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  • OpenSky partners with UiPath to help Irish public sector leverage robotic process automation July 23, 2019
    OpenSky has partnered with UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company to design, develop and implement robotic process automation (RPA) solutions for public sector bodies and government agencies. The collaboration will help Irish public sector organisations to enhance the citizen experience by making services more accessible via online portals and digital touchpoints. […]
  • Focus on research: Dr Steven Ferguson, SSPC July 23, 2019
    Dr Steven Ferguson is an assistant professor at UCD’s school of chemical & bioprocess engineering and a funded investigator with SSPC, the Science Foundation Ireland research centre for pharmaceuticals. In this interview he talks about the challenges of developing new drugs, the benefits of working across industry and academia, and how chocolate melts in your […]
  • JDK 13: The new features coming to Java 13 July 23, 2019
    Java Development Kit (JDK) 13, the next version of standard Java, has reached its second “rampdown” phase, and thus all of the new features have been locked down. One capability proposed for JDK 13 but never added to the official list, the jpackage tool for packaging self-contained Java applications, has missed the cut. It is no longer under […]
  • Slack tweaks desktop app for speed and efficiency July 23, 2019
    Slack has overhauled its desktop software, adding offline access and tweaking the software for faster load times. Recent efforts to improve the desktop app were highlighted at Slack Frontiers last year and the coming update – which the company says will launch 33% faster than before – will be available to users “over the next few weeks.” […]
  • Kubernetes’s complexity issues July 23, 2019
    Kubernetes may be the current darling of the open source crowd, but Hadoop was no less revered before it. Hadoop ultimately ran out of gas because it was incredibly hard to use. Kubernetes, though making strides, remains “no picnic to operate,” as Capital One’s Bernard Golden has stated. That’s a very diplomatic way of saying, as others have, that the […]
  • The ROG Phone II is an Android beast but Asus won’t tell you how much it costs July 22, 2019
    If you thought the Galaxy Note 10 and Pixel 4 were the only phones worth waiting for, Asus wants to prove you wrong. The Zenfone maker has unveiled the follow-up to its first gaming phone, appropriately named the ROG Phone II, and it’s nothing less than a monster. When the ROG Phone released, it was […]
  • Don’t look now… July 22, 2019
    Under the heading of heading of it could happen to anyone, Russia’s intelligence service, the FSB, has had one of its subcontractors hacked with the loss of some 7.5 TB of data that reveal some deeply worrying efforts. According to a story on Information Security Magazine’s web site, the contractor called SyTech was breached and […]
  • Symantec warns of rise in targeted ransomware attacks July 22, 2019
    Symantec has warned of significant growth in ransomware attacks targeting enterprises, as well as an increase in the number of groups believed to be behind the campaigns. Although 2018 saw an overall decrease in the number of ransomware infections, attacks against businesses and other organisations grew significantly, Symantec warned in a white paper recently released. […]
  • How to upgrade XP to Windows 10 July 22, 2019
    Windows XP is still loved by many people, and still runs on millions of PCs and laptops. But it isn’t supported by Microsoft any more and therefore is at risk from viruses and malware that can take advantage of any security holes that remain. So it’s not a great idea to use Windows XP if […]
  • Wi-Fi 6 may require network rejig July 22, 2019
    Businesses could find themselves repositioning wireless access points, and even facing increased bandwidth demands, as Wi-Fi 6 hits the market in the coming months, according to a white paper released by the Wireless Broadband Alliance. Nevertheless, the news is mostly good for prospective business users. Thanks to Wi-Fi 6’s array of coexistence, power-saving and smart […]