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Opinion: The Nadella controversy has highlighted an opportunity gap, not just a pay gap

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The founder and CEO of EasySharePoint - and Microsoft Virtual Technical Solutions Professional - Suzy Dean examines the real issues in the wake of the Redmond boss's recent gaffes
23 Oct 2014

Is the coder dead?

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Who needs coders when you can use a development platform? LV='s Rod Willmott and Hargreave Lansdown's Chris Worle debate the pros and cons of app platforms
21 Oct 2014

Attracting and retaining data scientists: not easy unless you're in the financial or technology sectors

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'Unless you're an Amazon, where you're perceived as a technology company, it will always be hard to attract and retain these types of talents,' says Jan Karstens, CTO at predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder
20 Oct 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: personality over technical expertise, IBM memo and a new bug worse than Heartbleed

Employees to be retrained and have their pay cut at IBM, while Spotify and IBM would hire IT staff on personality rather than skills
26 Sep 2014

The cutting-edge firms that hire IT staff on personality over skills

Although 'sometimes we hire people who are jerks', admits Spotify director of engineering
22 Sep 2014

The transition from Spine to Spine 2 - a success story or yet another NHS IT failure?

Sooraj Shah reports on how the implementation of the Spine 2 – a platform that connects clinicians, patients and applications – is helping to restore the NHS’s reputation for project management
17 Sep 2014

Are you an e-Leader?

What skills do you need and how will you acquire them? Professor Sharm Manwani of Henley Business School shares insights gained while advising the European Commission and working as a CIO
21 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

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

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

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

'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

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

What makes the ideal security engineer?

QA's Mark Amory highlights the key qualities that firms are looking for in a security engineer
16 Jun 2014

'We want to hire developers but we're struggling to find really talented ones' - thetrainline.com CTO

Mark Holt explains that many developers don't have the required attitude or communication skills to be considered for a job
30 May 2014

Microsoft: We still need humans!

Chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin counters ServiceNow CEO Frank Slootman's claim that IT departments are set for a massive wave of redundancies thanks to automation
20 May 2014

Talent shortage and immigration laws holding back London tech scene

Tech City entrepreneurs want easier access to Silicon Valley talent
23 Apr 2014

Computing teams up with QA Training to combat growing cyber security skills gap

Securing Talent campaign aims to raise awareness of growing need for professionals with IT security skills
11 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: It’s easier to learn to code than to learn soft skills, says eBay’s head of EU analytics

Being able to hold a conversaton with executives is critical and is harder to learn, Davide Cervellin tells delegates
28 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: ‘Data scientists are like yetis - there aren’t many of them’ - HP

The size issue of big data is no longer an problem, but lack of data scientists is, says HP's big data solution marketing director
27 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: “Some of the best data scientists are already in our business” says Northumbrian Water

Give your data experts space to innovate, agrees MEC CIO
27 Mar 2014