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New programs to help develop technical talent in the Indian Ocean Island Region
Port Louis, Mauritius – 25 Jul 2012: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration agreement with the University of Mauritius to help meet the demand for Computer Science skills in the Indian Ocean island region. The joint academic initiative will provide technology and training resources while boosting support for computer science professionals at the University. In tandem, IBM also launched a Mauritian technical skills training pilot initiative for IT specialists, which will be rolled out to nine other African countries.
As part of the agreement with the University of Mauritius, IBM will provide access to the latest open source and IBM Technology, assisting the University to remain current with cutting edge resources. IBM technical staff will provide guest lectures to students and IBM will also offer research collaboration for University researchers.
Talent development is a key element of IBM’s 2015 road map for sustainable business expansion and making markets within emerging economies.
According to Industry Analyst , an accelerating cloud system and fastest growing Telecommunications services, Global information technology spending $3.6 Trillion in 2012.
This represents a 3 percent increase from 2011, when $3.5 trillion was spent, Gartner said, and is up from the 2.5 percent increase projected three months ago.
The increase, while modest, is notable because it is happening in the face of a financial crisis in Europe, slow growth in the United States, and a slowdown in China’s economic growth.
Spending on public cloud services is expected to increase 20 percent, to $109 billion, from $91 billion in 2011. By 2016, Gartner said, this expenditure could nearly double, to $207 billion.
That would still be a relatively small portion of the total spending, though it tends to represent considerable computing power and potentially more efficient I.T. systems.
The greatest spending in the field, by far, remains telecommunications services. Gartner forecast that companies would spend $1.69 trillion on telecommunications this year, up only 1.4 percent from 2011. Fees for these services tend to be dropping, but Gartner cited increased demand from developing economies, as well as the rising demand generated by the boom in connected devices, like tablets and game consoles.
Gartner said over 200 business and technology analysts worldwide contributed to the report. These analysts also saw a 2.3 percent increase, to $864 billion, in fees for technology service. The consultants said consulting was in high demand, as companies try to manage things like their own complex systems, cloud computing, and the rise of analytics.
Ten years ago, just before Telenor’s Fornebu headquarters officially opened, Norway’s largest newspaper VG reported that Telenor’s new way of working would crumble within 12 weeks, according to experts.
Now, 10 years and an additional 130 million customers later, the Telenor Way of working thrives, not just in Norway, but in all of the company’s operations around the world.
Powerful semantic search technology recognized as major advance for communications industry
London, UK & Dublin, Ireland – May 22, 2012: Today, at TM Forum’s Management World, Ontology Systems (www.ontology.com), the semantic-search provider for enterprise data alignment, announced their state-of-the-art semantic search technology, Ontology 3, last night took the inaugural Pipeline Innovation Award for technical innovations.
Over 70 companies were originally nominated this year, and Ontology was amongst a select group of finalists shortlisted and presented to Pipeline’s exclusive industry judging panel for final voting. The 2012 Innovation Award judging panel itself is an esteemed consortium comprised of key executives from leading service providers around the world such as AT&T, BT, Cox, Intelsat, TELUS, Turkcell, and Yota, as well as influential industry analysts. The panel based their decision on a wide range of criteria including Pipeline’s independent research.
SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 21 May 2012. Satellite specialist Newtec has received authorisation from Intelsat, S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, for use of its Clean Channel Technology™ (CCT) on Intelsat satellites.
CCT is Newtec’s first step toward extending the current DVB-S2 digital signal transmission standard. The technology further improves satellite transmission efficiency by up to 15 per cent compared to the current DVB-S2 standard for IP trunking, backhauling, government networks and broadcast contribution. This data is based on live tests conducted in Newtec’s laboratories and Intelsat’s teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany. Newtec’s customers will be able to utilise CCT, as it is available as a software field upgrade for existing Newtec equipment.
Innovation Nation, an initiative between The Guardian and Virgin Media Business to uncover the UK’s most innovative organisations and people, has today unveiled its shortlist of finalists. From the organisation that helped to launch Facebook flood alerts to the most unique examples of telemedicine in practice today, the finalists epitomise a country that is using technology to go above and beyond the norm, regardless of economic turbulence and challenges.