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BETT 2015: How is the IT industry reacting to the demands of a new curriculum?

The government’s new IT curriculum came into force in September 2014, with education secretary Nicky Morgan overseeing its introduction having taken over from Michael Gove, who initiated the consultations for the new curriculum, in July 2014. At the BETT education technology conference in London on Wednesday, Morgan shed light on her plans to equip more young people for a career ... Read More »

Big science: Decoding the human genome and the mysteries of the universe with supercomputers

“Across just about every discipline, data is becoming more important in the research process, and the ability to access data, collect data, process and visualise data is seen as more and more prevalent,” explains Dr Martin Bellamy, director of information services at the University of Cambridge. Operating in a role he described as “effectively the CIO” of the world-renowned university, ... Read More »

Analytics creating whole host of privacy issues, claims University of Derby’s IT director

Analytics is creating a host of issues for universities as they attempt to balance the need to understand their students better, with their students’ privacy, according to the IT director of the University of Derby, Neil Williams. Williams told Computing that the university has a whole project dedicated to big data and business intelligence, an area that he said is ... Read More »

Balancing big data with Big Brother: an interview with the University of Derby’s Neil Williams

Author: Sooraj Shah Source: Computing | 12 Feb 2015 Categories: Education | Careers and Skills | Strategy | Mergers and Acquisitions Tags: Cio interview | Axa | Tesco | Privacy | Cio | Big data Leading the IT department at a university is quite different to the role of a CIO in a commercial organisation,… Read More »

GCHQ experts to teach university students about ethical hacking, penetration testing and security networks

Bank of England ups spending on cyber security Read More »

Ministry of Defence selects CGI to pinpoint e-learning opportunities within armed forces

Government Digital Service in need of a refresh, says DVLA CTO Iain Patterson Read More »

University IT failing students, admit one fifth of university CIOs

One fifth of university IT leaders say they don’t think their institution is meeting student demands on IT, according to new research. Furthermore, department heads agree, with only one quarter believing that their IT department is able to give them the support they need to best serve the needs of their students. Other key findings in the research by virtualisation ... Read More »

How to get into computer science

Computer science is now a core subject in schools and there is a huge demand for specialist teachers to deliver the new curriculum. The government changed the curriculum in September 2014, as pupils were leaving school with lots of office skills and able to use a range of software applications but without any real understanding of what happens under the ... Read More »

To close or not to close our borders

From 2010 to 2015, the UK saw annual net migration rise from 252,000 to 298,000 – an increase that was largely considered one of the Conservatives’ biggest failures during its last term in government relative to their election promise. But with David Cameron firmly back in Downing Street and free of the constraints of a coalition, along with the rapid ... Read More »

Pet projects: an interview with Royal Veterinary College director of information services Simon Jackson

Author: Danny Palmer Source: Computing | 20 May 2015 Categories: Business Software | Services and Outsourcing | Mobile | Education Tags: Mercato | Knowledgebus | Cio | Cio interview | Health | Royal veterinary college | Microsoft | Procurement | Byod | University As the largest and oldest vet school in the English-speaking world, the Royal Veterinary College (RVC)… Read More »

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