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Sophie Curtis

Biography

Sophie Curtis joined Techworld in November 2011, after two years working as Deputy Editor for eWeek Europe UK. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University, and gained experience in IT journalism through internships at Silicon.com and StrategyEye.

Her areas of knowledge and interest are mobile, networking, enterprise software and data centres.

She will also be working on a new project, focusing on the evolution of London's 'Tech City' and enterprise IT startups in the UK.


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GE Healthcare to invest $2 billion in software development

GE Healthcare has announced plans to invest $2 billion over the next five years to accelerate the development of software for healthcare systems and applications.

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Arqiva to roll out public WiFi in five London boroughs

Residents and visitors to certain parts of London could soon be able to connect to WiFi as they wander the streets, after communications provider Arqiva won the rights to provide outdoor connectivity in Camden, Wandsworth, Hounslow, Islington and Hammersmith & Fulham.

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Brocade CEO: Why we are eating our own young

Network fabrics have long been central to Brocade's business model. The company is currently on its sixth generation of fibre channel fabric, and since launching its Ethernet fabric two years ago the company claims to have 1,200 customers with over 200 devices deployed.

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BT launches integrated BYOD solution for businesses

BT has unveiled a new set of solutions designed to help organisations reap the productivity gains promised by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.

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Cisco and iRobot create Shelbot-like telepresence system

Cisco has teamed up with robotics firm iRobot to create its own enterprise version of the 'Shelbot' from US comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

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UK 3D-printing industry to get £14.7m investment windfall

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced plans to invest £14.7 million into innovative R&D projects that make use of 3D printing technology.

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Yandex steps up to Google with interactive snippets in search results

Google is the undisputed king of search in most Western countries but, in Russia, home-grown Yandex still claims a 60 percent market share.

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EE to launch UKs first shared mobile tariffs

UK mobile operator EE (formerly Everything Everywhere) has unveiled a new range of tariffs that allow consumers and businesses to share their 4G plans across phones and tablets, or with other people.

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Online betting site bet365 gets HTML5 makeover

Online sports betting website bet365 has revealed that it is using the HTML5 markup language to improve the feel and function of its mobile platform, and reduce the code needed to produce it.

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Mobile healthcare could save Europe €100 billion by 2017

Greater use of mobile phones to deliver healthcare, known as mHealth, could save Europe almost €100 billion by 2017 and increase GDP by €93 billion, according to new research carried out by PwC on behalf of the GSMA.

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Royal Academy of Engineering announces MacRobert technology prize finalists

The Royal Academy of Engineering has named three finalists for this year's prestigious MacRobert technology prize, which celebrates outstanding innovation, commercial success and societal benefit in engineering.

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Augmented reality firm Metaio claims 50,000 developers

Augmented reality software firm Metaio has announced that there are now 50,000 developers working on its platform, with more than 1,000 published applications across enterprise, industrial, publishing and retail.

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Brits ready to embrace wearable tech, study claims

Wearable technology is widely predicted to be the “next big wave” in mobility, with innovations like the Pebble watch and Google Glass providing a glimpse of what the future could look like. But new research has revealed that 8 million people in Britain are already using wearables, and 16 million are planning to use them when they become more widely available.

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Google announces winners of UK Global Impact Challenge

Three UK charities have been selected by a judging panel including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Sir Richard Branson and Jilly Forster to receive a Global Impact Award for their innovative technology projects.

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Broadcom launches 802.11ac WiFi chips for PCs and tablets

Semiconductor firm Broadcom has launched three new 802.11ac WiFi chips at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, designed to meet growing consumer demand for speed, reliability and power efficiency.

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Research and education networks to test 100Gbps transatlantic link

Researchers in North America and Europe should soon be able to collaborate more closely, after the world's first intercontinental 100Gbps transatlantic link for research and education was demonstrated at the Terena Networking Conference in the Netherlands.

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London Gateway container port to run operations from the cloud

London Gateway – the UK’s first major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park – is deploying an end-to-end data centre architecture, to ensure high levels of consistent service and availability to its customers.

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ICO may fail to deliver 'acceptable level' of service due to funding shortfall

The government's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has admitted that it does not have enough funding to meet its obligations or the expectations of its stakeholders, and may fail achieve its objectives by 2015 if funding streams have not been assured by then.

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Cross-device interaction and wearable electronics at Citrix Synergy 2013

Amid a slew of product announcements designed to enable “mobile workstyles,” Citrix is already looking ahead to the next phase of enterprise innovation, with a focus on cloud computing as a platform for new mobile services.

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Citrix Receiver helps doctors in Canada provide bedside care

Hamilton Health Sciences, a family of six hospitals and a cancer centre serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and central west Ontario in Canada, is using Citrix technology to increase at-the-bedside interactions between patients and doctors and accelerate decision making.

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