Research by KPMG shows that UK tech companies are more upbeat regarding job hiring than firms across any other sector. Thirty-eight percent of tech firms expect to increase staff numbers over the next year, while seven percent anticipate a decline.
Tech City UK chairman and UK ambassador for digital industries Joanna Shields has said Britain must stop comparing digital industries throughout the UK to London and widen its focus in order to grow international presence.
A University of Surrey team has signed a contract with the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) in Australia to develop the ‘back end’ software for a supervised e-voting system for use at the Victorian State election in 2014.
Councils should abandon their existing websites in favour of a shared platform similar to the .gov.uk website serving central government departments, according Richard Copley, Head of ICT at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
Only 10 per cent of digital leaders feel that their organisation has enough resources to address the management issues and IT trends that their company has prioritised, according to the annual digital leaders survey from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
The trend to ‘bring your own device’ is set to continue in local public services despite the fact that central government regulations, in particular in connection to the Public Sector Network (PSN) are wary of this development, according to local government IT group Socitm.
A study of more than 1000 UK 13-17 year olds by Logicalis UK reveals that young people believe maths, English, science and ICT are the 4 most essential subjects to study, and IT and science are the top career choices.
New technologies that foster smarter, more agile and productive ways of working are in high demand. Particularly across the government and public sector, with cost efficiency, office consolidations and budget cuts abound.