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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 […]


Cognizant acquires Belgian analytics company, Hedera Consulting

Cognizant has acquired privately-held Hedera Consulting, a company specialising in business advisory and data analytics services across a number of industry sectors. The purchase further expands Cognizant’s consulting, business insight and digital transformation capabilities for clients in Belgium and the Netherlands. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Kontich, Belgium, Hedera Consulting […]


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 […]


APC, Lenovo and Scale Computing join forces to create ‘Easy Does IT’

Scale Computing, the leading provider of hyperconverged solutions, has announced its alliance with APC by Schneider and Lenovo to deliver a turnkey hyperconverged micro datacentre-in-a-box, which will meet the needs of edge computing. The platform which is configured by Copaco will save organisations both time and money by modernising and simplifying their IT infrastructure and […]


Planning for the cloud: What CIOs need to know

Article by: Jim Poole, Vice President Business Development, Equinix There’s no doubt the cloud can make things easier for organisations seeking to ramp up and scale applications, services and other business and IT service delivery initiatives quickly. However, diving into the cloud isn’t as straightforward as it’s sometimes made out to be. Here is what […]


IBM adding 1,800 jobs in France and new tech training

IBM has announced a set of investments and initiatives in France that will create 1,800 jobs during the next two years, in leading-edge areas like AI, blockchain, cloud computing and IoT. This is coupled with a major expansion in France of the world’s largest network of training programmes for ‘new collar’ skills. The investment in […]


Farmplan releases entry-level version of Gatekeeper for crop recording

Farmplan, part of Proagrica, is paving the way towards a more innovative agricultural industry using IT. The company has announced the release of Gatekeeper Express, a new entry-level, cloud-based crop recording solution. Gatekeeper Express builds on the success of the market-leading Gatekeeper farm management software program. “Smaller or less complex businesses need information about their […]


Blue Prism collaborates with Google Cloud to drive adoption of AI

Blue Prism, a provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), has announced it will offer artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data analytics tools powered by Google Cloud to its customers. Blue Prism will integrate with Google Cloud Vision API, Cloud Natural Language API, Cloud ML Engine, Cloud Translate API, Google Cloud Storage and Pub/Sub. […]


Enel selects Percepto’s Sparrow drone for use at power plant

Percepto, developers of on-site autonomous drone systems, has announced that Enel, a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global, power, gas and renewables markets, has completed deployment of Percepto’s Sparrow drone system for use at its Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant in Italy. The multipurpose drone platform will support operation and maintenance […]