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What we’ve been reading in the news this week - 24-28 August, 2015

What we’ve been reading in the news this week - 24-28 August, 2015

Date: 24th August 2015  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Industry News

Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, August 2015

It’s been another busy week for us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and the web. Below we’ve highlighted some of the articles that have caught our eye.

Manufacturers aim to drive growth through innovating - Aug 24 via @insideryorks
Almost nine in ten manufacturers in Yorkshire and Humber are engaged in innovation, a new study has revealed.

Skanska’s £1m ‘digital tag and track’ project to be operational by 2017 - Aug 24 via @CMBIMPLUS
A £1m Skanska-led project to implement real-time ‘tagging and tracking’ of building components from the factory floor to the finished building aims to create a workable system by the end of the research period in 2017.

Vodafone to invest €7 million in datacentre services - Aug 24 via @datacentresnews
As part of Vodafone’s plan to build its cloud and hosting business in Europe, Vodafone Ireland is set to invest some €7 million as it seeks to bring new datacentre services to customers, according to an Irish Times report.

European data center spending up by 8 percent - Aug 25 via @dcdnews
Annual spending on data centers in Europe is up 8.3 percent, according to new research. Among the countries of Europe, the UK has a small lead over Germany. 

Asda returns to supermarket second spot - Aug 26 via @insideryorks
Asda has edged back ahead of Sainsbury's to become the UK's second largest supermarket, according to new industry data. 

How will South East Asia's data centers look in 2020? - Aug 26 via @dcdnews
When we spoke to Joe Kava, vice president of data centers at Google in Singapore in 2014, he told us Asia’s Internet users had grown by the equivalent of the entire population of Canada in Q3 of that year. That works out to about 35 million new Internet users in three months, of which a good chunk is doubtlessly made up of users from South East Asia. 

Halifax’ historic Princess Buildings office scheme well underway - Aug 27 via @bdailyyorkshire

The historic Princess Buildings in Halifax is currently undergoing a significant renovation. The Grade II* listed building, which will be transformed into a new a modern office environment whilst preserving iconic heritage features, is being refurbished as part of Calderdale Council’s work to make better use of its offices in the town centre.

How Edge Data Center Providers are Changing the Internet’s Geography - Aug 27 via @datacenter
As people watch more and more of their video online versus cable TV or satellite services, and as businesses consume more and more cloud services versus buying hardware boxes and software licenses, the physical nature of internet infrastructure is changing.

Construction set for 22% growth to 2019 - Aug 28 via @ConstructionEnq
Construction can look forward to 22% of output growth up to 2019, amounting to an extra £27bn of spending. 

Birmingham’s skyline gets a new addition - Aug 28 via
At 26 storeys and 102.5m high, Doone Silver’s new tower will be the tallest building in Birmingham’s central business district.

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