Tuesday, 18 September 2018

SyntheSys’ Flying the ‘STEM’ Flag by Sponsoring the ‘S Prize’

It’s no secret that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects provide the foundations of future innovation.  Engaging young people to become inspired by these subjects and developing the talents that are needed, are a key to ensuring a thriving knowledge-based economy as part of our country’s place in future, global markets.

SyntheSys has been playing its part in contributing to STEM initiatives with the Whitby-based firms’ Managing Director, John Hartas, recently getting involved in a dynamic initiative at a local school.

John, who is a STEM Ambassador (www.stem.org.uk), was thrilled to initiate Caedmon College’s ‘S Prize’.  Youngsters from the college battled for the prize, amazing everyone with their extensive knowledge of subjects ranging from how plastic in the ocean affects marine life, to mysterious Dark Matter.

John said: “The submissions we received were as documents, PowerPoint presentations, a model of a volcano (that actually erupted), and a computer game.  All the submissions were of a really high standard and the judges were greatly impressed.”

The winner of the Key Stage 3 prize was a joint team formed by Joshua Harland and Connor Betts. Their submission was on the Life Cycle of a Star and included a computer game they invented.

The Key Stage 4 prize went to Rebecca Morgan for her submission in the style of a scientific paper on Dark Matter.  Rebecca said her project overall was based on the questions and confusion about Dark Matter which, in her opinion, is one of the biggest mysteries in any modern day scientific field.  She said: “I was inspired to write about this topic as no one truly knows what Dark Matter is yet, so I decided that since it is going to be one of the most talked about topics in science for many decades to come, I would want to be informed of potentially one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the century.”  

The prize for Key Stage 5 was won by Emma Sharpe for her submission on the effects of plastic pollution on our oceans.  Emma said that taking part in this project had inspired her to be more conscientious about recycling, and in future, she hopes to take part in activities such as beach cleans in order to help keep our oceans free of plastic.

It is now hoped that the awards will become an annual event. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

SyntheSys to Host Informative, Free Seminar aimed at Engineers in the North East of England

Requirements Management is a discipline which facilitates engineering teams to capture, define, document, trace and test product and service requirements throughout the life cycle.  It helps to reduce costs and minimise the likelihood of project over-run and re-work.  Yet many engineering organisations do not tap into the efficiencies that Requirements Management techniques produce.

Join us for this half-day seminar that aims to inform and share best Requirements Management practice as a key component in collaborative engineering management. The seminar format will be interactive and informal.  We will offer theory and real-world examples to help stimulate discussions.

There will be the opportunity to gain fresh inspiration and insight from others working in this field.  Opportunities for networking with other delegates are also built into the agenda, including a light lunch that will be provided with our compliments.

Attendees can expect to learn:
  • Why those working in an engineering environment should be interested in Requirements Management.
  • What is meant by ‘Requirements Management’ and how, by not doing this properly, it impacts on overall success.
  • How to get Requirements Management right, where to start and what successful Requirements Management looks like.

To find out more about the event and to register to attend visit www.synthesysrmseminar.co.uk or contact us at info@synthesys.co.uk.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

SyntheSys is thrilled to have been accepted onto the Government’s Digital Marketplace updated ‘G-Cloud 10’ Supplier List

We are delighted to announce that we have been accepted for inclusion onto the G-Cloud supplier list in all three categories; Cloud Hosting, Cloud Software and Cloud Support.  G-Cloud 10 replaces the G-Cloud 9 services.  The United Kingdom (UK) Government G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by departments of UK public-sector bodies.  Only suppliers who meet a set minimum standard are considered for a place on the G-Cloud 10 framework agreement.

G-Cloud provides a mechanism for clients to access leading IBM® software and systems engineering solutions through our cloudbaSE product, with associated technical support and training from our team.

For some years it has been impossible to ignore the increasing presence of ‘The Cloud’, our ‘Engineering Development and The Cloud’ article considers the merits of using Cloud Computing as a means to execute software and systems engineering projects in a global 24/7 environment.

To find out more about our Government G-Cloud involvement, or to speak to us about your cloud hosting, software or support requirements contact info@synthesys.co.uk.

Monday, 2 July 2018

SyntheSys to Exhibit at Manufacturing & Engineering 2018, 4 - 5 July at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK

We look forward to attending Manufacturing & Engineering 2018.  The event is one of its kind in the North of England and provides an environment for design engineers, manufacturers and production professionals to learn more about industry innovations and new products.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to meet with individuals to discuss the role that systems engineering plays within an organisation and how this can be developed and improved to achieve wider commercial objectives.

For more information, visit our event page here or come along to stand C5 to meet us at the show. 

Friday, 29 June 2018

‘Read All About it…’ OptimiSE Magazine hits the Airwaves

SyntheSys is delighted to announce the launch of OptimiSE Magazine, which is aimed at members of the Software and Systems Engineering Community.  The magazine aims to share best practices and technical insight and gives us a platform to share company news.  

This information magazine presents a collection of articles about Software and Systems and we hope that you, our colleagues and customers throughout the community, will find it both interesting and useful.

Get your free copy now to read more about:
  • How to optimise Software and Systems Engineering projects with Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) – page 6
  • Ask the Trainer ‘What are your top tips for Verification and Validation?’ – page 8
  • How certification benefits both individuals and organisations – page 10
OptimiSE Magazine is out now.  You can read the online magazine by visiting: www.optimiseSE.co.uk or if you would like a free hard copy of the magazine please contact: info@synthesys.co.uk

Monday, 18 June 2018

SyntheSys’ Social Media Presence is Changing – Stay in the Loop!

Dear Friends,

We would like to announce that we are making some changes to how we communicate with our valued Social Media followers.  We are confident that these changes will allow us to concentrate on sharing content and insights through the channels which you tell us are most used and valued. 

The recent growth we have seen across each of our individual business areas (Defence, Systems Engineering, Direct and Software) means that the topical demand for content is diverse, and we would like to serve our social communities more effectively by making the following improvements.

Company updates and valuable content across all of our business groups can now be seen via our LinkedIn Company page.  If you do not already follow us through LinkedIn, please follow our SyntheSys LinkedIn company page here.  Thereafter, following our Business Group showcase pages will tailor the types of updates you see from us, as follows:

  • For those who operate in a Defence arena, or who are interested in Tactical Data Link (TDL) sustainment, training and interoperability, please follow our SyntheSys Defence Showcase page here: https://bit.ly/2JKl5u2
  • For those who operate in a more generalised Systems Engineering environment and would like to see useful advice and best practices around areas such as Collaborative Life cycle Management, Requirements Managements and Verification and Validation, please follow our SyntheSys Systems Engineering Showcase page here: https://bit.ly/2JAC2Ls
  • For those who use Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software to support your Systems and Software Development processes, and would like to hear more about tool supported Systems Engineering, please follow our SyntheSys Direct Showcase page here: https://bit.ly/2JC6rco
  • For those who develop software products and would like to keep up to date with the SyntheSys Software group, please follow our SyntheSys Software Showcase page here: https://bit.ly/2yaa97P
We would like to thank our valued customers, colleagues and friends for your loyal support in sharing and engaging with our Facebook and Twitter content over the years, and hope that this new approach will benefit the communities we aim to serve.

Kind Regards,

John S Hartas 
Managing Director