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!
Gaberlunzie has had an absolutely hair-raising three hours..started at 10am and finished at 13.32 trying to pay Edinburgh Council for his parking permit. He variously equipped himself slowly with his expiring permit council tax number, his car registration number and it’s various pollution emissions and engine sizes numbers only to find that his whole block was missing in the pull-down!
The massive IT meltdown that has brought parts of Scotland's Glasgow City Council to standstill and expected to spark a legal battle over who is responsible is on the heels of a similar tale at Lincolnshire County Council with the organisation SERCO Citizen Services UK has just which issued a formal apology after a catalogue of errors in paying teachers and other public sector workers in Lincoln, with Glasgow to follow presumably.
New mathematical models can give us better and cheaper robotic systems. That is the conclusion of the thesis of Industrial PhD student Morten Mossige from ABB. Mossige defended his PhD thesis at the University of Stavanger on 26 August. The thesis focuses on the testing of robotic systems.
IBM in collaboration with NVIDIA, Mellanox (ethernet meets the unbelievable!) and the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Hartree Centre announce plans for the UK's first PADC (POWER Acceleration and Design Centre) designed to help UK businesses exploit high performance computing on OpenPOWER systems for MSBD (Modelling & Simulation and Big Data Analytics).
The enterprise mobility market (EMM) is expected to nearly triple from $3.1 billion in 2014 to $9.2 billion in 2018 (according to 451 Research), and it is a major growth area that many corporations are still trying to get their heads around. Back in June this year Gartner mapped out a dozen Challengers, Leaders, Niche players and Visionaries. Now its time for Enablers.
A meteoric event developing in the equator is causing bookmakers to slash odds on a white Christmas. ‘El Niño’ on the way makes UK forecasters predict the harshest winter in 50 years. Leading Cloud IT experts NSE (Net Solutions Europe) comments on the importance of resilient IT systems to mitigate crisis management during the harsh coming months.
Back in 2010 Alchemy Plus submitted a £20m Data Centre proposal for Inverness that did not mature. In February 2011, Lloyds Banking Group suspended plans for its £250m datafarm investment in Ecclefechan and a Lockerbie Data Centre plans were never realised. Now a team comprised of West Coast Energy and US DataVita will break the jinx and raise the Fortis Data Centre in Lanarkshire.
A survey of IT security professionals examines attitudes to threat-sharing in different scenarios. If security researchers get no response from manufacturers when disclosing vulnerabilities with life-threatening implications, the majority of IT security professionals (64%) believe the information should then be made public,
University of Dundee researchers have been awarded funding for a project worth more than £1.1million by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) ) to develop new tools to carry out arguement mining, a relatively new field of AI and one regarded as having exceptional academic, commercial and cultural potential.
UK businesses are warned about the growing risk of cyber attacks as Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, urges businesses across the country to protect themselves by taking up the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme
The internet could be on the brink of a ‘capacity crunch’ within eight years and that would force us to rethink the way we use it, warns Professor Andrew Ellis of Aston University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
IT contracts expert David McIlwaine of law firm Pinsent Masons, is quoted that "Contracts really serve two principal purposes. One is to make clear parties' rights and obligations, and the other is to serve to protect the parties. That protection element is of critical importance and may necessitate a degree of complexity in the drafting, for example when specifying the parties' liabilities under the contract. It is important that contracts do not compromise protection for parties in a search for simplicity and clarity."
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