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May 4, 2017  11:08 AM

Three-quarters of non-tech workers want a job in IT – what’s stopping them?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"tech skills", Brexit, Digital economy, Digital skills, IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills, IT training

For a long time, people working in IT laboured under the knowledge that nobody from outside IT was interested in what they do because it’s all too technical  - a bit boring and geeky. It’s been impossible to have a conversation about tackling the long-term skills shortages in IT without...

March 17, 2017  11:41 AM

UK digital progress must not be hindered by Brexit uncertainty

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital UK", 5G, Brexit, Broadband, Digital government, EU, fibre, IT jobs, IT skills

Let’s think about the UK in 2027 for a moment. By then, just 10 years from now, we will have been out of the EU for eight years. We might not even be the UK any more, but if we are, the population is likely to have grown to 70 million,


March 10, 2017  12:36 PM

NICs increase is least of the tax worries for public sector IT contractors as IR35 fears grow

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Digital skills, Government IT, IR35, IT contractors, IT jobs, Taxation

The otherwise obscure topic of taxation for the self-employed hit the headlines this week after chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond announced in his latest Budget a...


October 31, 2016  4:23 PM

The clampdown on IT contractors in Whitehall is another risk for digital government progress

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Government IT, IR35, IT contractors, IT jobs, IT skills

IT contractors working in government are under pressure like never before over their tax status, and many people in Whitehall IT fear that a clampdown on the use of temporary staff could lead to a damaging exodus of vital digital skills. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is closely scrutinising...


October 7, 2016  11:17 AM

Government must not ignore the historic international nature of UK IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", Digital economy, Digital government, Digital skills, Government IT, IT jobs, IT skills, IT training

We didn’t hear much about the digital economy during the recent political party conferences. Prime minister Theresa May made a throwaway comment in her big set-piece...


June 24, 2016  9:26 AM

Where are all the women in UK technology?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Diversity, IT gender roles, IT jobs, IT leadership, it management, IT recruitment, IT skills, Women in Technology

Since Computer Weekly launched its list of the most influential women in UK IT in 2011, the number of initiatives championing and


October 18, 2013  11:46 AM

Something is broken in UK IT skills and recruitment

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Computer science, Education, IT jobs, Training, university

The oldest, longest running story in Computer Weekly is the IT skills shortage.

No matter what the time period, the latest technologies, or the state of the economy, the UK IT sector has never yet been able to say, "OK, we've got enough people now - thanks."

It's a topic...


March 21, 2013  1:08 PM

Will George Osborne ever increase his IT budget?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, datacentre, IT jobs, IT training, Skills

Once again, the Chancellor of the Exchequer's red briefcase remained firmly in the analogue world.

George Osborne made his first tentative steps into the modern world by joining Twitter on the day of the 2013 Budget (well, some unfortunate Treasury press officer did at least, and then...


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 29, 2009  9:46 AM

Muted cheer as rate of IT job decline slows

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
IT jobs, Swine flu

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Careers in IT have been hit badly by the recession. Employers have shed staff at unprecedented rates, companies have accelerated their plans to move IT offshore, and vacancies for job hunters have been few and far between.

But...


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