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EC and Industry Join Internet Forces

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EC and Industry Join Internet Forces

As part of the EU's digital agenda, the European Commission launches a €600m public-private partnership into the Internet of the Future project (FI-PPP). 

The EC says the partnership should support European innovation and help both businesses and governments develop internet solutions able to manage online data's exponential increase-- an increase the current internet will just not be able to manage to handle. 

€300m in funding (over the next 5 years) will come from the EC, while an equal amount comes from research organisations, public sector an Read more...

Europeans: How to Join CompTIA

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Europeans: How to Join CompTIA

If you are thinking CompTIA wants you, you're right. But if you are a reseller, VAR, solution provider...you should want CompTIA.

Founded in USA, successful in UK for a number of years, and opening up to Europe, CompTIA offers its EU IT Services and Support Community.

That group is dedicated to the advancement of the IT services industry and collaboratively group designs industry best practices and initiatives. With events like the one in UK on May 12th, it provides networking opportunities between IT services thought leaders and develops industry-specific Read more...

Facebook Opens Datacentre

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Facebook Opens Datacentre

Facebook takes the open-source approach to its datacentres-- giving developers full access to to its computing power in its bid to compete against someone far wealthier-- Google. 

The open-source datacentre project is OpenCompute, and for the moment allows interested parties access to any detail they desire-- from techn specs to chassis and motherboard CAD drawings. Facebook says this way the open-source developer community (alongside other partners) will help with further data center design and improvement.

In contrast, Google's servers are a mystery Read more...

Chief Flexes its Monitor Arm

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Chief Flexes its Monitor Arm

Chief launches of a line of flexible monitor arms for a variety of workstation applications. The stylish Kontour Series of desk and wall arms provide flexibility for ergonomic positioning and a host of features.

Designed with a forged aluminum body and holding monitors weighing up to 18.14 kg (40 lbs), the Kontour Series comes with mounting options that allow installers to choose between desk and wall mounts with varying extension up to 61 cm (24”).

Advanced models also include Extreme Centris with -10° to +75° of fingertip tilt that le Read more...

Broadband to the Quayside

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Broadband to the Quayside

Visitors and yacht owners to a new marina on the Greek island of Rhodes can enjoy access to high speed broadband services thanks to a new solution delivered by Optronics Technologies using Occam Networks BLC 6000 multi-service access platform (MSAP).

Yachting’s link to AV is well-established as many owners prefer to fit out their boats with the latest AV equipment. As that equipment goes digital and requires internet access, new opportunities present themselves. Providing broadband access to marinas is a first step but that very act also creates mo Read more...

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