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.”
"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."
Scottish solar power in a Google search retrieves seven webpage stories - latest being the issue that a small Feed In Tarriff will make future renewable energy small scale solar projects unviable. A similar Scottish wave & tidal power search offers an old story from September 2014, a Wikipedia renewable energy piece and four other tales, one being an EMEC blog on Virginia looking to Scottish marine renewables and of course an inevitable solar panel 2015 advert.
Big Data is a major factor driving knowledge discovery and innovation in our information society. However, large amounts of data can only be used efficiently if algorithms for understanding the data are available and if these algorithms can also be appropriately applied in highly scalable systems with thousands of hard drives.
The students who took part in the prestigious Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute, an intensive programme of lectures, seminars and cultural study visits exploring Scotland’s contribution to shaping the world and its place in today’s global society have migrated home.
With breaches happening on an almost daily basis, it's critical to establish rules and processes to keep your data safe and secure. The following tips, designed to help you build a sustainable path towards data security, were inspired by the FTC.
If ever the issue of climate change has shown synchronicity it must be now as President Obama calls for stiffer climate change rules; European research shows that entire ecosystems threatening birds, bugs and water. And with a canny sense of timing Scotland's SEPA starts the recruitment process for candidates to replace the current Chairman and a non-executive member.
As Scottish Renwables organisation has a 1-2 September International North Sea conference lined up in Edinburgh, and an August 15-16 Marine conference, exhibition and dinner in Inverness, it will have plenty to discuss and is publicising that in the last five weeks, a series of announcements from the UK Government have brought huge changes to the UK’s renewable energy industry. Worth noting that in the US there is a movement to pull the plug on renewable energy while a WWF Scotland analysis shows wind farms generated the equivalent of 98 per cent of Scotland's electricity needs last year and power companies were paid more than £53 million to switch off their turbines in 2014!
Glasgow has won the bid to host Europe’s largest IB (industrial biotechnology) conference next year when hundreds of delegates will attend EFIB 2016 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre towards the end of October.
Four years in the making to develop at a total project cost of around £150,000, a team from The University of Aberdeen are trialling a robotic pharmacy kiosk in Aberdeenshire which allows patients to talk to a pharmacist remotely via a web cam and to have prescription medicines dispensed. The kiosk installed in the Aberdeenshire village of Inverallochy (below top) is linked to its 'hub' pharmacy in nearby Fraserburgh. Beneath is an automated health care hospital check in North Carolina.
To be more effective, new IT development needs to keep pace with and manage the huge and increasingly complex systems that are important to society. With a rare Advanced Grant of €2.5 million from the ERC (European Research Council), Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Professor at Aalborg University’s Department of Computer Science, will now approach the problem in an entirely new way.
As the computing and semiconductor worlds digest IBM’s departure from the fab, Big Blue is going all out in Data Analytics projects, announcing two successful UK projects. In one, Clear Returns helps retailers understand how and why product returns happen, and how to predict them. Camden Borough uses the analytical approach process to reduce fraud, save time and money over a range of services, so reducing budget cut impacts.
The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) study on tablets in enterprises, shows a large and increasing share of devices deployed across U.K, French, and German companies are the only devices that employees are equipped with to perform their business activities. Tablets however need to tackle multiple OS qualms.
Stephen Coty, chief security evangelist, for Alert Logic argues that hacktivism has been around for 35 years, initially as service denials and demos. That he notes has shifted to being more intrusive and destructive. His message is that the motive is not iimportant, but the key to fighting back is through Threat Intelligence teamed with reverse engineering.
For anyone concerned over the inability to attract women into computing and science disciplines, the "New York Times" Opinion page on"What its Like as a 'Girl' in the Lab" contributed by the molecular biologist Sarah Clatterbuck Soper, probably says it all.
Already a focus of irate attention for bundling Ask Toolbar with the Java Installer, asking the Oracle seems to be in decline for though existing updates and maintenance do rise, new licences have flatlined to dropping, Stepping into this convenient breach are the Open Source contenders.
From memory material nithynol in shoes, ultra-thin wearable QLEDS applied like stickers to the skin, wearable E-skin that measure heart rate blood pressure,with credit card paper diagnostic machines give instant bio-sensing readings on blood and saliva samples not to mention the ability to digitally encode synthetic polymers, materials for fashion will be not only be spectacular, but potentially highly useful, attractive and functional as translated in shoes and clothes.
Scottish Parliament had a Member’s debate on the need to reduce and end the commercial extraction of peat from historic peatlands for horticultural purposes, a subject raised by Rob Gibson, MSP Caithness, Sutherland and Ross. The debate's framework “Peat Extraction for Horticulture” finds a resonant echo in Norway where current research by Professor Hans K. Stenøien at NTNU University, Trondheim, finds earth’s temperature balance may depend on just the peat bog. “No plant genus is more important as a carbon balance on Earth than peat mosses. Peat stores at least a third of all the carbon on land,” he says,
U.S. teams yearly waste up to 9 work weeks trying to collaborate on projects using an average of 4 partial tools according to results of a new project collaboration survey of more than 200 business professionals commissioned by Planview from independent consulting and research firm Appleseed Partners.
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