Skills shortage puts growth of IoT at risk

26 September 2017

The success of Internet of Things deployments and data security are under threat because of a lack of IoT skills at different levels in enterprises, warns Inmarsat.

As part of its The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017 report, the global satcoms provider interviewed 500 senior IT decision makers from major organisations across the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions.

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Knowledge is power in the fight against cyber attacks

26 September 2017

The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) has released its first Knowledge Framework.

It defines the knowledge infosec professionals need to do their jobs, and gives access to an up-to-date and wide-ranging body of knowledge that underpins cyber and information security.

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Risk of post-Brexit tech brain drain

21 August 2017

Arrow Group CEO James Parsons says the UK cannot guarantee “a healthy supply of talent” for companies that need to expand their tech teams.

Arrow Group CEO James Parsons says the UK cannot guarantee “a healthy supply of talent” for companies that need to expand their tech teams.

The number of skilled tech workers from the EU relocating to the UK has declined since last year’s Brexit vote, says new data from the Arrows Group.

It also reveals that there has been a notable increase in top UK digital talent moving elsewhere.

Arrows Group specialises in providing talent and consultancy services, and says it has more than 2,000 developers, tech specialists and project managers on its books.

Drawing data from that community, the company has looked at how last year’s vote to leave the EU and the triggering of Article 50 in March has affected jobs in the UK tech sector.

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UK IT jobs on the rise

18 August 2017

IT vacancies have risen across the UK, with the number of jobs available in the second quarter of 2017 up four per cent compared to the same time last year, according to the latest Robert Walters jobs index.

The specialist professional recruitment consultancy says while economic and political uncertainty has led employers in certain sectors to take a more cautious approach to hiring (also see ‘Risk of post-Brexit tech brain drain’, below), technology professionals have enjoyed ongoing demand for their skills.

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