The Guardian, The Independent and The Mirror were the three respective top ranking media in Google search for Google's Doodle on Commander Grace Hooper. It celebrated the life of one of the great computer age pioneers, a great STEM example and who is widely credited as being the "mother" of the Cobol computer language.
SBC (Scottish Borders Council) is to fund a £143,000 staff laptop computer upgrade from next year’s budget in order to comply with Scottish Government requirements for compliance with the new PSN (Public Service Network.
The chart from Statista, based on data from Net Applications, shows that Windows 8 was used by just 9.3% of the computing population. At this point in Windows 7's life, it is twice as high in terms of computing share. But with its deadline for Windows support looming for 2014, perhaps someone ought to recognise a traditional Sunset Industry. Buy Windows 7 out from Microsoft, leaving it to concentrate on Windows 8 etc. in a move could turn out to be a win: win proposition, both for the software, the users and the Sunset Industry player.
In its interim report on Digital Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh has collected the evidence of exclusion. "Over a million Scots, and most of our small businesses, do not have the access and skills they need to share in the benefits of a Digital Scotland and this digital exclusion exacerbates existing divides," it finds.
Definitely for the clutteratti and chatteratti Aghhh! a brand new surf engine is home page of choice for Britain’s internet users following its launch this autumn. Gaberlunzie took one look at it and has fled back to processing press releases even if they are work.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Glasgow are invisible to potential customers because they are not keeping pace with consumers’ preference for using the web and social media to find local businesses
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.
BrewDog, Moonpig and Alexa Chung’s favourite wellies are among 1,000 companies leading economic recovery, says a new report based on Growth Intelligence data. Geographically Scotland is trailing in the top performers, where the leaders are SW England with London only in 4th place!!
Vin Murria, CEO of Advanced (Advanced Computer Software Group plc) has is named Tech Personality of the Year in the UK Tech Awards 2013 and presented with the award in London Lancaster Hotel this month. She shares the honour with David Braben, CEO of games group Frontier Developments, co-presented with the award.
An age-old engineering problem is how to precisely measure forces acting between two components inside a machine or say on the sail of a boat, without drilling holes or sticking on a sensor? Technischen Universität Darmstadt researchers have emerged with a brilliantly simple solution: a screw with an integrated sensor.
In a great rustle of activity (What you haven't got one?) contactless is the world’s new smart card, and compliant with the CIPURSE open security standard from Infineon are now being used in different projects, as in Brazil, and in cooperation between Oracle and Infineon, while Telenor launches Norway's first commercial NFC project.
Gaberlunzie is breathlessly awaiting the smart navel gazing app, which will inevitably appear like a star from the far east some time in 2014. It may rejoice in a name such as 'Omphaloskepsis' as an aid to meditation
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.
TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co) the world's largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry, with its HQ and main operations in Hsinchu, Taiwan, has adopted Glasgow-based GSS (Gold Standard Simulation) Mystic, an advanced statistical compact model extraction tool for TCAD device analysis.
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.
Hardware and software are key sound components as LINN Products of East Renfrewshire records excellent response from both retailer and distributors to its £50,000 Klimax Exakt intelligent speaker sound system launched in September. Edinburgh-based Wolfson Microelectronics now widens its software offering as it partners with Fortemedia ForteVoice software for its ADSP (Audio Digital Signal Processor) platform.
ClusterSeven ESM (Enterprise Spreadsheet Manager) data manager software for businesses, audit firms and financial institutions, is awarded 2013 GRC Value award for Information and Data Governance by the US research firm GRC 20/20.
Scotland’s third largest local authority is using TotalMobile to change its working practices and improve on service delivery to 366,000 citizens, and Fife Council claims to be on target to realise efficiencies of £20M, after implementing the mobile working software approach of TotalMobile.
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