Renesas Electronics Europe, advanced semiconductor provider has teamed up with G&D (Giesecke & Devrient) international technology specialists in the banknote, payment, secure communication and identity management sectors to collaborate for industrial security solutions and services. The first product, being demonstrated at this week’s Nuremberg SPS IPC Drives, fis ocused on anti-counterfeiting solutions for industrial products.
Alan Turing Institute and Intel agree to form a long term strategic partnership to deliver a research programme focussed on high-performance computing and data analytics. Researchers from both organisations will work together with co-funded research fellows and software engineers. ARM’s November TechCon conference revealed its new low-power application-tier CPU - Cortex-A35 offering, a new family of ultra-high efficiency processors, offering 64-bit compute to smartphone users, and ultrahigh efficiency for wearables. For IBM, the £12,000 contribution to partnership with the University of Warwick, offers researchers guidance through the ethical minefield of using big data and real time analytics.
"The real key to fighting ransomware is to take a closer look at what the attackers are after: these are the files and emails that employees create and view every day," says Varonis engineer, Kieran Laffan. "This unstructured data is the largest data set in most organisations, often the most valuable, and, unfortunately, least controlled." He is urging user behaviour analytics to reduce breach and recovery times while the news break now is that of the Armada Collective warning and its Bitcoin payment demands where Corero offers purpose built DDoS protection
UK’s four Quantum Technologies Hubs yesterday at The first Quantum Technology Showcase held in London had 300 hundred delegates from industry, business and government hearing how UK’s £270 million NQTP (National Quantum Technologies Programme) is drawing the country’s research base together, with industry, research funding bodies and other government agencies to accelerate the transition of new technologies from the laboratory to industry. Alas, no women Hub leaders!
Infographics for Blender slaves and fans alike! Ton Roosendaal (below right, co-founded the Dutch animation studio NeoGeo. This studio quickly became the largest 3D animation house in the Netherlands. Within NeoGeo, Ton was responsible for both art direction and internal software development. After a careful deliberation it was decided that the current in-house 3D toolset needed to be rewritten from scratch. In 1995 this rewrite began and was destined to become the 3D software tool we all now know as Blender.portraitIn 1998, Ton founded a new company called Not a Number (NaN), to further market and develop Blender.
IBM in collaboration with NVIDIA, Mellanox (ethernet meets the unbelievable!) and the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Hartree Centre announce plans for the UK's first PADC (POWER Acceleration and Design Centre) designed to help UK businesses exploit high performance computing on OpenPOWER systems for MSBD (Modelling & Simulation and Big Data Analytics).
Students from Lancaster, Bristol, Southampton and Cambridge were the winners of the 2015 UK ICT Pioneers competition, with Jonathan Roberts from Lancaster University overall winner with his research in nano-Identification Fingerprints of the Future. Scotland's honour was upheld by Puneet Chhabra of Heriot-Watt University with his "Information Processing of Spectrally Enhanced Light Detection and ranging sensors."
In the world of the internet of things, three students create a company that attracts international attention in a development that generates real-time information of workers in risk industries, it both records vital signs as well as hours of performance.
The STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Hartree Centre (below) launches a £50,000 competition for UK SMEs to win ’Proof of Principle’ vouchers to help them unlock business opportunities offered by the IoT (Internet of Things). This competition builds on Hartree’s transformation of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory into an IoT ‘living lab’ – instrumented, interconnected and intelligent.
The enterprise mobility market (EMM) is expected to nearly triple from $3.1 billion in 2014 to $9.2 billion in 2018 (according to 451 Research), and it is a major growth area that many corporations are still trying to get their heads around. Back in June this year Gartner mapped out a dozen Challengers, Leaders, Niche players and Visionaries. Now its time for Enablers.
Virgin Media Broadband manages to fix a putative “massive outage” estimated at needing 4 days before freeing up engineers for ordinary customer aid in Edinburgh EH7 sector, in a bare 1.5 days, 3.5 days early as Virgin Media Business releases the UK's £92bn "Digital Opportunity" report, researched by Oxford Economics that looks at the benefits to the economy if companies could fully develop their digital potential.
Companies have been damaging their business by launching ‘zombie’ and ‘cannibal’ products, These eat into profits, according to a landmark UK study by global research consultancy TNS. While research has only applied to savoury snacks, soft drinks, laundry products and skin care, tempting to wonder if the IT industry players might not also be creating such destructive devices for themselves!
Scotland’s first digital skills academy welcomes its initial intake of 15 students, due to graduate by January 2016. The industry-led CodeClan has been created to help meet the immediate and short term need for skilled software developers in Scotland.
Network Rail launches the third year of its award-winning Could IT Be You? competition, that encourages girls to pursue a tech-related career, as the competition offers the chance to win up to £9,000 towards the first year of university tuition fees.
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