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Closing the STEM skills gap starts in the classroom

Blog   This is a guest blog by Pete Baxter, vice president and head of Autodesk UK. The lack of STEM skills in the UK is a topic that is continuing to make new headlines. Just recently the Labour party took to social media stating that by 2020 the UK will need 780,000 trained engineering professionals in...

Last updated: Nov 27, 2014   2:06 PM GMT  |  Blog: ITWorks   |      Carillion, Mathematics
How Maker Faires are boosting STEM skills

Blog   This is a guest blog by Phil Dunmore, head of consulting UK at Cognizant. Over the last few years there has been a lot of interest in Maker Faires in the US and the Maker Movement. Many have heralded the Maker Movement as bringing about the third industrial revolution by creating a community of...

Last updated: Feb 26, 2015   4:35 PM GMT  |  Blog: ITWorks   |      Anxiety, Australia, Education
Apprenticeship - My chosen route

Blog   This is a guest blog by Rachel Hodgson, 19, higher apprentice, CFS finance at Fujitsu UK & Ireland   I started my apprenticeship with Fujitsu in September 2013, after completing my A-levels in Accountancy, Maths and Economics in May 2013. I applied to become an apprentice as I wanted to tr...

Last updated: Mar 7, 2014   2:13 PM GMT  |  Blog: ITWorks   |      Apprenticeship, Business, Fujitsu
Using robot wars to teach robotics

Blog   How do you get girls fired up about a subject that they consider masculine and geeky? Get them competing in a 'Robot Wars' style battle, explains Ian Jenkins, head of design & technology (D&T) at East Barnet School.   "I used to want to be a dancer, now I want to be an engineer," profe...

Last updated: May 30, 2014   3:52 PM GMT  |  Blog: WITsend   |      "Computer-aided design", "East Barnet School", "Ian Jenkins"
Fractal mathematics

Blog  Benoit Mandelbrot has passed away, in-case you don't know that is, Fractal Mathematics was his baby. This type of mathematics has been used for the development of computer graphics, compression algorithms and even for studying the financial markets. If you don't know anything about this field of m...

Last updated: Oct 19, 2010   0:08 AM GMT  |  Blog: Irregular Expressions
Wolfram Alpha calculates the Satan formula

Blog   Wolfram Alpha, the world's latest search engine, uses clever maths to tell you things you don't already know. In the name of research, Downtime asked Wolfram Alpha about Satan. Apparently Satan can be represented by a mathematical formula.      

Last updated: May 18, 2009   4:09 PM GMT  |  Blog: Downtime
Overheard talking about the difference between predictive and prescriptive analytics

Blog   "While predictive analytics helps you model and forecast what might happen in the future, prescriptive analytics helps you decide the best course of action to take given your objectives, requirements and constraints." -- Brett Stupakevich Today's Word of the Day is prescriptive anal...

Last updated: May 9, 2012   2:23 PM GMT  |  Blog: Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from
What really happens when IT meets politics

Blog   So you want to get a PhD in political science  helps bring out the difference between ICT nerds and policy wonks. Reminded me of the description of a modern degree in Electrical Engineering "wall to wall mathematics with a project tagged on to the end" - and all those who went into to com...

Last updated: Nov 21, 2010   12:45 AM GMT  |  Blog: When IT Meets Politics   |      cybersecurity, PhD
Need suggestion about the selection of field in telecom

Answer  Sir, I'm doing BS telecom in Pakistan from superior university. Now I'm in my last year. Actually I have done intermediate with premedical subjects. I was forced to join this field while I was not interested. I have no interest in programming and mathematics. My English communication is only good to...

Last updated: Dec 19, 2009   10:20 AM GMT   |    Career Development, IT careers, Telecom
What chief information officers have in common with Kevin Bacon

Blog  What does a chief information officer have in common with Kevin Bacon? Mathematics. The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game has been around for a while. It proves that all of us are more intertwined with society than we give ourselves credit for. My brother-in-law used to work for Robert Rubin at Goldma...

Last updated: Jul 12, 2011   4:10 PM GMT  |  Blog: CIO Symmetry
SAP FI/CO Job opportunity for fresher.

Answer  I am a MBA Fresher with Finance as my major subject, before that I have done B.SC. with Mathematics. I want to know if I can make my career in SAP., I want to know about the Market need for the Freshers and also I can't afford that much amount to do the course I'm willing to go with reliance global ...

Last updated: Aug 10, 2010   8:08 AM GMT   |    IT careers, SAP careers, SAP FICO
4 TB to 3 Tapes using LTO2, how can this fit on these tapes...???

Answer  Hi Team - Our production system is 4406 GB with approx 80% DASD used. The full system save takes 3 tapes using LTO2 tapes/drive. The save completes mormally with all objects saved. Mathematically I dont understand how this much data is fitting on only 3 tapes. Even with data compression I cant g...

Last updated: Jun 26, 2008   5:38 PM GMT   |    AS/400 backup, LTO2, Tape backup
Tech Quiz of the Day from How much do you know about Mersenne primes?

Blog   The Word of the Day is Mersenne prime. Tech Trivia Is 29 a prime number? Answer Secret Word of the Day In mathematics, this refers to any whole (non-fractional) number. Whats the secret word? Answer IT Acronym Challenge FLT is a significant hypothesis in number theory that was firs...

Last updated: Oct 3, 2008   10:35 AM GMT  |  Blog: Tech Quiz of the Day
Tech quiz of the day from How much do you know about InfiniBand?

Blog  The Word of the Day is InfiniBand. Tech Trivia It looks like a sideways numeral 8 -- what does it symbolize in mathematics? Answer Secret Word of the Day In a communications context, this is a point where the flow of data is impaired or stopped entirely. Whats the secret word? Answe...

Last updated: Dec 4, 2008   12:15 AM GMT  |  Blog: Tech Quiz of the Day
Ada Lovelace continues to inspire women (through music)

Blog   Ada Lovelace continues to inspire women 160 years after her death, as musician Emily Howard has created three compositions entitled The Lovelace Trilogy based on her life's works. For those who don't know, Lovelace was a mathematician and the only legitimate daughter of poet Lord Byron.   W...

Last updated: Sep 13, 2012   12:02 AM GMT  |  Blog: WITsend   |      "Ada Lovelace", "Emily Howard", "Geoffrey Hill"
RPGLE arrays

Answer  Please provide me the solution or at least a hint to this problem. Lets Suppose I have an array having 4 elements ( A, B, C, D). I would like to have all the possible combination of the 4 elements with no repetition (i.e. in mathematical terms 4C1 + 4C2 + 4C3 + 4C4 = 15). How can we do this in R...

Last updated: Sep 16, 2008   2:58 PM GMT   |    Arrays, RPG, RPGLE
Negotiation Ninjas - Don't like to haggle? Use a computer agent

Blog   "Heuristics are commonly used in computer science to find an optimal solution to a problem when there is not a single 'right answer'. If you can't analyze mathematically exactly what you should do...then you end up with heuristics." Professor Nick Jennings as quoted in Computer 'agents' take ...

Last updated: Aug 26, 2009   7:27 PM GMT  |  Blog: Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from
How to break into the IT industry

Answer  Hi, I have completed MSc Software Engineering in 2010 and I couldn't find any IT job so I went Saudi Arebia and worked in mechanical about 2 years and came back to bangaluru. I searched for a job in IT but again failed and back to saudi after 3 years and start working in mechanical as planner. My qu...

Last updated: Jul 18, 2017   2:23 PM GMT   |    IT career, IT jobs
Overheard: Beyond the petaflop

Blog   Breaking the petaflop barrier, a feat that seemed astronomical just two years ago, won't just allow faster computations. These computers will enable entirely new types of science that couldn't have been done before. Betsy Mason, Supercomputers Break Petaflop Barrier, Transforming Science The ...

Last updated: Nov 24, 2008   8:32 PM GMT  |  Blog: Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from
Perimeter or Parameter - Which is correct?

Blog  An erasure coding scheme is defined by the erasure code's ______ and controls the maximum number of fragments that can be lost while keeping the ability to retrieve the data. A. perimeters B. parameters   Answer: B Explanation: Parameter is a limit that affects how something can be done,...

Last updated: Jun 14, 2017   4:04 PM GMT  |  Blog: Writing for Business
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