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BDC SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENTS FOR SMES USING DATA!

Last week, the ERDF Big Data Corridor (BDC) project held it's final event which was aimed to provide an opportunity to roundup the projects work, and use the successes of the project to provide a standard for how cross-sector collaboration using big data analytics can accelerate progress, towards industry and local authority goals. 

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5 REASONS BIRMINGHAM'S TECH SCENE IS SO EXCITING!

Did you know that Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice, that it was the birthplace of the Balti, or that it has a burgeoning tech scene?  The answer is possibly not, and we think that’s an injustice to the city. While we can’t shed much light on the first two, we can tell you more about the tech scene and what makes it so exciting.

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL'S IT SERVICES RETURN IN-HOUSE!

Today (1 August 2019), the longstanding contract between Birmingham City Council (BCC) and Capita has largely ended, with most service being brought back in-house. The ICT services delivered by Capita on behalf of the council have returned to council management after a four-month transition period, while Capita will continue to support the council in providing a range of hosted and off-site services, such as data centre hosting.

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5G IS COMING TO THE WEST MIDLANDS

The West Midlands Combined Authority has been successful in winning the Urban Connected Communities’ national competition to be the major test bed for 5G.

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CITIZENS CAN NOW BENEFIT FROM FREE PUBLIC WI-FI!

Free public access Wi-Fi has been successfully installed in over 200 public buildings across Birmingham - making it easier than ever for citizens to access online services in buildings delivering council services.

See this interactive map for a connected building near you.



Digital Birmingham have collaborated with the key organisations to produce an ambitious framework, and a clear set of actions, for the future of the city. This is an exemplary smart city plan.

Peter Madden, CEO of the Future Cities Catapult