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Microsoft Azure accredited by HITRUST

Microsoft Azure is one of the first cloud platforms to be named a HITRUST-certified provider of cloud computing services for the health care industry. HITRUST, the Health Information Trust Alliance, is a group founded in 2007 to focus on information security in the health care industry. To that end, the group has established a comprehensive… Read More


Ericsson, ATT and Qualcomm trial 5G New Radio specs

Three major telecommunications companies have announced new trials intended to drive forward progress towards 5G interoperability using the 5G New Radio (NR) standard. Ericsson and Qualcomm will utilise base station and device prototype connectivity solutions over AT&T infrastructure spectrum to create real-world simulations to demonstrate new 5G NR nwWave protocols deployed in the 28GHz and… Read More


Maersk joins Alibaba to offer online booking for shipping space

Maersk, a global leader in container shipping, has partnered with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to offer an online reservation service to cargo shippers looking for space on its vessels. The deal seeks to skirt the traditional process whereby shippers go through middleman freight forwarders to book cargo space on container ships. A unit of the… Read More


ReRam memory chips perform processing tasks

An international team of computer scientists has successfully discovered a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks typically carried out by processors. The study, conducted by researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University and Germany’s RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Juelich, aimed to find a way to accelerate computing tasks and discover alternate solutions to computer processors such… Read More


DARPA seeks to expand wireless underground

DARPA is seeking input on its A Mechanically Based Antenna (AMEBA) project, which will use low-frequency electromagnetic waves to expand wireless communications underground, undersea, and to other areas previously inaccessible. They have scheduled a proposer’s day for early January, when they will detail the requirements and answer questions from parties interested in contributing to the… Read More


What to consider when adopting a hybrid IT strategy

Damian Skendrovic, CEO of the newly formed Managed Services subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), suggests how companies are best to build and maintain a hybrid IT environment… Many enterprises believe that to get the best value from IT and achieve their digital goals they need to utilize new delivery models in the cloud, whilst… Read More


U.S. Department of Agriculture solicits new data centre hosting

The United States Department of Agriculture has issued a Request For Information (RFI) to potential providers, with a view to establishing costs for a data centre migration. The RFI indicates that the department is open-minded about the destination technologies and types of services in a potential migration, inviting different estimates across 19 different application and… Read More


Researchers propose using software-defined networking to unify cloud and edge

A team of researchers have proposed a method to use cloud and fog, or edge, computing structures to complement one another – rather than viewing edge computing as a replacement for the cloud. Using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to manage the interaction between cloud and edge resources, a network can remain dynamic, agile and efficient while… Read More


Cisco terminating Intercloud service in 2017

Cisco has announced that it will be ending its public cloud service offering Intercloud in March of 2017. Current users will be migrated to other platforms before the shutdown date, and according to a statement from the company, no material issues are expected to affect customers during the transition. The decision to shutter Intercloud was… Read More


Microsoft selects TomTom and Here to extend location-based services

Microsoft has announced new partnerships with navigation giants TomTom and Here, in an effort to boost its location-based offerings across the Azure cloud platform. Integrating the two companies’ maps, traffic data and navigation software into Azure, Microsoft hopes to support developers looking to build and manage ‘location aware’ mobile, web and IoT applications. Speaking of… Read More


Fintech platform BillFront raises $35mn in Series A funding

BillFront, a fintech startup which allows digital media firms faster access to their revenues, has raised $35mn (approx. £27.6mn) in Series A funding. Announcing the completion of the integrated debt and equity round, BillFront said that it will use the funding to expand the company and support the needs of its fast-growing network of customers…. Read More


Is multi-dimensional network convergence the future of 5G and the death of new infrastructure?

If convergence is the key to 5G, how can it be achieved under current market models..? Opinion As I write, the National Infrastructure Commission is lamenting Britain’s laggard place in 4G connectivity, at the same time that the UK government is increasingly depending on the Shoreditch set to re-cement the country’s viability as a global… Read More



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