Best IT firms to work for in the UK

27 November 2017

The top 16 firms to work for in the IT sector, according to the UK’s Best Workplaces ranking. Full list at www.greatplacetowork.co.uk

The top 16 firms to work for in the IT sector, according to the UK’s Best Workplaces ranking. Full list at www.greatplacetowork.co.uk

Salesforce, UKFast and Foundation SP are among the best IT companies to work for in the UK, according to Great Place to Work.

While the research consultancy won’t reveal how many organisations it contacted for its latest survey, it says that it polled companies across 24 industry sectors and ranked them as small, medium and large based on their staff numbers.

Great Place to Work says some 15,000 employees in the IT sector who responded reported one of the highest levels (86 per cent) of trust across industries.

It says another strength of the sector is a positive perception of well-being in the workplace.

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Government to invest millions in data innovations

27 November 2017

The government is providing £6m over three years to the Open Data Institute (ODI) to advance knowledge and expertise in how data can shape the next generation of services and create economic growth. 

The funding, delivered through the government’s Innovate UK agency, will support a number of projects chosen by the institute to progress strategically important areas.

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Firms globalising IT to access tech talent outside UK

31 October 2017

The cost of professionals with expertise in digital transformation is higher than for other IT initiatives, according to Interoute.

In a recent survey of 120 UK IT leaders, the global cloud and network provider found that nearly half regard the skills shortage as the problem.

As organisations pursue digital transformation projects to remain competitive and adapt to change, there is a need to connect with a wider talent pool, says Interoute.

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First university connects to IoT learning network

31 October 2017

The MindSphere Lounge can be used to access data produced by the various projects connected to the cloud-based IoT platform.

The MindSphere Lounge can be used to access data produced by the various projects connected to the cloud-based IoT platform.

Siemens and the University of Sheffield are teaming up as part of the first collaboration for a new UK-wide digitalisation network to link universities with the IoT.

The partnership is based on the MindSphere Innovation Network (MINe) developed by Siemens to connect a university’s estate and research assets into its cloud-based IoT platform.

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