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Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 23/11/17 | Category: Technology
2017 Budget announced £540m towards the growth of electric cars

The UK’s 2017 Budget was delivered yesterday and Philip Hammond’s announcement highlighted that Britain was for the first time in decades, at the forefront of a technological revolution. The 2017 Budget message very much appeared to be focused around the growth of industries and in particular, tech businesses; “We will not build it overnight but in this Budget, today, we will build the foundations … A new tech business is founded in Britain every hour, I want that to be every half hour,” added the chancellor. Hammond also acknowledged that the government should and will continue to invest in the skills and infrastructure that will support future jobs. We’ve got a...

Author: Dan Baxter | Date: 17/11/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 17-11-17

      In the technology news roundup this week a third of job seekers would take career advice from a robot, a report finds java developers are most excited to work with Kotlin, a third of tech start-ups have lost potential foreign hires because of Brexit and WordPress 4.9 has arrived.           A third of jobseekers would take career advice from a robot A new report from the job board Indeed has found that approximately a third of job seekers would take career advice from a robot. For younger jobseekers, half of (48%) under 35 believe that automation will help make recruitment less biased and as many as a third (36%)...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 16/11/17 | Category: Technology
how to attract next gen of devs

  There are many challenges that businesses take on day to day when running and growing their businesses, but one major challenge that 25% of digital businesses face during the recruitment process is talent sourcing. Why is this? There is a tech skills shortage in the UK, with 50% of businesses believing there to be a shortage of highly skilled employees out there. It’s predicted by 2022 that 518,000 additional workers will be needed to fill the specialist roles vacant in the digital space. So, facing this skills gap, what can be done to attract and hire the next generation of developers?   Make skills a priority over education Despite the popular myths, it...

Author: John Stephenson | Date: 10/11/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 10-11-17

        In the technology news roundup this week testing for iOS proves to be more of a challenge for developers, a self-driving shuttle crashes on its first day on the road, research shows how technology will transform software development in 2018 and UK bulk spying is challenged in EU court of human rights.          Testing for iOS 11 is more of a challenge for developers As customers get their hands on the latest and greatest tech, developers face ongoing pressure to keep their solutions up to date with constantly evolving form factors and devices. Earlier this month, Apple released the latest version of its iPhone,...

Author: Thomas Waddle | Date: 3/11/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 03-11-17

        In the technology news roundup this week Saudi Arabia announces it's first robot citizen, 10 programming languages developers hate most are revealed, Google announces new machine learning capabilities for Firebase and LinkedIn and Capgemini report reveals the digital skills gap is widening.          'Sophia' becomes the first robot citizen Ahead of the future investment initiative, Saudi Arabia bestowed citizenship on a humanoid named Sophia. At the event, Sophia addressed the room declaring "I am very honoured and proud of this unique distinction" and "This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 27/10/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 27-10-17

    In the technology news roundup this week Google announces Gmail add-ons for developers, US and UK governments are in talks about a data sharing plan, a new law in Hawaii fines people who text and walk while crossing the road and WhatsApp's privacy laws have come under fresh scrutiny.             Google announces Gmail add-ons for developers Google wants Gmail to be more than just a place where users receive and send emails. The company is announcing new tools that will allow users to do more from their inbox. The Google G Suite team is releasing Gmail add-ons, a new extensibility framework for developers, and ten ready...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 25/10/17 | Category: Technology
The Age of Automation: Mind the AI Skills Gap

Back in 2016 I discussed the differences between the roles of a data scientist and data engineer and their equal importance within a big data team. Fast forward to 2017, and the predicted increased demand for big data professionals, data scientists and data engineers has led to a huge AI skills gap that causes a headache for businesses wanting to bring in specialists to take full advantage of AI’s full capabilities. What is causing the AI skills gap? The rising tide of AI and automation has led to increased benefits for businesses as a result of being able to upgrade legacy systems and improve data analytics, which in turn leads to results such as improved operational efficiency,...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 24/10/17 | Category: Advice, Technology
5 soft skills to improve your developer career

How you can make an impact with soft skills as well as your code. When we think about people skills, and using them, in a technology environment, examples can vary from showing empathy for users to having self-awareness and good problem-solving techniques. These examples of ‘soft’ transferable skills actually can make a much bigger impact on your role and become just as important as your coding ability. You know that it’s your technical talent and expertise that makes you qualified to fill a software developer role within a company. But how can you stand out from the competition? Once you’ve landed your dream role, do you have the right transferable ‘soft skills’ to...

Author: Sam Quarcoopome | Date: 20/10/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 20-10-17

      Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology News Roundup this week ending 20/10/2017, UK Fintech startups are on track for a record-breaking year of investment, a report finds most Java apps are susceptible to hacks, Tech firms have an ethical responsibility to stop terrorists plotting attacks online and Pizza Hut delivers news of a data breach too late to affected customers.          UK Fintech start-ups are on track for a record-breaking year of investment in 2017 New figures have revealed that Fintech start-ups in the UK are on track to attracting a record amount of investment in 2017 despite Brexit concerns. More than £760m...

Author: Dan Baxter | Date: 17/10/17 | Category: Advice, Technology
Got 99 problems? Don't let your contract recruiter be one

Got 99 problems?... don’t let your contract recruiter be one The role of a hiring manager is tough, with 99 seemingly endless problems filling your day, including finding the best contractors to fulfil your next project. Partnering with a specialist contract recruiter is one way to solve your often-immediate hiring headache, until they become one themselves. Do you ever feel there is something missing between what you are putting in with your contract recruiter partnership and what you’re getting from it? Historically, relationships between employers and contract recruiters have been tainted by a range of pressures and varying degrees of mistrust from both sides. So how...

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