Latest from James Orme


A global view of AI and Industry 4.0
We need to work as an industry with academics, lawmakers and the general public to ensure we harness the potential of the fourth industrial revolution, writes Microsoft UK CTO Michael Wignall The fourth industrial revolution will have a profound impact on society and the macroeconomy, increasing productivity and output to a scale that is arguably greater than the three... Read More

Canonical releases Ubuntu Core 18 OS for IoT devices

Ubuntu Core 18 is a lightweight operating system for IoT and embedded devices Canonical has officially launched Ubuntu Core 18, bringing the popular locked-down Linux distro Ubuntu 18 to small connected and embedded devices. Ubuntu Core 18 is a stripped down version of Ubuntu 18 and weighs in at a feather-like 260mb, but is packed with… Read More


Google secures Taiwan solar array to power data centre

Long-term deal is Google’s first purchase of renewable energy in Asia and takes advantage of recently amended energy laws Google has announced it has signed a long-term deal to purchase the output of a 10mW solar array in Tainan City in Taiwan. The array will be located 100km south of its Taiwanese data centre in… Read More


How BBC’s connectivity strategy keeps us switched on
The way in which we consume television and radio continues to change, as John Bensalhia discovers in a discussion with the BBC’s Ross Kemp Founded in 1922, and credited as being the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation, the BBC is an institution with nearly a century of notable achievements. But it’s not resting on its... Read More

Oracle accused of costing women and minorities $400 million

Department of Labor doubles down on lawsuit it filed against Oracle in 2017, which enjoys lucrative government contracts  In a new federal filing, the US Department of Labor (DoL) has alleged that Oracle systematically discriminates against women and minorities, costing them an estimated $400 million. The complaint renews the lawsuit that the DoL filed in… Read More


Hyperledger: At the frontline of the blockchain revolution
Now that the "blockchain everything" hype has passed, it's down to organisations like Hyperledger to unify enterprise IT and delimit what actually belongs within blockchain's borders. Marta Piekarska, Hyperledger's director of ecosystem, traces the development of blockchain technology and the progress made so far About 10 years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto proved that Distributed Ledger Technology... Read More

Govt should name and shame cybersecurity negligence, say academics

Kings College London academics say naming and shaming will incentivise private sector firms to combat cybercrime In the UK almost half of businesses and one-fifth of charities were subject to a cybersecurity breach or attack in 2017, and official figures suggest a UK resident is more likely to be a victim of cybercrime or fraud… Read More


Vertiv unveils new modular data centre product lines

Prefabricated containerised data centres and weatherproof power modules now available in EMEA Vertiv has unveiled two new product families for its modular data centre offering. SmartMod is a prefabricated containerised data centre customisable for customers’ power, electrical, and cooling systems. SmartMod can also be purchased with custom IT load capacities of up to twelve 600mm or… Read More


How the cloud enables TV platforms to think outside the box
Fresh viewing methods and innovations have turned traditional TV on its head. John Bensalhia speaks to YouView's Ryan French about the cloud services and DevOps processes that underpin broadcasting 2.0 When John Logie Baird demonstrated the pioneering television in 1926, he couldn't have foreseen that in the future, everyone would be able to tune in... Read More

Data protection in a cyber-sensitive world
Proper IT asset disposal (ITAD) is increasingly becoming a vital enterprise consideration and is an industry growing in sophistication, writes John Shegerian Electronic devices are being switched out at a faster pace than we have ever seen before in history. At the rapid rate that technology is improving, businesses, government agencies, and individuals are all... Read More

Engineers have asked for more autonomy: now we need to prove why
To ensure modern development practices are maintained in large organisations and we don’t loop back to overly-detailed three-year Gantt charts, engineers need to prove their value to customers, writes Jatil Damania, director of delivery at Contino As more organisations are moving towards modern development practices, they are mirroring established engineering models of fast-moving companies like... Read More

Reliable Huawei defended by Canadian telco Telus

As critics lament Huawei ‘hysteria’, Western telcos are being forced to take sides The feud between the US and China over hardware giant Huawei shows no signs of relenting, leading to increasing numbers of western telcos taking a stance in favour or against the Shenzhen hardware provider. One telco – Canada’s Telus – is one of… Read More



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