digital divide

UK's growing skills gap could stall COVID recovery
Students in an IT course
Careers & training

UK's growing skills gap could stall COVID recovery

The number of students taking IT subjects at GCSE level has fallen by 40%, according to the Learning and Work Institute
22 Mar 2021
SpaceX to offer on-the-go internet service for vehicles
SpaceX building with a launch pad behind it
Network & Internet

SpaceX to offer on-the-go internet service for vehicles

The service will cater only to aircraft, ships, large trucks and RVs, for now
9 Mar 2021
Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition
A group of schoolchildren working on PCs
Careers & training

Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition

Over 37,000 girls have taken part in the challenge since 2017
12 Feb 2021
Can private companies help solve the COVID laptop crisis?
Laptops on a shop display
digital divide

Can private companies help solve the COVID laptop crisis?

IT departments in the private sector could help bridge the digital divide, both now and as we emerge from the current crisis
22 Jan 2021
UK gov "hasn't invested a single pound" to adults below the digital divide
Chief executive of the Good Things Foundation, Helen Milner
digital divide

UK gov "hasn't invested a single pound" to adults below the digital divide

"Digital exclusion also exacerbates social exclusion", The Good Things Foundation has warned
7 Jan 2021
SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America
Satellite orbiting Earth
broadband

SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America

FCC awards the funding as part of $9.2 billion broadband war chest
8 Dec 2020
TechUK urges government to level digital divide
Man at a desk coding software
digital divide

TechUK urges government to level digital divide

CEO Julian David suggests closing the Local Digital Capital gap could add £145 billion to the UK economy and create 2.7 million
7 Dec 2020
UK's Global Talent Visa applications up 48% in 2020
Woman walking through an airport on the way to a new career
Careers & training

UK's Global Talent Visa applications up 48% in 2020

The programme has seen a surge of interest from India, the US, and Nigeria
19 Nov 2020
Salesforce UK to create 100,000 new digital roles by 2024
Salesforce sign on its headquarters
Careers & training

Salesforce UK to create 100,000 new digital roles by 2024

Partnership with training provider QA aims to address growing demand for cloud services
12 Nov 2020
Amazon gets FCC approval to launch broadband satellites
digital divide

Amazon gets FCC approval to launch broadband satellites

Amazon must complete its satellite launches by July 30, 2029
31 Jul 2020
UK government issues big funding boost for talent search
Diverse people
Business strategy

UK government issues big funding boost for talent search

In a bid to plug the growing skills gap, training must be provided to entice skilled individuals from minority backgrounds
15 Aug 2019
Ofcom reveals disabled people are left behind behind by tech
Disability
digital divide

Ofcom reveals disabled people are left behind behind by tech

Lack of tech use could mean a lack of full participation in modernising society
16 Jan 2019
Budget 2017: Hammond targets skills, AI and 5G
Business strategy

Budget 2017: Hammond targets skills, AI and 5G

UK government seeks to boost tech against slumping growth
22 Nov 2017
Digital divide: one in ten Brits haven't used web
Web use
cloud computing

Digital divide: one in ten Brits haven't used web

Office of National Statistics reveals 5.3 million Brits have never been online
20 May 2016
Mind the gap: Does cloud widen the digital skills divide?
Skills gap
cloud computing

Mind the gap: Does cloud widen the digital skills divide?

How will cloud change the job you do and the skills you need? Or will things simply continue as they are now?
5 Feb 2014
EE to boost digital skills of 1 million Britons by 2015
Skills gap
Careers & training

EE to boost digital skills of 1 million Britons by 2015

Mobile operator sets out corporate social responsibilities in new report.
17 Apr 2013
New funding aims to bridge digital divide
People on a free internet course
public sector

New funding aims to bridge digital divide

Nominet Trust award reaches out to those not online.
25 Jul 2011
Poorer consumers struggle to buy communications services
Communications Consumer Panel logo
Network & Internet

Poorer consumers struggle to buy communications services

Low-income and older consumers are being overwhelmed by too much information, rather than helped to buy services, says adviser.
9 Dec 2010
Will BT's nomination scheme widen fibre divide?
divide
email providers

Will BT's nomination scheme widen fibre divide?

Comms giant BT wants ISPs to nominate exchanges to get fibre, but the new scheme has been criticised.
6 Sep 2010
Analysis: not all technology has to be smart
Micromax product launch
Mobile

Analysis: not all technology has to be smart

Smartphones dominate the headlines but even in the West, we need access to basic technology.
16 Aug 2010
Government services should be online-only to up web use
Martha Lane Fox
public sector

Government services should be online-only to up web use

Martha Lane Fox has decided drastic action needs to be taken to get the 10 million people who have never used the internet online. And she thinks gove…
2 Dec 2009
Older people get their own simple computer
SimplicITy
digital divide

Older people get their own simple computer

The SimplicITy line was designed to help older people get to grips with computing.
12 Nov 2009
Social networking use jumps in the UK
social networking
public sector

Social networking use jumps in the UK

A new Ofcom report has shown we still love social networking - but many aren't even online yet.
16 Oct 2009