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On average in the first half year of 2017 there were 47.4 attacks on computers. The major platform for new malware remains Windows.

“We successfully gathered a lot of data to help us optimize Aquila’s efficiency,” Mark Zuckerberg says.

The third edition of the Expo will be held in New Delhi, from 10 to 12 May, with the motto “Smarter solutions for a better tomorrow”.

The company hosted its Global Safe City Summit 2017 themed “Leading New ICT, The Road to Collaborative Public Safety” in Dubai.

During the summit, Huawei introduced the C-C4ISR Collaborative Public Safety Solutions to drive digital transformation of the global public safety industry, and signed a global memorandum of understanding with Pegasus to bring greater safety and security to smart cities. For more details, please refer to the attached press releases and press photos.

 

Huawei Releases C-C4ISR Collaborative Public Safety Solutions at Global Safe City Summit 2017

During the Huawei Global Safe City Summit, Huawei introduced the C-C4ISR Collaborative Public Safety Solutions, which will drive digital transformation of the global public safety industry. Together with world-leading public safety partners such as YITU, SenseTime, Zenith, iOmniscient, and GSAFETY, Huawei also released the first all-cloud and matrix intelligence Video Cloud Solution and Crisis and Disaster Management Solution. The solutions are designed to address diverse safety threats and protect citizens in cities across the world.

Commenting on public safety, Fan Siyong, President of Public Sector of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "By building cross-region and cross-agency collaborative public safety systems that connect governments and citizens, we can help cities better prevent, detect, handle, and recover from various threats. The ‘collaborative’ method of C-C4ISR will be fundamental to digital transformation of the public safety industry. Using new ICT such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, mobile broadband, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN), as well as cloud-pipe-device synergy, the solution will drive efficient collaboration among governmental agencies as well as between governmental agencies and citizens." 

 

Huawei and Pegasus Sign a Global MoU to Bring Greater Safety and Security to Smart Cities

At the Huawei Global Safe City Summit, Huawei entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, to develop and deploy joint smart and safe city big data solutions tailored to customer requirements. The agreement will see the companies jointly develop technology and professional capabilities, including but not limited to products and services leveraging Huawei’s Public Safety Cloud solution and Pegasus’ big data analytics applications.

Sun Zhenjian, Huawei IT Product Line Public Safety Solution Director, said, "We hope that Huawei and Pegasus can establish a long-term cooperation relationship, integrate our strengths, and develop innovative services and solutions together. Huawei and Pegasus can help customers in the public security field implement data value recreation and provide better public safety services for every country and city."

According to the United Nations' statisticalanalysis1, mortality and property losses caused by disasters and incidents is growing. Many factors, such as a lack of disaster assessment and preparedness, poor early warning capabilities, and lack of cross-agency collaborative command and dispatch, bring various challenges to crisis and disaster management. At the summit, Huawei shared how it has cooperated with industry-leading disaster management partner GSAFETY to release the Crisis and Disaster Management Solution integrating IoT and Big Data full-lifecycle for the first time. The solution builds the infrastructure platforms through front-end IoT perception, agile networks, and cloud-based data centers. The solution integrates many modules, such as intelligent surveillance, Big Data, IoT platform, critical communications, and converged command, to support the prevention, preparation, detection, warning, handling and rescue, and summary components of crisis and disaster management. This significantly improves government emergency departments' practical capabilities, better protects human lives and properties from disasters, such as the typhoon, flood, and hazardous chemical leakage, and helps people take preventive measures. 

With the "Openness, Collaboration, and Shared Success" principle of the Huawei Safe City Solution, Huawei is committed to closely cooperating with world-leading partners in many industries, such as consultation and planning, system integration, and software applications. Huawei works with partners to develop a mature Safe City ecosystem and build one-stop Safe City solutions. Nowadays, Huawei Safe City solutions have been serving about 800 million people in more than 200 cities of over 80 countries in multiple regions, such as Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. 

For more information about the Huawei Global Safe City Summit 2017 follow the link

 

According to a new market research report , published by MarketsandMarkets™,  the real-time log analytics segment is expected to lead the market during the forecast period.

As Mayor of Accra I am very proud with how Accra is being recognized as one of the leading African cities in its transformation towards a better city.

Every industry disruption needs a buzz word. Health care was in need of one too, and it’s Digital Health. But this article is not to argue the name, definition or what it means to various people, though my personal definition is: Digital Health is the human recognition of awareness that technology can actually prolong their valuable lives with their families and loved ones while moving from healthcare to just health [in a digital world].

Considered one of the strongest patient voices around the world, Michael Seres is involved in developing and implementing patient engagement strategies using digital technologies.

We are living in an age where thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies are trying to find faster, better and cheaper ways to get things done leveraging the latest digital technologies. We are so completely surrounded by efforts to innovate, disrupt and accelerate, that it may come as a surprise to find out that “innovation” has been around ever since our earliest ancestors shed their body hair and started walking upright. 

Influential ministerial delegates and eHealth experts from across Europe and the globe have come together to discuss how they can join forces to improve healthcare in Europe through information technology. 

Informal carers play a crucial role in supporting people at home to maintain their independence and quality of life. At the same time, informal carers are limited in the support they can offer due to a number of external reasons, such as time constraints, travelling distance or others. 

eHealth solutions can be indispensable for informal carers as well as playing a vital role in supporting patients and formal carers. The speaker line-up features Irek Karkowski (CEO, Sensara & Dutch Domotics), Martijn Vastenburg (Managing Director, ConnectedCare - ?HalloZorg) and Henk Herman Nap (Senior Advisor, Vilans).

Christina Roosen, VP for Public Affairs in HIMSS Europe, said: “We are excited to be able to announce such a diverse range of themes and topics which will be addressed during eHealth Week. Having invited the highest level of speakers to come and share their knowledge and experiences with us on topics which they specialise in will make our conversations more fruitful and valuable.”

 

Young and vulnerable groups to benefit from sexual (e)health education 

Sexual health is a discipline where the digitisation of communities has a major impact. Therefore, our digital age requires new ways to target and educate young people and vulnerable groups. In this session, speakers and participants will discuss the best online tools to improve sexual health trough means of eHealth and answer any questions or concerns around the topic. Speakers for this session include Marianne Cense (Researcher, Rutgers), Philippo Zimbile (Head of Department, Soa Aids Netherlands), Triin Raudsepp (Sexual Health Association, Estland) and Kaat van Bosstraeten (Project Manager, Sensoa). 

 

To what extent should we embrace robotics in healthcare? 

Robotics and domotics can add value to quality of life of older people and can assist them in healthy and assisted living at home. This is not only a matter of smart technology, but also depends on technology acceptance and ethical aspects. Possibilities of new technologies seem endless. But do we pay enough attention to the human aspect? What are the effects of technology replacing human contact? How should we deal with these issues? 

In this session, speakers will identify areas where robotics and domotics are adding value to people's lives and practical guidelines will be shared. The experienced line-up of speakers who will be on stage for this session include Andy Bleaden (Project Manager, Silver Project), Wang Long Li (Co-founder, Tinyrobots), Robert A. Paauwe (Co-founder, Tinybots), Maja Rudinac (CEO, Robot Care Systems) and Tomas Ward (CEO, Bioserve). 

Patients are key during the eHealth Week, from 8 – 10 June, under the theme "You, at the heart of transition". eHealth policies are changing. Until now, policies have mainly focused on institutions and IT systems: today, that focus is shifting and is now being placed on eHealth users. The people who are using eHealth are becoming increasingly involved in the discussion and being placed at the heart of eHealth policy-making. 

For more information concerning the programme follow this link

 

As the prevalence of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety continues to increase, doctors have turned to mobile applications to assist with treating their patients.

A team of architects may have found a more efficient way to harvest the sun's energy. They designed and built a solar-powered tiny home on a revolving platform that moves with the sun. “By rotating to face the sun, the house's solar panels are able to soak up about 30% more energy that others of the same size”, said Taylor Mau, one of its creators.

The Ecoffice project is the result of a research project aimed at erecting a passive and sustainable tertiary building, labelled BREEAM, at the same cost as standard offices

The Mexican government invests in various studies and programs in order to move the country towards sustainability.

In the context of Smart Building, energetic efficiency is always discussed and placed on the spotlight... but often referring to the electric grids or infrastructures installed. During the last decades, we have forgotten about another crucial energy element: the composition and capacities of the materials we use for the buildings themselves, and the possibility of reutilizing them.

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The Business Federation of the Spanish Chemical Industry (FEIQUE) represents the Spanish chemical industry, a sector made up of more than 3,000 companies. What are the reasons behind FEIQUE's decision to be an ‘institutional partner' of PharmaProcess?

The first Asian power dominates a biannual ranking of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers: not only with the world’s fastest machine for the seventh consecutive time, but also with the largest number of computers among the Top 500.

A new list of the world’s fastest supercomputers provides more evidence that the once-yawning technology gap between the Western world (including United States) and China is closing.  Not only does China have the world’s fastest machine for the seventh consecutive time, but it has also the largest number of computers among the top 500 —a first for any country other than the United States (Source: Top500). And there is more to know: for the first time, the world’s fastest supercomputer uses Chinese-made microprocessor chips instead of chips from Silicon Valley’s Intel.

Several American scientists compared what is going on now to the 1980s, when they worried that the nation was losing ground to Japanese supercomputers. Individual computing centers report descriptions and performance to them twice a year. Supercomputers are viewed in scientific circles as an indicator of national technology leadership, and they are vital for research in areas ranging from the development of new weapons and medicines, to the design of cars and consumer products. American computing experts and business executives have warned for years that leadership in supercomputing is vital to a range of national interests. 

 

For the first time, the world’s fastest supercomputer uses Chinese-made microprocessor chips instead of chips from Silicon Valley’s Intel.

 

A ranking of the 500 most powerful commercially-available supercomputer systems shows that, for the first time, China has more of the systems than the United States. The list is compiled twice a year by Top500. This list is maintained by Dr. Dongarra and Erich Strohmaier, a physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

In the private sector, companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon invested billions of dollars in cloud-computing centers that don’t focus as much on solving scientific problems. And last year, the United States blocked the sale of a number of advanced microprocessors to China over concerns they were being used in nuclear weapon development, which most likely accelerated the development of China’s own technology.

 

The big leap forward

In 2001, there were no Chinese supercomputers on the Top500. Now, China has 167 systems on the list compared to 165 from the United States. China also leads a more obscure category —total processing power, or the combined computing speeds of all of its supercomputers on the list. The fastest machine, the Sunway TaihuLight System, was installed this year at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, in China’s Jiangsu province.

Despite those achievements, Intel still provided the chips for 91 percent of the machines on the list. And China is still catching up with the United States in state-of-the-art technologies, like software and the networking that links the thousands of chips in a modern supercomputer. But that could soon change. Officials at the Semiconductor Industry Association, a trade group, said the Chinese government has an ambitious $150 billion program to acquire as well as develop new technologies in various kinds of chips.

 

THE LIST (TOP500)

COUNTRY NUMBER OF SUPERCOMPUTERS

China 167

United States 165

Japan  29

Germany  26

France  18

Britain  12

India    9

Russia   7

South Korea  7

Poland  6

Other* 

*54 Countries in the “other” category each possess five or less of the 500 most powerful computer systems.