As Nordics Internet Exchange launches a new Optical IX service to offer Netnod customers unparalleled connectivity options, redundancy, and control over their traffic, Amsterdam-based 3W Infra migrates its IaaS Infrastructure and having grown its dedicated servers from 3,000 to 4,000 in second half 2016, is now migrating its complete IaaS infrastructure to a newly commissioned Data Centre, configured for high-redundancy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
A new service from start-up, Brainnwave, is offering quick, easy access to datasets from around the world, including Skyscanner, Ordnance Survey and Airbus Defence and Space, all in one place for the first time.
The Centres will give academics and industry access to powerful computers to support research in engineering and physical sciences, and will officially be launched on Thursday 30 March at the Thinktank science museum, Birmingham. Funded by £20 million from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) the centres around the UK, locate at the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, and Oxford, Loughborough, and UCL.
A new report focusing on the digital transformation of public services in Scotland has highlighted the need to accelerate the pace of change to ensure Scotland reaps the opportunities offered by new technologies. "Smart Citizens, Smart City Regions - Delivering Digital Public Services in Scotland" has been published by SCDI (Scottish Council for Development and Industry), ScotlandIS, The Royal Society of Edinburgh and BT Scotland and calls for distinct and high level leadership through a newly-created Digital Leader for Scotland role.
5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey has had its first full demonstration of an Orchestrated, NFV (Network Function Virtualisation) based on virtualised (FDC) ‘Flat Distributed Cloud’ on a 5G core network architectur. New orchestrated virtualised architecture enables rapid speed of deployment, flexibility of complex combinations, and swift software updates and feature additions. FDC will also significantly reduce installation and maintenance costs for network operators, making delivery of a 5G network more commercially viable
Data analytics company Aquila Insight has demonstrated its growth by moving into the former offices of FanDuel at Edinburgh’s CodeBase incubator to supports its rapid expansion. With an Edinburgh HQ and offices in London and Derby, it is rebranding to mark a new chapter as it approaches its fourth birthday.
As part of The Data Lab and e-Placement Scotland’s industry placement programme, Nalanda Technology (an independent software vendor with offices in London, Glasgow and Amsterdam) worked with two students from the University of Stirling completing the final module of their MSc in Big Data. The students carried out ‘real world’ projects using the company’s unique search and discovery platform, ‘Nalytics.’
In a joint release, HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) announced it is to acquire rival server maker SGI for about $275 million, inclusive of cash and debt, ending a seven-year reprieve that kept the SGI afloat, after Rackable Systems purchased the bankrupt Silicon Graphics Inc. for $25 million in 2009 and assumed the SGI brand. This move will strengthen HPE's position in $11 billion HPC segment, growing at an estimated 6-8% CAGR, and in the data analytics segment, growing at over twice that rate. HPE will expand its presence in key HPC verticals such as government, research, and life sciences
Data transfers between different jurisdictions help multinational enterprises to maximise benefits generated from data, and harmonise their global operations. Brexit referendum, however, could seriously impact data transfers between EU and UK, when the UK exits the EU. To avoid business disruption in both UK and EU operations, post-Brexit agreements in regard to data transfers and data protection will be needed. The Privacy Shield between the EU and the US may provide an example to be followed between EU and UK.
IBM has delivered its new IBM QRadar User Behaviour Analytics application, enabling enterprise security teams to look into their own organisation IT environments, and root out abnormal behaviour that can or has caused cyber threats.
The UK may have made a Brexit from Europe but the British Standards Institute is promoting Eurocodes. What are Eurocodes? Eurocodes are seen as leading the way in structural codes. Their flexibility enables adoption and use not only in Europe, but internationally. The adoption of Eurocodes in the UK Building Regulations, the Highways Agency and Network Rail, means that the basis for structural and geotechnical design within the UK has now shifted from the withdrawn British Standards to European standards (Eurocodes).
A selection of leading UK research, post-graduate and undergraduate universities Cranfield, Central Lancashire and Leeds are partnering with Tableau Software to pilot a hands-on training course in data analytics for their students and professors. The one day course aims to raise awareness about the use of data analytics, helping staff and students close the gap in data skills amongst UK graduates and iin today's increasingly competitive workplace.
Widely hailed as a renewable natural resource, tropical timber from old-growth tropical forests is selectively logged worldwide at an unprecedented scale. University of East Anglia research reveals these sources of timber are far from sustainable or entirely environmentally friendly. A study in PLoS ONE reveals once prime tropical hardwoods - such as Brazilian cedars, ipe (Brazilian walnut), and rosewood – have been logged, they do not grow back to the commercial levels again and are at risk of disappearing altogether.
Erik Bakke is an MIT graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science and has been the driver behind a new software tool, which he has developed with the help of his thesis advisor, MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering David Karge
The leading event in the Scottish tech calendar will be bigger than ever this year as it returns with a ramped up strand for developers. ScotSoft 2016 is coming to the EICC in Edinburgh on Thursday 6 October. Hosted by digital technologies trade body ScotIandIS, Scotsoft will bring together more than 1,000 CEOs, decision makers and developers from the private and public sectors in Edinburgh . This year, its Developers Conference will run for a full day thanks to its 2015 popularity
IBM has launched its first cloud-based development environment for near real-time, high performance analytics. Giving data scientists the ability to access and ingest data in order to deliver insight-driven models to developers, it is available on IBM Cloud Bluemix platform, where this 'Data Science Experience' provides 250 curated data sets, open source tools and a collaborative workspace helping data scientists uncover and share insights with developers, making it easier and quicker to develop intelligent applications.
Once upon a time it was Personnel. Then it became Human Resources. Later it emerged as Human Capital Management. Well, now the new Bob on the resources block is Hibob (er Hi, Bob!) that has raised $7.5m and covers everything, from gender, kids, leaders, kindness, male, female, hobbies and sports. It's the ubiquitous everything and more, advanced worker+ management software.
An interactive infographic on the top cities for startup success in the UK in 2016 has emerged from Kaizen Search. The infographic is based on data of growth in the start-up industries over the last 2 years. The map presents a heat map of the areas seeing the most growth. And as if to complement this comes Artegic's identification of the five elementary trends in the marketing field which companies will have to face in the coming years.
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