Category Archives: Technology

Object storage: An architecture for the petabyte era?

The Object storage market is attracting growing levels of interest in an era of increasing volumes of unstructured data. That’s according to findings from 451 Research, which recently published a report on object storage.

Three factors are driving a groundswell of interest in object storage technologies.

These include the need to store and access massive and growing volumes of increasingly rich data; the limitations of traditional storage architectures at petabyte-levels of scale; and the emergence of web, cloud, and mobile applications and services.

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New technology simplifies production of biotech medicines

The final step in the production of a biotech medicine is finishing with the correct sugar structure. This step is essential for the efficacy of the medicine, but it also makes the production process very complex and expensive. Leander Meuris, Francis Santens and Nico Callewaert (VIB/UGent) have developed a technology that shortens the sugar structures whilst retaining the therapeutic efficiency. This technology has the potential to make the production of biotech medicines significantly simpler and cheaper.

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Datatec maintains ‘strong market position’ despite challenging environment

GLOBAL technology firm Datatec has maintained its dividend per share of 17 US cents for the year to February, it said on Wednesday.

Operating profit declined to $122.057m from $141.373m in the previous period.

The group maintained top-line growth, despite the operational difficulties faced by its largest division, Westcon, with revenues increasing by 8% to $5.69bn.

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IOT next big thing in technology, says MIMOS

KUALA LUMPUR: Internet of Things (IoT) is the next best thing in technology as it is the inevitable integration of enabling technologies, says Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS).

Its President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah said technologies like Internet, wireless sensors, radio frequency identification, global positioning systems and more when combined could change the way the people live, work, study and play.

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Oracle To Bring 200 Information Technology Jobs To San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Oracle plans to bring 200 jobs to San Antonio in the next two years, with the location of a new operations center in the area. The plans are contingent upon San Antonio’s City Council approval of a $1 million grant agreement on May 15 with the global technology leader. In addition, Bexar County Commissioners Court will consider Oracle’s application for an Economic Development Grant at its May 13 meeting. The negotiated agreement is expected to be brought back to Commissioners Court on June 3 for final approval.

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