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IT women 'should promote the sector'

Female role models are needed in IT to encourage more women to join the industry, it has been claimed.

Women's forum manager of the British Computer Society (BCS) Jan Peters said that women already in the sector should be influencing others about the benefits of such a career. read more...


IT workers 'remain buoyant about future'

IT workers are upbeat about their industry and its prospects despite the economic outlook, according to new research.

The Computer People 'IT Salary Review 2008' report was conducted on behalf of the recruitment firm by research agency Loudhouse, surveying some 4,967 IT workers on issues from pay rises to age discrimination. read more...


Many favour workplace social networking ban

Two-thirds of people support a ban on Facebook, MySpace and Bebo in the workplace, a new poll has suggested.

Research from Ciao Surveys found that 65.9 per cent of respondent believe that employees should be barred from accessing such social networking websites during their normal hours.

Only 42.


Microsoft aims to develop IT skills

A new course designed to help people develop key computer skills has been launched by Microsoft.

The Digital Literacy curriculum offers free training on basic concepts that will help employees learn how to succeed in the workplace. Learndirect will provide the course, which can result in a qualification recognised by OCR. read more...


Work/life balance 'a struggle for IT women'

New research has indicated that the majority of women working in IT are struggling to find a satisfactory work/life balance.

While many employers claim to support this kind of balance, many women are finding that this is not always the case

A study conducted by Womenintehnology.co.


IT firms 'unshaken by credit crunch'



New graduate marketing course launched

A new training course for graduates and businesses has been launched by E-consultancy.com.

The Digital Marketing Graduate Academy launch follows a survey which revealed that 97 per cent of those questioned admitted attracting suitable staff was challenging. read more...


UK manufacturing 'needs management skills'

New research has discovered that the UK manufacturing industry is seriously lacking in management skills, according to new research. read more...


Graduates tackle environmental concerns

A group of students from Cambridge University have devised a way for global beauty giant L'Oreal to improve energy efficiency at its South Wales manufacturing plant. read more...


Wind turbine project to create jobs

A new wind turbine project is expected to create new jobs in the country and put Wales on the renewable energy map.

Quiet Revolution Manufacturing is establishing a major new plant in Pembrokeshire to manufacture a revolutionary wind turbine that can produce clean energy in urban areas. read more...

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