ScotlandIS has just launched its new re-branded website, including a new interactive area, which provides companies and members with a platform to raise questions, follow discussions and participate in thought provoking debate. This is where the latest IT news will be found and ScotlandIS events can be booked online in the interactive area.
As Canterbury-based Change Organisation officially launches new colocation facilities at a number of the UK’s leading data centres, it provides clients with the power, connectivity and secure processes to ensure reliable performance and continuous data availability. It also needs to be watchful of the new HGST technology pilgrimage with a broad portfolio of certified devices for VMware Virtual SANv - its software-defined storage product. Hardware certification list includes 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, PCIe Flash accelerators, and performance and capacity HDD (hard disk drives) from the Ultrastar family, including the industry’s only helium-filled HDD product line, that adds extra capacity to computers .
The 11th release of OpenStack delivers stable core of compute, storage and networking services to foster an ecosystem of innovation and is now available for download, marking a turning point for the open source project with contributions from nearly 1,500 developers and 169 organisations worldwide. As the core of platforms mature, focus turns to interoperability in the market, raising the bar for driver compatibility, and extending the platform to fit workloads with bare metal and containers.
A must read: “451 Research Cloud Price Index” private edition finds VMware, Red Hat and Microsoft are currently better value than OpenStack distributions for total cost of ownership hanging on that key component - the open stack engineer !
On the heels of that rarity, remote working, comes another set of findings, using the (ONS) Office for National Statistics showing that commuting journeys are on the increase and that the average British worker is spending over eleven weeks a year commuting.
Analysing the large volumes of data gathered by modern businesses and public services has become problematic. Traditionally, relationships between the different parts of a network are represented as simple links, regardless of how many ways they can actually interact, potentially loosing precious information.
The ever changing face of technology coupled with demanding business requirements dictates enterprises revamp existing enterprise applications, with newer versions supporting such disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobility and analytics.
Entries to the 2015 Digital Technology Awards are now open, with Scotland’s brightest tech companies invited to submit applications by 24 April. And the Digintal Entrpreneur Awards are also up for grabs.
This April 13-15 Linguamatics will showcase it 12E4.3 release of it award winning NLP (natural language processing) text mining and analytics platform 12E. With 4.3’s CDT (connected data technology) that uses innovative federated text mining architecture it allows information to be extracted from multiple data sources simultaneously.
The Cybersecurity 500 list of hot companies to watch in 2015 carries an intriguing top 25 dominated by US corporates, such as Alien Vault, Norse and Lancope with IBM tucked in at 18th place. At number 10 CyberArk is Israel based, 12 has AVG Technologies from Prague, 14th is NuData Security, Vancouver, Canada and 24th place goes to Finland's Codenomicon in Oulu,
Last week, in a move that aims to create a user-friendly, one-stop shop for procuring Cloud Services, the government’s G-Cloud initiative presented the new Digital Marketplace, an online store where public sector organisations can go to buy cloud services. As part of the restructure, Onyx Group was listed as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Specialist Cloud Services supplier to the UK public sector. This week In a move designed to help facilitate their long-term plans of becoming a £100m a year business, Onyx Group increases their core infrastructure to 10Gb through the installation of a brand new network, significantly reducied latency levels through their data centre and managed wide area network estate.
The Cisco specialist Integrated IT networking and communications specialist, Arrowdawn, has secured new contracts worth £200,000. Arrowdawn has completed a system upgrade for EnerMech, the mechanical engineering specialist to the energy sector, at a number of sites sites including Aberdeen and Norway. The news comes as a welcome if slight offset to the haemorrhage of local specialist skills for any future engineering extraction and exploration on the continental shelf.
Dubbed after the "unecessary" letter and for some the unlucky 13, IBM headlines the machine as the most powerful and secure yet! The first mainframe in history designed for growth of the mobile app economy. IBM's first new mainframe in three years - represents continued investment in core hardware systems that can process 2.5 billion business transactions per day, or the equivalent of 100 Cyber Mondays.
No electricity, no reliable cold chain, no diagnostic equipment available – scientists in field laboratories who diagnose and deal with Ebola infections often work under challenging conditions. Now researchers at DPZ have developed Diagnostics-in-a-Suitcase, that contains all reagents and equipment to detect the Ebola virus within 15 minutes at point-of-need and is 6 to 10 times faster than the current techniques with equal sensitivity.
UK telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, sets out its planned negotiating position for the 2015 global conference where decisions relating to the allocation of radio frequency bands are expected to be taken.
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.
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 Europe is completing a new round of privacy rules to be finalised 2015r, giving greater power to individuals over who can access their data and how it is used, the UK finds that mass surveillance programs of internet users are lawful and do not violate human rights, according to the recent ruling by the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT)
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