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  • Going ugly with Data
    In the last few weeks we have had the privilege to visit two great data events, the first one was #OpenDefra, the department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs “unconference,” a great showcase and networking event for people around government and data users.
  • MICO at ICIIT 2016
    International Conference on Innovations in Infobusiness and Technology (ICIIT) 2016 was held on 4th March 2016 in Oz0, Colombo.
  • MICO Enterprise Cross Media Search
    MICO is a European Union part-funded research project to provide cross-media analysis solutions for online multimedia producers. MICO will develop models, standards and software tools to jointly analyse, query and retrieve information out of connected and related media objects (text, image, audio, video, office documents) to provide better information extraction results for more relevant search and information discovery.
  • Classifying Content
    Classifying Content with Apache SOLR
    In my previous blog, Applying Machine Learning for Smart Content Solutions, we emphasised the importance of applying machine learning techniques to organise content.
  • Distributed Testing and Test Reporting with Selenium
    So how do we cater for a complete test on every sprint or every release? We can use Selenium for Test Automation. When we use a continuous integration approach it would be helpful to use Selenium Grid. It allows you to run your tests on different machines against different browsers in parallel. Essentially, Selenium-Grid supports distributed test execution.
  • Women In Machine Learning And The Neural Information Processing Systems Conference 2015
    Women in Machine Learning (WiML) is a technical workshop, which gives an opportunity for female machine learning researchers, such as research scientists and graduate students to meet, share ideas and learn interactively. The two day long WiML 2015 workshop included an NVIDIA deep learning tutorial, a Facebook Lean in circle event and a combination of invited talks as well as contributed talks by Female machine learning researchers.
  • 5 reasons why local government needs open source
    Technology is only one part of the delivery jigsaw puzzle, but it has a big role to play in helping to create modern local government. Open source in particular has a lot to offer. As a technology it's always skirted around the periphery, but I've got a feeling that is about to change.
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    Local councils to lead the open source movement
    Local councils are under enormous pressure to simultaneously cut costs and deliver even more services in the face of long-term austerity. Bristol City Council, for example, is having to manage a portfolio of fourteen different change programmes simultaneously, out of necessity.
  • BYOD_PSN
    BYOD or PSN? Soon you won't have to choose
    With many councils just struggling to keep the lights on in the face of increasingly lean budgets, the last thing they need is more costly and time-consuming red tape. And spare a thought for the overworked call centre staff who have to deal with angry residents who fly off the handle after having navigated automated voice systems only to find out that ‘the computer says no’.
  • Making the decision to move from Alfresco Community to Enterprise
    Alfresco as an open source product is great because it is free to use (GPL Licence), but only when they are offered as a Community Edition. Functionalities of Community and Enterprise are exactly the same. But Enterprise Edition differs by the service or support that you eventually have to pay for.
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