Tech firm ForWhereiAm lands major council deal

Council users living and working throughout the region will be able to'receive 'hyper-local' information such as road closure reports and job opportunities via their PCs and �mobile devices. Picture: TSPL

Council users living and working throughout the region will be able to'receive 'hyper-local' information such as road closure reports and job opportunities via their PCs and �mobile devices. Picture: TSPL

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AN EDINBURGH firm whose technology connects businesses, public bodies and consumers in real time down to postcode level has secured a major contract with Argyll and Bute Council – one of the UK’s most geographically diverse.

The adoption of ForWhereiAm’s information tool follows a pilot project with the local authority.

Council users living and working throughout the ­region will be able to
receive “hyper-local” information such as road closure reports and job opportunities via their PCs and ­mobile devices.

ForWhereiAm is the brainchild of Nazish Aslam, a graduate of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, who went on to work for FTSE-100 chip developer ARM Holdings.

She has developed tech­nology that creates a real-time message broadcast network, connecting ­organisations with consumers. It allows interaction with ­individuals based on where they are, down to their postcode.

Aslam said: “There can be a lot of information noise out there – sometimes you just want to cut through it and see only the filtered, localised information you need, sent straight to you.”

Argyll and Bute’s population of about 90,000 inc­ludes those on 23 islands, including Mull and Tiree.

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