Employees lack the training for digital challenges

15 May 2018

The skills shortage is having a detrimental impact on UK businesses and could pose serious risks in the years ahead, warns Sungard Availability Services.

In an independent survey carried out last October, the company polled 150 IT decision makers, 150 line of business decision makers and 300 employees (middle management and below).

Interviewees were from companies of 500+ employees across multiple sectors in the UK.

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New university will focus on the tech of the future

09 April 2018

An artist’s impression of what MK:U could look like.  It is estimated that around 5,000 students will eventually study at the new university, with the first cohort arriving in 2023.

An artist’s impression of what MK:U could look like.  It is estimated that around 5,000 students will eventually study at the new university, with the first cohort arriving in 2023.

Plans for a new technology university in Milton Keynes took a major step forward in March with the city council announcing that it has chosen Cranfield University as the lead higher education provider.

According to the Centre for Cities think-tank, Milton Keynes is the UK’s largest city without a university.

Plans for a new university, currently known as ‘MK:U’, that focuses on teaching the technology of the future world of work, have been in development since late last year.

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Gender gap: how India’s IT sector beats the UK

09 April 2018

The UK can learn lessons from India’s IT sector when it comes to attracting more women into leadership positions, according to research by the Open University (OU).

In its Gender, Skilled Migration and IT industry: a comparative study of India and the UK, the OU considered why the IT sector in India, in contrast to many places including the UK, manages to attract such a high proportion of women in highly-skilled roles.

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Average earnings rising – but not for infosec pros

06 March 2018

The average salary for permanent IT professionals across five key disciplines was £56,523 at the end of last year, according to the Tech Cities Job Watch Q4 2017 report from Experis.

The company, which claims to be the largest IT recruitment specialist in Europe, says the five disciplines its report focuses on are Big Data, cloud, IT security, mobile, and web development.

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