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E.ON to optimise manufacturing facilities with artificial intelligence

E.ON takes artificial intelligence to the world of manufacturing companies. Customers from the industrial and commercial sectors will thus be able to intelligently increase the efficiency of entire machine parks and save energy costs at the same time. In order to make this future possible, E.ON has now entered into a partnership with Sight Machine. […]

BP enhances electric vehicle charging opportunities with FreeWire

BP has announced that its venturing business has invested US$5 million in FreeWire Technologies Inc. (FreeWire), a US-based manufacturer of mobile electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging systems and plans to roll out FreeWire’s Mobi Charger units for use at selected BP retail sites in the UK and Europe during 2018. Tufan Erginbilgic, Chief Executive, BP […]

Econocom excels with its ‘as a service’ offering

Mixed reality, which allows users to interact with virtual objects in the real world, offers possibilities for new uses to support companies’ digital transformation. To support them, Econocom, a distributor of Microsoft’s HoloLens self-contained holographic computer, is launching a ‘Mixed-Reality-as-a-Service’ offering. The only one of its kind on the European market, this turnkey offering combines […]

iland launches Secure Cloud Services from new location in Amsterdam

iland, an award-winning global cloud service provider of secure and compliant Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and cloud backup services, has announced the availability of their Secure Cloud Services from a new data centre location in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This expansion positions iland, which was established in 1995 and has been delivering cloud services globally for […]

Over 175 million Europeans ready to pay with wearable devices

One quarter (24%) of Europeans expect to start using ‘tap and go’ contactless payments with a smartwatch, bracelet, keyring or other forms of wearable payments, according to new figures from Mastercard. Contactless spend on Mastercard and Maestro grew by 145% in the last year and the huge success of contactless has seen many Europeans willing […]

Telekom and Fleet Complete partner for vehicle platform in Germany

Telekom, the largest telecommunications provider in Europe, and Fleet Complete, the fastest-growing IoT solutions provider in the connected commercial vehicle space, are officially announcing their partnership in Germany. Bringing future-proof technology to German fleet owners, this partnership will provide the largest portfolio of telematics solutions with cloud connectivity to manage vehicles, mobile assets and in-field […]

Nokia wins its largest ever GSM-Railway contract with Polish company

Nokia, together with its partners Herkules, Pozbud and Wasko, and Poland’s state-owned railway operator PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (PKP PLK) have signed a five-year contract to deploy a nationwide turnkey GSM-R and mission-critical backhaul network to enhance railway security and reliability throughout the country. This project, Nokia’s largest-ever GSM-R contract, will provide PKP/PLK with […]

Tech Data launches ransomware practice builder initiative in Europe

Tech Data has announced the launch of its new Ransomware Practice Builder initiative in Europe, as part of its ongoing commitment to be a trusted adviser to its partners for next-generation technology adoption in Europe. Tech Data’s Ransomware Practice Builder initiative will drive partners’ cybersecurity businesses by helping to minimise the threat of ransomware for […]

Apple suffers major info breach, data of 800,000 Swiss citizens exposed

In early February 2018, an unknown source posted iBoot source code on GitHub, the code responsible for iOS trusted boot process. The leak is the largest in the history of the company and makes it easier for attackers to hack the operating system of Apple devices. Further investigation revealed a trainee was involved in the […]

Siemens AG extends contract with Orange Business Services

Siemens AG, a global electronics and electrical engineering company, has extended its contract with Orange Business Services for a global Siemens Digitalisation Network (SDN) built on an SD-WAN infrastructure, connecting 1,500 sites in 94 countries. The increased performance of its communications infrastructure will enable Siemens to take full advantage of further digitalisation to improve its […]