Industry News

Globalisation creates Catch-22 for protectionists as India responds to threat of US visa clampdown

April 26, 2017, 11:36 am - US government might have to negotiate with India before getting tough on its work visa regime

Accenture increasing Newcastle-based workforce

April 26, 2017, 11:30 am - Accenture is expanding its operation in Newcastle with the addition of 60 recruits

City University London launches undergraduate data science course after postgraduate success

April 25, 2017, 10:01 am - Following the success of its postgraduate data science course, London university launches undergraduate programme

Lack of risk taking could threaten British tech, says Level39’s head

April 21, 2017, 12:15 pm - Failing to take risks in the current climate of rapid change could act as a barrier for growth for British tech and businesses, according to head of Level39

How to ensure tech staff gain ‘essential soft skills’

April 20, 2017, 2:55 pm - Nottingham Trent University’s infrastructure services manager explains how she has made sure her technology team have the essential soft skills they need to support users

Trump’s clampdown on use of immigrant IT workers may have little impact

April 19, 2017, 11:06 am - US president's latest executive order aims to reduce the number of immigrant IT workers in the country

Rebuild and revamp: Housing association on benefits of ditching its legacy, on-premise tech

April 19, 2017, 10:15 am - Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA) explains how ditching its 15-year-old legacy IT system has led to an uptick in the responsiveness and levels of customer care it offers

How to attract more women into the Gulf tech sector

April 18, 2017, 11:15 pm - Organisations in the Middle East need to increase the number of women in their IT workforces

FDM uses gamification to make graduate recruitment process more inclusive

April 18, 2017, 12:21 pm - IT services firm uses Yellow Hook Reef game to make its graduate recruitment process more inclusive and enjoyable for candidates

Yelp deploys Splunk to improve data access

April 13, 2017, 10:45 am - Yelp uses Splunk Enterprise in IT and across business services to help build revenue opportunities

Interview: Codecon – a platform for skills development through instant feedback

April 12, 2017, 2:30 pm - By providing programmers with instantaneous feedback, they are more likely to improve and develop the skills they’ll need for the corporate environment, says Codecon creator

How will the apprenticeship levy impact tech employers?

April 12, 2017, 10:00 am - The government has changed the way apprenticeships are funded in the UK, but how will this affect the technology industry?

Thurrock Council latest to put gigabit broadband in public housing

April 11, 2017, 12:15 pm - Thurrock Council will fit out thousands of publicly owned properties with gigabit fibre-to-the-premises broadband

Ninety-six more hours of strike action at Fujitsu in the UK

April 10, 2017, 11:30 am - Fujitsu staff are on strike again in protest against job and pension cuts

Home Office U-turn over IR35 contractor classifications prompts IT project delay fears

April 7, 2017, 3:45 pm - IT project delays predicted at Home Office, following reports of last-minute departmental U-turn over contractors' IR35 status classifications

IR35 reforms: Stakeholders warn of risk to public sector IT projects as contractors walk

April 6, 2017, 2:18 pm - With the IR35 reforms coming into force today, 6 April, contracting stakeholders warn of the widespread threat the changes pose to the delivery of public sector IT projects

Dutch IT companies introduce unlimited staff holidays

April 5, 2017, 1:01 pm - IT firms in The Netherlands are leading the way with strategies to give employees control of how much time they take off work

Executive upgrade required – do you have the digital skills to succeed in the 21st century?

April 5, 2017, 9:15 am - Business leaders cannot adequately take advantage of digital technologies unless they have the necessary digital skills themselves

IR35 reforms: HMRC 'delays' blamed for last-minute public sector compliance panic

April 4, 2017, 10:00 am - Public sector stakeholders claim the late release of HMRC's online tax status assessment tool and its supporting IR35 legislation is causing contractors to leave projects in their droves

BP stresses importance of apprentices to its DevOps and digital transformation plans

March 31, 2017, 1:30 pm - BP explains why IT apprentices are central to the success of its agile and DevOps ambitions, as well as its wider digital transformation programme