When IT Meets Politics:

ICT skills

September 4, 2008  12:11 PM

Have data loss and recession destroyed the case for outsourcing and offshoring?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cables, ICT skills, Infrastrurcture, Offshoring, Outsourcing

The loss of the Home Office prisoner mash-up on an unencrypted USB appears to have triggered a long overdue "review" of the national children's database ("the honeypot for pederasts"). Meanwhile the inflexibility of current contracts...

June 23, 2008  8:51 AM

Industry “leaders” speak with forked tongue on ICT Skills

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
A-levels, CBI, e-skills, ICT skills

The supposed attack by the CBI on the new vocational diplomas is at variance to feedback from employers on the new ICT Vocational Diploma, said to be much more rigorous, relevant and, perhaps more important, intellectually interesting and challenging, than the current A levels it could...

December 9, 2007  7:59 AM

Back your MP in fighting the ICT skills funding cuts

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Comprehensive Spending Review, ICT skills, Reskilling

Nearly 130 MPs have now signed a motion opposing the ending of funding for the part time degree courses used by many of you to acquire or update the skills you need in order to remain employable.

November 11, 2007  5:20 PM

Funding for high level ICT skills updating slashed

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ICT skills

Do you agree with the decision by the new Department for Innovation Universities and Skills to withdraw funding for ICT skills updating programmes, including the MSc conversion programmes that are our main source of high level security skills. If so, do nothing. If not read the HEFCE (Higher...

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