McAfee acquires Finnish company Stonesoft
In May, the world’s largest security technology company McAfee put in a bid to acquire fellow network security company Stonesoft. The deal was confirmed on Tuesday 25 June. Stonesoft’s founder Ilkka Hiidenheimo eagerly looks forward to the challenges created by the acquisition.
Job opportunities abound for data security experts
Data security offers a myriad of opportunities. A company does not need to be a giant to be an industry leader. Good technology and solid experts in the field are always in demand. The Finnish companies Codenomicon and Silverskin are leading the way.
Mikko Hyppönen knows cyber-threats
Following the bombshell news in the US about systematic surveillance on popular websites by US intelligence agencies, Mikko Hyppönen, chief research officer for F-Secure, became an even busier man. As usual, demand for the expert’s statements on the matter was high.
Cybersecurity is an asset
“A good cyber-operating environment improves Finland’s international appeal as an investment target. What we’re talking about is a new business area that is gaining momentum and will also introduce high-competence jobs,” says Mikko Kosonen.
Renewable diesel from Finland, part 2: UPM is a wood-based diesel pioneer
The world’s first biorefinery manufacturing wood-based renewable diesel will start operating in Finland next year. Forest company UPM’s eco-project will manufacture the fuel from tall oil, which offers a greener option to traditional fuels.
Renewable diesel from Finland, part 1: Neste Oil’s record number of raw materials
Biofuels produced from renewable resources are making traffic greener. The energy company Neste Oil is the only producer of renewable diesel in the world that utilises more than 10 different raw materials. The use of waste and residue materials has increased significantly in recent years.
Intelligence personalises public transport
Personalised public transport makes it possible to travel almost door-to-door using shared transport. In Finland, Helsinki is leading the way on this development journey, but the trend is national. It’s all about optimisation, which will only continue to gain momentum in the future.
Hydrogen minimises the carbon footprint of transportation
“The hydrogen engine has taken off and there’s no stopping it now. We are strongly on board for the ride. Things are really starting to happen,” enthuses Kalevi Korjala, managing director of Woikoski.
Lappeenranta – home of the next generation hybrid bus
Greener transport, electric vehicles and energy efficiency are inevitably making their way into our lives. One of the emerging technologies is the next generation hybrid bus, which challenges current technology and cuts emissions from public transport in cities by up to 50 per cent.
Mika Anttonen: “We have the world’s cleanest biofuel”
Mika Anttonen is holding a world-class product. Bioethanol, a fuel produced from waste, also fits the bill of meaningful work.
Maths served up on a new platter
At Martinlaakso Upper Secondary School in Finland, maths is being taught in new ways and on a more individual basis. This novel, individualised teaching method is part of an experimental project that also makes increased use of digital applications. And so far, it looks promising.