Internationally renowned cyber-security expert, Troy Hunt, has been announced by ScotlandIS as a keynote speaker at this year’s ScotSoft developers conference. In his speech the Australian based web security expert, Microsoft regional director and MVP will draw on his years of experience running the ethical data breach service ‘have I been pwned’
Scotland’s ability to combat cybercrime could be massively boosted thanks to a unique partnership between Abertay University, Police Scotland and private company Droman Crime Solutions. The partnership has developed a ‘serious game’ that can train very large numbers of criminal justice staff in basic techniques to deal efficiently with cybercrime.
Data analytics company Aquila Insight has demonstrated its growth by moving into the former offices of FanDuel at Edinburgh’s CodeBase incubator to supports its rapid expansion. With an Edinburgh HQ and offices in London and Derby, it is rebranding to mark a new chapter as it approaches its fourth birthday.
HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans for a spin-off and merger of its non-core software assets with Micro Focus in a transaction of approximately $8.8 billion. This includes 50.1% ownership of the new combined company by HPE shareholders and a $2.5 billion cash payment to HPE a combination that creates one of the world's largest pure-play enterprise software companies. Another new IT behemoth emerges as Dell Technologies Inc combines the holdings of Dell with storage leader EMC Corp and in completion gets a $60 billion merger of cloud, storage, virtualisation and hardware components that will target being all things to enterprise IT customers.
Intelligent Point of Sale, developer of a tablet-based till system for the retail and hospitality sector, quadrupled turnover last year to over £1m. The Edinburgh-based start-up claims to have more than doubled clients, to over 1000 in the past 10 months. From 14 staff at the start of 2015, IPOS now employs 25, another five to be recruited by the end of next month.
"We believe that our recognition as a Visionary in the UTM Magic Quadrant aligns well with our mission to deliver enterprise grade security that is easily deployed and managed for SMBs and distributed enterprises," said Prakash Panjwani (right) CEO of WatchGuard Technologies.
IBM has revealed more information about Power9, its nextgen CPU, the hero that will regain market share ceded to Intel. Currently being built on GlobalFoundries 14nm finFET process, Power9 will be the heart of power servers by the second half of 2017. Both a brand new core as well as new chip architecture, IBM has optimised it for for HPC workloads, hyperscale, analytics and machine learning applications.
The river where Scotland's very first hydro-electric scheme was thought to have been sited in the late 1890s by Sir John Fowler, a civil engineer famous for his work both on the London Underground and the Forth Bridge, now makes headlines yet again for as community water powered renewable energy system that is starting to pay money back to its original investors.
Intel Custom Foundry has made a statement of intent that it is serious about competing with the companies TSMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries and is agreeing a full support package for ARM intellectual property, on its upcoming 10nm FinFET manufacturing process.
Scottish cloud and data centre, brightsolid, has received Preferred Partner certification in Dell’s PartnerDirect program, meeting the necessary technical and sales training requirements. As a Dell Preferred Partner with certifications in Cloud Services & Solutions, brightsolid has always maintained a close working relationship with Dell and excels in hardware, software and services knowledge that help eliminate IT complexity for customers and help create greater efficiencies.
Global asset management firm, Baillie Gifford, has appointed Scotland-based Assure APM to gain greater forensic insight and control of its IT
systems, as part of an ongoing strategy to provide the highest levels of service to its clients. Baillie Gifford’s assets under management are
unostentatiously valued at around £130 billion. Assure was appointed following its pilot of ‘Advanced Performance Management’ technology across
Baillie Gifford’s IT environment to monitor and manage their network, server, and virtual infrastructure.
IoT emerges in Glasgow with STREAM Technologies which has developed software focused on the fast-growing Internet of Things, is to create 20 jobs in Glasgow, as it aims for an annual turnover increase from £5.5m to £20 million by 2018. The mobile network services specialist is being supported by a £200,000 Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise job creation coincides with a move to bigger premises, at Skypark in Glasgow.
MIT, in conjunction with Microsoft researchers has designed a temporary, multi-functional tattoo called “DuoSkin” that turns the wearer’s skin into the ultimate wearable device. Manufactured through three steps, according to MIT’s website: crafting the skin circuitry through a graphic design program, fabricating stencils of the circuitry followed by applying an electrically conductive gold lead material to the outline, which concludes with incorporating electronic components into the tattoo so it can be interactive.
Kimera Systems have launched Nigel – claimed the world’s first commercial human-like intelligence technology for connected devices. Nigel was delivered at a birthday party held in downtown Portland by its creator, Kimera co-founder and CEO Mounir Shita. The Nigel AGI (Artificial General Intelligence technology began learning immediately in the same way humans do: by observing the behaviour of people with Nigel-enabled devices.
The Copyright and Patent law changed on July 28th 2016 in the UK , after the European Union decided on the law change, which required all members to follow suit. This may change if Brexit goes through, but currently it means that it is illegal to reproduce or 3D print objects that have had their copyright protection extended.
My1Login, a major European Identity and Access Management approach, has announced £1.3 million of new investment helping it to further penetrate the European enterprise sector with its range of methods to combat data breaches and cyber crime. This round of funding follows on from £680k raised in 2013.
Gaberlunzie reckons It’s not like it's easy to miss, but just-in-case check out GradHub Scotland, set up as a ScotlandIS initiative that joins up graduates looking for jobs and companies looking for graduates, an interesting hot spot to keep your eye on. At the same time as robotics and big data will continue to coexist and cross-fertilise each other, robotics are moving down on the farm
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In light of the recent cyber-attack on a leading Qatari bank, in which 1.4 GB of sensitive information was allegedly released to the public by hackers, cyber-security has resurfaced at the top of the Qatari national priority list. Rising level of threats and cyber security risk have prompted immediate and collaborative action from the public, private and academic sectors of the country
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