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ITSM leaders Axios Systems to sponsor local pipe band championship

Edinburgh, UK – 14th June 2017: Axios Systems, one of the world’s leading providers of IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) solutions, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 Pipe Band Championships on Sunday 18th June.Attracting more than 20 pipe bands from across the Edinburgh and Lothians region, the event will take place in the heart of the city for the first time since 1999, with the Ross Bandstand in... Source: RealWire

Axios Systems retains UK Government framework recognition in G-Cloud 9

Edinburgh, UK – 12th June, 2017: The UK Government’s latest iteration of its G-Cloud procurement framework, G-Cloud 9 has recognised one of the world’s leading providers of IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), Axios Systems. The company’s market-leading service management tools assyst will be offered in lot one.Set up in 2012, one of the central aims of G-Cloud was to accelerate the typically lengthy public-sector tender processes. The initiative allows public-sector organisations... Source: RealWire

HotDocs Announces New Senior Appointment

Edinburgh-based technology company, HotDocs, has today announced the appointment of Mark Settle to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).With the company since 1998, Settle has worked across various divisions within HotDocs, culminating in leading the US professional services team for the past seven years.
In his new role, Settle will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of HotDocs, leading the development teams in Edinburgh and Utah to deliver the product vision.Settle said: “Itrsquo;s... Source: RealWire

Edinburgh Uni email snafu tells students they won’t be graduating

Er, sorry, ignore that, say red-faced admins Edinburgh University has insisted a "system error" caused this year's graduands to be told by email that they wouldn't be receiving their degrees after all.…

End user feedback and how it influences ITSM strategy: Axios and...

Edinburgh, UK - 31st May 2017: Axios Systems, a leading provider of IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) solutions, will team up with Forrester Research Group for a special Breakfast Briefing amid a busy itinerary at SITS17, the UKrsquo;s largest show for IT professionals on the 7th and 8th June.Alongside promotion of the latest updates to its innovative ITSM and ITAM solution assyst, Axios – rated as a Champion in Info-Techrsquo;s latest... Source: RealWire

Axios Systems bring #AxiosGivesBack charity scheme to SITS17

Edinburgh, UK - 23rd May 2017: Following the successful launch of its charity fundraiser in the US, Axios Systems, one of the worldrsquo;s leading IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) providers, will bring ‘Axios Gives Backrsquo; to the UKrsquo;s leading IT professionals show, SITS17 on the 7th and 8th June.Having debuted at PINK17 in February, Axios Gives Back will donate funds to a charity chosen by attendees over the course of the... Source: RealWire

Axios to showcase enhanced UI and assyst ITAM capabilities amid innovation...

Edinburgh, UK - 18th May 2017: 2017 Info-Tech Champions and one of the worldrsquo;s leading providers of IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) solutions, Axios Systems, will be present at SITS17, the UKrsquo;s leading conference for ITSM professionals on the 7th and 8th June.The conference, held in Londonrsquo;s Olympia, will showcase the latest in service management thinking and technology and welcomes over 4,000 people and 50 free-to-attend seminar sessions over the two... Source: RealWire

Calnex Ships Industry©#8217;s First 100GbE Jitter Measurement Solution to enable Deployment...

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, May 12, 2017 – Calnex Solutions Ltd today shipped the industryrsquo;s first ever 100GbE Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) Jitter measurement solution to a major North American equipment manufacturer. Providing 100GbE Jitter Generation and Jitter Tolerance measurement capability, the Paragon-100G enables the jitter performance of SyncE network equipment to be fully stressed and validated.The ITU-T standard for SyncE (G.8262) has strict limits for both Jitter Tolerance and Jitter Generation.
Itrsquo;s vital that network equipment can... Source: RealWire

Sopra Steria sponsoring fifth Scotland Top Talent Leadership Programme

Edinburgh – Sopra Steria, the European leader in digital transformation, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Scotland Top Talent Leadership Programme, now in its fifth year.

This programme is run by the Society of Information Technology Managers (SOCITM) Leadership Academy in partnership with Sopra Steria, and in association with Scottish Government and Brightsolid, the data centre and cloud hosting specialists.
In five years over which the programme has been run, over 100 students... Source: RealWire

The AI revolution is making game characters move more realistically

Neural network makes for smarter-looking avatars, not just smarter enemies

Sega built a real Warhammer 40K Power Fist, then let me...

Real-life 3000psi Power Fist smash good. Real good.

Crooks and kids (not scary spies paid by govt overlords) are...

Troy Hunt talks down the state-sponsored hack threat Interview Despite the hype about state-sponsored hackers, most breaches are actually the result of either criminal activity or "kids messing around", according to breach expert Troy Hunt. Hunt, operator of the breach notification service Have I Been Pwned, noted that many of the current spate of breach disclosures actually stem from attacks that took place in or around 2012. “We’ve seen anything on this scale since Adobe,” Hunt told El Reg. “Motives differ with LinkedIn, for example, designed to make money.
Sony was state sponsored and Yahoo – if we take them at their word – was state-sponsored.” Hunt expressed doubt about Yahoo!'s contention of a state-sponsored attack which led to half a billion accounts being exposed, referencing recent research by InfoArmor that offered up the theory that criminals were behind the attack. “Blaming state hackers has become like a ‘dog ate my homework’ excuse,” he added. El Reg caught up with Hunt for 30 minutes shortly after he spoke about data breaches and other matters at the ScotSoft conference in Edinburgh on Thursday. He said that large datasets such as the LinkedIn cache were commonly dumped online by hackers when when they are “no longer profitable to sell”.

There are exceptions to this rule such as Ashley Madison, where hackers immediately leaked the purloined data as wide as possible in an effort to embarrass and pressurise the business. Hunt criticised TalkTalk as “negligent” over its October 2015 reach and criticised the record £400k fine imposed by data privacy watchdogs at the ICO as insufficient to serve as any deterrent. “TalkTalk was fined 0.02 per cent of revenue, something that will have no impact on its business,” Hunt said. “TalkTalk was hit by a 15 year old kid using free software, not a sophisticated attacker.” TallkTalk was “negligent” in being unable to defend against the attack it suffered, according to Hunt, a Microsoft regional director and MVP for developer security. Some breaches can have an effect on share price.

For example, the share price of Paysafe dipped before recovering after it emerged that Neteller and acquired firm Skrill had suffered a breach. Running haveibeenpwned has given Hunt a singular insight into major data breaches, how hackers operate and the weaknesses they exploit within organisations.
Some cases show that at least some large organisations are beginning to follow industry best practice of password handling.

For example, metadata from the Dropbox breach shows that the organisation was halfway through moving from the ageing SHA1 technology to pcrypt for password hashing. ®