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October 13 2010, Newcastle - Cloud computing has become a subject of increasing interest over the last few years, but what exactly is ‘Cloud’ and what does it mean for business both now and in the longer term?   Newcastle University together with two Knowledge Transfer Networks (Digital Systems and Digital Communications) has organised a FREE half-day event on cloud computing.   This event will introduce practical aspects of cloud computing, including a ten-step process that will help businesses to adopt cloud computing, minimising risk and an introduction to G-Cloud - the Government's attempt to leverage the cloud to deliver improved public services. On show also will be best practices and lessons from a cloud-based platform used for R&D and several case studies of cloud computing adoption within businesses.   An expert panel will be on hand to be quizzed about a... (more)

DNA Electronics Wins R&D Prize At Elektra09 European Electronics Industry Awards

London, United Kingdom, December 7th 2009 – DNA Electronics Ltd, a developer of disposable, real-time gene testing at the point-of-care, has been named as the winner of the prestigious R&D prize at the Elektra09 European Electronics Industry Awards. DNA Electronics, a spin-out of Imperial College London, triumphed from a shortlist of five other finalists to be named winner by an independent panel of judges in recognition of its innovative technology and intellectual property strategy. The Elektra09 award ceremony was held on Tuesday 1st December 2009 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel ... (more)

Hitachi Consulting UK Enables London’s Primary Care Trusts to Monitor and Benchmark Performance via Online Portal Platform

London – 11 January, 2010 – Hitachi Consulting United Kingdom today announced that it has completed the delivery of a significant online portal project for Commissioning Support for London (CSL). The creation of the new secure online portal provides National Health Service (NHS) commissioners with access to a set of tools to help them monitor how their providers are performing. The Provider Performance Analytics (PPA) portal features a dashboard to highlight Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and enables Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Sector Acute Commissioning Units (SACUs) to be... (more)

Yellow Pages Directories to Be Published In Handy Compact Size in Biggest Design Revamp For More Than Forty Years

February 10 2010 - Yellow Pages directories are to undergo their most significant revamp in more than forty years since they were first produced in the UK, with their publication in a smaller compact size rather than traditional A4 format.   The change in size – a reduction of five centimetres in height and four centimetres in width – follows research amongst Yellow Pages users that revealed that the compact directory increased usage by seven per cent compared with the A4 format.   An overwhelming number – 85 per cent – said they would prefer to receive a compact format direc... (more)

PoINT Provides Software Support for 100 GB BDXL-Technology

In parallel to the availability of the first 100 GB BDXL storage systems in Europe, PoINT Software & Systems GmbH provides a new version of its software products supporting the relevant hardware (jukeboxes, autoloader and single drives). BDXL is a new multi-layer format that has been specified by the Blu-ray Disc Association in June 2010. BDXL means a three-layer 100 GB Blu-ray disc for recordable (write-once) and rewritable discs (BD-R and BD-RE) as well as a four-layer 128 GB disc for BD-R. The new 100 GB BDXL technology doubles the capacity of the 50 GB blu-ray discs which a... (more)