Tag: technology

Qarik: New York technology firm creates 50 jobs in Belfast

Image copyright Getty Images A New York-based technology business has announced 50 new jobs in Belfast. Qarik provides cloud-based data management and analysis software development services. Invest Northern Ireland has offered £325,000 in support. The roles range from graduate to senior level and include software engineers. Economy Minister Diane Dodds met the company’s founders during a visit to the US… Read more →

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ARM: Can ‘crown jewel’ of UK technology be protected?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government is “looking at options” to protect and ensure future investment in Cambridge-based ARM Holdings, which is being bought by US tech giant Nvidia from Japan’s Softbank. This is a much more relaxed attitude than the government took when Softbank bought the world-leading chip designer in July 2016. At that time, Softbank announced it… Read more →

Coronavirus: How technology could keep football fans safe at stadiums

Image copyright Steve Bardens/Getty Images Image caption A limited number of Brighton fans were allowed to watch the club’s friendly against Chelsea With the Premier League and EFL kicking off this weekend, eyes will not only be focused on the pitch but also on the surrounding stands. The 2019-20 season reached its conclusion without supporters in stadiums, and the new… Read more →

NI can become ‘leader’ in hydrogen technology’, says economy minister

Northern Ireland can become a leader in hydrogen technology, Economy Minister Diane Dodds has said. She said it would also allow us to get more efficient use of our onshore windfarms. There are already plans to introduce hydrogen-fuelled buses to Belfast later this year. The company building them has ambitions to set up a facility to make hydrogen fuel. Ballymena-based… Read more →

How coronavirus is changing NHS technology

Image copyright UHSFT Image caption NHS technology is changing at speed, says Adrian Byrne “Many people within the NHS are talking about two years of transformation done in two weeks,” says Adrian Byrne, chief information officer at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT). His hospital has been among the many seeing innovations, including the use of a chatbot to… Read more →