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Northgate Managed Services boss to exit

Northgate Managed Services (NMS) is parting with long serving UK boss Andy Ross, sources have claimed. His exit follows the unsuccessful efforts to find a buyer for the business, as revealed last September, with company insiders saying the asking price was simply too high. The firm was hawked about by investment banker …
Paul Kunert, 17 Jan 2013

Capita gobbles Northgate Managed Services for £65m

Outsourcing monolith Capita has coughed up £65m to buy Northgate Managed Services (NMS) in a deal announced to the London Stock Exchange this morning. As revealed by The Channel last year, VC Kholberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Company - owner of NMS parent Northgate Information Solutions, touted the division with a price tag of £ …
Paul Kunert, 14 Feb 2013

'£100m For Sale' sign plonked outside Northgate MS - sources

Northgate Managed Services (NMS) is up for sale and investment banking biz Jefferies International is doing the hawking, claim sources close to the company. "Northgate Managed Services is up for sale, the reality is that the business has been offered to a number of firms," said a person familiar with the matter. It is …
Paul Kunert, 12 Sep 2012
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Northgate IS issues suppliers with Ts&Cs change ultimatum

Northgate Information Solutions (NIS) is sharpening up its axe act on procurement in a move that has gone down very badly with some suppliers. The IT giant has written to disties and vendors with a take it leave it offer - pay a nine per cent rebate based on volume of trade with NIS each year - the first instalment is backdated …
Paul Kunert, 17 Oct 2012
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Northgate buys Anite Public Sector

Northgate Information Solutions has bought Anite's local government and secure information systems businesses for £54.3m - minus £3.8m owed by the parent company to Anite Public Sector, and an unspecified amount left behind to grease working capital. Northgate is owned by the private equity house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Press …
Team Register, 01 Aug 2008
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Northgate lands mobile deals

Northgate Information Solutions confirmed yesterday that it had won mobile services contracts worth a combined total of £1.2m. The Hemel Hempstead-based firm, which late last year was snapped up by private equity firm Kholberg Kravis Roberts and Company in a £593m deal, said it had inked two housing organisation agreements. …
Kelly Fiveash, 06 Feb 2008
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Private equity firm snaps up Northgate

Kholberg Kravis Roberts and Company has inked a £593m deal to buy UK HR software outfit Northgate Information Solutions Plc. News of the private equity acquisition pushed shares in the firm up by nearly 44 per cent on the London Stock Exchange this morning. Investors can expect a big 95 pence a share payout from the sale, which …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Dec 2007
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Northgate swallows another payroll firm

Payroll software giant Northgate HR has continued its acquisition strategy with the purchase of Confidential Payroll. In a deal understood to be worth more than €1.5m, the acquisition follows the recent buy-outs of Irish time and attendance (T&A) software firm Engage Technology, and Link HR Systems. Speaking with ENN, …
Maxim Kelly, 25 Apr 2007
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Northgate wins lucrative public sector contract

Northgate Information Solutions has won a £4m contract with the London Borough of Hillingdon to provide hosting arrangements for its financial systems. The company, which supplies software and outsourcing services to the public sector, human resources and corporate markets, has an Irish subsidiary, Northgate HR, which was …
Charlie Taylor, 05 Jan 2007
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Northgate, Dixons rocked by oil depot blast

The HQ of IT services outfit Northgate Information Solutions has been seriously damaged following yesterday's massive blast at the Buncefield oil depot in Hemel Hempstead. Four Northgate employees were on-site at the time of the explosion which happened shortly after 6.00am Sunday morning, blowing out windows for miles around …
Tim Richardson, 12 Dec 2005
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'My work here is done, tata!' - Calyx Managed Services chief

Calyx Managed Services (MS) is splitting with CEO Martin Mackay after less than two years in the seat. Former Azzurri ops director Steve Clark will replace him. The departure date of Mackay, former European bigwig at Northgate Information Solutions and international veep at VeriSign is confirmed as the end of August. He pitched …
Paul Kunert, 31 Jul 2012
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UK.gov awards managed services deal to lucky dozen

Buying Solutions has announced that it has awarded a two-year IT managed services framework agreement to 12 suppliers. The government procurement agency said the contract, which includes the management of servers, PCs and laptops, is now live at public sector and associated organisations. "This framework agreement caters for …
Kable, 16 Aug 2010
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Got it taped: The business of tape-based disaster recovery

For many SMEs, tape disappeared from their landscape as a data storage choice ten or more years ago. Domestically, it exists, if at all, as a legacy item with perhaps a car stereo chewing its way through a selection of fondly regarded C-90s. Still, this lack of public visibility by no means indicates that tape has come to the …
Bob Dormon, 18 Sep 2013
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Payroll specialist fails to pay staff

Payroll specialist Northgate has failed to pay its staff. An apology email was sent to all staff worldwide, which said: Many staff will already be aware that salary payments have not been credited to bank accounts today. A review has been commissioned to understand how the error occurred and why it was not identified as part …
John Oates, 27 Apr 2007
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Richer Sounds site downed by oil depot blaze

The web site of retailer Richer Sounds - which flogs sound systems, amps, home cinema systems and the like - has been floored following the fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in Hemel Hempstead. Richer Sounds' site is hosted by Northgate Information Solutions whose buildings adjacent to the oil depot have been seriously damaged …
Tim Richardson, 12 Dec 2005
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Becta to save cash for schools

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) has launched a new ICT Infrastructure Services Procurement Framework. The framework is expected to save "tens of millions" of pounds for education institutions, according to Becta. Around 16 suppliers will handle the framework, which covers system design, …
Kablenet, 10 Aug 2006
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BT in £50m contract with NI government

BT has won a 12 year contract to provide ICT services to Northern Ireland's civil service. Under the terms of the £50m deal, the telecommunications company has been appointed by the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) to update and integrate accounting and financial services technologies across all government departments. BT …
Maxim Kelly, 07 Jun 2006
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Oil terminal blast prangs New Labour site

New Labour's web site, labour.org.uk, has been downed by Sunday's explosion at the Buncefield oil depot in Hemel Hempstead. Like audio discount store Richer Sounds, the site was hosted by Northgate Information Solutions' data centre next to the explosion site; unlike Richer Sounds, which has now pretty much returned, at time of …
John Lettice, 14 Dec 2005
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Leeds Council aims for IT integration nirvana

Leeds City Council has awarded Novell a six year contract to completely overhaul its internal and external IT services as it approaches the government's end-of-2005 deadline for making eGovernment services available online. The value of the contract was not disclosed. The council says the Novell contract is just one part of a …
Lucy Sherriff, 26 Jul 2005
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InterX signs new customers, new dealers

InterX has posted its first quarterly results since the sale of its distribution arm Ideal Hardware which reveal an increase in turnover - but also a move further into the red. Turnover for the quarter ending November 5 was £2 million compared to £1.5 million for the previous quarter but losses per share, before exceptional …
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2000
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E-mail wiretapping used to spy on corporate communications

Corporate spies are using covert JavaScript code within email to track the contents of sensitive financial communications. That's the warning from managed service provider Activis which said that it is seeing increasing use of malicious JavaScript coding to create Web bug that spy on Internet traffic. These Web bugs can be …
John Leyden, 06 Apr 2001
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Intel shuts Internet café

Intel has shut down its first and now almost certainly only Internet café. Situated in Malaysia, the store was intended to be a pilot for a chain extending through Asia, according to ZDNET. The chip giant said the store closed following accelerating Internet access in Malaysia. Staying in Malaysia, Dell is to open a second …
Drew Cullen, 15 Jan 2001