Industry News

Robots will create more jobs than they eradicate by 2020

December 13, 2017, 1:20 pm - Artificial intelligence technology will begin to create more jobs than it replaces, says Gartner

Quarter of SMEs say digital skills not important for business growth

December 12, 2017, 4:11 pm - Survey shows many smaller firms do not consider digital skills essential, but Federation of Small Businesses says talent recruitment can be a “nightmare”

GDS staff survey reveals concerns over leadership and evidence of bullying and harassment

December 12, 2017, 9:30 am - Employee survey at Government Digital Service shows staff enjoy their work but have concerns about senior management – plus complaints over discrimination, bullying and harassment

Code First Girls aims to teach 20,000 girls to code by 2020

December 8, 2017, 3:30 pm - Social enterprise Code First: Girls has launched a campaign with the aim of teaching 20,000 young women to code by 2020

Paul Coby to step down as John Lewis CIO

December 8, 2017, 12:45 pm - CIO of retailer John Lewis, Paul Coby, has announced he will be stepping down from his role in 2018, after almost seven years

Forging a new identity: IT underpins Openreach’s independence

December 8, 2017, 12:08 pm - Openreach chief technology and information officer Mark Lam discusses how IT is helping to forge a new and distinct identity for the network infrastructure business as it leaves the wider BT Group

CIO interview: Carlos Abarca, TSB

December 6, 2017, 1:00 pm - Carlos Abarca is guiding TSB through its migration from systems hosted by a competitor to a digitally focused in-house core banking platform.

Mayor of London opens Bangalore office to strengthen links with Indian businesses

December 6, 2017, 12:00 pm - City of London’s office in India’s tech hub aims to promote Indian investment and IT jobs in UK capital

Interview: Lee James, CTO, Rackspace

December 6, 2017, 10:21 am - Lee James spent the early part of his career on the user side, deploying clouds and vSphere for his employers, before moving to the supplier side, first at Computacenter and now at Rackspace

Chief data officer role is key to business success, says Gartner

December 6, 2017, 9:25 am - There’s a new chief in business, set to take on stewardship of the company’s data assets, research shows

First female degree apprentices at Capgemini graduate

December 4, 2017, 2:00 pm - The first female degree apprentices at Capgemini talk about their journeys into the IT sector

‘Depressing’ lack of diversity in UK IT workforce sees widespread discrimination

November 30, 2017, 11:09 am - The UK IT sector is a difficult place to find a job unless you are a white, able-bodied male under 50, says BCS research

Lauri Love: how reformed hackers halted the WannaCry virus

November 28, 2017, 5:00 am - Lauri Love presents a compelling story of the WannaCry malware that nearly brought down the NHS, and the behind the scenes work of former hackers, and security researchers that helped to prevent lives being lost. Love is facing extradition to the US after allegedly taking part in a hacking protest over the death of internet pioneer Aaron Swartz, who faced jail for using a hidden computer to downloading academic journals at MIT.

UK IT professionals could lose out in a free trade deal between UK and India

November 27, 2017, 3:00 pm - There could be an increase in Indian IT professionals coming to work in the UK post-Brexit if a new trade deal is signed with India

IR35 reforms: Consultation on private sector roll-out confirmed in Autumn Budget 2017

November 22, 2017, 4:30 pm - The government has confirmed it is preparing to consult on whether or not to roll out the controversial IR35 tax avoidance reforms to the private sector

Meg Whitman steps down as HPE CEO

November 22, 2017, 12:30 pm - Hewlett-Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is to step down after six years in charge

CIO interview: David Southern, director of ICT, WWF UK

November 22, 2017, 12:00 pm - In his 17 years in the IT department at the WWF, David Southern has seen many changes – and the advent of cloud computing is one of the biggest

Google invests £1m to help train UK computing teachers

November 21, 2017, 4:10 pm - Tech giant will provide grant to help train secondary school computing teachers across the UK

Nordic CIO interview: Emil Dahlin, Svevia

November 21, 2017, 12:58 pm - Swedish construction company Svevia is transforming digitally, driven by chief information officer Emil Dahlin

Reason girls don’t choose Stem 'rooted in society', says Fujitsu executive

November 21, 2017, 11:45 am - Michael Keegan, chairman and head of product business for Fujitsu in EMEIA, claims the issues preventing girls from choosing careers in Stem are embedded in society