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Certified Security for Environmental Data

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Millions of pounds are invested each year in educating the public on the importance of protecting sensitive information and now most are conversant with ways to prevent identity fraud. However, following recent news of data breaches within the likes of LinkedIn, Oracle and Yahoo; are modern corporations achieving best practice across all aspects of information protection?

How to Dodge a Data Disaster

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In everyday life we thrive on information. We run our lives on data and most importantly, we run our businesses on data. But how long does it take before you see the first signs of error in your data?

This Way to the 21st Century

This Way to the 21st Century

 

In 2005, when asked about the possibility of peak oil, the Saudi oil minister was quoted as saying “The Stone Age didn't end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” While I don’t agree with this particular analogy in regard to peak oil – historically each transition from the previous energy source has been for a higher energy dense fuel, one that’s been easier to store, transport, and is more cost effective. 

Aberdeen Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Show Urgency and Passion

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Aberdeen entrepreneurs need to show a sense of urgency and passion if they want to make exporting work for their companies, local businessmen said yesterday. Peter Moon, an account manager at oil and gas software firm Tracker, which has only been in the export market for a year, said he wished the firm had gotten in on the act earlier.

Cast Your Vote for Performance Improvement

Cast Your Vote

 

Forums continue to refer to the Net gain or loss that could be a consequence of our voting actions on the 23rd June. This post is not necessarily reflective of how I may be voting in the upcoming referendum but like most people eligible to vote, I have spent considerable time wading through the pros & cons of BREXIT.

The New Buzz

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We are a culture of Buzz Words and acronyms and quite frankly I, and I am sure many of my peers, get a bit fed up with the latest flavour of terminology in the media. What is most irritating is that many of the supposed latest concepts are not new. Take Big Data for example. 

Take Desalination with a Pinch of Salt

Desalination

 

It is a widely accepted theory that an effect of global climate change is an increase of extreme weather events. A study published in Nature Climate Change in April 2015 suggests these effects are already evident. Attributing 75% of moderate temperature increase extremes and 18% of precipitation extremes to human factors. 

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