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November 24, 2010  3:23 PM

Immigration cap policy does no favours for UK IT professionals

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, government, immigration, jobs, offshore, Outsourcing, recruitment, Skills

So after all the controversy and fuss and expectation created by the Tory promise of an immigration cap, now the government has announced the plan it is back to...

October 29, 2010  12:04 PM

Short-termism in IT recruitment means our next generation are shunned

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apprentice, dwp, Government IT, recruitment, Skills, students

Not only are we not encouraging enough young people into IT, but those who do want to work in the profession can't find a job.

The dilemma is exemplified by the experiences of

October 21, 2010  12:01 PM

Spending review: What will public sector IT look like in five years?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, HMRC, offshore, Outsourcing, recruitment, Skills

So now we know. It will take time for the full ramifications of the government's spending review to flush through the system, but there is little doubt that the budget cuts announced by Chancellor George Osborne...

May 25, 2010  1:15 PM

A high-tech economy needs to retain high-tech skills

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Government IT, Outsourcing, Public sector, Skills

Public sector IT professionals are no doubt gearing up for difficult times ahead. Already, government CIOs are warning of the risk of losing talented staff as the...

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May 12, 2010  5:18 PM

10 urgent IT questions for the new government to answer

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, Careers, Government IT, ID cards, innovation, NHS, Skills, SME, Strategy, twitter

So we finally know who our new government is. The buzz on Twitter has claimed that the UK is now the ConDem Nation, but already there are glimpses of the new administration's plans for IT - not least of which will be the

April 27, 2010  10:00 AM

The challenges for the newly-appointed IT leader

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, CIO, Leadership, Skills

It is increasingly common that the IT leader role has a faster turnover of personnel than it did many years ago. Many of today's CIOs tend to come in to a new job, see through a programme of change, then move on to the next challenge - unlike their forebears who might have stayed longer in what...

March 23, 2010  8:43 AM

A Budget for IT? Just let us get on with it

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
budget, economy, Election, Google, innovation, recruitment, Skills, Strategy

Tomorrow (24th March) is Budget day - or more accurately, the effective start of the General Election campaign. The next six weeks or so are set to be a defining time for businesses and public sector bodies in determining how - and maybe even if - the UK's recovery proceeds from here.


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