As RandomStorm is acquired by Accumuli, so the Onyx Group has acquired Knowledge IT, accredited ICT solutions and support firm. After three years of good organic growth, this move enhances Onyx’s consulting and managed service capability.
Senior hardware engineer Naomi Mitchison from Selex-ES has been named the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year. The 28-year-old, secured the award for her work with laser warning systems for military aircraft . She will now play an ambassadorial role for the profession in the forthcoming months as IET said the award is a step towards creating more much-needed female role models in the industry.
IBM has announced a continued expansion of its global cloud computing network to 40 cloud centres with 12 new locations serving a growing roster of enterprise clients looking to move to hybrid cloud computing.
BT (BT Group plc) has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange in relation to BT’s possible acquisition of all of their UK mobile business, EE. Exclusivity will last several weeks allowing BT to complete its due diligence and for definitive agreement negotiations to be concluded.
On top of a ladder several meters high, standing with pad and pen in hand …. to count boxes? Inventories taken in large warehouses could soon look quite different if the InventAIRy Project work and with the aid of flying robots, automatically localises and records such existing inventories.
As Clyde Space settles in nicely at its new spacecraft manufacturing facility at SkyPark in Glasgow posting pictures of the new facilities with awesome piece of graffiti art from Rogue-one, leading UK space organisations join forces with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake, and UK's Raspberry Pi to offer students a chance to devise and code their own apps or experiment to run in space.
"We are not going into this to be the first people to break fusion. What has attracted me to this sector is I run a 3D printing company, which is for rapid-prototyping complex shapes, and have also had a project which has forced me to study asteroids for 10 years."
When creating an IT strategy, budget is always a concern. Hosting and storage can be quite expensive and it is easy to just try to go for the service that offers the cheapest price tag, notes Paul Hughes, director of Ukhost4u. However, he argues, the cheapest is not always the best option, particularly when it comes to hosting. Countries like China and India offer cheap hosting, but they never mention that very important factor: Latency.
iomart Group plc enjoyed a 28% growth in revenue in its consolidated half yearly results for the period to end September 2014. It's main activities development a US cloud infrastructure and the acquisition of Dublin-based ServerBase.
As the Post Office assigns Computacentre to modernise its end-user IT in an estimated "£100 million" contract following the company's separation from Royal Mail Group, Royal Mail customers are now able to enter the world of Additive Manufacture or 3DP at trial location from the New Cavendish Street delivery office, near Oxford Street .
Scotland's food and drink industry centres launches with new facilities at Edinburgh's QMU (Queen Margaret University) that include a dedicated microbiology laboratory, a fully-equipped sensory suite and a technology room to test the latest devices.
Big Data is an emerging paradigm for large scale, distributed data management to process large amounts of data beyond traditional database technologies abilities. Cloud computing is a paradigm for distributed computing systems whose goal is to offer software as a service over the Internet offering an agile delivery model and a highly scalable infrastructure to support demands forboth storage and computation of big data technologies.
Investment in R&D (research and development) by companies based in the EU grew by 2.6% in 2013, despite unfavourable economic environment. However, growth has slowed in comparison to the previous year's 6.8%. It is also below the 2013 world average (4.9%), and lags behind US (5%) and Japan (5.5%) companies.
Engineers from Massachusetts University researching multilayer graphene from10 to 100nm thick, find it may make excellent body armour absorbing 10x the amount of energy that steel can, before failing. In Poland a prototype machine creates the material in a significant breakthrough, potentially allowing mass production at a low cost .In the USA Graphene Stakeholders elect Keith Blakely as chair. While in the UK Morgan Advanced Materials and 2D-Tech agree long-term research collaborations with the £61m NGI centre (National Graphene Institute ) set to open in early 2015.
Virgin Media yesterday calmly opted to withdraw services in some Edinburgh regions without any forewarning. Its 150 number did not connect to any humans, but merely cut the line to all TV, phone, computer service options. However a considerate Gyle Centre Virgin Media worker suggested the use of 151. There at 10am the automated voice sang Virgin praises and how it was working at offering the best and fastest broadband service, eventually conceding that that the service in one Edinburgh location could only expect to be reconnected some time after 3pm in the afternoon.
Ennsub, currently completing work on service provider ROVOP's two ultra-deepwater workclass ROV LARS (launch and recovery system) for global oil and gas subsea construction specialist Ceona’s new-build multiple lay vessel, Amazon, due to come into service in January 2015, has now been awarded a £2 million contract by Benthic to build a portable LARS to complement its seabed and geotechnical drilling fleet.
Shetland Composites will start manufacturing blades for a bank of tidal turbines to power 300 homes. It has secured the six months contract from Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation that is developing five 100kW tidal turbines for the Shetland Tidal Array.
Researchers from UC3M (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) are developing a new transmission mechanism with no touching parts, based on magnetic forces that prevents friction and wear and makes lubrication unnecessary. Applicable in space travel and exploration, it has also been adapted for use in such areas as the railroad and aircraft industries.
A massive increase in the use and applications of 3D printers is encouraging huge growth in the market for 3D printing materials. The total consumable market in 2013 was $800m and expects to reach $8bn by 2025. IDTechEx report on "3D Printing Materials 2015-2025, covering status, opportunities, and market forecasts" has as lead author, Rachel Gordon, Technology Analyst, at IDTechEx. In Europe SASAM (Standardisation in Additivie Manufacture) with its 17 partner consortium has published its RoadMap for Standarisation.
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