As the distributed management of data laboratories is becoming the norm, as in Europe's DMOD with its emphasis on mobile, ubiquitous, distributed management processing and visualisation, Scotland is riding the data wave and to have a new £11.3 million innovation centre to helping capitalise on this tsunami of market data, analytics and ‘big data’ technology . The Data Lab will opening later this year.
The world's press has flagged up a problem first discovered by a team of Finnish security experts and researchers at Google last week Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, a number of large websites, including Yahoo, Facebook, Google and Amazon Web Services, said they were fixing or had already fixed the problem.
A significant chapter in PC history ends as Microsoft ceases to "Extended Support" for Windows XP, meaning there will be no new security updates from the vendor, but some breathing space offered until 2015.
Embedded in the UK, though not ad-listed by Google, Vtesse offers tailor made DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection, just as it delivers networks and data centre services to enterprise and SMEs.
Prato, the Belgian HR-software provider in the job to candidate search field acquires a majority stake in Actonomy. In yet another (partial) acquisition of HR-technology expertise, it is consolidating a position as a Belgium-based market leader.
Oracle's acquisition of BlueKai announced in February is predicted as its big growth opportunity in NoSQL Despite the positives of a NoSQL database, the technology is young. NoSQL databases not gained traction with big enterprise clients despite enormous prospects for developers, because the maturity of relational database technology is so well suited to its workloads.
ProofHQ, a cloud-based content review and approval software provider, has released Automated Workflow, a feature to provides busy marketing project managers with a simple but sophisticated way to automate time-consuming, manual tasks required to complete their projects.
Gaberlunzie who loves search engines was sent a press release that declares the launch of the world’s first 3D search engine Squify.com that aims to usher in a new era of search, powered by people, not by corporations! And he's been having fun with carousels ever since.
Capgemini has secured IT outsourcing contracts in both Scotland and England with a reported £6.3million from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and an unpriced joint project with Scotland's Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
Professor David Delpy, EPSRC's CEO bows out from his post by announcing the prize winners of a national science photography competition organised by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Online investment management service Nutmeg has won the FStech Award for Best Use of Online Services 2014. Among those shortlisted were Bank of America Merrill Lynch, LV= and Standard Chartered Bank (China).
"Signal Processing Networked Battlespace" is a Defence technology project aimed to improve military personnel defence by better defence in war zones. The £4 million, five year software development will result in helping soldiers assess their surroundings, enabling operatives to quickly analyse risk and respond to threats.
ECOOP (European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming) conference covera all areas of object technology and related software development technologies. The 2014 conferece will be the 28th of the ECOOP conferences series and embrace a broad range of topics related to object-orientation. The 9th ICOOOLPS (Implementation, Compilation, Optimization of OO Languages, Programs and Systems) workshop, 2014 is co-located with ECOOP
Gaberlunzie, almost back from his holiday where some work has been undertaken, ponders Android pole position although iPhone has some real research pull with Dream On. He then gets distracted by the idea of sand (don't they mean water?) wars both of which are underway! To relax he introduces you to Mash Machine and its tense quest for £1,500,000 by May 10. Pu your boots on and go for a relaxing climb!
Intel Corporation and Cloudera enter a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, with a significant equity investment from Intel to make it Cloudera's largest strategic shareholder (which includes Google) and a member of its board of directors.
ABB Robotics offers Integrated Force Control, a single, base module that consolidates discrete software features for robotic force control that were only previously available separately. According to ABB, robots equipped with this software module are able to handle process variations with real-time external inputs, much as a human would when handling a delicate item or using precise dimensions.
Prometeus GmbH, ISC (International Supercomputing Conference) organiser, appoints Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode as ISC Program Chair for 2015. Dr. Ing. Bernd Mohr, senior scientist at JSC (Juelich Supercomputing Centre) responsible for user support and training, also joins the ISC team as an ISC Executive Consultant continuing to divide time between tasks at both JSC and ISC.
Lupo, at about 85% towards its Kickstarter goal with five days to go thanked its supporters and hoped to celebrate come Sunday. Very happily the celebration has come with three days to spare, as thanks to 417 backers from around the world, LUPO has been made to happen!
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