Careers and skills

The 'rise' of the IT pro

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Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer at Microsoft, argues that IT professionals need to focus on the business now more than ever
08 Aug 2014

Net-A-Porter CIO Richard Lloyd-Williams replaced by Betfair’s Hugh Fahy

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Lloyd-Williams steps down after more than six years and is replaced by Betfair's director of development Fahy
08 Aug 2014

BBC CIO Linwood unfairly dismissed, employment tribunal rules

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BBC showed a 'cavalier disregard' for disciplinary procedures
07 Aug 2014

Security specialist Sophos only employs two IT security pros

CIO Jason Richards: Companies don't need 'an army of security professionals'
07 Aug 2014

Sophos implements Zuora, Adobe Campaign, Salesforce and SAP in major transformational programme

Sophos CIO Jason Richards tells Sooraj Shah how the company has instilled a 'cloud-first' strategy at the firm
06 Aug 2014

CISOs ‘will take a keen interest in’ GCHQ-certified MSc cyber security courses

Candidates may be better differentiated in order to close cyber security skills gap, according to recruitment firm
01 Aug 2014

IT leaders dismiss report on negative executive perceptions of the CIO

IT leaders from BG Group and Network Rail Telecom dismiss Forrester report, suggesting their boards are on board with IT reforms
01 Aug 2014

GCHQ certifies six cyber security Master’s degree courses

Royal Holloway and Oxford universities' courses get full certification, while De Montfort misses out
01 Aug 2014

Is your job threatened by automation?

Insurance underwriter? You might want to retrain as a choreographer. Think tank spells out what technological change will mean for your job
31 Jul 2014

UK needs more women in tech to compete on global scale, says Education Minister

The UK will only realise its full potential as a global technology hub if more women are encouraged to find careers within the sector, Education Minister Nick Gibb has said
31 Jul 2014

The new business ‘ecosystem’: Tapping into a partner’s skill set

The CIOs of Balfour Beatty and TfL tell Sooraj Shah how they have combated the IT skills crisis by leveraging third party resources
31 Jul 2014

How is the role of the CISO evolving?

QA Training's Greg Newton-Ingham explains how the importance businesses place on thwarting cyber attacks has transformed the CISO role
30 Jul 2014

'The clerk who’s never used any of the Office suite – why update him?' Biffa CIO David Gooding

What kind of technology lies behind your bin collection? Peter Gothard visited waste management giant Biffa to find out – and what he discovered may surprise you
30 Jul 2014

Executives don't think CIOs help accelerate business progress, says Forrester report

Forrester research suggests a lack of respect for the work of IT from other departments
29 Jul 2014

What are the most sought-after cyber security skills?

QA Training's Cyber Security Director Greg Newton-Ingham explains which skills are at the top of businesses' wish lists
29 Jul 2014

M&S to replace CIO Darrell Stein with Tesco’s Carl Dawson

Carl Dawson has been CIO for Tesco internet retailing, Shop Direct and Thomas Cook
25 Jul 2014

'Man up': What should women in IT really be fighting for?

Peter Gothard talks to CEO of Anam Technologies, Louise O' Sullivan, about an issue that constantly fills Computing's PR inbox with tropes and conjectures that seem increasingly meaningless to both genders.
25 Jul 2014

Fortnum and Mason bags its first CIO

Retailer hires Whistles' director of IT and logistics David Mold
24 Jul 2014

Newcastle builds £250m tech hub to deliver 400 jobs and a £20m economic boost

The Core will be first building to open in new Science Central complex
14 Jul 2014

Lloyds Banking Group to recruit RBC CIO Morteza Mahjour

Mahjour to fill vacancy left by Darryl West, who jumped ship to Barclays
08 Jul 2014

CIO interview: Unite head of IT Paul Mease

Unite head of IT Paul Mease tells Danny Palmer how he’s ensuring the right IT infrastructure is in place to support the union’s 1.4 million members
04 Jul 2014

PaaS bucks up mobile app development

A cloud-based development platform from Portugal-based OutSystems has hugely increased the productivity of ADEC Group’s programmers, says Peter Gothard
04 Jul 2014

What makes the ideal security analyst?

QA Training's Mark Amory explains what skills are necessary for a security analyst in order to deal with people, processes and technology
02 Jul 2014

Open University course aims to introduce cyber security to 200,000 people

University hopes new eight-week course will inspire people to opt for career in cyber security
02 Jul 2014