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What happened to Finland’s information society?

What happened to Finland’s information society? | Finland | Scoop.it
There was much talk of the information society around the end of the last millennium. Especially in Finland as we were often considered to be the model country for its development. Finland was at the forefront both in terms of internet connections and of the number of mobile phones. We were home to plenty of world-class IT companies such as Nokia and the Linux operating system. It seemed certain that Finland would continue to show the world the way into the 2000s as well.
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The Atlantic Century II: Benchmarking EU & U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness | The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

The Atlantic Century II: Benchmarking EU & U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness | The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation | Finland | Scoop.it
Innovation: Finland 2nd place http://t.co/UnBmSoT...
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Stonesoft develops world’s first evasion test service - Good News from Finland

Stonesoft develops world’s first evasion test service - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish data security company Stonesoft has released the world’s first test service that will enable companies to test their security devices' capabilities to protect against advanced evasion techniques. The testing service will be made globally available through independent IT service organizations.

Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs) are a means to disguise or to modify network attacks to avoid detection and blocking by the network security systems.
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FI: The hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa applies new electronic picture archiving and communication system | ePractice

FI: The hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa applies new electronic picture archiving and communication system | ePractice | Finland | Scoop.it
A provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions has announced that the hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) will implement the company's new picture archiving and communication system (PACS) at its HUS-Röntgen medical imaging centres.

This solution will replace the existing system, and will provide the hospital with the latest clinical tools for the radiology population, with advanced post-processing tools and integrated reporting.
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Scale of hacking no surprise to Finnish officials

Scale of hacking no surprise to Finnish officials | Finland | Scoop.it
The large-scale cyber attacks that came to light on Wednesday are new only
because they have been discovered, says an expert from the state data
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Stonesoft introduces a new solution for the mass security market | Reuters.com

Plug-and-play installation makes network security easy, fast and inexpensive for multi-location businesses

Helsinki, 15 June 2011 - Stonesoft introduces a new, revolutionary solution for the mass deployment, tuning and upkeep of network security. The StoneGate Mass Security solution has been designed to meet the security needs of small branch and remote offices and/or unattended locations. The solution provides substantial savings for highly distributed organizations with limited IT resources.
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Cabforce Taxi Services Just A Click Away, Partners With Finnair

Cabforce Taxi Services Just A Click Away, Partners With Finnair | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish start-up Cabforce entered the the taxi business scene back in 2010 with plans of building an IT solution for taxi entrepreneurs. The platform provided a web-based dispatch and fleet-management tool along with multichannel booking tools for passengers. This also included a user friendly software that helps cab drivers interact with both clients and dispatchers. Earlier last week Cabforce made announcement on expanding its cab business globally.
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