Training News

CIOs must adapt to digital challenges or face extinction

News 23 Jan, 2014 Jane McCallion

Civica conference findings suggest experience in new technologies is key to successful career as CIO.

Skills gap

Ed Miliband in bid to solve Britain’s IT skills crisis

News 12 Nov, 2013 Kurt Wallace

Miliband scorns Cameron’s efforts to fill skills gap as he talks up his own IT jobs strategy.

Education tech

Changes across all industries reinforce need for new computing education

News 31 Oct, 2013 Jane McCallion

London conference speaks of need for new approach to IT teaching.

Skills gap

BT supports IT apprenticeships in new partnership

News 29 Oct, 2013 Clare Hopping

BT is supporting the government’s apprenticeship goals, providing 560 IT apprenticeships as part of a new initiative.

Winners

Big Issue Invest announces Tech for Good winners

News 11 Sep, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Big Issue's social investment arm hails discovery of 11 early-stage tech ventures.

Students

GCSE ICT participation soars in 2013 by nearly 40 per cent

News 22 Aug, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

The number of students sitting full-course exam rises, but A*-to-C grade attainment drops.

Education

IT school curriculum overhaul fuels Oracle Java training course demand

News 24 Jul, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Oracle claims teachers are preparing for the forthcoming IT curriculum overhaul by swotting up on Java programming.

Post Office admits IT training failings in Horizon dispute

News 9 Jul, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Independent report into IT system reveals staff training and support issues.

Skills gap

EE to boost digital skills of 1 million Britons by 2015

News 17 Apr, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Mobile operator sets out corporate social responsibilities in new report.

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Thomson Reuters and True Office to gamify financial services

News 7 Feb, 2013 Jane McCallion

Suite of products will deliver staff training and alert supervisors to risky behaviour.

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IBM IOD 2012: Industry and academia must unite to fill Big Data talent gap

News 24 Oct, 2012 Maggie Holland

We’re heading for another skills shortage if we don’t start meeting demand with supply for Big Data talent, IBM has warned.

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University of Cambridge offers free Raspberry Pi course

News 5 Sep, 2012 Rene Millman

Twelve step course will teach students how to build an operating system for £29 computer.

Training development

Number of students sitting ICT GCSE exams soars

News 23 Aug, 2012 Caroline Donnelly

However, results day figures reveal small dip in percentage of students bagging top grades in ICT.

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IT staff lose money despite pay jumps

News 9 May, 2012 Ced Yuen

IT salaries are on the rise, but not yet enough to outpace inflation.

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Memset launches apprenticeship scheme to combat IT skills shortage

News 4 May, 2012 Rene Millman

New initiative is designed to increase cloud-savvy skills base.

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IBM Impact 2012: Embrace gaming to drive employee satisfaction

News 2 May, 2012 Maggie Holland

Gaming isn't necessarily as counter-productive to business results as you might thing, author and ARG developer Jane McGonigal claimed at this week's IBM Impact event in Las Vegas.

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Schools need to plug skills gap for UK IT sector

News 27 Mar, 2012 Khidr Suleman

Games development and computer science need to be added to curriculum, say industry executives.

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Microsoft and Nokia fund AppCampus programme

News 26 Mar, 2012 Jennifer Scott

The new scheme, based out of a Finnish university, will encourage more mobile app development on the Windows Phone platform.

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News analysis: Budget 2012

News 21 Mar, 2012 Stephen Pritchard

A boost to broadband is welcome, but has IT lost out to other industries in the Budget?

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Firms still unprepared for mainframe skills shortage

News 2 Mar, 2012 Karrie Kehoe

A lack of focus on the mainframe is hindering development and productivity and putting potential recruits off, a study has found.

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