Announcing the launch of Data Talent Scotland, The Data Lab’s CEO Gillian Docherty, says that thanks to a unique ecosystem, Scotland has genuine potential to become a global centre for all things data. However, industry and academia must work together to ensure that a shortage of skills does not stifle growth.
Data is often thought to be constant and immutable. Defined by 1s and 0s, it never changes. But a school of thinking sees data as constantly adrift and mutating in response to surrounding forces.. Without processes in place to detect this, evolving data drift could wreak havoc on understanding, warn the experts..
Damien Anderson, a computer science researcher at the University of Strathclyde, has won the prestigious Scotland-wide award the Robertson Medal, from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, presented annually by the Trust to the most outstanding student on its PhD scholarship programme.
The performance of modern buildings is judged not just by how much they cost to build, but how much they cost to run, how much energy they consume, how little they damage the environment, and in general, how sustainable they are.
First round of winners in the Government’s October financed UK Games Fund are announced by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy. Home to acclaimed games such as Batman, Arkham Knight and Monument Valley, the UK's video games sector plays a vital role in the country’s thriving creative industries he says.
Cyber security dominate headlines across the globe; its spotlight prominence ensured by a continual stream of high profile attacks. 2015 saw TalkTalk, Ashley Madison and MoonPig dragged under media scrutiny by substantial data breaches. Beyond headlines however, is a real concern the problem is both wider and more complex, and many businesses still fail to take necessary action to combat threats.
The UK Border Agency has stopped processing applications for Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visas. Those on Tier 4 student visas wishing to remain in the UK after graduation now need to qualify for a Tier 2 visa. In many cases only graduates who have an offer of a skilled job from a sponsoring employer under Tier 2 of the points-based system will be able to stay and work in the UK. What says the Scottish CDO?
A fledgling Dundee-based games company launch its first game this week as it goes live on the Apple App store in 12 different languages. BAUM is reportedly a highly-addictive 2D platform game of great charm and the first release for the Dundee independent games studio, A Fox Wot I Drew
After competitive tenders and pitches, auditors and advisor Scott Moncrieff has been appointed to three top Scottish based technology companies, namely CodeClan, Pegasus Solutions Ltd, and Future Technology Devices International.
Cogmotive, a lead provider of Office 365 reporting and analytics approaches, has established a new global sales office in North America, to be headed up by Doug Davis. The location reflects the considerable growth Cogmotive has experienced and positions key customer service functions close to the core US market.
Glasgow’s SMS (Smart Metering Systems) which to date has supplied 108,700 meters for larger industrial and commercial businesses is now in line to win business from the five independent energy suppliers RHE, Green Energy, Flow Energy, Spark Energy and Our Power having been placed on those companies approved supplier lists.
IBM may have sold its fabs, but that has not hindered its corporate ingenuity as attains it has again finished first, for the 23rd consecutive year, in the annual US patents recipients list. 2015 IBM generated more than 2,000 patents in areas related to cognitive computing and the company’s cloud computing and services portfolio. These investments will continue to drive transformation for IBM’s clients and business in years to come.
UK Government is to crackdown on nuisance calls and make marketing companies display caller ID, Direct marketing companies will have to legally display their telephone number on caller ID. Consumers will find it easier to report unsolicited calls to the regulators Latest research shows 9 in 10 Scots have received nuisance calls on their landline Around one in five marketing calls fail to display valid number
Paragon Software Group has released its PenReader, a handwriting recognition keyboard app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that allows users to write with a finger or a pen directly on touch screens in any of 38 supported languages.
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.
Gaberlunzie pondering the press room of the corporates, increasingly sees that Press & Publicity Offices are now pure internet locations in the speed-need guises of longer than 140 words4FlutteryTwittery, Facebooklets, LinkedIns&outs, Pinterestsupandown, Snapsomechat, YouTubeWho?, InstaGOgram, and Google.
Leap year at CES 2016 in Las Vegas finds Segway introducing SAPR (Segway Advanced Personal Robot) the result of collaboration between Segway, Intel, and Xiaomi, the Chinese tech company and investor to the $80 million financing Segway raised last year, when it was acquired by its Chinese competitor, Ninebot which produced the Xiaomi Ninebot balancing scooter.
Data security expert, Mark Bower, comments on FTC (Federal Trade Commission) that dental software provider Henry Schein Practice Solutions agreed to settle with the FTC over charges that it misled customers on the level of encryption its software provided to protect sensitive patient data. Meantime, Head of Smart Energy at MWR InfoSecurity, Rob Miller notes “There is a belief in the IoT community that using a wireless protocol such as ZigBee means that the device is secure. ZigBee has a number of very effective security features such as communications encryption but it is not a silver bullet."
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