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.
Anagram Systems has launched Encore Connect, a software application that enables field-based sales staff to access and update customer, prospect and product information via internet enabled smartphones and tablets. Connect has been designed to shorten the sales-cycle by reducing manual administration, freeing up users to focus on generating business.
Ubiquiti Networks has warned its customers about a worm targeting the company’s products by exploiting a critical vulnerability that was believed patched nearly a year ago. According to the wireless networking product manufacturer, the malware is designed to target routers, access points and other devices, running outdated versions of the airOS firmware, including airMAX M (airRouter), AirMAX AC, airOS 802.11G, ToughSwitch, airGateway and airFiber.
A group of researchers has released a data set on nearly 70,000 users of online dating site, OkCupid. The information was collected by Danish researchers who never contacted OkCupid, or its clientele, about using it. But in 2014 OkCupid admitted to manipulating what it shows users,
a month after Facebook faced a storm of protest by revealing that it had conducted psychological experiments.
After months of enquiry as to what provisions were being made with cognitive computing and cyber security, Big Blue has has announced a multi-year, cognitive computing collaboration with the University of Maryland in Baltimore on an Accelerated Cognitive Cybersecurity Laboratory (ACCL). The UK with several Universities and big corporates already on the cognitive route should be going the same path.
Edinburgh software house Ecometrica, based in London, Boston and Montreal, that allows businesses to analyse environmental data from space, is now targeting substantial growth in the UK and North America, having become the first Scottish company to receive funding from Clydesdale Bank’s new Emerging Technology Unit.
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