Sony and Panasonic have formulated the “Archival Disc”, a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs, with the objective of expanding the market for long-term digital data storage.
Supercomputer TSUBAME recently upgraded from 2.0 to 2.5. Swallow in Japanese, Tsubame is the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) symbol. TSUBAME also stands for Tokyo Tech Supercomputer and Ubiquitously Accessible Mass Storage Environment,one of the world's top, large-scale supercomputers.
Scientist-entrepreneurs from Berlin complement their web application by native apps for mobile devices operating under Android and iOS. Notes, photos, annotations and sketches recorded with the labfolder mobile app are seamlessly transferred into the digital lab notebook.
A £155 million fund for a national network of Quantum Technology Hubs that exploit quantum physics properties to develop quantum technologies - with the view to eventual application - has been opened for bids by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Between £10-20 million a Hub will be available, complemented by a £75 million fund for capital investment across the network.
IBM which for its 21st straight year has amassed more U.S. patents than any other company, is helped in that arena by its push into big-data services, which glean insights by mining large quantities of information. And, just as it sold its PC operation to Lenova in 2005, it now sells Lenova its x86 low end server business.
In an intriguing slant on the ubiquitous data centre, KYC Exchange Net AG, Switzerland, now offers a secure web-based communication platform for KYC (Know Your Customer) and CDD (Customer Due Diligence) purposes to the FSI (Financial Services Industry). Will other specialist sectors follow suit?
Atkins, UK’s largest engineering consultancy, is to make it easier for public sector clients to procure its leading ICT applications by adding three new cloud based services on G-Cloud, with an online catalogue of information and communications services for the UK public sector. The development coincides with the Six Degrees Group survey findings and head of the Government Digital Service (GDS) agreeing most local councils in the UK are unaware of government's IT G-Cloud procurement platform to reduce government IT costs.
Back in October pressure was applied to Dumfries & Galloway Council to reverse its planning decision on a greenfield site near Ecclefechan in time for it to host a flagship investment by what was claimed to be one of the world's largest datafarm operators.
AmberCore DC UAB of Lithuania has concluded an agreement with IBM in the design of a state-of-the-art TIER III datacentre facility near Vilnius, Lithuania. The companies will work together to highlight advantages of having Vilnius, Lithuania as a viable option for worldwide clients wishing to house data in a geographically and politically safe environment, both when looking to set up managed services and co-location presence, or seeking to economically set up recovery and resilience operations.
Some 80% of scientific data gets lost in two decades claims a new study tracking accessibility of data over time from University of British Columbia researcb. Culprits are old e-mail addresses and obsolete storage devices. Simultaneously, Kroll Ontrack reports proliferation of new drive types and malware problems are among the biggest trends impacting the data recovery industry in 2013.
Living in an increasingly connected world, it’s not just mobile phones, tablet PCs and computers that are connected, but electricity meters, fridges, cars, properties, even entire cities are being connected at an ever-increasing rate. Telenor Connexion has set up Cloud Connect as an internet of things.
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.
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