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Open source training and the Red Hat Challenge Labs

Open source training is a powerful tool, and the skills and experiences learned can be immediately applied to numerous real-world working situations. Red Hat Challenge@Labs is a strong starting point for students, as they have the opportunity to design solutions for real-world problems and pitch them to industry experts.

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Britain opens wallet to close IT skills gap

The UK government is giving £1m to smart graduates to entice them to become comp sci teachers and is setting up high-tech apprenticeships at its spy agencies in hopes of overcoming the IT skills shortage.

October 22, 2012 by

Google funds Raspberry Pis, Arduinos for UK teachers

Google is to provide more than a hundred trainee computer science teachers in the UK with Arduino or Raspberry Pi kits as teaching aids, chairman Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday.Speaking at London's Science Museum, Schmidt noted how computer science education was essential to the development of engineering skills.

May 24, 2012 by

McAfee to update problem Firefox extension

McAfee has said it will update a Firefox extension that Mozilla developers had identified as causing performance issues for Firefox users.The problem is caused by a memory leak in the McAfee Site Advisor add-on, and will be updated around Wednesday this week, McAfee told ZDNet UK sister site CNet.

February 20, 2012 by

Researchers create virtual liver for surgery assessment

Scientists from the UK and other European countries have developed a 'virtual liver' in a bid to help doctors evaluate patients for cancer surgery.The work was done in a project called Patient-Specific Simulation and Pre-Operative Realistic Training (PASSPORT), which began in June 2008 and ended in December 2011.

January 6, 2012 by

Logica to axe 1,300 staff

IT services company Logica will be cutting its workforce by more than 1,300 people as a result of a profit warning sparked by the poor performance of European markets.Logica, which supplies IT services to the UK government, is restructuring in order to battle a short-term downturn in client spending brought about by economic uncertainty, the company said on Wednesday.

December 15, 2011 by

Changing Times in the HR World...

Like accountancy software and spreadsheets, HR Technology has been around as long as business computing. Recruiting, payroll, tracking work time, performance appraisals,  employee benefits administration, managing training and learning and performance reviews and records...

July 28, 2011

HP to announce free-cooled datacentre Pod in June

HP plans to announce an air-cooled containerised datacentre in June, according to a company representative.The datacentre will be the third generation of HP's Performance Optimised Datacentre (Pod) family of 20 foot and 40 foot shipping crate-sized datacentres and should be announced at HP's Discover conference in Las Vegas in June, the representative confirmed to ZDNet UK.

May 5, 2011 by

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