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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

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Linux Essentials programme intended to bridge the gap in students' IT skills
05 Jul 2012 coders have to 'cut corners' to satisfy new Japanese bosses, says CIO

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

Big Data Summit: The skills opportunity

People skills essential, it's not just about statistics, says leading academic
28 Jun 2012

Crash Podcast: IT education, ICANN and the 'snooping bill'

Crash is the regular IT news and analysis podcast from Computing
18 Jun 2012

Security CTOs argue over the merits of UK graduates

The CTOs of security firms Kaspersky and McAfee disagree over the abilities of UK graduates
15 Jun 2012

Wiki education: Schools should take "open source" approach to ICT, says Naace

ICT education association wants taught ICT to follow Linux and Firefox traditions
14 Jun 2012

Denying children ICT contact is "frightening opportunity cost" says Google Engineering Director

Google says IT-savvy children could "change the world"
12 Jun 2012

DfE explains ICT curriculum disapplication, telling schools "It is up to you"

Government will back off and "let the best happen" says Education Department.
12 Jun 2012

Government goes ahead with non-compulsory ICT curriculum proposal

Many children “will not be taught ICT at all” say opponents
11 Jun 2012

Looser ICT curriculum 'might be welcomed' by teachers

Teachers at the first school to use the £22 Raspberry Pi computer are keen to teach programming skills
08 Jun 2012

Organisations struggle to safely and securely delegate sys-admin tasks

21 May 2012

Skills Commission warns government against withdrawing ICT curriculum

Two-year wait for new syllabus will lead to greater problems in 2020, says Education and Skills Commission
11 Apr 2012

US firm's new tech hub to create 50 'high value' jobs in Northern Ireland

Jobs to pay more than double the private sector average, says minister
29 Mar 2012

John Lewis to recruit more than 50 IT specialists in 2012

Retailer looking for systems analysts, solutions architects and developers
22 Mar 2012

AQA teams with Microsoft to create new computer science GCSE

Students will learn how to write code, develop apps and create games
16 Mar 2012

£170m schools cloud contract awarded in Northern Ireland

Northgate Managed Services will provide new education network for Northern Ireland
09 Mar 2012

Raspberry Pi computers to boost IT education

Low-cost devices will help children to learn the nuts and bolts of computing
29 Feb 2012

BP CTO issues warning over IT education

Government must 'stop deterring students from an IT career'
24 Feb 2012

BBC tech chief says new ICT curriculum will boost supply of high-quality graduate developers

Says industry must do more to combat impression that IT jobs are 'all about maintaining servers'
23 Feb 2012

e-Skills UK claims 85 per cent of ITMB graduates find work within six months

Skills body says course develops a broader skillset in graduates than a computer science degree
03 Feb 2012

Graduate vacancies at IT firms set to grow by nearly a third

But IT and telecommunications is the only sector to see a decline in graduate applications so far this academic year
16 Jan 2012

UK ranked top G20 nation for 'cyber power'

A new index from Booze Allen Hamilton rates the UK as strong on infrastructure and ICT protection, but weaker on educational level and technical skills
16 Jan 2012

BETT: Gove to scrap ICT curriculum

Experts hail 'vital and historic step towards creating a new approach to teaching IT in schools'
11 Jan 2012