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Big Data Week means big business for Northern Ireland
added on Thursday, April 24 2014 added on Thursday, April 24 2014
– Big Data Conference takes place on May 7 in Titanic Belfast – For the first time, Belfast is set to play host to a major global technology festival that will link in with over 30 cities across the world. Big Data is all about the technologies and practice of handling data so large that convent ...

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Norman’s News: Our knowledge economy needs the nurturing of the vitality of youth
added on Tuesday, April 15 2014 added on Tuesday, April 15 2014
Thanks to my wife’s monumental efforts, I struck another item off my bucket list. I caught, with only advice from the gillie, a salmon in a Scottish river (Tay). It was a young Kelt, on its way back downriver to the sea for a second time. For the uninitiated, like me a few days ago, a Kelt is a 4- ...

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NI business community urged to join charity sleep out & tackle youth homelessness – Byte Night aims to raise £40,000 through sleep out on October 3rd
added on Friday, April 11 2014 added on Friday, April 11 2014
Northern Ireland tech and business sectors are being urged to brave the elements for an open-air sleep out aimed at raising vital funds to prevent youth homelessness. Figures show that local authorities in Northern Ireland registered 4,189 young people homeless from 2012 to 2013. Only a fraction of ...

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U.S. Healthcare IT Company NaviNet Reaches Headcount Milestone of 50 Professionals, Prompting a Move to Larger Belfast Premises
added on Friday, April 11 2014 added on Friday, April 11 2014
  BOSTON – April 11, 2014 – Boston-based NaviNet, America’s largest healthcare network community, announced that it has moved to a larger state-of-the-art research and development centre located within the Northern Ireland Science Park, Belfast.   NaviNet set up its Belfast centre in ...

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Norman’s News: Our children must out-compete the global competition
added on Tuesday, April 08 2014 added on Tuesday, April 08 2014
Last Thursday saw the “topping out” of the new North West Regional Science Park in Londonderry, where it was announced that local company 8over8 is to be the first anchor tenant of the much anticipated £12m premises at Fort George. The Derry software phenomenon will spread its wings at the NI S ...

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North West Regional Science Park Secures International Software Firm as Anchor Tenant
added on Friday, April 04 2014 added on Friday, April 04 2014
The EU INTERREG IVA-funded Northern Ireland Science Park has announced 8over8® as the first anchor tenant at its new £12m North West Regional Science Park in Derry~Londonderry.   At a “topping out” ceremony at the Fort George site today (Thursday 3 April) marking completion of the roof an ...

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New SBRI Competition – Tomorrow’s train design today
added on Wednesday, April 02 2014 added on Wednesday, April 02 2014
                            Department for Transport (DfT) in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the FutureRailway Team intend to identify passenger rolling stock designs that will provide a glimpse of the future and showcase the capability of th ...

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Norman’s news: The late Tony Benn’s contribution to modern technology
added on Tuesday, April 01 2014 added on Tuesday, April 01 2014
Anthony Wedgwood Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014) I went to the New University of Ulster, Coleraine, as it was then known, in 1969, quite unaware of the role that the late Tony Benn’s decisions would have in my working life, most as unintended consequences. He was a key part of the 1964 Gover ...

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