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Review Entries for Day Tuesday, 03 November 2009

The South West Branch of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT is hosting a talk by Trevor Arnold of the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) concerning the use of information technology in air traffic safety.

The talk is entitled: "Why IT is paramount to the safety of Air Traffic Control". It will be held in Room 004 of the Harrison Building at the University of Exeter at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 25th November 2009.

NATS is responsible for providing air traffic control (ATC) services to aircraft flying in UK airspace, the eastern part of the North Atlantic and 15 of the United Kingdom's biggest airports.

Safety is NATS' first and foremost priority and IT plays a key role in ensuring that NATS can provide this service in an efficient and cost-effective way.

This talk will explore the role IT plays in the challenging environment of ATC and detail the potential implications of these systems failing.

The talk is free and is open to interested members of the public as well as members of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT. Anyone interested in attending should register at www.bcs-southwest.org.uk.

Posted by Revell Research Systems
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 15:13:47 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Thursday, 22 October 2009

The Microsoft Windows 7 Launch is today.

This is a particularly important product launch for Microsoft, after the dismal showing for Microsoft Vista in the corporate computing market.

The good news for Microsoft is that most commentators, ourselves included, seem to agree that Windows 7 is a much better product than Vista.

Posted by Revell Research Systems
Thursday, 22 October 2009 20:00:04 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Roy Tucker has been awarded the 2009 Revell Research Systems Prize at the University of Plymouth for being the top overall student from the BSc(Hons) Computing group of programmes.
Posted by Revell Research Systems
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 21:55:18 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Monday, 19 October 2009

Alastair Revell, the Managing Consultant of Revell Research Systems, has just been elected to the Council of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP), which is the Institution's governing body. The Institution is Britain's leading professional organisation for people who work in the development, installation and testing of business systems and computer software.

 the iap coat of arms
The Coat of Arms of the 
Institution of Analysts and Programmers,
which were granted in 1994.

The Institution was established in 1981, although its roots stretch back into the 1970s, and was incorporated as a limited company by guarantee in 1993. Alastair Revell consequently also becomes a director of the corporate body.

Alastair Revell's election occurred at the Institution's Annual General Meeting in London, on Saturday, 17th October 2009. He became a Fellow of the Institution in 2006 and has been instrumental in establishing the IAP's undergraduate prize at the University of Plymouth, which was first awarded in 2008.

Posted by Revell Research Systems
Monday, 19 October 2009 14:22:19 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Microsoft released today its largest batch of patches ever, addressing some 34 vulnerabilities.

The batch comprises of some thirteen bulletins, eight of which are deemed critical by Microsoft - the most serious category in its classification scheme.

Worryingly, the FTP vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) is already allegedly being exploited.

Posted by Revell Research Systems
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 09:11:56 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Thursday, 08 October 2009
The South West Branch of the BCS Chartered Institute for IT has announced the first event of its 2009/2010 programme. The event, entitled Towards Online Safety 3.0, will be delivered by Ken Corish, the Education Advisor for Plymouth City Council, on Tuesday, 13th October 2009, at 7:30pm, in the Plymouth Lecture Theatre (Block C), Portland Square, University of Plymouth.
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Thursday, 08 October 2009 20:46:34 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Bletchley Park, the Word War II code-breaking centre, has just been granted £460,500 by the Lottery Heritage Fund. The money will be spent on helping the site become a world heritage and educational centre.

Bletchley Park is important to the IT profession because it is largely regarded as being the birth place of the modern computer. Alastair Revell wrote about its importance to the IT profession on his blog in May 2009.

Posted by Revell Research Systems
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 18:02:11 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Revell Research Systems has just launched a Twitter account:-

http://twitter.com/revellresearch

Obviously, we will welcome anyone who wants to follow our progress, news and thoughts!

Posted by Fiona Burgess
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:10:55 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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