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GCHQ tech arm adopts IISP competency framework

The information assurance arm of GCHQ is to use a framework developed by security organisation IISP to test the competency of public sector IT security professionals.The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) announced on Thursday that CESG has adopted its IISP Skills Framework, which has tests for 32 skills groups.

August 13, 2010 by

Skills crisis leads to foreign hires

The skills shortage in the engineering field down under has forced the Australian arm of fibre-optics company Finisar to search overseas to recruit new talent for its research and development centre in Sydney.

July 21, 2010 by

Gov't confusion over national 2Mbps commitment

Confusion has broken out within government circles over the 2Mbps universal broadband coverage that was called for by Stephen Carter's Digital Britain report.At a Parliament and Internet conference held in London on Thursday, the head of broadband policy for Lord Mandelson's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said the government had "never said there will be 2Mbps [provided to UK citizens] at any given time".

October 15, 2009 by

The mobile web is an utter letdown

With a definitive split on the Internet between desktops, notebooks and netbooks, and mobile devices running a list as long as your arm, the mobile web has developed to a molecule in an ocean.This month I am spending most of my time in London doing research, so travelling by train back and forth from Canterbury, moving house half way across the city, trying to cram for my exams next month and heading to the north of the UK on the second weekend into May.

May 5, 2009 by

A robotic Cyberknife to fight cancer

The Cyberknife is not a real knife. This is a robot radiotherapy machine which works with great accuracy during treatment, thanks to its robotic arm which moves around a patient when he breathes. According to BBC News, the first Cyberknife will be operational in February 2009 in London, UK. But other machines have been installed in more than 15 countries, and have permitted to treat 50,000 patients in the first semester of 2008. And the Cyberknife is more efficient than conventional radiotherapy devices. The current systems require twenty or more short sessions with low-dose radiation. On the contrary, and because it's extremely precise, a Cyberknife can deliver powerful radiation in just three sessions. ...

December 31, 2009 by

SAN skills get certified

LONDON--Industry body the Storage Networking Industry Association is backing the first vendor-independent certification to improve the standard of skills in the storage area network (SAN) market. It said firms will benefit from the assurance that vendors and their partners who achieve certification have a certain level of SAN expertise.

November 25, 2001 by

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