E.ON to build new onshore wind farm in Italy

E.ON has begun construction of a new onshore wind farm in Italy. The Morcone project in the Benevento province in the wider area of Naples will have an installed capacity of 57 megawatts. 19 turbines of the three-megawatt class from the Danish manufacturer Vestas will be installed. Morcone was the largest project awarded by the […]

The Met Office improves efficiency with Computacenter

Challenge: As well as being the UK’s national weather and climate service, the Met Office also provides vital forecasting services for military and commercial transport across the globe. The organisation has a complex IT estate, ranging from supercomputers and servers to workstations and laptops, across the UK and in a number of offices around the […]

IT Niedersachsen undertakes digital transformation

Challenge: The creation of a digitalised administration is the declared goal of all German federal states. It is the basis for genuine E-government, from which all citizens should ultimately benefit. The modernisation of these internal processes is fundamental for a modern administration. Together with Computacenter, Lower Saxony is working to implement this process successfully. IT […]

Mimecast commits to GDPR compliance for customers

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced its commitment to helping customers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European privacy regulation due to take effect on May 25, 2018. As part of this commitment, Mimecast recently announced that Marc French has joined the leadership team as the […]

NOS and Lagoa Council open Algarve’s first ‘Smart City’ Control Centre

Following the signing of the cooperation protocol between NOS and Lagoa Town Council, the Control Center has been inaugurated, thus fulfilling the promise made by the two organisations to transform the town into the first Smart City in the Algarve. The first Smart City Control Center has officially been opened in Lagoa, a ceremony attended […]

DERMALOG: the market leader for biometric border control

More travellers, shorter check-in times and increasing cost pressure – in times of globalisation, cross-border traffic is challenging the authorities. The biometrics specialist DERMALOG offers efficient and secure solutions to meet these challenges. DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, offers state-of-the-art biometric recognition systems to make airport and other border controls safer and more […]

Thales secures PassBy[ME] Mobile ID solution from Microsec

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, has announced Microsec, a Hungarian provider of public key infrastructure (PKI) solutions and services that includes e-Passport, e-ID card security technology, transaction authorisation and mobile PKI, is deploying Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) to secure its highly popular Microsec PassBy[ME] Mobile ID solution […]

SAS joins forces with Belfius Bank to innovate with data

After decades of collaboration, Belfius has expanded its relationship with SAS to build and execute its digital strategy. Fuelling innovation with data will help Belfius become the bank of the future and the leader in customer experience. Belfius is the fastest-growing financial institute in Belgium when it comes to mobile activity and it has garnered […]

Microsoft launches first UK-based AI residency outside the US

The first artificial intelligence residency outside of the US is to be launched in the UK by Microsoft. The technology company is inviting graduates with an interest in AI and machine learning to apply for the one-year residency programme, working alongside world-leading experts to solve real-world problems. While other US-based firms run similar schemes, Microsoft’s […]

Accelerating compliance by archiving 8 billion transactions annually

Credit Agricole Group is the leading retail bank and the largest asset manager in Europe. With more than 50 million customers, 7,000 branches across 54 countries, a market cap of €23+ billion and a diverse range of products and services including retail, asset management and insurance, its mission to grow its business requires agile and […]

Italtel and Rold to collaborate on Industry 4.0 solutions

Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, NFV and Internet of Things solutions, and Rold, a leading Italian household appliances component supplier, have announced their cooperation in the field of Industry 4.0. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see them work together to develop technological solutions and […]

Optimal service delivery to citizens from Federal Government of Belgium

Offering citizens high levels of service delivery is a priority for the federal government. By providing civil servants access to unified communications and collaboration tools, services would be more available and the government could be a leader in teleworking. The Federal Government of Belgium consists of 15 ministers who exercise legislative powers through ministries and […]

Developing countries need to act on the risks posed by new technology

Technological advances associated with the fourth industrial revolution – including artificial intelligence – allow the automation of an increasingly wide array of processes in increasingly interactive and sophisticated ways. These advances will likely give rise to many opportunities for economic and social development in developing countries, for instance by increasing food production. But the new […]

Dramatic surge in cryptocurrencies predicted for 2018

Article by: Scott Lester, CEO, Flixmedia 1. Cryptocurrency will emerge as a method of purchase The value of Bitcoin – perhaps the most well-known and widely used of cryptocurrencies – experienced a dramatic surge last year, with its value climbing from less than $1,000 to over $6,000. This will likely grow further still over the […]

BlockEx launches YourBlock token pre-sale

BlockEx, a Digital Asset Exchange Platform, will manage token sale for YourBlock, a blockchain based data comparison and incentivised platform. From the 18th December – 15th of January, BlockEx is hosting and managing YourBlock’s token pre-sale. BlockEx is a Digital Asset Exchange Platform (DAxP). As part of its mission to offer the best digital assets […]

Biometric advancement predictions for 2018

Article by: Tom Harwood, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Aeriandi “As it stands, it is estimated that between 30 percent to 50 percent of all fraud incidents are initiated with a phone call, meaning telephone agents in contact centres are particularly vulnerable to social engineering and manipulation. Web-based security measures have evolved much faster […]

Biometric security predictions for 2018

Can biometrics replace any existing authentication technology today? Yes, biometrics can replace existing authentication technology today but there is a lot of work to be done and additional security layers are needed to be commercially viable. For example, I do not regard FaceIT from Apple as secure due to twins and printed masks that have […]

DERMALOG enables secure access to electronic passports

The German Federal Office for Information Security has certified DERMALOG’s “ePassport MRTDAPI” inspection software. The innovation leader in biometrics thus offers a secure and reliable solution for checking electronic ID documents. Thanks to biometrics, official documents are better protected against counterfeiting. For example, passports today not only consist of visible authenticity features such as holograms […]

VMware and Herning to virtualise the city’s infrastructure

Herning is one of Denmark’s largest municipalities with a population of 87,000 and 8,500 public employees. The local authorities cover a broad range of services ‘from cradle to grave’ including day care, schools, employment, integration, environment, traffic, culture and care of the elderly. The challenge: Thirteen years ago, Herning’s IT department was facing a strategic […]

Get to terms with GDPR regulations

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the strictest data privacy regulations in the world, when it comes into play on May 25th, 2018. Businesses throughout Europe should be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, wherever they may be based, as long as they are handling data concerning European […]