the Middlesbrough-based software developer, and has also announced plans to create 12 new jobs over the next year.
MyJobGroup is to create 20 new jobs at its online recruitment business in Sheffield, with vacancies in IT, finance and sales.
Serco is to open a new contact centre operated by the Listening Company at Hodge House in Cardiff this August, with the creation of 600 jobs over the next year.
Xchanging is to acquire Cambridge Integrated Services Victoria of Australia and an Indian business process outsourcing business from Cambridge Solutions for £44m.
Hays is to set up a 20,000 sq ft customer service and administration centre for its recruitment business at Colton Square in Leicester in July, with the relocation of up to 200 staff and the creation of 40 new jobs.
FDM Group is looking to recruit 100 more graduates at its IT training academy in Manchester.
Complete Mobile Marketing is looking to double the 12-strong workforce at its Bluetooth messaging service in Salford Quays over the next year.
Timico has acquired Powernet, the internet services firm with 30 staff in Milton Keynes, London and Manchester, for undisclosed terms.
Micro Focus UK is to create 72 new software development and sales jobs at its office in Belfast over the next three years.
Hewlett Packard is creating 170 jobs at a new customer service and technical support call centre operated by Teleperformance in Gateshead.
Calyx has acquired Trinity Computer Services, the Stockport-based IT company with 30 staff, as well as the integrated business software division of Touchstone Group.
Vislink has acquired Gigawave, the Colchester-based supplier of wireless camera, microwave and antenna products with 87 staff, for £3.7m.
Outplay Entertainment has confirmed that the new global headquarters for its video games business will be at the Vision Building in Dundee, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Allen & Overy is creating 25 IT jobs at its Obel Tower office in Belfast, in order to support more than 2,800 lawyers.
Acal has acquired Hectronic, the Swedish embedded computing technology firm with 28 staff, for £1.2m.
Capita Group has acquired Call Centre Technology, the Bristol-based supplier of products and services to customer contact centres with 130 staff, for £15m.
Serco is to acquire Intelenet, the Indian provider of business process outsourcing services to the private sector with 32,000 staff, for up to £385m.
ITN Mark Education, the Manchester-based education recruitment firm with 16 offices, has been acquired by Core Projects & Technologies of India for £13m.
Hedgehog Lab is planning to double the eight-strong workforce at its Newcastle-based software business and open a new office in London this year.
Twitter is expected to acquire TweetDeck, the London-based software developer with about 15 staff.
C4L is looking to recruit ten additional staff at its internet infrastructure business in Dorset over the next three months.
Actimax has acquired Universal Office Automation, the Hertfordshire-based telecoms infrastructure and network services firm, for £2.7m.
Daisy Group is looking to recruit 90 sales and call centre staff at its telecoms business in Nelson, and hopes to take some people affected by the Homeloan Management office closure in Padiham in September.
Network Group Holdings has acquired Procurement People Recruitment, the recruitment firm with offices in London and Warwick, for £0.2m.
Onyx Group has acquired a new 22,000 sq ft data centre near Rotherham, taking its total number of sites to five.
Carrier Wales is creating six jobs and opening a new office near Bangor to supply IT services across North Wales.
Concept Resourcing is planning to double the workforce at its Dudley-based IT and engineering recruitment business to more than 70 staff over the next two years.
General Physics UK has acquired Ultra Training, the Bodmin-based training firm with annual turnover of £2.8m.
Autonomy has bought Iron Mountain's archiving, eDiscovery and online backup operations for £216m, in order to expand its Cambridge-based cloud computing business.
PhotonStar LED has acquired Camtronics Vale, the Tredegar-based electronics manufacturer, for up to £0.4m.
Sudlows has acquired York Technology Group, the Manchester-based data storage firm, for undisclosed terms.
Next Generation Data has secured funding of £5m from Lombard and Finance Wales to expand its data centre in Newport.
PureNet is to relocate its York-based e-commerce business and 20 staff to an office large enough for 40 staff at York Business Park in June.
Icera, the Bristol-based semiconductors company with 300 staff, is to be acquired by Nvidia of the US for £224m.
Unicom, the Manchester-based telecoms firm with 450 staff, is said to have undergone a management buy-out backed by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners.
Team Telecom Group has acquired C&C Technology, the Basingstoke-based IT consultancy with about 150 staff.
Expansys is said to be looking into the possibility of relocating the headquarters of its online technology business and dozens of staff away from Manchester.
Telecity has secured a further £100m to invest in the acquisition of data centres.
Silver Pride is looking to recruit a further eight staff at its software development business in Derby this year.
Version 1 is planning to create 180 new jobs at its IT operations in Dublin, Cork and Belfast over the next two years.
ARM is planning to create 100 new jobs at its semiconductor design business this year, including 40 in Cambridge.
Matterhorn Capital is to invest £250m in the development of two new data centres with more than 180,000 sq ft of space in Bury Green, Hertfordshire, and Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
FRP Advisory has sold six Options Employment businesses out of administration to recruitment agencies Network, Spring Payroll, Recroot and Solsbury Solutions, securing 50 permanent and 1,300 temporary jobs.
OpSec Security, the Wearside-based anti-counterfeiting technology firm with 85 staff, is to be acquired by Orca Holdings of the US for £28m.
Wonderland Software, the Guildford-based games developer, has been acquired by Zynga of the US for undisclosed terms.
Iomart has acquired Switch Media, the Liverpool-based internet hosting firm, for £1.2m.
G4S has acquired Broomco, the owner of the Guidance Monitoring offender monitoring technology business with gross assets of £10m.
Staffline has acquired Fourstar Employment & Skills, the provider of Work Programme services in the Birmingham area with 170 staff, for £3m.
Connor Solutions is planning to expand the 150-strong workforce at its electronic manufacturing services business in Houghton-le-Spring with 90 new jobs over the next three years.
E2V has secured a £6m Regional Growth Fund grant that will create more than 100 jobs at its technology research centre in Chelmsford over the next three years.
Technology Services Group has acquired Concentrix, the Loughborough-based customer relationship management firm with 61 staff.
TalkTalk has acquired Executel, the Gateshead-based telephone systems supplier with about 50 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Conduit is to relocate up to 300 staff from its Cardiff call centre in Hodge House to other existing sites, and will search for a suitable location for a new headquarters.
Huawei of China is planning to create a further 500 engineering, sales and management jobs at its Basingstoke-based telecoms business over the next three years.
Fujitsu is looking to invest up to £2bn in the development of a fibre-optic broadband network for rural homes and businesses across the country.
Mitie is looking to more than double the 38-strong workforce at its new security systems technology centre in Craigavon over the next three years.
Acorn Group has acquired Draig Personnel, the Caerphilly-based recruitment firm, for undisclosed terms.
Melbourne is planning to expand the workforce at its Manchester-based server hosting business from 16 to 24.
Bond International Software has sold its Abacus Software subsidiary to a management buy-out for £1.7m.
Emailvision is to acquire SmartFocus, the Bristol-based provider of email and marketing services, for £25m.
Airwave has acquired Kelvin Connect, the Glasgow-based communications software firm with 30 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Automated Systems Group has acquired Transcribe Copier Systems, the printer supplier with sites in Kent and East Anglia.
HEROtsc is to create 120 new jobs at its call centre in Warrington, having won a customer services contract from Eon.
CableCom Networking of Somerset has acquired Freewire, the provider of telephone and internet services, from Move Networks.
Woodspeen Training has acquired BDTS Training Services, the Bradford-based vocational training firm with 20 staff, for £0.6m.
Raymarine is to relocate its Portsmouth-based marine electronics business to Segensworth, while Pall Europe will take Raymarine's existing 77,000 sq ft office at Marine House.
Daisy Group has acquired the communications assets of Telinet and Ipitomi for up to £15m.
Vodafone is to sell its 44% stake in the SFR mobile network in France to joint venture partner Vivendi for £6.8bn.
Pearson Harper is looking to expand the 50-strong workforce at its Billingham-based data management business with ten new jobs.
Zetes is setting up a 13,300 sq ft office for its ID technology business at Hurley near Maidenhead.
Daisy Group has acquired the Vodafone mobile service business of Outsourcery Group for £12m.
Tribold is to set up a software research and development centre in Cwmbran, with the creation of 45 jobs.
Omiino, the Belfast-based telecoms firm with 16 staff, has been acquired by Xilinx of the US for undisclosed terms.
Accumuli is to acquire Boxing Orange, the West Yorkshire-based IT security solutions firm with 24 staff, for an initial £5.5m.
NCC Group has acquired Escrow Associates, the US software company with ten staff, for up to £5.9m.
ACT is to create 100 new jobs at its Cardiff-based workplace training business, having won a £19m contract from the Welsh Assembly.
K3 Business Technology has acquired Clarita Solutions, the Southampton-based provider of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solutions, for £0.8m.
Terrace Hill is to let a 7,700 sq ft office at the Quantum scheme in Maidenhead to Seagate, while an unnamed pharmaceuticals firm will take 11,000 sq ft.
Blue Sky People Solutions, the Birkenhead-based training firm, has undergone a management buy-out.
Pembrokeshire Science & Technology Park has been selected to develop a strategic hub for the £40m High Performance Computing Wales project, which is expected to create 400 jobs.
Metronet UK is to invest £3m in the expansion of its Manchester-based wireless internet network over the next year.
Reloaded Productions of the US is to set up a computer games development studio in Edinburgh, with the creation of 22 jobs.
I-nexus is to relocate its Coventry-based software business to a new headquarters at George House on Herald Avenue.
Fourth Hospitality, the supplier of IT systems to restaurant chains, has undergone a management buy-out backed by private equity firm ECI Partners.
Avisen is to sell Inca Software, the Surrey-based supplier of IBM business analytics products, to Logicalis UK for £8.6m.
Staffline has acquired Ethos Recruitment, the Daventry-based recruitment agency, for undisclosed terms.
Aegis IT is looking to expand the workforce at its Newcastle-based technology consultancy from 18 to 60 over the next two years.
Serco has acquired The Listening Company, the network of eight call centres with 4,300 staff in Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Brora, Westminster, Tonbridge, Portsmouth and Richmond, for an initial £42m.
Stafforce Recruitment has acquired Relay Recruitment, the staffing firm with 30 staff in York, Bradford and Leeds.
Advent Data, the Elland-based printer cartridges distributor with 111 staff, has been acquired by DCC of Ireland.
Multipulse Electronics is setting up a 25,000 sq ft unit at the Goldsworth Park Trading Estate in Woking.
Hawk-Eye, the Hampshire-based developer of ball-tracking technology with 40 staff, has been acquired by Sony for up to £20m.
K3 Business Technology has acquired Sense Enterprise Solutions, the Nottinghamshire-based provider of software solutions to the manufacturing and distribution markets, for an initial £1.2m.
De Poel is to create 40 new jobs at its Knutsford-based agency staff hiring business this year.
Capita has acquired Talis, the Birmingham-based library software supplier with 42 staff, for up to £21m.
System C Healthcare, the Maidstone-based developer of hospital information systems, is expected to be acquired by McKesson Corporation of the US for £87m.
First Derivatives is to create up to 360 new jobs at its financial software operations in Newry and Belfast over the next three years.
Shred Easy, the Manchester-based document shredding firm with 110 staff at six sites, has been acquired by Kent-based PHS Datashred for undisclosed terms.
ANS Group is to expand the 120-strong workforce at its IT installations business with 20 new jobs in Manchester and London.
Lancashire County Council and BT have announced plans to create a new outsourced services company, and many of the 800 staff will be transferred from the council's existing workforce.
Invest NI has announced a £4.4m funding boost for the Queen's University Centre for Secure Information Technologies in Belfast, which will create 14 new research jobs.
Fujitsu is to create ten new jobs at its IT support office in Inverness this year.
Path Intelligence is relocating its Portsmouth-based customer flow technology business to a 4,200 sq ft office at 1000 Lakeside.
Lumison has acquired Blue Square Data, the operator of data centres in Maidenhead and Milton Keynes, for £22m.
PHS Recordsmanagement has acquired FileStore, the Southampton-based data management firm, for undisclosed terms.
Apple is expanding its occupancy at 1 Hanover Street in London's West End by acquiring a further 27,000 sq ft of office space.
Curlet, the supplier of the 10CMS commerce content management system, has secured £1.6m from Octopus Investments to fund the expansion of its sales and marketing team.
Capula is to create up to 50 jobs for project managers and electrical engineers at its IT systems business in Staffordshire.
AppSense has secured a £43m investment from Goldman Sachs to fund the expansion of its Warrington-based software business, including a move into an adjacent 25,000 sq ft office.
CSR is to acquire Zoran, the US video and imaging technology firm, for £419m.
Infoteam EMS has acquired Summit 1 EMS, the South Tyneside-based electronic components manufacturer with 20 staff.
Oxford Metrics Group has acquired Sensing Systems, the US supplier of digital media management software with ten staff, for up to £5.3m.
BT is planning a multi-million pound investment in its broadband networks in Northern Ireland over the next year, with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
Craneware has acquired ClaimTrust, the US supplier of healthcare software with about 50 staff, for up to £12m.
Kana Software of the US is to set up a £7m software development and technical support unit in Belfast, with the creation of 109 jobs.
Highbridge Properties has won planning consent to build a second 36,000 sq ft data centre on the Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside.
Software Quality Systems is to set up a new software testing facility in Belfast, with the creation of 37 jobs.
Spirent Communications is to acquire The Fanfare Group, the US provider of test automation solutions, for £9m.
Rivington Street Holdings has acquired the Softline and Abiliti Software operations of Third Quad Capital for £1.3m.
Outplay Entertainment is to create 150 jobs at a new computer games development centre in Dundee.
Pegasystems is to set up a new 22,600 sq ft office for up to 180 staff at the ORC building in Reading by April.
Safe Computing of Leicester has acquired a 70% stake in Intersoftware Recruitment Solutions of Manchester for undisclosed terms.
Semi Scenic is to expand its East Kilbride-based semiconductor production facility into an adjacent 10,000 sq ft property.
Blue Logic Computers is looking to recruit 12 new marketing and support staff at its Leeds-based hardware and software business.
IDOX is to acquire LalPac, the Chippenham-based provider of licensing management software, for up to £2.6m.
Brightside Group has acquired Quote Exchange, the Cwmbran-based provider of price comparison technology, for up to £3.7m.
RevolutionCC is looking to create up to 250 jobs at its new call centre in Sunderland by the end of the year.
Saffron Digital, the London-based mobile video technology firm, is to be acquired by HTC of Taiwan for £30m.
Timico is planning to set up a new £7m headquarters and data centre for its internet services business at Beacon Hill Park in Newark by next January, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
POSTcti, the Harrogate-based supplier of communications components, has been acquired by InterCall of the US.
High Force Training, the Darlington-based workplace training firm, has been acquired by the owner of Boardroom Consulting, and now plans to create a national brand.
Allegis has acquired Aston Carter, the London-based staffing agency with 300 staff in 16 countries, for about £55m.
Scan Computers of Bolton has acquired Accipio, the Hertfordshire-based online teaching firm, for undisclosed terms.
Lancashire County Council is planning to set up a new £40m super-fast broadband network to attract more businesses to the area.
Invest NI has announced that SAP UK and Intel Corporation are to create 15 jobs at their new technology research venture in Belfast.
Redeem, the Falkirk-based mobile phone recycling firm with 104 staff, has undergone a management buy-in for undisclosed terms.
BSkyB is to acquire The Cloud, the wireless broadband firm, from DFJ Esprit for undisclosed terms.
Blackswan, the Newcastle-based management consultancy, is planning to create up to 200 jobs at its new iCubed division in the UK and Ireland over the next two years.
Applied Language Solutions has acquired Traslan Teoranta, the Irish developer of machine translation systems, for undisclosed terms.
CallCare is to create 50 new jobs at its telephone answering service in Salford.
Google is planning to create more than 1,000 new jobs for technology and sales staff in Europe this year.
Intermec, the US electronics manufacturer, is setting up a 10,700 sq ft office at Green Park in Reading.
ITPS is looking to expand the 90-strong workforce at its Gateshead-based IT services business to more than 100 this year.
O2 is planning to set up a nationwide network of free Wi-Fi hotspots, starting with 450 locations in restaurants, shops and stadiums.
Daisy Group is looking to open a second telecoms call centre in Nelson, in order to accommodate up to 600 staff.
Fidessa is to create 90 new jobs at its software development centre in Belfast over the next three years.
AppSense is to create 50 new jobs at the Daresbury headquarters of its software business this year, and a further 150 jobs will be created in other countries.
IPPlus has acquired Ancora Solutions, the Ipswich-based document storage firm, for £0.5m.
BAe Systems is to acquire Fairchild Imaging, the US supplier of electronic imaging components with 150 staff, for £54m.
Occam Systems, the Ludlow-based developer of student accommodation software, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
RockYou of the US has acquired Playdemic, the Manchester-based computer games developer with 16 staff.
Brocade Communications of the US is to set up a 24,500 sq ft headquarters for its networking services business at One The Braccans in Bracknell in February.
Rare Games is thought to be looking to expand its computer games studio in Birmingham with up to 50,000 sq ft of additional space, which could house up to 400 staff.
Trojan Electronics is setting up a 33,400 sq ft product repair sales and distribution centre in Swansea, with the creation of 60 jobs over the next 18 months.
Forth Dimension Displays, the Fife-based manufacturer of micro-displays, has been sold by Amadeus Capital Partners to Kopin Corp of the US for £7m.
Acal has acquired CompoTRON, the German supplier of electronic communication and fibre optic components with 22 staff, for up to £7.1m.
The University of Glamorgan is setting up a £4.9m research and development centre for mobile phone applications in Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Liberata, the business process outsourcing firm with 2,200 staff at more than 18 sites, has been acquired by private equity firm Endless for undisclosed terms.
Scemes is to set up a new call centre at the Vastre Industrial Estate in Newtown, Mid Wales, with the creation of an initial 11 jobs.
Intrinsic Technology has acquired the trade and assets of Dataplex Systems, the IT services firm with offices in Oxford and Manchester.
Staffline has acquired the trade and assets of Kelburn Industrial, the Newcastle-based recruitment solutions firm.
Quadnetics has acquired Persides Technology, the Bristol-based supplier of electronic monitoring systems, for up to £0.3m.
Node4 is to open a 45,000 sq ft IT data centre in Northampton in early 2011.
Comtek is to create a further 15 jobs at its new telecoms equipment repair laboratory at Deeside in North Wales over the next few months.