Women in tech still a ‘work in progress’

09 February 2018

The gender gap is still not closing quickly enough in the technology sector, according to Search Consultancy.

After analysing 10 years worth of data collected related to placements made between January 2007 and December 2017, the recruitment firm found that women are still struggling to break through into the traditionally male-dominated industry.

Search discovered that women made up 13.6 per cent of all workers put into IT roles in 2007.

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High-skilled talent “ebbing away” following Brexit

09 February 2018

Migration figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) indicate a growing brain drain of skilled workers leaving the UK to look for opportunities elsewhere in the EU, warns a specialist law firm.

At the end of last November, ONS statistics showed another drop in net migration to 230,000 with EU net migration being the lowest since June 2013 (down 54,000 from the previous year) while EU emigration increased by 28,000 to 123,000.

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Cloud specialists to launch new analytics academy

03 January 2018

AWS, Looker, Snowflake, Talend and WhereScape have teamed up to launch the Cloud Analytics Academy, a training programme for those who want to advance their skills in data analytics.

The academy provides online training courses for technical experts, enterprise leaders, analysts and business intelligence professionals from all levels or backgrounds.

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Budget boost for technology education

03 January 2018

Among some of the new measures to boost technology education announced in last month’s budget, chancellor Philip Hammond said the government planned to establish the world’s first national advisory body for AI.

Citing estimates in PwC’s The economic impacts of artificial intelligence on the UK economy study published in June, the government said AI could increase GDP by 10 per cent and benefit UK households by up to £2,300 per year by 2030.

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