6PM has recently been awarded a tender by MITA (Malta Information Technology Agency) ) to install AlienVault's USM (Unified Security Management) platform to help monitor and manage the security of the infrastructure that MITA manages on behalf of the Government of Malta.
We'd like to believe that our opinions are nuanced, balanced, high-minded, wise and above all, unique, but alas they are not -- or so says Twitter. Most often, those we engage with on the popular social media site are like-minded, and the ensuing electronic maelstrom of 140-character missives most often serves to reinforce, pulling us and them further along in the direction we were already trending toward -- so that at the end of the day, we all tweet to the converted.
About 100 young people from across the Glasgow took part in a digital master class. Glasgow City of Science’s Digital Making Project, the first of its kind in Scotland, saw the 14-17 year olds learn the skills necessary to create their own websites, apps and games and use Raspberry Pi computers to code.
French luxury group LVMH's biggest watch maker Tag Heuer says it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google Inc's Android operating system in a venture with Intel Corp to compete head-on with the Apple Watch reports Reuters.
More than £70 million is being injected into science research projects to tackle challenges including airport capacity and our ability to search vast volumes of visual data. The funding has been provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for equipment and projects at 18 universities across the UK. Stirling has the distinction to be the only University in Scotland to qualify for funding.
MOMA the New York Museum of Modern Art not only currently features a retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician and singer Björk, but Edinburgh’s 4 man 3Deception team is also “ honoured and proud to be involved in Songlines, with its software 3Dception powering the location-based augmented audio experience.
IBM and Twitter have announced the availability of industry-first cloud data services that allow business professionals and developers to extract actionable business insights from Twitter data. With more than 100 early client engagements underway, the IBM and Twitter partnership is already helping enterprise clients apply social data to business decisions.
Ravelin, a smarter fraud prevention platform has announced it has raised a seed round of investment from Passion Capital that will allow Ravelin to continue product development and growing its initial beta customer base with a view to full commercial launch later this year.
UK and US based insurance technology leader, Aquarium Software have scooped up Vice Chairman of Manchester City FC and appoints him as its Strategic Development Director, with a clear brief to pursue the firm’s rise to the top of the world’s insurance platform software houses premier league.
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.
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