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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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UK government to relax planning rules to ease 4G rollout

The UK government has published new plans for boosting the roll-out of 4G mobile broadband by helping to accelerate the process for operators to install new equipment.

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Can MVNOs fix the international roaming problem?

Mobile roaming is still one of the biggest bugbears for any company that has an international workforce. In spite of efforts by the European Union and other international bodies to cap the amount that mobile network operators can charge customers for using their mobile phones abroad, companies around the world are still regularly forking out for exorbitant phone bills.

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Entrepreneur First encourages girls to launch tech start-ups

Entrepreneur First, the not-for-profit initiative designed to help budding entrepreneurs launch their own technology start-ups, is launching a 9-week programme to teach female graduates and undergraduates the basics of programming.

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Four in five technologies fail to cross the 'Valley of Death'

More than four out of five technologies developed globally never make it to the commercial world, due to their inability to cross the “Valley of Death” – the virtual chasm that separates applied research from technology demonstration – according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.

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British university student recreates the 'Sheldonbot' from Big Bang Theory

A student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has created a telepresence robot which recognises when a human is addressing it and mimics human behaviour.

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London Stock Exchange's AIM is a 'joke', says Alfresco CTO

The capital markets in the UK are not ready for growth in high-tech companies, according to John Newton, CTO and founder of open-source content management firm Alfresco.

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Shazam appoints new CEO to lead initial public offering

London-based technology start-up Shazam, which offers a mobile music identification service, has appointed a former Yahoo vice-president as its new chief executive, in order to prepare for the next stage of growth and an initial public offering (IPO).

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MongoDB to challenge Oracle's enterprise dominance, says 10gen CTO

Oracle has long dominated the database market with an appliance-led business model that locks the the customer in. However, enterprises are waking up to the fact that relational databases cannot address all of today’s business requirements, and have started to look at alternative offerings from smaller, more focused companies.

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UK lagging behind in M2M adoption, says SAP

The UK is lagging behind countries like India and Brazil when it comes to the adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, according to new research.

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Small IT companies still struggling to win public contracts

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Ofcom to conduct UK white space trial this autumn

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced plans for a pilot of white space technology in the UK, to explore how it could be used to provide broadband access for rural communities, Wi-Fi-like services or new machine-to-machine networks.

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Infosec 2013: managing risk in the supply chain

Over the years, organisations have outsourced a wide range of services, generally because third parties can manage them more efficiently and cost-effectively than they can themselves. As a result, security and regulatory requirements have increased substantially.

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UK government dumps controversial web snooping bill

The UK government has abandoned plans to introduce its controversial Communications Data Bill, better known as the “snooper's charter,” which would have given security services sweeping powers to monitor internet activity.

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Nine in 10 tech start-ups plan to recruit this year: report

The jobs market may be grim, but new research has highlighted that technology start-up businesses have ambitious hiring plans for the next year.

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Londons Air Ambulance uses 4G to reduce response times

London’s Air Ambulance has teamed up with mobile operator EE to develop new systems that will use 4G technology to cut vital minutes off mission times to benefit its patients.

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UK ramps up efforts to support high-growth tech companies

Efforts are ramping up in both the public and private sector to enable high-growth businesses in the UK to scale rapidly and reach their full potential.

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London Gatwick transforms IT services strategy with Getronics

London Gatwick Airport has chosen Getronics to provide IT services across its campus, as the airport transforms its IT strategy.

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Tata to provide trackside connectivity for Mercedes Formula One

Tata Communications has signed a deal to deliver high-speed, secure trackside connectivity for the Mercedes Formula One team.

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Infosec 2013: cyber security sector failing to attract new talent

The cyber security sector in the UK is failing to attract young people into the industry – especially women – according to research released this week by e-skills UK.

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Spiceworks integrates Dropbox to help IT admins monitor usage

Spiceworks, the social business platform for IT professionals, has announced a new technology integration and partnership with Dropbox to help companies simplify the use of Dropbox accounts within their organisation.

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