Last week, in a move that aims to create a user-friendly, one-stop shop for procuring Cloud Services, the government’s G-Cloud initiative presented the new Digital Marketplace, an online store where public sector organisations can go to buy cloud services. As part of the restructure, Onyx Group was listed as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Specialist Cloud Services supplier to the UK public sector. This week In a move designed to help facilitate their long-term plans of becoming a £100m a year business, Onyx Group increases their core infrastructure to 10Gb through the installation of a brand new network, significantly reducied latency levels through their data centre and managed wide area network estate.
Waiting for the findings of the traditional Market Research Gurus Ipsos MORI on the outcome of the elections? Well, social medial tool BirdSong Analytics have a new political analysis hub in the running for top predictions.
Gaberlunzie always pokes through what the editor spikes and seeing this was determined to rescue it. The unknown artist who has been leaving amazing works of art in Edinburgh libraries and whose works have become attractions in their own right. It has become an internet phenomenon and the (believed to be lady) creator has agreed to work with contributions from the public to construct a new work. Gaberlunzie suggests you go see all the existing sculptures and then reach out!
OnWednesday McDonald's announced that it would begin using chickens that are not raised with antibiotics used to treat humans, a move likely to put pressure on competitors of the fast-food chain, which now sells more chicken than beef. The announcement coincided with Steve Easterbrook’s (below left) start as its CEO.
A drilled rock bolt anchor will help to significantly reduce the foundation and installation costs for marine renewable energy devices. Current costs account for more than 40 percent of capital expenditures.
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the first woman President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, examines progress made by women in traditionally male-dominated areas at the Saturday Evening Lecture in Dundee. Her talk ‘Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ at the University of Dundee’s Dalhousie Building on Saturday, 7th March.
During 2016, SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) will become responsible for regulating reservoir safety in Scotland. To ensure all relevant reservoir operators are fully registered with SEPA ahead of the change, a free six month registration period will open on 1 April, 2015.
Gaberlunzie stuck out in the sticks with very slow satellite download, gave up on trying to get his hands on the Ultimate Social Network Cheat sheet : >[ and instead went hunting for Google images. It’s just such a consoling and cool hoard of graphic information there!! So Now he can offer you an Infographic on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. He also found you the etiquette for Social Media Business, or what is good to do and what not to do!!! And if you are a trend watcher who wants to catch up on what’s in store for social media in 2015, you could try registering with Citrix whose David Smith explores “Top 10 Trends Impacting Social Media in 2015” tomorrow for 30 minutes at 11am
UV LED has now entered a fast growth. Indeed, the overall UV LED market of only ~$20M in 2008 grew to $90M in 2014 and we are expecting a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 40% for the next 5 years, claims Yole Développement in a recent UV LED Trends report
Austin, San Francisco and Tel Aviv are top ranking cities for tech companies, according to a report by international real estate advisor Savills. It seems to prove that small is indeed beautiful where hitech companies are concerned.
In Canada, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge, a yearly challenge organised by the Ontario Centers of Excellence, has as this year's theme as “Meeting the Energy Challenge of Remote Communities.”
Innovate UK is to invest up to £2m to stimulate innovative technology that exploits commercial opportunities through the integration of Omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics, metabolomics etc.) and the application of Systems Biology through a forthcoming 'Profiting from Complexity' competition. SAMS
(Scottish Association for Marine Sciences) is offering a PhD for work on its development of the ORCAE (online algal system biology) platform, that integrates diverse omics data.
Seems that the Pelamis and Aquamarine withdrawals from the wave energy scene has revitalised Scotland’s first wave energy technology development body, Wave Energy Scotland will receive a total of £14.3 million over the next thirteen months declares Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
Under the EC Habitat and Birds Directive any new plan or project has to undergo an HRA (Habitat Regulations Appraisal) to determine whether it is likely to have a significant effect on certain European protected sites and how an adverse effect on site integrity can be avoided.
Gaberlunzie says have your pick of two items involved with TV for Mother's day. For some fated reason (Ides style) Kannuu is partnering with UK and European multiple systems operators to make online TV searching increasingly intuitive.
A Glasgow Chamber of Commerce report outline how technology will uimpact the city over the next five years. ‘Tomorrow’s City Centre: Glasgow Agenda’ white paper ‘considers how constantly evolving digital technologies will influence consumer behaviours and potentially impact the Glasgow city centre experience in the next five years.’
The Cisco specialist Integrated IT networking and communications specialist, Arrowdawn, has secured new contracts worth £200,000. Arrowdawn has completed a system upgrade for EnerMech, the mechanical engineering specialist to the energy sector, at a number of sites sites including Aberdeen and Norway. The news comes as a welcome if slight offset to the haemorrhage of local specialist skills for any future engineering extraction and exploration on the continental shelf.
A new report by Audit Scotland states that the Scottish Government process in its purchase of Glasgow Prestwick Airport was reasonable. It now has to develop comprehensive plans to clearly map out potential future development of the airport.
As the court judgement over the wild, lonely, lovely Monadhliath range is expected in the next two to three months, "Save Wigtown Bay" campaign gains further momentum, and the Scottish Government is now considering an appeal against a ban on building a meteorological mast a current application for a seven turbine site. Wigtown conservationists dub Ecotricity "disrespectful" in its farm application, others hit out over a planning application for a wind park in Galloway and Germany's PNE Wind lines up to portfolio with other as well as Scotland's Forestry Commission portfolio.
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