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 next best thing: Visual Studio Code

The next best thing: Visual Studio Code

Yesterday, Microsof announced Visual Studio Code, a cross-platform code editor with a real good appearance. It reminds me of Sublime text in some way, but it comes with some native tools making Visual Studio Code a powerful editor. Some of its features: customizable bindings syntax highlighting bracket matching auto indent snippets support for dozens of Continue reading The next best thing: Visual Studio Code

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