KPMG and Imperial College London are to launch of a major new partnership to create the 'KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics'. KPMG will invest over £20m, with the aim of putting the UK at the forefront of data science.
For close to 180 years, Charles Darwin’s library aboard the ship "HMS Beagle" during his landmark expedition around the world in the 1830s has remained lost having been dispersed at the end of the voyage. Today, amazingly it has been electronically re-constructed in its entirety and also made freely available online as part of the Darwin Online website. The moving genius behind this is historian of science, Dr John van Wyhe, a senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore.
Despite the European Court of Justice overthrowing the Data Retention Directive as too broad and with too few safeguards to protect against abuse of privilege, meaning that UK mass surveillance of citizen communications lacked legality, the UK Government has subsequently introduced primary legislation to restore its powers and ISPs are to collect, store and share data on demand with public sector workers under the RIPA law.
It has been an eight year journey to secure .scot - dictated by ICANN's application and selection process. Now for the first time, it will now be possible for the Scottish community to identify itself on-line. This will open up new possibilities for business, as well as for arts, music and language. Previously, anyone wanting a domain name in Gaelic had to use the Anglicised version of their name. Now .scot can handle all six Scottish languages and dialects.
Aerial mapping companies have been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the supply of geographic data to Central Government organisations. The contract, awarded by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), covers high resolution aerial photography, detailed 3D height models and Colour Infra-Red imagery for the whole of England, Wales and Scotland.
Gaberlunzie is a passionate fan of maps as successful exploring in the wild tends to depend on getting there and recalling the route in order to get back. Now a new digital resource offers not only the first atlas of Inuit Arctic trails but also happily established Inuit sovereignty over one of the world's small 'empty places.'
Gaberlunzie ponders the dilemma of the software house named after Palantir, the vision stones in Lord of the Rings. Partially funded by the CIA, the company makes extraordinarily insightful software and is also intriguingly an attempt to introduce altruistic ethics with world saving applications, against a corrosive real world of wealth and corruption.
The public European open cloud has arrived and with CloudVPS Compute based in the Netherlands and cloud users can create and manage large networks of cloud servers, simply and on demand, within an enterprise-class infrastructure.
For decades ways to manage natural resources have been under development, driven by the increasing need to understand the effect of man-made impact on ecosystems. It has often been assumed management could be based on population dynamics of an individual species. Now new research shows how in the marine environment whole ecosystems need to be assessed individually, rather than being benchmarked against all other ecosystems.
With National Intellectual Property (IP) day to be celebrated (is Google going to interact?) this Saturday 26th April, Wynne-Jones, the IP specialists want to offer an insight into the area highlighting the importance of IP to businesses operating within the UK.
Dutch software company GENALICE announced that it has reached an agreement on a multi-million euro capital investment from Redbrae, a consortium of US and UK-based private equity investors. The consortium has a strong network in the US, UK and Middle East and been working with GENALICE for the past year.
As the distributed management of data laboratories is becoming the norm, as in Europe's DMOD with its emphasis on mobile, ubiquitous, distributed management processing and visualisation, Scotland is riding the data wave and to have a new £11.3 million innovation centre to helping capitalise on this tsunami of market data, analytics and ‘big data’ technology . The Data Lab will opening later this year.
As the deadline for submissions for the Data Journalism competition from the Global Editors Network closed this month with 523 applications, (winners to be announced in June) Cardiff University announces it is to introduce a Computational Journalism Master's degree in September in a bid to supply the industry more journalists with coding abilities.
Dynamic businesses are at the forefront of global M&A reveals the Grant Thornton IBR (International Business Report) with global M&A activity rising from this time last year, as dynamic businesses leading the way. Leaders of the world's most progressive businesses have always viewed acquisitions as an important means to supplement and boost their existing operations especially in the acquisition of know-how people.
Oracle's acquisition of BlueKai announced in February is predicted as its big growth opportunity in NoSQL Despite the positives of a NoSQL database, the technology is young. NoSQL databases not gained traction with big enterprise clients despite enormous prospects for developers, because the maturity of relational database technology is so well suited to its workloads.
Recently published independent research shows overwhelming interest among IT professionals in on-premises solutions for OFS (online file sharing ) and collaboration, rather than public cloud-based methods designed for consumers and that have previously been the only option.
Gaberlunzie who loves search engines was sent a press release that declares the launch of the world’s first 3D search engine Squify.com that aims to usher in a new era of search, powered by people, not by corporations! And he's been having fun with carousels ever since.
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