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Suppliers may team up to tackle smart rollout

Energy retailers are considering how a collaborative approach to the rollout of smart meters may help them overcome worrying cost pressures arising from the national programme, Utility Week has learned. Rob Doepel, an energy industry expert at consultancy EY said the company is “talking to senior stakeholders – budget holders and heads of smart, and above” about how a collaborative approach might be arranged. He explained that stakeholders are interested in collaboration because their profit and loss outlook has been “hit hard” by the announcement that government will intervene in the market with an energy... >> Read more

Bitcoin surges to record above $2,400, bringing 2017 gain to more than 150%

The momentum behind bitcoin is growing far faster than traditional global investments. Bitcoin hit a record Wednesday after a late Tuesday announcement from the Digital Currency Group alleviated worries about a fractious debate among cryptocurrency investors and technological developers. Fifty-six companies around the world and 83 percent of bitcoin miners supported the "Bitcoin Scaling Agreement," according to the Digital...


The 4 biggest healthcare IT headaches

Experts in healthcare IT and compliance discuss the top challenges for hospitals and healthcare facilities and what CIOs can do to address them. To avoid violating regulations, which could result in tens of thousands of dollars (or more) of fines and negative publicity, healthcare providers must ensure that their facilities are in compliance and be constantly on the lookout for security threats. And “while the governance of...


US, Saudi Arabia Ink Potential $110B Weapons Sales Package

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud have signed a potential $110 billion package of weapons sales agreements in an effort to advance global security and economic development initiatives between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. The White House said Saturday Trump also inked a Joint Strategic Vision Statement with Salman to facilitate defense collaboration, fight violent extremism and counter terrorism financing...


GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: President Trump’s Cybersecurity Order & More

Last week President Trump signed an executive order to bolster our nation’s cybersecurity and maintain and strengthen U.S. cybersecurity capabilities. The order addresses the network security of U.S. government agencies, enhances the protection of infrastructure like the financial sector and the energy grid, and provides guidelines for developing a more robust cyber deterrence strategy. As accusations of hacking and...


Interop ITX: Hot Products and Services

Vendors aim to meet enterprise demand for agility in the cloud era with new offerings. As enterprises seek to harness technology to gain a competitive edge, the IT landscape is changing fast. Companies are increasingly turning to cloud and software-defined technologies in their quest for speed, agility, and flexibility. At Interop ITX, vendors unveiled new products and services designed to address these requirements and the challenges that...


From Mars to military: Perimeter detection just got smarter

TAMPA, Fla. — The capability for troops and special operators to detect something on the perimeter of a base camp or out in the field just got smarter. Standard Comms presented its Smart Sound Perimeter at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference that has the ability — using audio and infrasonic sensors — to not just detect perimeter breaches but details of the breach, according to Zach...


US Announces Bug Bounty for Federal Digital Service Agency

The General Services Administration (GSA) in the United States has announced a bug bounty program for the Technology Transformation Service (TTS), which includes the government’s digital service agency, 18F. 18F helps federal agencies build, buy, and share modern digital services to improve the user experience of government. It has worked with more than 50 offices and agencies on more than 200 engagements. This is the first public...


Greece slides back into recession at start of 2017

Greece slid back into recession in the first quarter in 2017 amid months of wrangling between Athens and its creditors over the country's third bail-out deal. The Greek economy contracted by 0.1pc in the first three months of 2017, after shrinking by 1.2pc in the final quarter of 2017, according to the Hellenic statistical authority. Analysts had expected the economy to eke out growth of around 0.2pc in the first quarter. The...


Oil price rises as Russia and Saudi Arabia back supply cut

Oil prices have risen more than 3% after Saudi Arabia and Russia said a deal to cut production should be extended until March next year. A barrel of Brent Crude jumped to $52.52 following a meeting in China between the two countries. The oil cartel Opec, which is dominated by Saudi Arabia, and non-Opec producers led by Russia have been attempting to use the output cut to drive up prices. However, the US is not included and its high...


Shell's Profit Surges as Oil Sector Rebounds

LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said net profit more than doubled in the first quarter, joining its peers in beating analyst forecasts as rebounding oil prices and refining margins lifted revenue after a near three-year downturn. A 55 percent rise in oil prices from a year ago and deep cost cuts boosted cash generation, enabling the Anglo-Dutch company to cover spending and dividend payouts, while reducing debt following its $54...


Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual communication - a type of quantum communication where no particles travel between two recipients. Theoretical physicists have long proposed that such a form of communication would be possible, but now, for the first time, researchers have been able to experimentally achieve it - transferring a black and white bitmap image from one...


The World's Biggest Independent Oil Trader Has a Warning for OPEC

OPEC and its allies are seeking to pump less for longer in a quest for higher prices. The world’s biggest independent oil trader says their efforts could be in vain. Demand isn’t expanding as much as expected, and U.S. shale output is growing faster than forecast, according to Vitol Group. That’s increasing the burden on the world’s biggest producers, who need to stick to their pledges to cut supply just to keep prices...


Additive Manufacturing GE, the world’s largest manufacturer, is on the verge of using 3-D printing to make jet parts.

General Electric is making a radical departure from the way it has traditionally manufactured things. Its aviation division, the world’s largest supplier of jet engines, is preparing to produce a fuel nozzle for a new aircraft engine by printing the part with lasers rather than casting and welding the metal. The technique, known as additive manufacturing (because it builds an object by adding ultrathin layers of material one by one), could...


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