How to bridge the Digital Skills Gap and get more programmers to meet demand

A digital skills gap is looming. Within just two years there will be a shortfall of nearly a million skilled programmers and other technical professionals, according to the EU Commission, and the demand for programming skills already outstrips supply. But how do we tackle this problem before the UK is left far behind the rest…

Technology skills that will help you find a job

In today’s competitive job market, technical skills are required from more than just the IT job applicants. As technology is quickly and constantly evolving, tech-savvy job candidates stand out amongst their competitors, even for non-tech related positions. No matter what your current technology skills are, there are many areas that applicants can choose from to…

WIN! WIN! WIN! THREE COPIES OF HUMANS VS COMPUTERS TO GIVE AWAY

Our lives are increasingly tracked and monitored by software. In this brave new world, humans can’t cope with information overload. Instead, governments and companies rely on computers to automatically detect fraud, predict behaviour and enforce laws. Clever marketing tricks us into believing that phones, TV sets and even cars are somehow smart. Yet all those…

Movavi Video Converter Review

With so many different video formats in use nowadays, it is almost inevitable that at some point or other you end up with a video in a format that you simply don’t recognize and can’t seem to play. While it is true that you may be able to search for specialized players every time that…

Worldwide IT spending increases, claims Gartner, as we buy more smartphones

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4 per cent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4 per cent, partly due  to the US dollar decline against many foreign currencies (see below.) Worldwide spending on devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and…

IoT threat as UK businesses hit 43,000 times EACH by cyber attacks in 3 months

UK businesses were subjected to almost 43,000 cyber attacks each, on average, in the first quarter of 2017, with hackers doubling their efforts to take control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the workplace, according to a report from business ISP Beaming. Over 90 per cent of internet-borne cyber attacks on UK businesses targeted connected Internet…

7 Risky But Common Things We Must Stop Doing Online

1. Relying Exclusively on Antivirus Protection Nearly one million malware threats are released online every day. It is practically impossible for an antivirus company to protect you from each and every one of them. That’s not it. A recent study done on 60 cybersecurity companies showed that 100% of ransomware attacks were able to bypass…

UK lags behind Germany in Big Data survey

The UK has much to do to improve its global competitive stance when it comes to data and analytics usage and adoption, at least according to the findings of a study released today by data analytics solutions company Teradata. The company’s Data and Analytics Trends 2017 study compiles findings from over 900 senior business decision makers…

Toshiba introduces personal storage solution for Android phones

Toshiba's  Personal Storage Division has announced it is now shipping the ‘CANVIO for Smartphone’, a portable storage device for backing up and charging Android phones. It is estimated that a small minority of smartphone users have backups - and just 8% backup their phones regularly . The CANVIO for Smartphone backs up and charges a connected…