The Cisco specialist Integrated IT networking and communications specialist, Arrowdawn, has secured new contracts worth £200,000. Arrowdawn has completed a system upgrade for EnerMech, the mechanical engineering specialist to the energy sector, at a number of sites sites including Aberdeen and Norway. The news comes as a welcome if slight offset to the haemorrhage of local specialist skills for any future engineering extraction and exploration on the continental shelf.
Oscars are the coveted award of best actors, actresses, and film stars but engineers? Indeed!!
EECS professor James O’Brien was awarded a technical achievement award (Sci-tech Oscar) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for “influential research on the finite element methods that served as the foundation for the development of the Digital Molecular Matter toolkit.”
For the third time in the last couple of weeks, Adobe is dealing with a zero day vulnerability in Flash. The vulnerability affects Flash on Windows, OS X and Linux. The company is working on a patch for another Flash bug that is being exploited in drive-by download attacks.
For Ishbell MacPhail, general manager of Dell Scotland, trying to ensure a female STEM balance for the company’s IT staff, finds her also acutely aware of the need for "best candidate for the job" balance, not to mention a wider need for overall diversity in staff with a wide range of attributes as sales skills, leadership, and creativity.
NLG (Natural Language Generators) Arria, Quill & OnlyBoth are three software approaches to natural report writing, that will work with analytical, data heavy, reports and have emerged from Aberdeen University, and in the USA Chicago and a Pittsburgh University startups respectively. These are also envisaged as the needful voices for emergent IoT.
This area of knowledge has a high business potential and aims to export specialists and regional companies to Europe. The newly established company Cualli-Software, has its founding Mexican partnership identify a niche opportunity in specialised software to export from Latin America as new products as well as highly qualified human resources .
Don't hold your breath. Smart meters roll out is now scheduled for 2016. It will involves Telefonica, CGI and Capita for the UK south and central regions, while DECC suppliers of choice for smart meters, are Arqiva, BAE Systems and BT in northern England and Scotland.
ESET has analysed new member of ransomware family (malicious software used for extortion) detected by its telemetry under name Win32/VirLock. It is claimed the first time ESET researchers have seen ransomware also act as a polymorphic parasitic virus infecting files on user‘s device.
As CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) promises 2015 International CES will feature the largest ever IoT showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the “Internet of Things,” 2015 marks the next phase for the European IOT project which has run from 2011-2014. working in areas such as ‘smart' house, health, transport and energy.. The EU IOE (Internet of Energy ) project has 40 European partners, working on how to make it easier for energy suppliers and consumers to connect to each others’ equipment.
CambridgeIP (Cambridge Intellectual Property Ltd), the Cambridge-based provider of patent-based research, patent analysis software and patent databases, is seeking to be acquired by a major industrial player. UK big corporates would be both clever and resourceful if several flung their caps in the ring, so all could benefit, from an undeniable UK strength, that would remains exactly that.
As RandomStorm is acquired by Accumuli, so the Onyx Group has acquired Knowledge IT, accredited ICT solutions and support firm. After three years of good organic growth, this move enhances Onyx’s consulting and managed service capability.
IBM has announced a continued expansion of its global cloud computing network to 40 cloud centres with 12 new locations serving a growing roster of enterprise clients looking to move to hybrid cloud computing.
As Clyde Space settles in nicely at its new spacecraft manufacturing facility at SkyPark in Glasgow posting pictures of the new facilities with awesome piece of graffiti art from Rogue-one, leading UK space organisations join forces with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake, and UK's Raspberry Pi to offer students a chance to devise and code their own apps or experiment to run in space.
As Europe is completing a new round of privacy rules to be finalised 2015r, giving greater power to individuals over who can access their data and how it is used, the UK finds that mass surveillance programs of internet users are lawful and do not violate human rights, according to the recent ruling by the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT)
Writing in "EDN Network" Richard Quinell discusses activity in the field of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in embedded systems, citing such products as Siri voice recognition, unmanned autonomous vehicles, and data mining as examples where AI principles are being used to implement design functions.
It has finally happened, writes Bernard-Louis Roques in the 9th edition of the Truffle 100 that carries a graph where the lines representing profits (€6.3bn) and research & development (€6.9bn) have crossed!
Imaging, sensing & metrology, computing & simulation and communications are all embraced by four new QTH (quantum technology hubs )to be located at the Universities of Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford and York. The new £120m network will involve 17 universities and 132 companies announced Greg Clark, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities.
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