Archive for March 2013

dot.rural Digital Economy Hub Summer Internship Scheme 2013

Applications are invited for 10 week internships this summer at the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub, based at the University of Aberdeen. The scheme is aimed at currently registered postgraduate students, particularly PhD students. For PhD students who receive a stipend from their home university during the internship, a bursary of £300 per week will be available. For PhD students who suspend their stipend at their home university’s request, an enhanced bursary of £350 per week will be available. The dot.rural Digital Economy Hub is one of three large interdisciplinary centres funded by the UK research councils Digital Economy theme. dot.rural brings together a team of over 80 researchers from a range of academic disciplines to explore the challenges of the rural digital economy. Activities in the Hub are organised around four rural challenges: healthcare, accessibility & mobilities, conservation of natural resources, enterprise & culture. Technology research to meet challenges in these areas is focused around natural language generation and affective communication, mechanisms to support reasoning, coordination and collaboration, intelligent information infrastructures, satellite and wireless communications. More details on the Hub its research activities and projects can be found on the website: Key internship dates: Deadline for applications 26 April 2013 Decisions announced 17 May 2013 Earliest internship start date 18 June 2013 Latest internship start date 30 September 2013 Further details on the internship scheme (including the application process) can be found here: For queries relating to the scheme contact Dr Jennifer Holden (, 01224 274238). Dr Jennifer A Holden Training & Outreach Officer  

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Competing in a digital world: Four lessons from the software industry

Hugo Sarrazin and Johnson Sikes discuss the critical role of software in company performance. Specifically, what can be learnt from business models employed by software providers themselves. It can be found here. Let us know your thoughts on this, either on our linkedin group or via Twitter @nemode_netplus

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