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Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 13/10/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 13-10-17

    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology News Roundup this week ending 13/10/2017 Bitcoin hits an all-time high of $5,000, Microsoft and Amazon announce a new deep learning library, A new report finds UK Tech employs foreign workers from outside the EU than within and Oracle announces a new database that can patch security flaws itself.           Bitcoin flies past $5,000 as it hits all-time high Bitcoin has risen in value, smashing past the $5,000 mark and reaching an all-time high. According to Coin Desk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), the digital currency was trading at $5,161 soon after 11:00 UTC, representing a 6.8%...

Author: Aaron Gunton | Date: 6/10/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 06-10-17

        Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology News Roundup this week ending 06/10/2017 Gartner reveals top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018, Yahoo finds 3bn users' details were leaked in 2013 hack, there are too few candidates to fill a growing number of Open Source jobs and Skype introduces real-time skype code editor to ease technical interview woes.           10 top strategic technology trends for 2018 With only a couple more months left of the year Gartner is already looking ahead to the future of tech by announcing its annual top 10 strategic technology trends this week. These trends for 2018 cover...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 29/9/17 | Category: Technology

      Stay tech-savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, this week ending 29/09/2017 Twitter doubles its character limit, Uber and TfL to hold talks next week over licence decision, Xamarin launches new mobile developer certification program and a drone detects heartbeat and breathing rates.             Twitter doubles character limit Twitter announced on Tuesday that they will be testing 280-character tweets, doubling the previous character limit, in an effort to help users be more expressive. Twitter says that about 9 percent of all tweets today are exactly 140 characters, which suggests users often have to...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 28/9/17 | Category: Technology
networking workshop

This week, we were joined in the Eligo office by Raymond Kinsella from the Merton Chamber of Commerce to talk all things networking and how to get the best from events and meetups. Ray gave some excellent advice, including the secret that you don’t have to be an extrovert to be good at or enjoy networking at events! If you are an introvert in nature, so long as you are open and friendly you are bound to get the best from networking by following a few simple tips. Follow these top networking tips to get the most from your next event or meetup; Always arrive early! The very beginning of an event is the perfect time to arrive; there are fewer people around so it is easier to...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 25/9/17 | Category: Technology
Developer CV

It only takes hiring managers 6 seconds to review a CV application, so how can you make sure your CV makes a good first impression? - Follow these 4 ways to make your developer CV stand out and download your free developer CV template.  Through your CV  you are giving the hiring manager a brief impression of who you are. This is achieved by adding a personal touch to your CV without going overboard and by simply adding just a few elements that present your experience and interest in tech in the right light. Sure, you can Google; “Developer CV template” and there will be a mass amount of advice for how to write a CV, formatting and what mandatory sections need to be included....

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 22/9/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 21-09-17

    Stay tech-savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, this week ending 21/09/2017 Google launches £1m 'Anti-terror-fund' to back UK projects, IBM releases WebSphere Liberty code to open source, iOS 11 is now available to download,  and a giant cyber-attack will happen unless we rethink security, says GCHQ.             Google launches £1m ‘Anti-terror fund’ to back UK projects Google will invest a total of £1m in projects seeking to help counter online extremism in the UK. The fund is part of a $5m commitment set aside to address the emergence of extremist content posted online across the globe. Applications...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 18/9/17 | Category: Technology
4 ways to nurture and grow your tech team.

    In this highly competitive start-up industry, the most important aspect of a successful business is its technical team.  Technical teams are unique, and different strengths, personalities and backgrounds can lead to a fusion of ideas that can bring successful results, giving your business the edge over others. In order for your technical team to be the best, you need to hire and keep the best talent, reward and share in their successes and fully invest in your team.           4 ways to nurture and grow your tech team   Happy Staff = High Retention You know for a fact that happy staff are more likely to stay longer, and you...

Author: John Stephenson | Date: 15/9/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 15-09-17

    Stay tech-savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, this week ending 15/09/2017 Britain's fastest-growing tech firms are named in Tech Track 100 list, The new Data Protection Bill is released, Google is accused of gender pay discrimination in the US and a report reveals civil servant's digital skills are still lacking.            Britain’s fastest-growing tech firms named in Tech Track 100 list The Sunday Times has published its 17th annual Hiscox Tech Track 100, that ranks Britain’s fastest-growing private tech, media and telecoms companies in 2017. The majority of the companies on the list are headquartered in...

Author: Dan Baxter | Date: 8/9/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 08-09-17

    Stay tech-savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, this week ending 08/09/2017 Oracle proposes changes to the Java release cycle, Huawei overtakes Apple as world's second-biggest smartphone maker, 143 million people are hit by data breach in the US and Apple releases its iOS beta 10 to developers.           Oracle proposes changes to Java release cycle Oracle announced on Wednesday that they will be proposing to move to an every-six-months release cycle for Java SE and the JDK, beginning with the release of Java 9. The plan would be to have a time-based major release, every six months starting in March 2018. Major releases...

Author: Thomas Waddle | Date: 1/9/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 01-09-17

    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, this week ending 01/08/2017 Stack Overflow survey reveals best-paying languages for developers, retail jobs are at risk from robots, a selfie app spots early signs of cancer and Uber selects its new CEO.             Stack Overflow survey finds Go and Scala best-paying languages for Developers According to Stack Overflow’s 2017 developer survey, the growth in popularity and Go and Scala has made them the highest-paying programming languages in the US. The growth of these languages, which can both net an average yearly salary of $110,000, can be attributed to...

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