News • Apr 23, 2013 11:52 BST
Education Secretary Michael Gove and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock have announced the launch of a new Technical Baccalaureate which is aimed at closing the gap in the IT skills market by providing a vocational qualification that employers will value.
News • Apr 18, 2013 14:24 BST
Microsoft have confirmed they have no plans to extend the deadline to the ending of support for Windows XP users past April 8th 2014 and this could lead to a few nasty shocks for those that are still using the XP operating system after that date.
News • Apr 11, 2013 16:16 BST
Global PC sales declined by 14.3% in the first quarter of the year, representing the biggest fall in sales since records began in 1994. It is also the fourth quarter in a row that year in year sales of personal computers has fallen.
News • Apr 04, 2013 09:00 BST
The UK IT Association (UKITA) took notice last week, as many would have done, when Yahoo announced that they have purchased Summly from 17 year old entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio. Nick himself has done particularly well out of the deal, with Yahoo paying an estimated £20 million in cash and shares for the company which they are now expected to shut down.
News • Mar 15, 2013 13:39 GMT
We have all downloaded third party software to our home computers, laptops or mobile devices in the past. Most computers even come with it installed. Java, Firefox and Adobe Reader are all popular examples of third party applications that you may have installed on your system. But how many of us consider our system security when installing popular applications?
News • Mar 14, 2013 11:25 GMT
It was no surprise to discover over the weekend that SMEs and start-ups are turning their backs on the Tech City circus because the bidding process is too complicated and too expensive. So we are more than pleased to recognise the work of a local businessman in Croydon who has started a grass roots campaign to get help and support to SMEs and start-ups.
News • Mar 14, 2013 10:57 GMT
After all of the furore over cloud-security recently it is alarming that robotics engineers have created software that is designed to allow robots to operate remotely using the cloud. If the technology is successful it may lead to legions of robots living amongst us performing day to day chores, leaving us with more time to develop new ways they can do jobs for us.
News • Mar 13, 2013 15:05 GMT
At UKITA we always support research into Information and Communications Technology, and we think this project by Mr Reitano has much merit for our members and the wider IT community, as such we would urge as many of our members and followers as possible to complete the survey. And please feel free to pass this on to anybody else you feel would be interested.
News • Mar 11, 2013 10:54 GMT
With March seeing the beginning of a consultancy period for the Governments Cyber Security Organisational Standards, and given the recent events at Evernote we understand that is will be an area of concern for our members and their customers- read more on why we support the IASME standard.
News • Mar 08, 2013 12:46 GMT
The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs was formally launched on 4th March. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to address the issue of 900,000 job vacancies that are expected to be unfilled in the IT Sector by 2015.
News • Mar 06, 2013 15:19 GMT
Urgent - You need to act today if you want to help keep .cloud open to all.Deadline is tomorrow to register your objection to a proposal to ...... The UK IT Association (UKITA) are joining with its strategic alliance partner the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) to try to prevent new Top Level Domains (TLD’s) becoming closed registered owner and controlled by large multi-national companies.
News • Mar 06, 2013 13:43 GMT
We take a brief look at the Evernote Hacking incident and consider how this will impact on SME's and, more importantly, what questions your customers will be asking you.
News • Mar 06, 2013 11:44 GMT
The news that telecoms firms globally will be making more money from data revenues than from traditional telephony by 2018 will not come as a revelation to many. Yet the lack of technology standards may prove to be a barrier to the connectivity of devices
News • Feb 26, 2013 11:32 GMT
The EU Digital Sector is fighting to keep hold of its brightest young talents as the skills gap widens. The EU has many young people with the appropriate skills, but the inability to match the talent digital youths with the abundance of IT jobs is leading to more and more young IT professionals to look elsewhere for employment.