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Revised Tax Rules Can Mean Big Savings for Data Centres -

With the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment
Energy Efficiency Scheme (the CRC) organisations using over 6 million kWhs of
electricity a year have to pay tax on their carbon emissions.
Recent changes in HMRC regulations governing data centres,
provide opportunities for data centre operators to reduce th

LendingCrowd off to a great start -

Technology entrepreneur Bill Dobbie has revealed that his latest venture, a crowdfunding platform, has raised about £250,000 for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) since it launched last month.
At the official unveiling of

FreeAgent celebrates two years in a row in Deloitte’s Fast 50 list -

Online accounting pioneer named as one of the UK’s fastest growing
companies for the second year running
Innovative online accounting company FreeAgent is
celebrating after being named one of the UK’s fastest growing tech

StartEDIN celebrates Edinburgh’s tech community -

ScotlandIS is pleased to support StartEDIN, the new collective aimed at
supporting Edinburgh’s tech community, and championing it further afield.  The
organisation is focused on promoting the Edinburgh ecosystem out-with
Scotland and bringing it internatio

Computing faces staffing meltdown -

‘Crucial’ subject is threatened by recruitment crisis, experts say
Computing is suffering a “recruitment crisis” in schools, at a time when such expertise has become more crucial than ever, experts have warned.
The number of computing teachers has fallen by 14 per cent in

Other Industry News

Syrian hack attack forces pop-ups -

A number of websites have been compromised to display a message from a group identifying itself as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

IBM's Ten top tips for CIO's moving to the cloud -

Think religion, choosing your friends carefully and fruit

Monitise gets backing from Santander, Telefónica and IBM -

Mastercard, Santander and Telefónica to invest £49.2 million; IBM to deploy Watson computing engine.

Security main concern as Gov't invests in digital skills -

Do More Online campaign launched, but can SMEs operate online safely and securely?

Sony makes experimental paper watch -

Sony has developed a watch made from e-paper as part of an initiative to experiment with the use of the material for fashion products.

Websites creak on record Black Friday -

Retailers including John Lewis and Currys head for record online sales as frenzied shopping swamps websites.

Nine in ten UK businesses hit by cyber attacks -

IT directors confess to security breach attempts from malware and insiders

Phishing rises against non-Anglophone countries -

Rise in fraudulent emails against Japanese banks indicates wider trend.

Social media companies told to clarify T&Cs -

Concerns raised regarding users data and what constitutes ‘informed consent’.

10bps network backbone gear developed -

Optimal path function promises speed jump.

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