Industry News

Sky to create 300 tech jobs to bolster capabilities of streaming services

July 27, 2017, 12:12 pm - Broadcasting giant outlines plans to ramp up its software engineering capabilities in the face of growing competition

How Wales has evolved into a hotspot for cyber security

July 27, 2017, 9:45 am - Wales may be a small country but, in just a few years, it has become a global hotspot for cyber security innovation

GSK hires ex-Walmart CIO Karenann Terrell as chief digital officer

July 25, 2017, 4:00 pm - Pharmaceutical giant GSK is building out its executive tech team with the appointment of its first chief digital officer

Getting stuck on OpenStack: Overcoming the open source cloud platform's upgrade barriers

July 25, 2017, 3:15 pm - Some members of the OpenStack community are finding it a struggle to upgrade to newer versions of the open source cloud operating system. Could customisation be to blame?

IR35 reforms: IT contractor fleshes out details of potential HMRC legal challenge

July 24, 2017, 11:30 am - Following the early-stage success of efforts to crowd-fund a legal challenge against the IR35 reforms, one of the IT contractors behind the campaign outlines details of what could happen next

UK government wants to give 6,000 teenagers cyber security training

July 24, 2017, 5:55 am - Government launches £20m Cyber Schools Programme aimed at students aged between 14 and 18

Government confirms tech experts advising on digital economy

July 20, 2017, 4:30 pm - Experts from across UK technology sector will help government implement digital economy policies

Lords to probe ethics of artificial intelligence

July 20, 2017, 3:45 pm - The House of Lords Select Committee on artificial intelligence has issued a call for evidence as it looks into the ethical, social and economic impact of the technology

Security Serious Week summit goes virtual

July 20, 2017, 2:35 pm - The third annual Security Serious Week in October 2017 will feature an entirely virtual conference, accessible to anyone who is online

NHS Digital told it 'needs to do better' after critical review

July 20, 2017, 8:15 am - Internal review highlighted areas where NHS Digital must improve to support plans for digital healthcare services

Digital takes aim at the professions – disrupting doctors, lawyers, academics and accountants

July 19, 2017, 3:00 pm - Traditional professions will be the next to see significant change – and competition – as digital technology introduces new ways of working

Dutch IT suppliers seek growth opportunities in Germany

July 17, 2017, 10:21 am - Dutch IT companies and startups are seeking out new markets and opportunities in Germany

Cognizant opens London lab to help customers with digitisation

July 13, 2017, 10:41 am - Cognizant has opened its latest digital development centre in London, where it will work with customers and partners on digital business challenges

Voting open: vote now for the most influential woman in UK technology 2017

July 13, 2017, 7:00 am - Who deserves the title of Most Influential Woman in UK Technology for 2017? Submit your vote here

Tech needs to scrap ‘warfare analogies’, says Cisco’s chief privacy officer

July 12, 2017, 2:15 pm - Cisco’s chief privacy officer talks about the language surrounding cyber security, how firms should be focused on growing tech creativity, and achieving equality inside and outside of the industry

Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017: Entrants to the Hall of Fame

July 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - Each year Computer Weekly recognises several great women from the IT industry and their lifetime achievements in its Most Influential Women in UK IT Hall of Fame

Cyber security training must reflect real risks, warns the IISP

July 11, 2017, 10:30 am - In the rush to skill-up through cyber security training, the IISP warns businesses may go down the wrong track, resulting in a false sense of security

Dutch database design drives practical innovation

July 10, 2017, 9:09 am - IT often seems a mostly US industry, but other nations contribute a lot too, says Dutch database design scientist Martin Kersten, who has received the Association for Computing Machinery’s Fellow Award

Young people without workplace skills fear competition from robots

July 6, 2017, 12:05 pm - Young people are worried they will not have the skills necessary to set themselves apart from robots when leaving education

Nominet Trust invests £600,000 to help young people acquire digital skills

July 6, 2017, 9:37 am - Tech for good funding firm launches programme to fund several organisations with the aim of increasing digital skills among young people in the UK