Oracle Corp agrees to pay more than £7bn for the ERP vendor NetSuite, which has cloud-computing pioneer Larry Ellison as a major investor. It will use its second-largest acquisition to try to catch up in a key area where it lagged. The NetSuite's board of directors unanimously approved the transaction, valued at US$109 per share in cash, representing a near 30% premium to NetSuite’s closing Tuesday price.
Gaberlunzie has experienced the full force of Google dominance this month with the demand to change password occurring almost twice daily day and often while he's trying to hook up some other complication. It has reached the extent that doing a very simple VAT return for HMRC over six hours and involving some 5 passwords seems child's play. Time perhaps to go shopping for HATs.
Solar scientists are putting Scotland on the world map and a September conference will see academia and industry meeting in Edinburgh, as a hub for research into solar power, with scientists from 10 universities probing the potential of this rapidily developing renewable energy source.
Taking place from the 19th-23 October, the shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize has been drawn from three continents, with novels from as far south as New Zealand, to Scotland’s most northerly tip.From hundreds of entries, ten authors have been picked to battle it out for a publishing deal with Freight Books, a £5000 cash prize and a week’s protected writing time in Dundee.
RUMPEL, a ground-breaking hyperdata web browser that makes it simpler for people to access and use online data about themselves, is being rolled out to the public this month, as a revolutionary web browser lets you lead a smarter life when you get a HAT
An awaited boost for UK Brexiters? Freetrade announces today it will be launching its disruptive new platform for trading stocks and shares, with proven commission-free trading technology and fractional share dealing in the UK for the first time.Most people, especially millennials, are priced out of investing on the stock exchange. Costly broker fees, typically around £12 per transaction, prohibit smaller investors, who often need to see investments grow considerably before returning a profit. In addition, receiving the correct advice is difficult, because it tends to require an investor meeting with an IFA in person to receive support, both expensive and time-consuming.
Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray are to offer ACRAS (Advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics Services) analysing organisations vulnerability footprint from an adversary's perspective, to enable proactive detection and an efficient mitigation of cyber threats.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has led some data professionals to think they will no longer be affected by the EU’s GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation) due to come into effect by 2018. Andy Beale, CTO (chief technology officer) for the British government is a keynote speaker for September’s Technology Leaders Summit. “Although it’s very early days, there are some misconceptions around the impact of Brexit on the many thousands of organisations responsible for storage and managing of sensitive personal data,” notes, VP of EMEA, Ground Labs, John Cassidy.
A new report analyses future energy demand in Glasgow, the only Scottish contender among the other major UK cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Sheffield all preparing for an energy smart future.
Eaton has appointed RMD Ltd, independent specialist in data centre and server room infrastructure, as its service partner for Scotland. The partnership allows the power management company to ensure that its Scotland customers can benefit from quick access to local installation and maintenance services from Eaton-trained engineers, in order to optimise the uptime of their installation and guarantee business continuity.
From April 2017, all UK employers with annual salary bills of more than £3 million will pay an apprenticeship levy. The levy is aimed at funding apprenticeships across the UK and the rate will be 0.5% of the employer’s pay bill. Companies may be aware that Scottish Government has launched an Apprenticeship Levy Consultation. ADS Scotland is keen to share the details with companies in our sector to allow everyone the opportunity to respond. The consultation closes 26th August.
The UK may have made a Brexit from Europe but the British Standards Institute is promoting Eurocodes. What are Eurocodes? Eurocodes are seen as leading the way in structural codes. Their flexibility enables adoption and use not only in Europe, but internationally. The adoption of Eurocodes in the UK Building Regulations, the Highways Agency and Network Rail, means that the basis for structural and geotechnical design within the UK has now shifted from the withdrawn British Standards to European standards (Eurocodes).
A selection of leading UK research, post-graduate and undergraduate universities Cranfield, Central Lancashire and Leeds are partnering with Tableau Software to pilot a hands-on training course in data analytics for their students and professors. The one day course aims to raise awareness about the use of data analytics, helping staff and students close the gap in data skills amongst UK graduates and iin today's increasingly competitive workplace.
The Farnborough International Airshow was believed to be a likely venue for breaking news on the UK’s spaceport plans. The biggest aircraft trade show in the UK is held once every two years this year runs from 16-22 July 2018
Smartfrog claims to be the first IoT company to offer a subscription IoT (Internet of Things) product in online retail stores. In partnership with Amazon and Otto – reportedly the two leading e-commerce platforms in Europe – Smartfrog offers its complete solution for £4.95 (€5.95) per month. According to a Digital Market study by Statista, by 2020 there will be an estimated 1 million households in the UK connected to the security hardware market. Smartfrog’s product has no minimum contract period and can be cancelled at any time.
A new YouGov survey by global technology integrator Aquarium Software shows that the British public fundamentally misunderstands the purpose and role of contact centres. While, in reality, just 4% of contact centres are exclusively sales-based, 75% of Brits think at least half of all contact centre activity is dedicated purely to making sales calls. Aquarium is calling for the contact centre industry to be more transparent about its activities, to help alleviate an often negative perception of their role in commerce.
UK's railway network was the victim of at least four major cyber attacks in the last 12 months, according to a private security company that works with the network. The attacks were discovered by ex-GCHQ Darktrace, a British cybersecurity startup that is responsible for defending most of the UK's railway network and nearly parallels with US researchers finding a hacking tool that targets energy grids on the dark web.
A £4m Investment In the University’s New School Of Health, Social Care And Wellbeing. The new school will enable the UHI to develop and align its curriculum and research at all levels to meet the needs of the health and social care sectors across the region, but also including areas of life science and health service management and administration. The university will work closely and develop educational and research ideas in partnership with the NHS, HIE, local authorities, the Scottish and UK governments, and business as well as other universities and colleges and international partners.
As part of its continued programme of growth within EMEA, Plexus Corp will be investing in a dedicated building and equipment for ESS (Environmental Stress Screening) at its Kelso, Scotland, manufacturing facility. This will provide an in-house service offering to customers in its expanding defence, security and aerospace sectors, as well as for those in the oil and gas industry.
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