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Latest skills gap publications


Park Place Technologies flying Irish students to US for Women in STEM initiative

The data centre maintenance company has partnered with I Wish (Inspiring Women In STEM) to attract young women to careers in technology The UK STEM industry is in the throes of a skills shortage estimated to be costing the country £1.5 billion annually. While women represent 47 percent of the UK workforce, just 12 percent… Read More


Global IT spend to top £2.9 trillion this year

Despite economic uncertainty, Brexit and the US-China trade war, IT spending expected to grow again in 2019 Growing demand for cloud services and IoT devices is expected to fuel a 3.2 percent increase in worldwide IT spend, taking total spending to £2.9 trillion in 2019. Today’s figures come from analyst house Gartner, which analysed thousands… Read More


Tackling the data centre skills gap
The data centre industry needs to promote the education of their staff, move away from a small niche of specialists, and promote cross-disciplinary working through knowledge, writes Robert Tozer The data centre skills gap refers to both the knowledge gap (lack of training and experience) and the numbers gap (lack of people to fill positions).... Read More

Robots are empowering special needs children and reducing the IT skills gap

Companion robot Matilda helps Australian teachers create engaging learning environments for special needs students while improving their cognitive skills La Trobe University in Australia has teamed up with a local school for students with intellectual disabilities to trial a robot classroom companion. So far Matilda (who thankfully looks nothing like its chainsaw-wielding Robot Wars namesake)… Read More



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