Latest skills articles

Opinion: IT users’ feedback on education must be acknowledged

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

Computing ICT in education roundtable: part 2

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A panel of experts debate how ICT should be integrated into the learning experience.
01 May 2013

Gove launches technology-focused 'Tech Bacc' as vocational equivalent to A-Level studies

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'We expect all bright students who want to go into technically-skilled jobs or apprenticeships to aim for the Tech Bacc' says minister
23 Apr 2013

Computing ICT in education roundtable: part 1

A panel of experts define the industry's expectations of a "digital citizen"
19 Apr 2013

Cyber security: How Coventry University is training ethical hackers

Coventry University is training the cyber-security experts of the future in its ethical hacking laboratory. Danny Palmer speaks to senior lecturer Dr Siraj Shaikh to find out how
18 Apr 2013

Cyber security roundtable: The next steps for government

Amount invested by government in cyber security isn't good, it's embarrassing, says panel
05 Apr 2013

Video: SAS launches academy to tackle big data skills shortage

The thoughts of e-Skills UK, Birmingham City University, an ITMB student and SAS on the academy and big data
28 Mar 2013

Cyber Security Challenge 'is not only about recruiting talent', claims CEO

Stephanie Daman left 'frustrated' after challenge winner opts out of security industry
13 Mar 2013

Opinion: What’s missing from the new computing curriculum for schools

Crispin Weston, chair of BSI’s expert committee for education technology, explains why secondary school ICT had to change
26 Feb 2013

Lack of fibre to the home holding back games industry - Ian Livingstone

Eidos CEO says Sony and Microsoft next-gen consoles will be "compromised" due to lack of superfast broadband
20 Feb 2013

UK desperately short of skills needed to combat cyber threats

NAO review suggests it could take up to 20 years to build up the necessary expertise
12 Feb 2013

Next Gen Skills appoints Talent Development Co-ordinator

Kim Blake tasked with helping to promote coding and digital design skills in schools
07 Feb 2013

Infosys: Shortage of big data modellers as well as data scientists

Senior vice president says the firm needs both so its clients can benefit
01 Feb 2013

Computer Science to be included in EBacc

Michael Gove says Computer Science will be 'fourth science'
31 Jan 2013

Capgemini to recruit 100 IT apprentices in the West Midlands

Capgemini offers to pay university tuition fees of the best candidates
23 Jan 2013

IT salaries to rise in 2013 to discourage employees from moving abroad

UK faces shortfall of 33,300 IT and tech workers by 2050
21 Jan 2013

Government focus on Silicon Roundabout 'web fads' criticised by Dyson inventor

Sir James Dyson says more should be done to encourage students to study science and engineering
08 Jan 2013

BT teams up with skills bodies to create 550 IT apprenticeships in 2013

National Skills Academy for IT and NITP working with BT to fill tech roles at SMEs
08 Jan 2013

How the US elections could alter the trajectory of Silicon Valley

Tech giants split over which candidate would best serve their interests
06 Nov 2012

Audit Scotland calls for more ICT expertise in central government

Examination of three ICT project failings highlights skills deficit in Scottish government
10 Sep 2012

Computing research: Outsourcing, cloud computing and job security

Computing recently asked readers whether they are feeling less secure in their jobs than they were in 2010. Here are the results
22 Aug 2012

Computing IT skills survey 2012

John Leonard reviews the skills that IT professionals should be adding to their armoury
01 Aug 2012

Entry-level exam for Linux trialled at Birmingham City University

Linux Essentials programme intended to bridge the gap in students' IT skills
05 Jul 2012

Play.com coders have to 'cut corners' to satisfy new Japanese bosses, says CIO

'Spaghetti code' an unfortunate, but inevitable, consequence of demanding development targets at online retailer
29 Jun 2012