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The ‘big MAC’: Tier 2 report suggests IT recruitment costs could rise

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report, commissioned as part of the government’s determination to reduce net migration figures, was published last week. The report’s recommendations reflect the government’s desire for employers, including those in the IT sector, to be less reliant on overseas workers. The MAC was asked to look at possible ways to restrict migration under Tier 2 of ... Read More »

Spend on IT fell by $216bn in 2015, claims Gartner

Global spending on IT in 2015 fell by $216bn compared to 2014, according to analyst group Gartner – the largest drop in IT spending ever recorded by the company. Gartner said that 2014 spending levels won’t be surpassed until 2019. John-David Lovelock, research vice president at the analyst group, added that the US dollar was “the villain” behind 2015 results.  ... Read More »

Purplebricks CIO David Kavanagh explains why the firm’s founders sought to bring in IT expertise

Author: Sooraj Shah Source: Computing | 14 Jan 2016 Categories: Careers and Skills Tags: Devops | Mobile development | Cio | Cio interview | Purplebricks | Easyproperty | Microsoft | Neustar | Ddos | Analytics When Purplebricks became the first British online estate agency to float on AIM (formerly the Alternative… Read More »

NHS England posts job ad for new chief information and technology officer

NHS England has posted a job advert for a new chief information and technology officer (CITO) to take over the duties of national director for patients and information Tim Kelsey, who left in December. In the advert, posted earlier this week in The Sunday Times, the NHS states that it is seeking an “outstanding” candidate to lead the strategic procurement ... Read More »

How can businesses avoid the pitfalls of ‘big data discrimination’?

Businesses are at risk of causing “harmful exclusion or discrimination” by the improper use of big data. That’s the key warning in a report by the United States Federal Trade Commission – the US government agency tasked with protecting consumers – which suggests that in “the era of big data” there are both benefits and risks to mass analysis of ... Read More »

Nando’s hires JustGiving CIO Richard Atkinson as technology director

Restaurant chain Nando’s has hired former JustGiving chief information officer (CIO) Richard Atkinson in the position of technology director. Atkinson told Computing that his new role will see him responsible for enhancing the Nando’s experience for both the company’s staff and customers within the UK. “Nando’s is a great business, with highly engaged staff and fans. So I’m delighted to ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg plans to build his own AI personal assistant

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ICO offering £140k salary for new Information Commissioner to replace Christopher Graham

The Cabinet Office is on the hunt for a new Information Commissioner to replace Christopher Graham, and is offering up to £140k for the successful candidate. The full-time role will be for a term of five years, and will require the post-holder to lead the organisation through a significant period of change during their tenure, with the incoming implementation of ... Read More »

IBM opens Watson Internet of Things global HQ in Munich to drive cognitive computing research

IBM has opened a brand new global headquarters for Watson Internet of Things (IoT) in Munich, Germany in an effort to drive the innovation and development of connected devices and cognitive computing. Cognitive computing software uses natural language processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence to collect and analyse unstructured data and help users make better informed decisions. The Munich campus ... Read More »

News UK appoints Financial Times CPIO Christina Scott as new CTO

News UK, publisher of The Times, Sunday Times and The Sun, has hired Financial Times chief product information officer Christina Scott as its new CTO. Scott, who has also worked for the BBC, ITV Digital and Accenture, will run the corporate IT, technology and digital development teams at News UK. Scott will report into News UK’s CEO Rebekah Brooks – who ... Read More »

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