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Infosecurity is Europe’s largest gathering of the Information Security industry, and is an opportunity to meet other professionals and see the latest products, trends and services on the market.
As the nation’s capital sees an 18% increase in IT vacancies year-on-year, we reveal trends from last quarter and opportunities for jobseekers in the IT sector.
23/11/2010 Bonuses are back in fashion — IT professionals are receiving bigger pay packets than they did before the recession.
The SMB audience is a notoriously tough nut to crack when it comes to pitching ideas and new projects. Take note of some expert advice and make sure you speak their language to get heard.
Demand for IT staff has overtaken the number of IT job seekers for the first time since 2008. Latest figures from sector skills council, e-skills UK, show a shortfall of 1,000 candidates in the IT jobs market.
02/12/2010 The mother of all government networks is taking shape in the UK with news that Global Crossing and Virgin have been signed as suppliers.
Growth in demand for IT professionals surged to 8% for two consecutive quarters in 2010, outpacing recruitment of colleagues in other professions. The latest data from CWJobs reveals growth for six consecutive quarters.
Planning ahead for 2011, perhaps even making the odd resolution or two? Here are some tips and predictions from the experts to help you on your way.
As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, our panel of security experts nominate the prime security trends of 2011.
A survey from a government agency paints a positive picture of the prospects of IT and telecoms professionals over the next five years
IT professionals are poised to play a bigger role in the crucial business of customer retention, if they can develop the correct skills. A survey of IT chiefs and decision makers has uncovered a new set of demands from the business and a corresponding shortage of relevant IT skills.
More money should be spent on public sector IT staff with more money spent on in-house IT staff to save money and efficiently deliver IT contracts, says an influential committee.
The IT sector has reason to cheer this week’s Budget announcement. Reductions in corporation tax, the creation of 10,000 new apprenticeships and a package of uplifts for small business were the main reasons for optimism.
With the cyber security landscape constantly evolving, the Infosecurity Europe show promises be the number one destination on April 19-21 for all IT professionals and security specialists.
A few small tweaks to IT usage and habits by the SMB community could help reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.
14/12/2010 The Windows 7 operating system is increasing its appeal to businesses large and small for its added security provision and promise of increased productivity and power-saving.
13/12/2010 Efforts by local authorities to cut costs through the smarter use of IT received a double boost this week.
Businesses are embracing the iPad and tablet devices as an alternative to the PC - and increasing the demands on IT support staff.
19/11/2010 Companies that pared IT departments to the bone over the last two years are now starting to restore their depleted skill stock, post-recession.
18/11/2010 MBAs with a Web 2.0 component are proving popular with IT professionals and are particularly ‘fit for purpose’ during a recession, according to business schools.
12/11/2010 Cyber security remains a major concern for SMBs, yet many are unaware of how to keep data and IT systems safe.
12/11/2010 Grads and IT newbies breathe a sign of relief as the Government releases Blueprint for Technology document.
04/11/10 SMBs are at the vanguard of recovery while recent IT research reveals SMBs are hiring more IT staff to achieve growth.
04/11/10 IT professionals are wary about migrating to Microsoft’s Office 2010, a new study reveals.
03/11/10 Internet developers are in short supply for both permanent and contractor roles. That's the verdict of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs for October.
Last week’s comprehensive spending review (CSR) was anticipated with dread by many in the public sector. But if you’re in IT, there’s a silver lining.
26/10/2010 A brave new world of smart metering pilot schemes will introduce intelligent management of energy consumption - and create opportunities for the IT professional.
21/10/2010 The Government announces £0.5bn extra funding for cyber crime prevention.
13/10/2010 The vast majority of IT departments in the UK believe the mainframe is the bedrock of their cloud computing strategy but over two-thirds worry about retaining relevant legacy skills.
07/10/10 Confidence among IT contractors over job creation in the financial services sector has bounced back to its highest level since before the credit crunch, according to research from Giant Group, the contractor services provider.
05/10/2010 A new report from analyst firm Ovum predicts the emergence of a multi-billion-dollar market over the coming years for carbon accounting solutions.
30/09/2010 Scotland has received a fresh injection into the IT labour market by Hewlett-Packard and IBM, which are investing in 700 jobs and an apprenticeship scheme respectively.
28/09/2010 The UK government’s recent pledge to use Open-Source as a means to cut the deficit is a milestone in the further commercialisation of the free software movement.
23/09/2010 More Irish shoppers are going online, persuaded by high levels of data security as well as convenience and prices in the virtual world. The trend should keep Internet developers, mobile apps and security specialists busy and tallies with the parallel online retail boom in the UK.
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21/09/2010 Security is the second highest priority for CIOs out of a list of 12, after improving service levels and ahead of reduction of IT cost.
15/09/2010 IT services is earmarked as the top growth industry in the new economy, a survey by auditors Ernst & Young concludes.
12/08/2010 Many small companies are jumping on board with cloud computing and developers can earn extra cash and up-skill by helping these businesses.
18/08/2010 As the tight economy focuses attention on nailing down costs, one in three companies expects to be asked to perform a spot check.
16/09/2010 Spending on IT infrastructure is set to increase as companies bite the bullet and acknowledge they have simply run out of capacity.
14/09/2010 Skills shortages are appearing in the IT sector, according to a UK labour market report, which smart contractors are well-positioned to fill.
10/09/2010 The word ‘manager’ in an IT professional’s job title brings better job opportunities in the current jobs market is an insight to emerge from Report on Jobs.
03/09/2010 A new report paints a bright picture for the country’s alternative energy industry - and for programmers with the right skills.
03/09/2010 The modern datacentre demands that IT professionals understand multiple disciplines as well as the facilities infrastructure — and that is proving a headache for recruiters.
25/08/2010 Government investment in ICT learners in Northern Ireland is starting to pay dividends, as the rise in software engineering skills in Galway testifies.
21/08/2010 A computer sciences student at the University of Kent has just scooped Intern of the Year award and perhaps something more valuable.
09/08/2010 Experienced IT contractors are prospering in a recovering management market, according to a new survey by management agency Russam GMS.
05/08/2010 Demand for IT skills is on the rise in the energy sector as research confirms the UK as the biggest spender on utilities IT in Western Europe.
04/08/2010 Scotland is on the digital offensive with a brand new strategy, which includes the focus of recruiting the right skills.
28/07/2010 Prospective security pros are being invited to take part in a cyber security challenge as part of a national effort to ramp up digital security.
25/07/2010 A new mobile data system will provide fire crews in Northern Ireland with vital access to operational information during emergencies.
22/07/2010 Business secretary Vince Cable makes the case for IT students and graduates in a speech.
20/07/2010 New figures released show a fresh appetite for PCs on the desktop, posing a challenge for IT support staff.
16/07/2010 The coalition government crackdown on IT spending in the public sector could result in more jobs for contractors in government departments.
14/7/2010 The Charities Security Forum (CSF) launches mentoring programme to enhance IT security knowledge in the non-profit sector.
08/07/2010 Scotland is recognising the value of digital communications and networking and plans to develop a Digital Scotland strategy.
[06/07/2010] As a new malware threat to UK banks raises the alarm, security guru Amit Klein reveals what it takes to work at the top in digital security.
02/07/2010 Insurance firm Torus is piloting iPads in the boardroom, sending ripples through the ICT support community, which traditionally shuns consumer devices in order to keep desktop devices ‘locked down’ and manageable.
29/06/2010 A survey has found German IT bosses find it relatively easier and less stressful to manage large IT projects.
24/06/2010 Microsoft’s announcement of a platform for enterprise handhelds, along with ongoing work on wireless standards, confirms that cloud computing is coming to wireless devices.
22/06/2010 Online shopping continues to be the darling of the fashion retail sector with IT skills and technologies playing a key role in its ongoing strong performance.
18/06/2010 A new CEO at the helm of the National Skills Academy for IT brings a national register of IT professionals one step closer.
15/06/2010 An army of staff with new skills are carefully tending 75 FIFA supercomputers expected to serve more than 5.5 billion World Cup page views.
10/06/2010 The National Audit Office’s (NAO) call for compulsory safeguards for major government IT projects could signal the start of a new focus on quality assurance.
09/06/2010 Security technology professionals are enjoying a boom time as continuing economic hardship makes business data vulnerable to sabotage
04/06/2010 Seeking chartered status as an ICT professional or training for a qualification in your particular field is one option for boosting your professional profile.
2/6/2010 Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are being cast as the protagonists of the thin-client revolution and the creators of green computing jobs.
28/5/2010 London has ambitions to become the wi-fi capital of the world by the 2012 Olympics... but Swindon’s already forging ahead.
24/5/2010 The Coalition Government confirms that it is halting IT projects and reducing the spend on IT across its departments.
18/5/2010 Cloud computing creates a wave of new jobs as the international drive to create global standards intensifies.
13/05/10 As a new age of increased outsourcing beckons, IT professionals are encouraged to brush up on soft skills such as negotiation and presentation.
05/05/2010 A new survey of CIOs suggests that while IT budgets may remain flat in 2010, IT departments should make fresh efforts to adopt new technologies.
04/05/2010 IT is incredibly important to the Irish economy, representing a third of Ireland’s total exports. Here's our guide to the state of the IT sector in the Emerald Isle.
22/04/2010 According to a new survey of UK businesses, IT outsourcing is at a record high and is continuing its steady rise.
09/04/2010 The government pledges to create over 100,000 IT jobs in Scotland in an attempt to move towards a "high-tech" economy.
01/04/2010 Global technology giant IBM is investing in a variety of schemes, ranging from internships through to e-mentoring programmes.
01/04/2010 The government unveils plans that would lead to an investment of £30 million in the UK's digital economy and create 25,000 new jobs
29/03/10 When it comes to getting the careers they want, graduates still have a strong advantage over those who go straight from school into employment.
26/03/10 Some of the biggest technology companies in the UK have released a joint manifesto in an effort to kickstart IT training.
26/03/10 Microsoft invest $3.5bn to create over 10,000 IT jobs before the end of summer.
26/03/10 Hewlett-Packard announce the creation of thousands of new jobs in Dublin.
18/03/2010 Although almost half the questioned IT directors say they plan to hire personnel in 2010, more than half say that pay will not increase in 2010.
19/03/2010 The internet is now the main tool for jobseekers, but the signs are that employers and recruiters may not be taking advantage of it as much as they could
17/03/2010 Freelance consultants and contractors could consider the relationship between a thriving technology sector and the UK's future economic growth, says IT council head.
12/03/2010 Freelance IT contractors are contributing an ever-growing amount to the UK economy, according to new research from the Professional Contractors Group.
12/03/2010 The important of optimising for web-connected mobile devices
12/03/2010 As our shopping moves online, companies are increasingly looking for IT workers with retail experience
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