May 1, 2012  8:19 AM

A new lesson in coding?

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In this guest blog post, Naomi Hewitt, director of HR, The NET-A-PORTER GROUP, writes about why it is time to teach tech at schools.

The founder of a new after school coding club for 10-11 year olds recently claimed that

February 1, 2012  4:14 PM

Video: HP on the IT services people business

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Career Development, ITworks, Skills

In this video recorded at a Microsoft roundtable, Marc Waters, director of strategy and communicatuons for HP in the UK and Ireland takes about the the people business. He says 50% of HP's business is IT services, which means people are important. "They are the inventory and the R&D of the...

January 18, 2012  8:29 AM

Video: Why work placements work

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
ITworks, jobs, Skills, undergraduate, university

In this video blog post Peter Goring, a student at Kingston University, talks about the need for university students to have some form of "guaranteed work placement." He says, "Many student do not...

January 13, 2012  10:18 AM

Video interview: Skills upgrade

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks, Microsoft, Skill

It has been a few weeks since the last post. We have been busy at Computer Weekly working on a series of video podcasts on IT skills and training.

Simon May, previously worked in financial institutes, He has been a technical evangelist at Microsoft for a year. In this video May says...

November 16, 2011  3:07 PM

How do we train for the future? Part 1

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CompTIA, ITworks

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November 1, 2011  7:49 AM

The Foundation of Success

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks, Training

Jenny Taylor, IBM UK Graduate, apprenticeship and student manager, gives some insight into the qualities she looks for in new graduates.


November 1, 2011  7:38 AM

The trends that are shaping the industry

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
IT skills, ITworks, Training

In this guest blog pos  Matthew Poyiadgi, European VP, CompTIA, looks at the need for IT professionals to keep ahead of the curve by learning new skills.

One of the problems of training is keeping courses relevant in such a rapidly...

October 24, 2011  4:00 PM

The world needs start-ups to help drive innovation

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Kevin Farrar, IBM Academic Initiative & IBM Global Entrepreneur Lead, UK & Ireland highlights what to expect from next months IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year 2011.

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October 17, 2011  9:34 AM

The changing role of the CIO

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks

In this guest blog post, Doug Clark, IBM UK & Ireland cloud leader, writes about the role of the CIO. Businesses are powerd by IT, and as Doug discusses, the CIO has a unique opportunity to shape how business evolves, by smart use of IT to do things in innovative ways.

September 22, 2011  11:12 AM

“I can’t do that” – Are you sure?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks

Gary Kildare, IBM VP for Human Resources previously wrote about apprenticeships. This week he blogs about career changes.

At IBM, it is important to us that our workforce reflects the markets...

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