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Nolan Bushnell: Tablet software can cut high school learning from 4 years to 6 months

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'Father of modern gaming' tells Campus Party London tablets will lead to a sea change in education
06 Sep 2013

Digital economy relies on making content, not just consuming it

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Chancellor George Osborne and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales urge businesses to develop producers of digital content
05 Sep 2013

How the government intends to close the cyber security skills gap

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Sooraj Shah asks universities and science minister David Willetts and education secretary Michael Gove about the government’s plans to bolster the nation’s security skills
04 Sep 2013

Most public sector execs believe government must do more to bolster cyber defences

Two-thirds of public sector officials believe Cabinet Office underestimates cyber threats, finds McAfee survey
02 Sep 2013

Degree-level apprenticeships in cyber security launched in the UK

Apprenticeships are part of a new 'Cyber Academy' backed by John Lewis, IBM and more
02 Sep 2013

David Willetts: Government is trying to create pathways into the cyber security profession

Minister of state for universities and science tells Computing that some initiatives are already in place
30 Aug 2013

Is there a cyber security skills gap?

In part one of an interview with Labour MP Chi Onwurah, she tells Computing why she believes there is a cyber security skills gap
28 Aug 2013

University of Greenwich adopts Siemens OpenScape Contact Centre to improve clearing process

System will make handling 97 per cent increase in calls more efficient
14 Aug 2013

Unemployed graduates to help plug 'major' data centre skills gap

Data Centre Alliance to run a 10-day Data Centre Bootcamp to help graduates and the industry
13 Aug 2013

How can we win the war on cyber crime?

A parliamentary report claims we’re losing the fight against cyber crime. So how can we turn the battle around?
31 Jul 2013

Gove’s 'magnificent' superhead suspended after IT contract went to his partner’s services company

Special adviser to the education minister also suspended
29 Jul 2013

UK IT job growth at most rapid since dot-com boom

Statistics show two quarters of double-digit growth for the first time since dawn of millennium
29 Jul 2013

Government puts in place £500m framework for educational ICT infrastructure services

£500m agreement will replace the Becta ICT services framework
22 Jul 2013

Valve launches skills website for teen coders

Games company follows Microsoft and Google into the education sector
15 Jul 2013

Gove’s new ICT curriculum sees five year olds writing programs and 3D printing in schools

Boolean logic, abstraction and software testing skills all to figure highly in revised ICT
08 Jul 2013

Tech-levels a 'huge step forward' but questions remain, says Corporate IT Forum Skills Commission

Value of qualifications must be tested, says co-founder Poplawska
05 Jul 2013

Top 10 public sector stories of 2013 so far

Computing looks back at the most important public sector stories of the past six months
13 Jun 2013

High demand for places at SAS academies, says CEO Jim Goodnight

North Carolina State University received 450 applications for 80 course places
11 Jun 2013

1-in-10 school computers is an Apple iPad, Android, Windows or Amazon tablet

11 per cent of secondary education conducted through apps, according to trade body BESA
24 May 2013

Cyber Security MSc courses are needed in the UK, but not this one

De Montfort University and Deloitte seem more interested in quantity rather than quality
23 May 2013

Computing ICT in education roundtable: What BYOD means for schools

A panel of experts assesses the validity of own device use in education
15 May 2013

E-Skills UK and employers team up to launch cyber security apprenticeship

Degree-level qualification aims to boost the number of young people working in IT security
15 May 2013

Wellington College compresses emails on-premise with Barracuda

Storage needs reduced by 80 per cent says IT director
15 May 2013

Opinion: IT users’ feedback on education must be acknowledged

'It is not just about technical skills - but how these skills can be executed'
07 May 2013