There are a huge number of organisations and businesses that have played a role in developing computing. In any locale, public bodies such as county councils, health services, and government bodies have pioneered large data applications to do with citizens’ accounts. Professional bodies have gathered intelligence, built capability and nurtured networks of experience.  Computer manufacturing has been widespread; and software service companies and business support programmes have played a role in sustaining and advancing local economies. The Collection contains information about a modest sample of such entities and ways they have

  • Developed or deployed new technologies
  • Initiated, trained or supported people in computing
  • Changed the economy by “modernizing”