Securing the cloud

The Celtic-Plus is an EUREKA ICT cluster organization between the public and private sector and : is an industry-driven European research initiative to define, perform and finance through public and private funding common research projects in the area of telecommunications, new media, future Internet, and applications & services focusing on a new “Smart Connected World” Continue reading Securing the cloud

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. Source: Wikipedia IoT is one of the key contributors to the Big Data phenomenom and its focused on providing a better quality of life to mankind. Gartner predicts 26 billion connected devices by 2020. Really impressive! Continue reading The Internet of Things

Predicting when lightning will strike

Predicting when lightning will strike

LoLight is a real time lightning detection system that uses radio signals emitted from from each discharge to accurately map weather events. It is a very useful tool to predict possible local emergencies using lightning itself as a warning signal. Ideal for smaller weather service providers. Lightning is estimated to cause up to 16% of Continue reading Predicting when lightning will strike

OpenPEPPOL and eInvoicing

In the homepage of the Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) it has been published the OpenPEPPOL position paper on the proposed Directive on e-Invoicing in public procurement (here in PDF format). A very interesting document with some remarkable goals: Development of a European semantic data model: the Swedish Financial Management Authority (ESV) estimates that the Continue reading OpenPEPPOL and eInvoicing

Europe’s digital challenge

The European Commission published, one month ago, an interesting report: “Europe’s digital challenge“. There are some well known key facts to improve and increase the digital benefits accross the Union. Here are some of them, and the analysis made from the commission itself: Highlight aspects The internet creates five jobs for every two lost (“Internet Matters“, Continue reading Europe’s digital challenge

Informe Spain 2020:Tic y Sostenibilidad

Interesante lectura la del Spain 2020: Tic y Sostenibilidad. Se estima para el año 2020 que el uso masivo de nuevas tecnologías permitiría ahorrar 601.802 millones de euros y generar 218.000 nuevos empleos en España. La verdad es que de vez en cuando está bien leer un informe medianamente optimista en los tiempos que corren, claro Continue reading Informe Spain 2020:Tic y Sostenibilidad

Horizon 2020

Innovación, investigación, calidad… tres palabras que cobran especial interés en esta época de crisis y que, aquí en Euskadi, tenemos que emplear no sólo en el lenguaje, sino en la práctica. Estas tres mágicas palabras son los pilares del Horizon 2020, el programa de la Unión Europea, dotado con 80.000 millones de euros, que será Continue reading Horizon 2020