Information technology (IT) is integral to modern life, and it is essential that the UK supports and grows a digital economy, which will generate hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the coming years. IT is the hidden force that makes a smartphone useful, that keeps aircraft in the skies, puts products on shelves and is behind everything from the Olympics to the tax office.
Recognising the need to nurture, develop and reskill individuals to support the digital economy, Computer weekly is embarking on a programme of content, to provide a resource for anyone wishing to understand and build a career within IT.
- A-level results mark 'worrying trend' for IT sector
- Special report: IT education at GCSE and A-level
- School’s out for an IT career
Boosting your IT career
- Government must give businesses headcount flexibility, says Microsoft MD
- IT Works: Interview with John Prehn, an 18-year old mainframe engineer
- IT firm grows business five-fold after hiring apprentices
- IT skills require industry engagement
- Plugging the mainframe skills gap
- Training for IT pros rather than pupils needed to plug skills gap
- Does working in the finance sector still pay off for IT professionals?
- IT professionals can have great careers at suppliers
- City University asks: What future for IT leaders?
Information for CIOs
- CIO interview: IT curriculum needs overhaul
- The CIO guide to being headhunted
- Are CIOs being headhunted as businesses invest in IT for change?
Comment & opinion
- Open innovators: are software developers important?
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Software testing firm in Glasgow offers work opportunities
This was first published in September 2011