WANDisco leaps on patent win

Sheffield software firm WANDisco saw shares rise more than 10 per cent yesterday as it said US officials had approved a request for its technology to be patented. The approval boosts WANDisco’s position in the fast-growing Big Data market. The newly-patented “active:active replication” technology underpins much of WANDisco’s business collaboration software, which is used by clients including HP and Barclays.