Digital public services fail UK citizens on multiple fronts

Poor governance and an outdated procurement system are preventing the UK government from successfully digitising public services, says a group of business leaders, MPs and former government officials. According to a discussion paper published by the Commission for Smart Government (CSG), which was established by the Project for Modern Democracy think-tank to generate research and proposals for reform of digital […]

3 unexpected predictions for cloud computing next year

It’s that time of the year when PR folk promote their clients as somebody who can make predictions for 2021 that all should regard. I’m often taken back by the obvious nature of the assertions, such as “cloud computing will continue to grow” or “there will be an expanded need for cloud security.”  Okay, that’s not at all helpful. The […]

A Guide for Beginners – Information Technology Blog

Listen to Audio So, you have come up with an idea for an event, recruited your team, set your objectives, and organized the practical matters such as booking the venue, entertainment, decoration, and catering. What comes next is arguably the most stressful stage of the whole process: promoting the event and selling enough tickets to make it a success. When […]

What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.50

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code has become one of the most popular developer tools around. Built using GitHub’s cross-platform Electron framework, Visual Studio Code is a full-featured, extensible, open source code editor that supports a wide selection of programming languages and frameworks, from the familiar C, C++, and C# to modern languages like Go, Rust, and Node.js. And Visual Studio Code is […]

Government to provide 100,000 devices for remote learning

Education providers in England are being offered increased support from the Department for Education (DfE) to facilitate home learning during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The government is providing 100,000 laptops for children who might need them to learn remotely if they are forced to self-isolate and will expand its “EdTech Demonstrator” programme which helps schools and teachers understand how to […]

What Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Listen to Audio Writing a computer program is probably one of the most important skills to learn currently. Computer programming communities are increasingly emerging because computers are becoming essential in every sector. Therefore, if you plan to learn coding, either for career progression or as a hobby, you should consider starting from the basics. Among the fundamentals is identifying a […]