Research into the brain is being addressed in 2014 by USA, Europe and China, in three very different projects, which hopefully by avoiding duplication can contribute to an in-depth understanding of that mysterious and elusive world, the brain.
As a second, independent report finds BT overcharged customers £4.9bn between April 2005 and March 2013, reports UK's broadband blog Br0kenTeleph0n3, a new report from SQW, reported by Outlaw.com claims that superfast broadband funding will boost the economy by £6 billion, making a return on investment of £20 for every £1 spent.
As Cisco buys into security, Unisys opens ITSMaaS (IT Service Management as a Service) through Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform, and BGF £10m investement in Scottish-based Inoapps (Oracle soft/hard ware supplier) means acquisition and employee growth.
Print your own calendar, peruse Scottish lighthouses, have a look at a standard Infographic and then see if an interactive one on data storage takes your interest. Meantime the kids have moved from Facebook. Time for new social pastures perhaps?
Three Scottish organisations have won prestigious industry awards, with a team from UoA (University of Aberdeen) and RGU (Robert Gordon University) with other NE institutions winning Computer Weekly European User Awards for Data Centres while the Accounting Web Software Awards for small business accounting and expenses goes to Edinburgh based FreeAgent Central, despite stiff competition from their industry sectors.
Pulsant, the cloud computing, managed hosting and colocation corporate, is hosting Scotland's first dedicated IXP (Internet Exchange Point) and selected by LINX (London Internet Exchange ) who developed the IXP. The new exchange, successfully implemented is due to see its first Internet traffic in the next few days.
This month, EuroCloud Europe honoured Europe's best Cloud services companies with awards presented in five categories. The UK took part in this very competitive arena, with winners from its local Awards held in July, going onto the European finals.
HiPEAC aims to be the premier experts forum in computer architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose systems. Emphasis is given to cross-cutting R&D (embedded/high performance, architecture/software stack, etc.) and innovative ideas (new programming models or architecture approaches to cater for technology constraints or new technologies).
Plans for a Big Data Network which includes almost £5 million for the UK Data Service at the University of Essex to form a service streamlining research access to data collected by government departments and other agencies , while £7.6M is awarded to a University of Southampton consortium helps to launch and run a project to give academic research access to government data.
Cloud computing specialist Iomart unveils its biggest-ever acquisition buying Leeds-based disaster recovery firm BTL (Backup Technology Ltd) in a deal of up up £23m. Onyx, meantime celebrates its Newcastle data centre tenth anniversary, and opens its fifth data hall in the Edinburgh data centre, bringing its total site investment to £6.5 million since 2010.
Portugal Telecom, on the heels of the official opening of its benchmark Covilhã Data Centre, almost predictably breaks the news of its business merge with Oi and its holding companies into a single Brazilian entity. Avistar, SGPS, S.A. (“BES”) and Nivalis Holding B.V. (“Ongoing”), PT's two largest shareholders of PT, have provided their support for the transaction and have jointly signed the MOU.
Just as the Apple could boost speed 20 times on the next iPhone by sharing WiFi and 4G to boost bandwidth iPhone, Oracle's new in-memory database technology promises to increase database query speed by 100 times or more, with doubled transaction performance.
"The idea of remote working was just such a revelation!" A year ago, Elizabeth Duncan, the early inspired, motivator of what IT practically could achieve for remote working communities and sensing all the magic potential of JANET, the Universities' Joint Academic Network, managed to find time to complete a first draft of her embryonic book 'Shoot the Managers.'
Around 80% of companies believe storing data in a virtual environment decreases or simply does not impact their organisation’s chance of data loss. Yet, 40% of companies leveraging virtual storage experienced data loss from those environments in the last year.
As the UK is about to auction its Royal Mail and BT does not rank as the fastest, or most efficient in data communications, especially for UK’s remoter regions, there is much to admire in one of the world's greenest and largest world data centres launched by PT (Portugal Telecom).
Amor, having been on an acquisition trail for growth, has been acquired by one of the biggest, giving the US Lockheed Martin group a sound footing in the energy, transport and public services affairs of the UK.
iomart Group has acquired Redstation, dedicated server and managed services company and completed the acquisition with a maximum of £8 million, £6.6m paid as initial consideration of £5.1m cash and £1.5m by issue of 515,464 new ordinary shares. A consideration of up to £1.5m is payable in cash subject to Redstation achieving certain profit targets by end March 2014.
Networking and communications giant, Cisco Systems is staying mum on whether its HQ announcement of a 4,000 job cut proposal will impact on Scottish operations. But it's an ill wind, as those with such networking skills should be able to regroup and re-armour for a local growth sector.
“We knew this was something we needed to add to our fully managed DDoS protection service, because every site we have tested so far has had security holes and/or poor performance, including our own website!” Mark Teolis, GM, DOSarrest.
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