November 26, 2015  9:16 AM

Dear Nasa, is that a lardon or are you just pleased to see me?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bacon, NASA

Nasa technologists have brought many great innovations into our lives as a result of spin-offs from space development - artificial limbs, scratch-resistant lenses, portable cordless vacuum cleaners, freeze drying, solar cells -...

March 21, 2014  5:28 PM

Get happy – get promoted

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, happiness, IT skills, Job Satisfaction

It's lonely at the top - or so they say. But that doesn't seem to be the case for IT leaders.

A survey by the Cabinet Office has revealed the most satisfied workers in the country. It seems that IT directors are the 18th...

November 21, 2013  5:38 PM

Is this why a generation of women ignored IT as a career?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Badge, Brownie, Girlguiding, IT skills

Congratulations are due to the Brownies, where the charity that runs the operation, Girlguiding, has launched a new Computer Badge for seven to 10 year-olds to learn and earn.

Topics covered by the new badge include safe use of social media, basic IT security, and simple coding - all...

April 11, 2011  10:21 AM

The Boy Scouts of America moves into 21st century

WAshford Profile: WAshford
NASA, Robotics

The Boy Scouts of America has moved into the 21st century by enabling members to aim for merit badges in the realm of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Today's scouts are less bothered about things like archery, bird study, dog care or coin collecting than they were in the...

December 8, 2010  3:32 PM

How CIOs banter

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, WikiLeaks

Downtime found itself in between two Very Well Known CIOs recently over a glass or two of fine wine. Very Well Known CIO number one is about to leave his job, while Very Well Known CIO number two has just changed jobs. So what career-improving advice could be gleaned from these two knights of...

September 16, 2010  11:52 AM

Y-CIO, it’s fun to play as a Y-CIO

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
betfair, CIO, ymca

"I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town...There's no need to be unhappy".

That's how the YMCA lyrics go, right? American Tony McAlister, who happens to be CTO at online betting firm Betfair, took that literally when taking part in a Dragon Boat race earlier this month.


June 23, 2010  10:43 AM

Brits are forgetting how to write

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
connected, NASA, online, WRITE

About 80% of Brits are so married to their gadgets that they are forgetting how to write, according to a recent survey.

The YouGov poll found that people feel they just cannot get by without their favourite gadgets: only 16% of us write anything by hand in a week, and a few even admit...

February 16, 2010  1:51 PM

Women in IT – your new role model is here

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Barbie, IT professional, recruitment, Skills

The crisis of women in IT is officially over.

It's a well-known and extremely disturbing fact that less than 18% of UK IT professionals are female - a figure that has been dropping consistently for years. One of the factors often cited for this decline is the lack of role models....

February 11, 2010  10:19 AM

Research points the way to the blatantly obvious

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Orange, Outsourcing, research

Here at Downtime HQ we are accustomed to receiving regular PR-generated research, which on rare occasions sheds some insight into the workings of the IT world. In most cases though, the research exists for no other reason than to attract the interest of an under pressure hack with a quota of...

January 27, 2010  9:46 AM

IT workers moonlight as action heroes

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
IT staff

IT staff might be mild mannered employees during the week, but some of them get Superman Syndrome the minute they leave work.
Staff are moonlighting as action heroes in their spare time, booking active days out to provide a contrast to sedentary office-based jobs.
A study of 1,347...

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