The Government is ramping up its commitment to increasing diversity in the UK tech sector by opening a third round of funding through the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund, with training providers able to bid for up to £100,000 to design programmes which retrain a diverse range of individuals for a career in cyber security.
Online electrical retailer AO.com is doing its bit to increase diversity in the technology industry by launching a new "Women in Tech" group, which will visit schools to promote careers in the sector as well as help shape the firm’s own strategy.
Fewer than a third (31%) of data professionals - including data analysts, data scientists and data quality managers - are fully confident in their ability to deliver trusted data at speed throughout their organisation, in direct contrast to their colleagues working in IT.
Many large businesses are lumbering giants when it comes to digital transformation, and risk being left behind by more agile - and smaller - firms, despite claims that swifter adoption of technology could unlock productivity and wage growth and add billions to the UK economy.
The Government appreciates the value of data but lacks clear and sustained strategic leadership, with individual departments simply not making enough effort to manage and improve the quality of the information they hold.
The race to implement digital transformation projects might be the biggest stampede since the CRM goldrush of the early Noughties, but it seems firms have learned little from their past mistakes, with a new study showing that over a quarter (26%) have seen their digital transformation programmes fail.
This year’s entries for the DataIQ Awards were stronger than ever, giving the judges a hard task in choosing winners from among the 100-strong shortlist. With 63 major brands in contention, the competition for one of these coveted awards is tough.
Fresh evidence has emerged that the rise of the robots has been overestimated, with Office of National Statistics figures revealing that far fewer jobs are at risk of automation than previously thought.
The majority of workers do not fear automation or artificial intelligence will replace their jobs, and instead see increased value in the rise of the machines, even though few have had the opportunity to use the technologies.