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Automation World indicates that nearly 80% of automation engineers will own a tablet PC by mid 2012

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Apps are springing up for all kinds of automation uses, ranging from remote monitoring to test and measurement. Are iPads and other tablet PCs destined to become part of the automation engineer’s toolbox?

Looks like it’s new growing market for software developers to start developing new products and apps especially designed for tablet PC’s and automation needs. Yes, it’s not new, looking to billions of apps on Apple store or Android Market, but automation engineers definitely waiting for the tablet’s software their needs.

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Automation World conducted research earlier this year to find out what its subscribers thought about the application of tablet PCs in industry. The results shed a great deal of light on how fast the tablet PC adoption trend is accelerating.

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Cabinet Office has published “Government ICT Offshoring (International Sourcing) Guidance”

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This week U.K.’s Cabinet Office has published guidance to help Government procurers consider supplier proposals “Government ICT Offshoring (International Sourcing) Guidance”.

This guidance is aimed at Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Senior Information Risk Owners (SIROs), Senior Responsible Owners (SROs) and procurers in Government Departments and exchequer funded bodies, to help them consider supplier proposals which include offshore provision and which may offer value for money.

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As offshore software development company SoftElegance attended in offshore collaboration with the U.K. Cabinet and Government organizations. “When considering supplier proposals which include offshore provision options should be considered within the wider context of existing policy including the Government ICT Strategy and Plan for Growth” guide says.

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Serious hole in critical-infrastructure software

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This is not a typical post for SoftElegance’s blog but the information provided below could be critical-important for our customers. Major part came from Oil and Gas, Manufacturing industries.

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“The U.S. government is warning critical-infrastructure operators of a serious hole in software used in oil and gas; water; electric utilities; and manufacturing plants around the world.”

“This vulnerability requires moderate skill to exploit,” the warning said.

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