China keeps its No. 1 ranking on the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers, but this time with a new system built entirely using China designed and made processors. Sunway TaihuLight is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark.
NuData Security and Varonis make some powerful pitches to rub up on user names and passwords with NuData Security director Lisa Baergen admitting ruefully to sounding “like a broken record; but here we are again, news of yet another hack attack hits the wire. It’s only been a couple of weeks since TeamViewer user accounts were hijacked, and now GoToMYPC hit by a very sophisticated password attack. No matter how long it takes to come out, the bottom line is that organisations have to stop thinking “what IF” and accepting it should be seen as “ WHEN” we get hit…
With Australian created silicon qubits performing operations with one-sixth of the errors of superconducting circuits, a team in California and Spain have made an experimental prototype of a quantum computer device that can solve a wide range of problems in such fields as chemistry and physics. It also has the potential to be scaled up to larger systems.
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.
Pinnacle CDT a data, telecoms and IT support services provider to nearly 1,000 customers from Glasgow and Stockton-on-Tees offices, last year posted a net loss on sales of £6.7m, before tax and head office costs of £0.2m. In a recent giddy rush of activity the company has now executed five acquisitions and three disposals in some four months.
In a thoughtful examination of Google as top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance since the American tech giant’s search engine alone sweeps up roughly 90 percent of the European market, the "New York Times" observes that the landmark court ruling to rein in Google has ironically put it as head of Europe's enforcement of Internet privacy.
The European Parliament has passed the final vote for the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). These approved new data protection rules will strengthen online privacy, streamline legislation between the 28 member states and boost police and security cooperation.
Varonis Systems Inc has revealed results of a year of anonymous data collected during risk assessments, conducted for potential customers on a limited subset of their file systems. The 2015 results show a staggering level of exposure in corporate file systems, including an average of 9.9 million files per assessment accessible by every company employee.
UK government is to set out a strategy by 2017 that aims at the UK becoming one of the "world leaders” in '5G' mobile wireless communications. The strategy is to be informed by recommendations made by the National Infrastructure Commission before the end of 2016 so that the Commission delivers in 2017 the 5G strategy recommendations according to chancellor George Osborne's Budget statement.
One of techs hottest trends is the IoT (Internet of Things). Morgan Stanley projects that within the next five years, as many as 75 billion smart connected devices will be communicating with each other via IoT. Gartner Research in December predicted that IoT will generate nearly $2 trillion in global economic value by 2020.
As Bitcoin hits a capacity limit that could hamper dreams of it becoming widely used but Ethereum emerges "price of Ether shot past benchmark levels..and Ethereum's market cap is now well above 10% of Bitcoin's" the banking industry has many analysts watching how major institutions plan to adapt to consumers anytime demand for access to services. Banks’ future successes will hinge on how well they can integrate digital technology to handle volume and compete against innovative new startups.
Microsoft tests a prototype underwater, self-contained data center that can operate hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean, for more efficient cooling and tested the prototype in efforts to reducing the need for expensive air-conditioning. Could be if wave energy pans out, that the necessary power is also less expensive.
Could it be that Accenture, which lauds itself as one of the world’ most admired companies against its web background of racing balloons, is not up to the cyber risk challenge after all? It's not the first or last time that large IT systems crash before takeoff.
IT network infrastructures are coming under ever-increasing strain due to a myriad of technologically-bound desires such as mobile working, bigger capacity and cloud adoption, and it begs the question…what happens when a cloud is fit to bust?
The market for such traditional industrial robots is now worth around $11bn and continues to grow slowly reports Dr John Harrop IDTechEx director. Technology is largely unchanged with modern industrial robot arms generally employing minimal sensors and no real intelligence.
From Prestwick airport expansion, the space port decision year, improved batteries, industrial biotechnology and the Merika marine energy research hub there’s plenty of 2016 forecast predictions available. Few however are as concise as the Top 3 Big Data Trends!
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