The authoritative "AccountingWeb" quoted Sajid Javid recently lamented a balance sheet where “company’s employees are listed as ‘liabilities’” while "far from being a liability, the greatest asset any business has is its workers.” So Richard Cassidy, EMEA technical director of Alert Logic, carefully considers the Cyber threat landscape to conclude that of cyber threat and protection, “it is effective people and processes around how the data that hardware and software creates, that will define those organisations that recover from a breach and those that don’t.”
Minister for Science, Alasdair Allen announced a £239,000 funding programme for activities for all ages at events across Scotland. Experiments and scientific demonstrations are to be hosted at some 16 festivals in Scotland and will mark the achievements of the renowned Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, and use of the food and drink industries will be used to look at sustainability and climate change issues.
Printed batteries, posters capable of detecting touch, WiFi-blocking and noise-absorbing paper, are some of the innovations emerging in ‘Paper Evolutions: Exploring digital and physical paper futures’ exhibition being hosted on September 9th by VTT Technical Research Centre, Espoo, Finland.
Orkney is named the best place in the UK to raise children according to the 2015 Bank of Scotland Children’s Quality of Life Survey. Bank of Scotland also runs the Orkney Disability Forum, a Stronsay Parent and Toddler Group and has a presence in Stromness and Kirkwall
Biotechnology company TCB (TC BioPharm Ltd) has raised £1.18 million in equity and grant funding to treat UK-based patients with melanoma, lung and kidney cancer, as Scotland’s only female angel group Investing Women, marks its first major investment in leading a £680,000 investment with support from Scottish Investment Bank and WH Partnership. Elsewhere, women also invest in funding issues.
CYBERBIT Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd, Israel, established in May has been awarded two contracts. One was awarded by the National Police of a European country, the second awarded by a law enforcement agency of an African country with contracts being executed over a two-year period.
If IOT is one disruptive occurence, another is clearly Bitcoin, and the virtual currency with its important blockchain is now being viewed as a potentially enormously disruptive force for several industries. Don't miss Paul Puey's talk in Edinburgh on 10th September on the issue of keeping bitcoin decentralised.
With the moving word you know that slang or the latest in technology has arrived when it makes into the OxfordDictionaries.com!! The latest is a crypto currency related definition with the Oxford University Press owned OxfordDictionaries.com, the online language resource has added new cryptocurrency-related definitions.
HSBC showed less than impeccable timing when it reported a computer glitch today, Friday, which reports Reuters, it said prevented some of its British business customers from making payments, and thus leaving thousands of workers without wages ahead of a three-day weekend.
The first thirteen graduates from the Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in Geo resources Engineering graduate today at the University of Liege coordinated EMerald (Erasmus Mundus in Geo-resources engineering)
The technology of satellite tagging has disclosed that two more red kites have been illegally killed in northern Scotland. The incidents in 2014 are just now being made public as Police have concluded enquiries. No-one has been arrested in connection with any of the incidents.
NHS Shetland is warning folk of a telephone scam after an elderly woman had money taken from her bank account this week. In a statement the health board said a man phoned the woman and gave the impression he was calling about her medication. It is understood the sum was £270. And the scams continue with pop-up adverts and tempting offers
As Europe notes that the economic impact of the Internet of Things will be measured in Centillions, resultant benefits of a connected society are significant, disruptive and transformational. Along with opportunity, FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) arises over IoT security systems. Responding the IoTSF (IoT Security Foundation ) has been established and will launch September 23 in London, with the Io/T World Forum follow up in November 18-19 in London. Currently any search for IoTSF tends to land up in the IBM’s IoT Foundation lap!!
£5.4 million will be spend researching next generation biomaterials announces the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) as the grant is awarded to Professor Morgan Alexander at the University of Nottingham.
Biotechnology business Xgenex LLC bsiness at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, now has a commercial agreement with AquaBella Organic Solutions micro-organism innovation for the North America sales of AquaBella, the bio-enzyme water treatment and TerraBella, an organic sustainable soil corrective and root inoculant that improves produce quality, increases yield in a variety of soils and climates, and relieves drought pressure in hard-hit areas of North America. Here in the UK the already valuable Farm Machinery locator is now offering an intriguing, online, UPDATING (!) infographic.
United Kingdom is a great destination when it comes to jobs and prospects for expats, but it only ranks at 31 place among global sites, and its high costs of living and dreary weather drive the UK expats to the continent. Ecuador, Mexico and Malta once again top the best places to live abroad list.
The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes a new Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) broadband grant scheme today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The £9 million will fund community-led broadband schemes where groups of hard-to-reach communities get together to procure super-fast broadband services from commercial providers.
"We produce more than 15 million meals of salmon per day in Norway. Farmed salmon is Norway's most profitable food industry and among the few examples of Norwegian food production that does not receive subsidies. It is difficult, however, to find a food that is more contentious, says Professor Marianne Lien, author of "Aquaculture and the Domestication of Fish."
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