Careers and skills

CIO: 'Career is Over' or the new route to being the CEO?

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CIOs are no longer thinking of their title as Career Is Over, but can they make it in other senior executive roles?
27 Jan 2015

Interview: Darren Price, group CIO, and Ian Hood, group chief digital officer, drive change at RSA Insurance

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Price and Hood take time out from a group-wide desktop upgrade, a major migration to Microsoft collaboration tools, a move to more flexible and agile working, and an ongoing recruitment drive to explain why the insurance giant is embracing so much change
27 Jan 2015

IBM: There will be layoffs, but 110,000 is 'ridiculous and baseless'

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Reports 'off by a factor of 10' says company, meaning 10,000 jobs probably to go
27 Jan 2015

How Net-A-Porter CIO Hugh Fahy drives innovation with a start-up mentality

Fahy tells Computing how innovations around data, mobile, software development and more are benefiting the global luxury fashion retailer and its customers
21 Jan 2015

Why Bet365 CIO Martin Davies isn’t chancing it with 'fashionable' technology

Davies doesn't believe DevOps, BYOD or a hybrid cloud suit the nature of the online gambling firm's business
21 Jan 2015

Not one government department can say all of its staff have basic digital skills

In annual reports, each government department says it is still attempting to get all of its staff to level 7 on the digital inclusion scale
21 Jan 2015

From backroom to boardroom: an interview with CIO of the Year David Davies

UK IT Industry Awards CIO of the Year David Davies talks about his loathing for IT fads, respect for Oracle and aversion to cloud, and explains why giving CIOs a seat on the board is a sure way to boost enterprise efficiency
21 Jan 2015

CIOs have the skills to be COOs, claims News UK’s Chris Taylor

Taylor believes that many of the management skills necessary to be a COO will have been acquired by CIOs at some point in their careers
15 Jan 2015

Standard Chartered CIO retiring as firm announces wave of job cuts

Jan Verplancke is retiring after a decade at the firm, with a successor yet to be announced
12 Jan 2015

Does Britain need a population of coders?

John Everhard, European CTO, Pegasystems, discusses the merits of teaching children how to code
12 Jan 2015

Hillarys looks to recruit and train graduates as IT skills squeeze tightens

£125m UK manufacturer of blinds and shutters looks for creative ways to overcome the IT skills shortage
09 Jan 2015

DWP seeks CTO to fill £135,000-a-year role

DWP looking for a CTO with a track record of enterprise transition from ageing mainframes to next-gen technology
08 Jan 2015

Intel splashes out $300m on diversity drive

After #gamergate and #nadellagate, the company shows determination to attract more women and minorities
07 Jan 2015

Westminster City Council CIO role ‘to be deleted’ as part of revised Tri-Borough shared services strategy

New proposals suggest Tri-borough can make savings of £6.55m a year
06 Jan 2015

In the thick of it: an interview with BT Group CIO Clive Selley

CIO discusses life at the heart of BT's broadband, business mobile and TV services
06 Jan 2015

Research: Anatomy of the perfect CIO

What are the personality traits required of this most demanding of roles? Computing interviewed 12 CIOs to find out
05 Jan 2015

Computing readers’ top 10 stories of 2014

Here are the homegrown articles that grabbed IT leaders' attention this year
22 Dec 2014

Intel's Chris Shaw on getting into big data

When 'double digit growth' in data just isn't enough, new plans are needed...
19 Dec 2014

Could the CIO replace the CMO?

The CMO needs to watch out, because marketing is increasingly about technology, hears the audience at Computing's IT Leaders Summit
18 Dec 2014

IT Leaders Summit: What is the biggest challenge facing you right now?

IT chiefs reflect on their main focuses in an ever-changing technological landscape
17 Dec 2014

Christmas - saved: A video interview with Santa's CIO

Rudolph may guide the sleigh, but this guy's co-ordinating a big-data revolution 2,000 years in the making.
17 Dec 2014

Up-skill or lose out - VMware CIO Tony Scott's advice to employees

IT staff who don't want to learn new skills need to be sat down and shown where the company intends to go - and the skills it needs to get there
17 Dec 2014

IT Leaders Summit: The delegates' key takeaways

Key discussion points from Computing's most recent summit for CIOs and other IT leaders
17 Dec 2014

How Moneysupermarket.com CIO Tim Jones is taking inspiration from Spotify, Netflix and Zynga to shape his own technology strategy

Jones has been inspired by ideas such as squads and tribes, Z-Cloud and Chaos Monkey
16 Dec 2014