Latest skills articles

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

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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?

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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

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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

O2 invests £500,000 to boost digital skills for young people

'Think Big Hub' intended to train 3,000 young people in its first year
24 Mar 2014

BT, IBM, Capgemini to offer cyber security apprenticeships

Employers team up with e-skills UK in a bid to close 'cyber skills gap'
20 Mar 2014

Cabinet Office launches Cyber Security Challenge 'masterclass'

The event will culminate in a champion being crowned on Saturday evening
14 Mar 2014

Betfair CIO: Shortage of VMware skills meant we had to cross-train staff

When systems integrator 2e2 went bust, Betfair decided to do the job in-house
25 Feb 2014

London's CIOs to see average salary rise to £185,000 a year

Meanwhile, IT contractors are seeing huge year-on-year pay rises of up to 13 per cent
24 Feb 2014