The adoption of consumer-oriented customer-facing technologies to improve the user experience is challenging everything we know about behaviour, what people want, and importantly for L&D, the expectations people have about how organisations plan to deliver career development opportunities.Read more
National Coding Week, a volunteer-led initiative that aims to promote people’s digital confidences and skills, is upon us. I cannot underestimate the significance of this annual event particularly as we are in the middle of a growing digital skills crisis. Read more
Companies today are experiencing change on a colossal scale. For some, it is the result of Digital Transformation as they respond and try to differentiate themselves from disruptive competitors that want a share of their business. For others, IT developers needing to update their technology stack or use modern approaches and technology to deliver scalable and secure infrastructure and products for their organization are driving this transition.Read more
I’m currently reading Dr. Carol S. Dweck’s bestseller Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfill your potential. Full of fascinating insights into success and achievement, Dweck lays bare what differentiates those with a growth mindset who attain their goals versus those, with a fixed mindset, who aspire to but never quite reach their objectives.Read more
We’ve all heard the shocking statistics – one Oxford report suggested that 47% of jobs in the U.S. are under threat of automation in the next two decades. A 2017 McKinsey Global Institute report estimates that automation and other technology could result in between 400 and 800 million people losing their jobs to machines and that globally, up to 375 million workers may need to switch job titles.Read more
IT buzzwords and trends emerge and multiply with a frequency that is equal parts exhilarating and confusing.
This constant state of flux makes it hard to decide which hot technology to learn about or which skill to acquire.Read more
The 2017 Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report offers a ton of insight and analysis of the global IT professional’s workforce. It’s a very beneficial read for anyone working in IT or planning a career in IT.Read more