Category: Technology

SAP offers jump start for IoT projects

SAP has announced a new program to help companies jump start their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. IoT is one of the many trends that analysts believe will see growth in customer solutions. Mike Krell, an analyst at Moor Insights & Startegy wrote in Forbes recently that 2017 will see a growth in the use…

Indium releases iSAFE 3.5

Indium Software has announced the latest release of iSAFE version 3.5. iSAFE (Indium Software Automation Framework Enhanced is a portable and customisable testing framework for web applications. Neither the press release nor the Indium website reveals in detail exactly what improvements this release delivers. However, the press release does detail the five key features of…

Crowdsourcing a POWER8 motherboard

Using crowdsourcing to fund projects has become popular. Everyone from music bands to board games developers, watch designers to drone projects are using the approach. The idea is to get people to contribute different sums of money to fund a project from conception to production. On the whole the process works well with the majority…

Microsoft bets on AI for the future

Microsoft Ventures has announced a round of investments. They also announced a from new fund dedicated to AI. Nagraj Kashyap, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Ventures identified six new companies the fund company has invested in. This includes five companies based in the USA and one in Israel. These are all in addition to Element AI in Canada, the first…

Improving threat detection on the network

Infoblox is to integrate its DDI Technology into the Qualys Cloud Platform. The goal is to improve the ability to detect new devices on the network and malicious events. This is the first DDI (DNS, DHCP and IP Address) Management solution integrated into the Qualys Cloud Platform. It is expected to deliver a single set…

Equinix buys another 24 data centres

Data centre operator Equinix appetite for growth shows no sign of abating. It has just announced the acquisition of 24 data centres sites from US Carrier, Verizon. There are 29 data centres across the sites and there have been rumours that Verizon wanted to sell for some time. The fact that Equinix has managed to…

Sage helps mobilise check payments

Sage has announced the availability of a Mobile Remote Deposit Capture Developer Toolkit. The toolkit is available from Sage Payment Solutions EFT, which is part of Sage North America. Cheques are still widely in use in the USA. Sage already offers tools that enable developers to accept and process cheques at a POS terminal. Mobile enabled This…

Ofcom calls for BT Openreach divorce

In a strongly worded announcement the telecommunications regulator Ofcom has called for a legal separation between BT and Openreach. Ofcom are clearly either fed up with the rhetoric of BT’s competitors or the inaction of BT to do anything substantial. They clearly believe that BT is focused on the strategic objectives of its retail division…

NTT reduce traffic jams in smart city

NTT DATA has announced the results of a traffic reduction study in Guiyang, Guizhou province in China. The study took place in the northwest corner of Guiyang. It focused on Guanshanhu district which historically suffers from traffic congestion. Taking part in the study were the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) and the…