Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

July, 2012

July 25, 2012  1:13 PM

UK’s IT skills base gets the thumbs-up – government please take note

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Facebook, iCity, IT careers, IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills

As the Olympic Games finally opens in London this week, there are 300 or so highly skilled IT experts about to be out of a job. Thanks to some of the leading lights of the new technology economy, they might not have far to look for a new employer.

July 19, 2012  12:09 PM

IT fiascos will continue where IT is seen as “back office”

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
G4S, IT Strategy, O2, offshore, Olympics, Outsourcing, RBS

The latest in a series of outages, fiascos and scandals has put outsourcing under fresh scrutiny.

First, the RBS/NatWest IT problems led some critics to point the finger at offshore...

July 13, 2012  11:17 AM

Why we don’t want to write about ‘women in IT’ anymore

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
IT education, jobs, recruitment, Skills

We've been asked a few times why we put together an award and an event to showcase women in IT. It's quite simple - we don't want to have to discuss the issue of women in IT again.

How much...

July 3, 2012  5:44 PM

Time to invest in the future – and the future is technology, not banks

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
bank, Barclays, economy, Eurozone

After the latest banking industry scandal, it is surely time for the government to invest in the future - and that future is surely technology.

For the last 25 years, since Margaret Thatcher deregulated the City of London in the so-called Big Bang, government industrial policy has...

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