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Why are so many people burning out of the “sexiest job of the 21st Century”?

New research has found that 97% of data professionals are feeling burned out in their day-to-day jobs, and 79% are considering leaving the industry altogether. With a major shortage of skilled data scientists in the market as it is,...

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How to boost youth skills in the tech industry

Technology experts discuss how the industry is working to boost youth skills, and the importance of upskilling young people to help close the widening tech skills gap.

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Bridging the IPv6 skills gap

It’s no exaggeration that the scalable future of the internet lies in the IPv6. Operating systems already come with IPv6 enabled by default and we have also seen a growing use of IPv6 with smart homes and Internet of Things which...

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It's time to re-educate our approach to education & training

All forms of education and training add to the diversity of skills and capabilities that make up a technology or leadership team

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Is a low digital quotient holding your business back?

Jez Ward, Head of Advisory and Executive Cloud Advisor at Cloudreach, discusses how IT leaders can develop Digital Quotient within a business and provides a few tips on ways organisations can educate their workforce.

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How no-code test automation closes the skills gap & accelerates digital transformation

Christian Brink Frederiksen, CEO and Co-Founder at Leapwork looks at why so many companies are failing to successfully adopt and scale test automation, and how no-code test automation can help.

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Boosting investment in skills is vital to supercharge the UK economy

Most businesses are continuing to grapple with digital transformation agendas in the race to adopt emerging technologies. But to capitalise on success, businesses need to have the right talent – and skills – in place.

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The CISO of tomorrow

It’s one of the most stressful jobs in security thanks to an ever-expanding array of technologies, compliance requirements and threats but the responsibilities of the CISO could be about to change. Jamal Elmellas, COO at...

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Appian World 2022: How to be a low-code partner

Low-code software application development company Appian used its annual user convention to showcase a now widely-standardised industry partner awards celebration – so is this just a case of inevitable corporate backslapping &...

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How will companies manage skills gaps?

More money? More training? More contractors? How are businesses going to cope with the tech skills crisis?

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CIO launches seafaring online network

Maritime CIO co-founds welfare platform for the world's seafarers.

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Could tech skills shortage actually be good for diversity and inclusion?

As the global war for tech talent heats up amid a changing work landscape and push for hybrid working, what impact will this have on how businesses recruit tech roles and will it increase diversity?

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Employers: workplace training must move with the times or risk losing staff

How immersive technologies can help to upskill and retain staff in the midst of a talent and recruitment crisis.

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Addressing ageism in tech will help to rectify the industry’s digital skills shortage

In this piece, Sam Schofield, Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales at online learning provider Udacity, discusses why an age-diverse workforce is imperative for business success and how tech companies can strive to...

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Gartner: How CIOs can motivate the unmotivated

Motivation has been knocked and it’s been a struggle for CIOs and IT leaders to keep employees engaged in this changing environment.

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Middle East 2022: Growth on the horizon, but talent gap of concern

The Middle East is continuing to develop its digital transformation initiatives across government and industry, but challenges such as skills shortages and the need to grow quickly amid increasing demands.

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IT certifications grow in pay, reversing a three-year downward trend

IT certifications are still earning substantially less than non-certified tech skills on average - but the gap may be closing

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How innovative technology can revolutionise recruitment efforts

60% of businesses believe that their reliance on digital skills will increase over the next five years, yet participation in digital skills training has declined. Robert Symons, SVP of Sales EMEA of SmartRecruiters, discusses how...

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