Information Technology

Here you can find a summary of innovations in the fields of information and data processing and up-to-date developments on IT equipment and hardware.

This area covers topics such as IT services, IT architectures, IT management and telecommunications.

Intruder Alert: Method Provides Double Computer Crime-Solving Evidence

Like an episode of “CSI: Computers,” a UF researcher has developed a technique that gives digital detectives twice the forensic evidence they now have to catch all kinds of hackers, from curious teenagers to disgruntled employees to agents of foreign governments.

Writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Digital Evidence, UF doctoral student Mark Foster proposes a new and improved method of computer crime solving, called “process forensics.” “If a guy walks in

Multi-camera system searches images in 3D

Could boost surveillance in public places

A new three-dimensional multi-camera system that allows viewers to search areas from various vantage points could one day boost surveillance in public places such as airports and train stations, say University of Toronto researchers. The system – based on ideas published in the October proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – allows users to capture images of a scene from multiple angles and

Los Alamos computers map hurricane utility impacts

Predicting with uncanny accuracy the effects of recent hurricanes, Los Alamos National Laboratory computer models are helping the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Assurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other organizations plan for future disasters. For those in the paths of hurricane devastation, tools such as the Los Alamos infrastructure models could mean their lights and gas return to service hours or even days more rapidly.

“The comparison of a

New software improves database security

Penn State researchers have developed software that more quickly and efficiently ensures that databases don’t release unauthorized information.

The software, QFilter, “sits” between users and databases and filters or culls out unauthorized requests for data before a database responds to a query. “We have shifted the thinking from data filtering to query filtering,” said Dongwon Lee, assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). “This is a prac

Software AG launches platform for fast, low-cost reporting

Software AG, which specialises in modernising business-critical systems and integrating information, has developed a platform that helps organisations to generate reports faster, more simply and at a lower cost, for both internal and external use. To develop the platform, Software AG based itself on Internet technology and XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), an open technology standard. Software AG will introduce a test version of its Digital Reporting Platform at the 10th Annual XBRL Inte

Vision of the future

A revolutionary new invention in optics which will lead to the production of energy efficient, low cost, high performance, large flat screens for information displays, educational displays and ultimately home cinema/TV, could soon be on the way thanks to NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) – the organisation that champions UK creativity and innovation.

A small Cambridge-based start-up, CamFPD, have received an investment of £150,000 from NESTA to he

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