Wales-Based Security Systems Firm Takes a Stake in Software Leader
Byline: By Sion Barry Western Mail
Eads Defence and Security Systems of Newport has acquired a minority stake in a software company with the aim of improving battlefield and security decision- making. Part of the EADS European consortium which employs 900 at its only UK operation in Newport, it has acquired a stake in Erudine IT of Yorkshire for an undisclosed sum.
The deal gives EADS - a global leader in space and defence services - exclusive use of the Erudine behaviour engine software across the aerospace, global defence and global security sectors.
The system will enable EADS to deliver new, highly complex security systems at dramatically increased speeds.
Previously, developing the logic of systems capable of handling huge amounts of complex data from many sources has taken years, whereas the new behaviour engine allows more reliable delivery in just months.
Erudine's software also offers a solution to the evolution and integration of existing systems that have become inflexible and not well understood, but remain business critical. So called legacy IT systems' are seen as one of the single biggest obstacles to business transformation today.
Developers can clone the logic of legacy IT systems and automatically highlight areas where logic conflicts exist in a format that the end user can understand.
Applicable across many critical areas of security, an automated mind-mapping model frees up developers to focus on structuring and testing new software, supporting improved decision-making and minimising the risk of human error. …