Monthly Archives for January 2011

It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

The Startup Journey

Starting a business can seem like a daunting journey, not least when confused by financial burdens and the challenges of raising finance. Rosemary Francis’ start-up business, Ellexus, has just launched software called Breeze that helps to develop and debug complex scripted programs. It’s completely new technology that will change the way scripted systems are developed, so it was important that the company had the right financing in place to be able to take software development forward. As an engineer Rosemary found that navigating start up processes isn’t entirely straightforward! Here’s her account.

Plastic Logic: Who – Whom?

SJIC’s Managing Director David Gill, provides an insightful thought piece looking at this week’s $700m investment in Plastic Logic…

Strength and opportunity in the Life Sciences sector

Amid the current doom-laden discussions about the impact of Government cuts on the country, it’s a relief to have some positive evidence about the state of the life sciences sector in the UK – and companies in the East of England are leading the charge. Belinda Clarke, Life Science’s Manager for the East of England is perfectly placed to provide insight.

Don’t gamble your company’s reputation on unlicensed software

In times of tight budgets and tough economic market conditions, it’s never been more important to squeeze the greatest value from your software licenses. In addition, if you are looking for investment, don’t scare off your investors at the due diligence stage because you are running your business with unlicensed software. Jacob Mathew the managing director of Tollfree Networks, an independent IT consultancy and services company based in Cambridge, looks at the do’s and don’t’s of software licencing.