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The UK is in the midst of the “fourth industrial” revolution and at the forefront of this are the Northern regions. We rightly celebrate London’s success as a leading city for tech innovation in the UK, with 36 of the “unicorn” start-ups created in the UK since 1990 being housed in the capital. But all corners of the nation are playing their part.Sheffield is undoubtedly a key player in this revolution – a city on the brink of an industrial renaissance, repositioning itself as an international centre for the aerospace, automotive and software industries.

10 December 2018
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Technology giants operating in the UK will be served with a narrowly-targeted digital services tax, chancellor Philip Hammond announced today.With consultations to occur before the tax goes live in April 2020, the chancellor said the move is to ensure "the UK continues to be the best place in the world to start and scale up a tech business".In an effort to protect the livelihood of the UK's burgeoning startup scene, the measure will only apply to profitable businesses within the tax's scope, such as search engines, social media platf

10 December 2018
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 Big data company WANdisco has announced the launch of a new live data platform that will enable businesses to manage their applications in a multicloud environment.The Sheffield-based technology firm says the LiveData platform for Multicloud will provide data accuracy and consistency for business applications in any combination of major cloud environments.David Richards, CEO and co-founder of WANdisco, said: “We believe that the launch of LiveData for Multicloud opens a significant total addressable market for our technology.“We already have a pipeline of customers that have clear requirem

10 December 2018
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The capital's tech companies are trying to plot a course that will steer them past Brexit. That will mean some difficult decisions ahead.It's hard to imagine a group less likely to have voted for Brexit than the people running London's tech start-ups.International, smart, metropolitan: London's tech entrepreneurs might be just those 'citizens of nowhere' who were criticised by Prime Minister Theresa May in a speech a few months after the UK voted to leave the EU.

10 December 2018
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Earlier this year, Bank of England governor Mark Carney scrutinised blockchain technology, describing it as an inadequate currency platform set for a “brutal reckoning”.His views come as no surprise for someone deeply ingrained into the traditions of the financial system and the institutions that have set the industry’s tone for centuries.But it’s the traditional institutions that are set for a reckoning.

10 December 2018
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 Uncertainty over the UK’s data regime post-Brexit is already seeing jobs move to mainland Europe and could hurt Britain’s position as a technology hub, the boss of live data company WANdisco has warned.David Richards, CEO and chairman of Sheffield-based WANDisco, says the Government needs to send out a clear message that, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there will be data equivalency with the European Union.Mr Richards told The Yorkshire Post that many financial services firm and retailers with large European customer bases had already begun moving their data away from Bri

10 December 2018
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Big data firm WANdisco today revealed it had made “significant improvements’ to its business model as it forged stronger ties with technology giant IBM.Sheffield-based WANdisco is a big data specialist which helps some of the world’s largest firms transfer information from servers into the cloud.The amount of data in the world is set to quadruple between now and 2020 and David Richards, WANdisco’s CEO, believes this trend will provide major opportunities for growth.The Sheffield-born tech tycoon recently revealed that he was spending more than £1m of his own money on a foundation to boost c

10 December 2018
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WanDisco has increased its royalty payout to 50% and is now offering a guaranteed annual minimum royalty commitmentWanDisco has announced it's "deepening" its relationship with IBM, increasing its OEM royalty to the firm to 50%, in addition to introducing a guaranteed annual minimum royalty commitment.The two businesses said they'll work closely together in the coming months to introduce new solutions, including greater integration with IBM BigSQL and other products.“We are delighted to deepen and broaden our relationship with IBM.

10 December 2018
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One day, one day...By Chris Mellor 3 Sep 2018 at 11:49 El Reg has once again curated a selection of storage news tidbits for all you thought leaders out there. Surely there's some sort of machine learning algorithm that can find the stuff and write it by now, hm?Anyway, grab a cup of your favourite caffeinated beverage and absorb this perfectly formed and organic summary of the week in storage.High Nunes at DatriumCraig Nunes, Datrium CMO, has resigned.

10 December 2018
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Amaze your colleagues, confound customers and perturb partners with your encyclopaedic storage news knowledgeThe knowledge you need lies beneathBy Chris Mellor 20 Aug 2018 at 09:32 Yes, you can become an instant storage thought leader with our unique highly available, deduplicated, cloud-native and multi-region storage newsfest.

10 December 2018
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A Silicon Valley tech tycoon is spreading his love of bees across Yorkshire schools – starting in his home city of Sheffield.

10 December 2018
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A Sheffield-born tech tycoon who has put £1million into a foundation to help education in city schools has backed the fairer funding petition.David Richards, chief executive of WANdisco, said there was a 'chronic lack of funding' in Sheffield schools and signed the petition.Mr Richards has started the David and Jane Richards Family Foundation, that has donated £1.1m to boost computer education in schools after complaining about the curriculum for years.His old school, Tapton School, in Crosspool, is the first to benefit with a hands-on course which will launch in September and will teach pu

10 December 2018
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Pupils and parents at a Sheffield school have been given a glimpse into a new addition to the curriculum after a £1.1million boost from a tech firm boss.David Richards is donating £1.1m through The David and Jane Richards Family Foundation to empower and improve the lives of children.At his old school, Tapton in Crosspool, a new hands-on course will launch in September which will teach pupils how to use apps to manipulate and analyse huge amounts of data.It aims to inspire the next generation of technology entrepreneurs and focuses on data science to give young people the ability to underst

10 December 2018
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Appointments will help grow WANdisco’s expanding LiveData Platform  

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), the LiveData company, announces the appointment of Bob Corey as WANdisco Non-exec Director & Board member, and Joel S. Horwitz as the SVP of Marketing in the Company’s Silicon Valley headquarters.

20 November 2018
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WANdisco LiveData For Multicloud unlocks continued replication of data at petabyte scale. Guarantees data consistency across multiple cloud providers, reducing vendor “lock-in” and improving efficiency regardless of location, environment, or cloud provider.

16 October 2018
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Subscription based contract expected to grow over time WANdisco (LSE: WAND), the LiveData company, has been selected by a global automotive and truck manufacturer to deploy the Company's live data platform, WANdisco Fusion. Following an extensive pilot, the company selected WANdisco Fusion as the standard for hybrid cloud and cloud migration for Microsoft Azure where business critical data will reside in both on-premises and the cloud. The initial contract is worth $200k on an annualised recurring revenue basis and the project will commence in October 2018.

25 September 2018
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The framework provides UK public sector organisations with a way to buy cloud-based services as commodities to accelerate cloud adoption in a timely and cost-effective manner.

14 August 2018
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WANdisco announces a new patent filing. The filing protects the use of the WANdisco’s Distributed Coordination Engine™ (DConE) - a patented Paxos-based consensus technology - to resolve issues associated with public blockchain technology.

25 July 2018
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LiveData platform, WANdisco Fusion, now enables Cloudera customers to seamlessly move LiveData between on-premise and hybrid Cloud environments with every data change captured wherever it occurs

19 April 2018
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WANdisco is using research and development support from Invest Northern Ireland to develop the next generation of its LiveData platform WANdisco Fusion.

19 April 2018