Regional News

Nets acquires Polish online payment service providers from MCI Capital

Nets, a market leader in the payments industry, has announced the acquisition of Dotpay/eCard that are amongst the leading online payment service providers in Poland. Andrzej Budzik will continue as CEO of Dotpay/eCard and report directly to Asger Hattel, Head of Merchant Services in Nets, and the brands of Dotpay and eCard will remain. With […]

Commission kicks off work on marrying AI and ethical standards

The European Commission is setting up a group on artificial intelligence (AI) to gather expert input and rally a broad alliance of diverse stakeholders. The expert group will also draw up a proposal for guidelines on AI ethics, building on the statement by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. From better […]

Avaya transforms Portugal’s emergency services communications systems

Avaya Holdings Corp. has announced that Portugal’s emergency services have adopted its suite of communication solutions to transform their existing systems in preparation for eCall, the next-generation automated vehicle aid system. A life-saving innovation that is mandatory in all new passenger-vehicle types approved for sale in the European Union, eCall allows telemetry data to be […]

Interxion expands its network with extended capacity

Interxion provides colocation data centre services in 11 countries across Europe. It offers carrier-neutral colocation services, including the provision of space, power and creation of a secure environment in which to house customers’ computing, network, storage and IT infrastructure. Interxion also offers a Cloud Connect service, which provides its customers with a gateway into public […]

Innovation leader Cloudian expands growth in EMEA

Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, accelerated growth in EMEA by doubling the sales and marketing team, adding new reseller partners, opening a new EMEA headquarters and gaining 28 new customers, all during the last six months. This growth highlights the rapidly expanding demand for scale-out storage solutions across EMEA. New Global […]

Bringing VR, IoT, UHD TV to your home with fibre networking

Article by: Dr. Arvind Mishra, Head of Application & System Engineering at Sterlite Tech As the demand for high-speed connectivity in the home increases, countries are taking action with their own government-led broadband initiatives, with new targets being set on an almost daily basis. The UK’s Chancellor, Philip Hammond, for example, just last week built […]

GDPR: What is the impact around the globe?

Article by: Marianne Calder, VP & MD EMEA, Puppet The countdown to the official implementation of the GDPR is now over. It took a while to get the message of its importance across but by now most, if not all, organisations are creating policies to maintain compliance and avoid the fines looming over those who […]

EMACOM and EllaLink sign agreement to connect Madeira to mainland Portugal

EMACOM and EllaLink have announced the signature of a contract committing to connect the islands of Madeira with a dedicated fibre pair on the EllaLink Submarine cable system. Directly linking data centres in Madrid, Lisbon and Fortaleza, and with direct access to system aggregation points such as São Paulo and Marseille, the EllaLink system will […]

Industry experts offer advice as GDPR comes into force

You won’t have missed the fact that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has now come into force. With the penalties for non-compliance strict and many businesses still attempting to understand the implications of the new regulations, two industry experts have offered their advice on what it all means. Tamzin Evershed, Senior Director and Global Privacy Lead […]

DERMALOG: World leader in facial recognition

The biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG has developed the world’s fastest facial recognition. It matches one billion faces per second. The SGS-TUV Saar has now certified the system’s outstanding speed. Ever since smartphone companies offer facial recognition as a PIN alternative, it has been present in everyday life. In other areas such as access control, the biometric […]