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Orange acquires Basefarm Holding and becomes a European leader in cloud

Following a competitive tender process initiated by Abry Partners for its stake in Basefarm, the Orange Group, through its enterprise subsidiary Orange Business Services, has announced the signature of a contract to acquire 100% of the company’s capital for an enterprise value of 350 million euros. Basefarm is a leading European player in cloud-based infrastructure […]


United Technologies unveils all-digital innovation showcase at airshow

United Technologies Corp. has launched the company’s first ever, all-digital innovation showcase at the Farnborough International Airshow. The showcase, entitled ‘Innovating an Extraordinary Future’, uses immersive video, digital touch-screen technology and augmented reality with 3D-printed models to enable visitors to learn about more than 50 product and service offerings in a multi-sensory experience. As part […]


Oracle improves De Lijn bus and tram service in Belgium

Users of buses and trams in Belgium can look forward to a transport system supported by a faster, more reliable and flexible IT backbone following the selection of Oracle to implement its latest Exadata cloud technology to support the 500 million journeys on De Lijn’s network each year. In selecting Oracle Exadata technology to run […]


Parkwind and Jan De Nul build largest wind turbines off Belgian coast

Jan De Nul Group signs contract for constructing Northwester 2, the seventh wind farm off the Belgian coast, entering for the third time into a partnership with wind farm developer Parkwind, a branch establishment of Colruyt. Jan De Nul will be responsible for the design, construction and installation of 23 foundations, the transportation and installation […]


Four new University of Amsterdam Professors to study impact of AI

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has announced that it will appoint four new University Professors. The University Professors will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and the societal questions surrounding this technology from a variety of research disciplines. The UvA will use the new chairs to give an extra impetus to its research and teaching in […]


Microsoft to deliver intelligent cloud from Norway data centres

Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to further expand its significant and growing investment in cloud computing in Europe by delivering the intelligent Microsoft Cloud from two new data centre regions in Norway: one in the greater Stavanger region and the other in Oslo. The Microsoft Cloud, comprising Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365, will […]


New security centre marches ahead in fight against cybercrime

A joint venture between the University of Wolverhampton and Herefordshire Council has secured £9 million funding to develop a new Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford. The University of Wolverhampton has approved £1.5 million to contribute to the centre and has secured grant funding of £4 million from the Marches LEP Local Growth Fund and […]


MeaWallet signs contract with Portuguese bank for Mea Token Platform

MeaWallet A/S (‘MeaWallet’), part of Invuo Technologies AB, has signed an agreement with a major mutual Portuguese savings bank, for delivery of MeaWallet’s technology for mobile contactless payments. The solutions of Mea Token Platform configured for MDES will be delivered as a managed service, integrating MeaWallet’s platform with the bank’s mobile banking application. Mea Token […]


First cyberdefence exercise for German and Israeli finance institutions

Cyberbit Ltd., a world leading provider of cybersecurity simulation and IT/OT detection and response platforms, and Finanz Informatik GmbH and Co.(‘FI’), the central IT service provider of the German Savings Banks Finance Group, have announced they held their first joint cybersecurity training exercise at Cyberbit headquarters in Raanana, Israel. Cybersecurity professionals of all levels and […]


EL AL launches new in-flight Wi-Fi system, powered by Viasat

EL AL Israel Airlines has announced it has officially launched its new fast, reliable commercial in-flight Wi-Fi service, powered by global communications company, Viasat. EL AL was Viasat’s European launch customer. Since first announcing their relationship, both companies undertook broad market studies focused on in-flight Wi-Fi passenger demand, engagement and service offerings, including a customer […]