Workday wins battle for Denver

A year after Denver City and Council issued an RFP they have selected the born in the cloud Workday applications to replace their existing Financial and HCM Peoplesoft application. This will not be a small project and a spokesman from Denver confirmed that the implementation would take between 18 and 20 months. No place for…

neyya, a smart ring wearable for business

neyya has announced a new ring that will go on sales at Selfridges, Brookstone’s, Bloomingdales and Amazon today. This is a smart ring that takes wearables to another level of sophistication in a form is while not that subtle at least designed so it won’t seem completely out of place as a design accessory. Starting…

Southbank shows future with iBeacon

From November 2015 visitors to the Southbank will be able to take advantage of an iBeacon installation being rolled out across the 21 acre location by Live Beacon. The Live Beacon app can be downloaded onto iOS and Android phones or tablets to enjoy location specific content from businesses and galleries across the Southbank site.…

Net Insight works magic with Tata

On the same day that Tata announces its latest R&D testing into its next generation of OTT (over-the-top) services with Formula 1 it has announced the delivery of its current OTT solutions in an agreement with Net Insight. Tata has announced that it is working with Net Insight to help media organisations manage and deliver video…

Tata Communications delivers instant F1

In trying to watch the same TV through different mediums one realises that the transmission times can vary wildly. The delivery of cable versus internet versus traditional broadcasting indicates that some transmission methods can be much slower than others. Tata has demonstrated its OTT (over-the-top) service can transmit live broadcasts over the internet reducing a…

CenturyLink and Cogent hook up

CenturyLink and Cogent have announced a long-term bilateral agreement for the sharing of their public IP networks. This will allow traffic over their wide area networks to be balanced between them if there is a surge of traffic on a particular link. Cogent is the smaller partner in the deal but does have some significant…

Solving the technical challenge of Franchises

Delivering IT systems into franchises, linking them and ensuring that the financial, stock and other information is consolidated into a single location is a challenge for many businesses. Motech, based in the Philippines, found that they’d reached a point where its on-premises solutions such as an installation of Sage BusinessWorks in each of its six…

Is Equinix winning the right race?

Equinix has announced that it has extended its global interconnections with two additional connects to AWS in Dallas (DA2) and the London International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) (LD5 in Slough). This brings the number of interconnects with AWS to ten globally. Equinix now has four connections in North America to AWS (Dallas, Seattle, Silicon Valley and…

Finacle on Cloud on Oracle

Infosys Finacle has announced that their banking platform is now available on Oracle Cloud. This is one of the first such banking platforms to be available on the Oracle Compute cloud and will run enterprise class banking applications such as payment and other core banking solutions. Finacle provide banking software to banks in more than…