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Datacentres for better security
The BBC reported late last week about a troubling trend plaguing the nation's power companies: these are increasingly applying for insurance cover against cyber-attacks but are being turned away in large numbers.  According to the BBC, the main problem power companies are encountering is that insurance company audits that show...
When Google first announced their plans for a wearable computer headset a number of years ago, the world's techno-geeks went berserk over the thought of being able to wear their computers on their faces.  Nevertheless, reality came shining through when Google's prototype hit the streets in 2012.  It turns out...
IBM stunned the networking world late last week after setting a record for Internet data transfer speeds. They did so with a brand-new device that is able to boost speeds to up to 400 GB per second by improving data communications between data centres and cloud environments.  In addition, their...
Imagine working at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, knowing you had no access to 4G Internet even as the rest of Belgium was enjoying it.  That has been the scenario in the Belgian capital for quite a while, thanks to regulations that prevented wireless data communications providers from installing...
When the first test versions of Google Glass were shipped to techno-geeks for testing in 2012, there was plenty of speculation as to whether the head-mounted computer devices had any real, practical value.  Now it turns out at least one American police agency thinks some legitimate value might be there....
Business Secretary Vince Cable called for new cyber security measures in response to a growing threat against the UK's IT systems.  He voiced his concerns at a recent meeting of intelligence experts and government regulators.  According to Cable, potential cyber-attacks now pose a very real threat to the normal operation...
US President Barack Obama is quickly making good on his threat to use his telephone and pen to enact those parts of his second term agenda for which he is unable to secure congressional support.  His latest move has been the introduction of a brand-new initiative allegedly aimed at making...
The forward-thinking strategies that Google has been known for since the company's inception continue to play out all over the world, including the Nordic region.  The Internet giant recently agreed to purchase the entire output of four new Swedish wind farms in order to support its data centre in Hamina,...
In a recent test of technology developed under a joint venture between BT (British Telecom) and Alcatel-Lucent, the world's fastest broadband speeds were recorded at 1.4 Tbits per second.  The incredibly fast speeds allowed researchers to send the equivalent of 44 uncompressed HD films over a 255-mile link – in...
In the race to be the first major computing company to build a reliable and 'totally green' data centre, it appears as though Microsoft might now have a slight advantage over the competition.  The company recently announced plans to launch an experimental data centre that also doubles as a green...
A New Year's Day power outage in the United States is being blamed for extensive damage done to a data centre operated by the US National Parks Service (NPS).  The centre is located in Denver, Colorado. It houses nearly all of the data the NPS needs to administer America's national...

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