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It’s no secret that the technology industry is facing a significant skills gap in UK engineering. A recent report published by the Institution of Engineering & Technology uncovered that as many as 49% of engineering businesses were coming up against challenges when searching for skilled workers, leading to a six-figure shortfall of engineers that has cost the economy £1.5 billion per annum.
By Bev Markland, Chief People Officer at Agilitas
The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed businesses over the past decade. It has enabled a step change in automation, efficiency, and new business development. Theoretically, by 2025, IoT could have an economic impact of up to $12.6 trillion, according to McKinsey. Yet major constraints still remain, especially for those organisations feeling hindered by inconsistent network availability or wanting to use IoT for traceability across wide geographic areas.
The world is currently fixated on the development and potential application of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation and Large Language Models (LLMs). The influence of these innovations is evident as they continue to transform the facets of our daily lives. Organisations are embracing the potential of these technologies, incorporating them into their operations and expanding their capabilities.
Each mission critical project, including data centre roof design, has slightly different specification objectives. Any nuances will be driven by legal obligations, insurance requirements, and specification needs across geographical zones and countries.
By Chris George MioR, regional technical manager at DensDeck for Europe, Middle East and Asia at Georgia-Pacfic.
John Wilson, Senior Fellow, Threat Research at Fortra, discusses the company’s recent 2023 report on Business Email Compromise (BEC) Trends, warning of the dangers of email impersonation, payment interception, phishing and hybrid vishing, before going on to explain how businesses can optimise their email security through considered use of technology, training and processes.
Jason Gerrard, Director of International Systems Engineering at Commvault, explains the advanced security features recently added to the company’s data protection solutions portfolio, featuring on-prem and SaaS management integration, risk analysis, threat scan and advisor, auto recovery and Microsoft and CyberArk integrations.
Tamsin Ashmore, CFO at Ultima, discusses her career to date - the challenges she has met along the way and how she has achieved success; and shares some brilliant insights as to women working in the tech space – how companies can support and progress their careers and, importantly, how to improve gender diversity within the industry.
Lori MacVittie, F5 Distinguished Engineer, discusses the findings of the company’s inaugural Digital Maturity Index, which looks at the ways in which organisations have, or have not as yet, embraced the technologies and processes required to implement a successful digital transformation strategy. The Index identifies doers, dabblers and dawdlers, at varying stages of their digital journeys, identifying what distinguishes each group, but also some common challenges which still remain.
Pax8, the leading cloud commerce marketplace, has opened its new office in Riga, Latvia. This significant milestone signifies Pax8’s commitment to strengthening partner and vendor engagement in the Baltic region, while also contributing to the local economy through job creation and sustainable technology practices.
The report also reveals the impact of poor Digital Employee Experience on workers, 57% report serious friction with work tech at least weekly and 61% say negative experiences with work tech impacts morale.