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Author: John Stephenson | Date: 24/3/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 24-03-2017

      Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 24/03/2017 report reveals automation to replace 30pc jobs by 2030, Uber to reveal diversity data, study finds when developers are happiest and at least 26 entrepreneurs lost out on funding since Brexit.       30 percent of jobs at risk of being replaced by automation by 2030 According to a report by PwC, a third of all jobs in the UK are at risk of being lost to machines within the next 15 years. Sectors that are most at risk include transport, manufacturing, wholesale and retail. Head...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 21/3/17 | Category: Technology
TED talks for devs

      TED talks go hand in hand with technology; teaching and creating a platform for discussion to help inspire people to do great things in technology. Are you feeling low on creativity? Want to learn the secret to success? Or perhaps you’re looking for some new inspiration to become a better developer. These 7 TED talks are sure to inspire you as a developer and get that creative spark going         Linus Torvalds: The man behind Linux Linus Torvalds transformed the internet not only with the Linux Kernel, but more recently with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a 1 to 1 interview, he...

Author: Karolina Samsel | Date: 17/3/17 | Category: Fire and Security
Fire & Security Weekly News Roundup 17/03/17

    This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the growth of Video Surveillance market in Gulf countries, increased interest in Building Automation market, concerns and vulnerabilities of cybersecurity of industrial control systems and more...     Building Automation market growth The latest report published by Marketsandmarkets predicts the overall market value will grow to $99.11 Billion by 2022 (from $53.66 Billion in 2016) at a CAGR of 10.73% between the 2017 and 2022. The main reason for such an impressive growth are the increase in demand for energy-efficient systems, the growing need for the automation of security...

Author: Thomas Waddle | Date: 17/3/17 | Category: Technology

  Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 17/03/2017 a report finds more women are needed in Cyber Security, a new community for developers is launched, Go programming is attracting more attention and a report finds UK tech workers to be quite unhappy.             UK needs more women in Cyber Security A study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education has shown that the UK infosec industry has one of the lowest proportions of women and the highest gender pay gaps in the world. With the proportion of women in cyber security...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 15/3/17 | Category: Technology
The problem with hiring tactics

Every company in the tech industry has their own methods of attracting, engaging, and hiring developers. Usually using well established hiring tactics such as the CV overview, technical test and a standard interview process with the senior developer and CTO. These “standard” hiring tactics, however, can often overlook one of the biggest debates that is ongoing in the hiring community; do you hire for personality or skill? In most cases, it will be essential to hire a developer for their skills over personality, as they will need to deliver on certain technology aspects for the business. However, there is an understanding that in today’s world of ever-changing technology that it...

Author: Akeim Morgan | Date: 10/3/17 | Category: Fire and Security
Fire & Security Weekly News Roundup 10/03/2017

      This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the high fines for unregistered CCTV systems,  the future of Smart Buildings & more.       Up to £500K fines for unregistered CCTV systems “Some companies think they can skip their Data Protection Act responsibilities, but the sad fact is that their lack of compliance will almost certainly come to light the second they try to use camera footage for a prosecution. And that evidence could even be thrown out of court.” It’s only £35 per year, but businesses are still failing to register their CCTV systems with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 10/3/17 | Category: Technology
how to stand out in a technical interview

In our previous blog, we mentioned a visit from CTO James Oughton, who gave a talk on his view of the hiring process from the other side of the desk. A great takeaway from his talk was his insight into the interview process, what he expects from candidates and types of questions he asks in technical interviews. Using my own experiences of interviewing candidates and discussing interview practices with clients, I wanted to take this further and offer steps that you can follow as candidates to stand out in a technical interview. To achieve this, you need to be prepared, communicate your skills and attributes effectively and present your problem-solving skills. The main thing CTO’s...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 10/3/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 10-03-2017

    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 10/03/2017 Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2017 with new updates, we discuss the issue with diversity in tech and UK tech firms try to tackle the industry's diversity problem. UK tech entrepreneurs react to the Spring Budget announced this week and if you're new to programming we give you a guide to programming languages.        Visual Studio 2017 gets new integrations This week Microsoft announced the general availability of its Visual Studio 2017 with an update to its software development...

Author: Bhavica Ruparelia | Date: 7/3/17 | Category: Medical
IR35/Off-payroll: what do you need to know?

As we're sure you're aware the government has recently confirmed changes to legislation from April 2017 called Off-payroll or IR35. We would like to take this opportunity to help our Doctors and Nurses fully understand how this legislation affects you and what actions you need to take. If you have any questions or queries at all regarding IR35 please get in touch as soon as possible and we'll be happy to discuss your situation. You can request a call-back about IR35 by clicking here, or register your interest in our sessions outside of IR35 by clicking here.   What is IR35? The legislation is intended to stop "disguised employment", where employers engage employees...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 7/3/17 | Category: Technology
your guide to programming languages

Are you new to programming or perhaps you’re looking to switch languages? Learning a new coding language can not only lead you onto a new career path, but it’s also a great way of developing in-demand job skills. By becoming fluent in a programming language, you will be able to prove to employers that you have a clear software aptitude as well as the ability to process information and analyse data. Whether you want to learn a language to build software, apps or websites understanding the fundamentals of programming will also teach you computational thinking, and problem-solving skills that can be applied anywhere. So how do you decide? Learning a new coding language from scratch...

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