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Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 26/12/16 | Category: Technology
year round up 2016- christmas

On the 1st day of Christmas I give to thee 12 news articles from the technology industry... As we fully embrace the Christmas spirit and edge closer towards the end of 2016, we’ve compiled our 12 top tech news articles from across the year from Brexit and AI to cyber security, the end of Vine and exploding phones. Japan’s Softbank acquires UK’s Arm Holdings This acquisition of the UK's firm came as welcomed news for the Tech industry after the shock result of July’s Brexit decision and shows that Britain hasn’t lost its appeal from international investors, despite the decision to leave the EU. Tattoos that turn your skin into an interface MIT media Lab...

Author: Jacob Sanders | Date: 22/12/16 | Category: Eligo News
Christmas at Eligo | Recruitment Jobs

You better watch out, you better not cry... today is Eligo's last day in the office.  Don't fret, here's our festive opening hours and contact details. Whilst our office will be shutting up shop at 2pm today ready for the Eligho-ho-ho Christmas party, you will still be able to get in touch with your relevant consultant via email, and if you leave a voice message it's likely we'll get back to you ASAP as well. The office will be re-opening again on January 3rd ready for a busy start to the New Year. Please feel free to continue sending your CV and job applications during the holidays and hopefully we can get a headstart in kicking off your new year with the ideal career opportunity...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 22/12/16 | Category: Technology
year in tech 2016

From Brexit and Trump to celebrity deaths, 2016 has been labelled as the 21st century's own; ‘Annus Horribilis’. It's also been a big year in tech, with exploding phones, high profile cyber-attacks to fake Facebook news to name a few. But has it really been all bad? Tech innovations 2016 hasn’t been all doom and gloom for the year in tech, there have also been some great innovations achieved this year in relation to health and the human body. Technology has always had a part to play in improving human health and it will continue to do so as there are more advancements being made. In sci-fi movies of the past, predictions for 2016 have always seemed way out of humans reach but...

Author: John Guest | Date: 21/12/16 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
farmer fire & security business

I regularly catch up with Directors and Managers of Fire & Security businesses throughout the UK to discuss industry trends, challenges and needs, and potential solutions to help them grow. Recently I met the Managing Director of a small but growing Security business whose goal has been to add £1 million revenue to the business within a 12 month period. Unfortunately, over the last year, that goal had been and gone following a period in which the company had hired 2 Business Development Managers in order to achieve these results. One year on and the company were behind on budget, the Business Dev Managers were gone and the Managing Director was having to go back out, sell, and...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 20/12/16 | Category: Technology
cv-library case study

As the UK’s leading independent job site attracting over 3 million unique job seekers every month, CV-Library has a stellar development team that aids them in their continuing expansion. Eligo is proud to have worked with CV-Library for over 5 years now, providing them with Open Source Talent to build their team and develop a close relationship in the process. Because of CV-Library’s continual growth, recruiting top talent for their team is an ongoing process and in order to secure open source candidates, we utilise our continual talent pipeline and extensive developer network. CV-Library recently had the need of a Mid-Level Perl Developer to add to their growing team and Eligo...

Author: John Guest | Date: 14/12/16 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
how to prepare for an interview

Anything between 45 minutes and 2 hours can decide the future of your career. It’s therefore hard to believe how so many people leave it to chance and shun the most crucial stage of the interview: the preparation. Having spent many years interviewing candidates, sitting in on interviews, and advising clients on how to effectively interview top Fire & Security candidates, I have put together some quick fire tips on how to prepare for an interview and the types of questions you should ask to help you on your way to securing you next Fire & Security job.   Quick Fire Tips on How to Prepare for an Interview   Knowing the company you are interviewing for is crucial....

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 13/12/16 | Category: Technology
developer jokes blog

What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
 - A Christmas Quacker! Now the Christmas season is upon us we wanted to spread some further festive cheer and share our top 10 developer jokes that would beat any Christmas cracker joke at their own game.    OO 1. Q: What’s the object-oriented way to become wealthy? A: Inheritance   SQL 2.  A SQL query code goes into a bar, walks up to two tables and asks, “Can I join you?   Reasons to quit 3.  Q: Why did the programmer quit his job? A: Because he didn’t get arrays   Should've gone to Specsavers 4.  Q: Why do Java programmers have to wear glasses? A : Because they don’t C#   You had...

Author: Karolina Samsel | Date: 9/12/16 | Category: Fire and Security
Fire & Security Industry weekly news round-up 09/12/2016

This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the growth of the Smart Stadiums & Biometric Vehicle Access System markets and new additions to the UK’s leading national security events.   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 09 December 2016   Smart Stadiums Market to reach $17.32 Billion by 2021 According to the latest report by Marketsandmarkets, the smart stadium market is predicted to grow from $4.62 Billion in 2016 to $17.32 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 30.2% in the forecast period. Europe is expected to lead the way in the  smart stadium market growth. Increased frequency in upcoming national and...

Author: John Stephenson | Date: 9/12/16 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 09-10-16

      Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 09/12/2016 Amazon announces its new shopping service, a study warns Brexit could weaken UK's position as a leading tech hub, Microsoft expands its enterprise services and Eligo attends LPW.       Check out free shopping with Amazon go Amazon has introduced their new shopping service where users can simply walk in and take food with no lines and no checkouts. (and it’s not classed as stealing!) Their aim is to push the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning by creating ‘Just Walk...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 6/12/16 | Category: Technology
LPW

The annual London Perl Workshop took place this Saturday, with the Perl community descending on Westminster University for a host of great talks from well-known speakers in the community. Having recently joined Eligo as the Technology Marketing Assistant, this was my first experience of the LPW and my first time attending a Perl event, and I was particularly excited to meet the Perl community to grow my knowledge of the market. This year the conference theme was aptly chosen as ‘changes’, with 2016 being a big year for changes not only with the Brexit result in July and the recent US election but also changes from behind the scenes in the world of Perl including a handover of the...

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