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WORK HOLISTICALLY WITH RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING TO TACKLE TALENT SHORTAGES

This is according to Kieran King, general manager and vice president, industry, value and solutions practice at US educational technology company Skillsoft. King was speaking at a recent roundtable at Skillsoft’s Perspectives event at which speakers discussed learning and talent developments within the workplace and research Skillsoft carried out with HR analyst The Fosway Group.… Continue Reading WORK HOLISTICALLY WITH RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING TO TACKLE TALENT SHORTAGES

techUK manifesto aims to help government achieve digital ambitions

techUK has launched its 2017 manifesto that, it says, will help the next Government create a modern and dynamic digital economy. The policies have been drawn up to deliver on four fundamental objectives: boosting the UK’s productivity; harnessing digital transformation to build a smarter state; creating new jobs and a new skilled, adaptable workforce; and… Continue Reading techUK manifesto aims to help government achieve digital ambitions

Empowering non-technical staff to accelerate digital transformation

Empowering non-technical staff to accelerate digital transformation (Guest post) Virginia Choy, CEO of PretaGov, explains how developer shortages will slow digital transformation in the public sector, and why low-code form builders could empower non-technical staff and accelerate the channel shift The government is pushing hard to move public services online and they have made several… Continue Reading Empowering non-technical staff to accelerate digital transformation

Cisco encourages female students to pursue careers in technology through its girls power tech program

Cisco hosted its annual Girls Power Tech event at its Dubai office, where more than 60 female students from several schools had the opportunity to interact with technology professionals, Cisco executives, other women role models and peers. Aligned with the UN’s global Girls in ICT Day, Cisco’s Girls Power Tech is held annually and offers… Continue Reading Cisco encourages female students to pursue careers in technology through its girls power tech program

WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms

For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc (SOPH.L), the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry “ransomware” attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain’s National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries. The company quickly removed a boast on its website that… Continue Reading WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms

Artificial intelligence not a threat to qualified humans: Adobe

New Delhi, As artificial intelligence (AI)-powered smart devices and solutions gather momentum globally amid fears of “bots” taking over jobs soon, a top Adobe executive has allayed such fears, saying AI will actually assist people intelligently. “Saying AI will take over the creativity of humans is not right. It will take away a lot of… Continue Reading Artificial intelligence not a threat to qualified humans: Adobe

NHS Digital and techUK announce strategic partnership

NHS Digital and techUK have announced a strategic partnership. Launched at the E-health week event earlier this month, the news was confirmed by NHS Digital’s Director of Digital Transformation, Beverley Bryant and techUK’s Chief Executive, Julian David. Opening the event, Bryant stated that: “The partnership with techUK will ensure that industry can begin to gear up… Continue Reading NHS Digital and techUK announce strategic partnership

WoW Woman in STEAM | Naheed Afzal, Co-founder and Director at Contracts IT

Interview by Marija Butkovic (@MarijaButkovic) Fairness, equality and social innovation have been fundamental to Naheed’s personal values and she has found a way to extend these values into her business. High-performing organizations recognize that the aim of diversity is not just meeting compliance targets, but tapping into the diverse perspectives and approaches each individual brings… Continue Reading WoW Woman in STEAM | Naheed Afzal, Co-founder and Director at Contracts IT
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