Brexit potentially provides the UK with an incredible opportunity to create jobs, drive growth, create a fairer society, and position itself as a digital world leader, according to a new report by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Over the last few decades’ new research from the fields of neuroscience and social psychology has shed light onto the working of the human brain and the concept of unconscious bias. Unconscious biases are simply our unintentional people preferences, which are created and maintained by thewayourbrainswork,tosortdataquicklyand are influencedbyourupbringing,themedia and ourlifeexperiences.
There will be a general election in 2015. In preparation many bodies have produced manifestos to try to influence government policy in the IT space. Are they asking for the right things? Brian Runciman MBCS reports on some of the manifestos and highlights some BCS reaction from a recent policy meeting.
The Internet of Things (IoT) - Everyday objects increasingly contain embedded technology (e.g. sensors) to communicate, sense and interact with the environment in which they are placed, with humans, and with remote information systems. As more information is produced these objects will interact between themselves with the aim to improve the quality of human life. An example - Your car detects from a tyre sensor that the tread depth will be illegal in around 200 miles and will need replacing in one week’s time based on your driving habits in the last seven days. The car interacts with a system that you have permitted to interact with it, and automatically books an appointment at the local service centre and orders the exact tyre required from the supplier offering the best price.
21 November 2018
Monday, 7 January 2019
The Department for Education (DofE) has recently launched a consultation asking for views on new national standards into basic digital skills needed for everyday life and work.
19 November 2018
Monday, 17 December 2018
In the field of project management standards, BS 6079, the British standards document on the ‘Principles and guidance for the management’ (which has been around for many years) tends to be dwarfed by the Axelos PRINCE2 collection of standards and bodies of knowledge like those of APM and PMI. BSI, the British standards body tends in the case of project management to work through the international body ISO. BS 6079 is the exception and aspires to present a more detailed practical application of principles outlined in the ISO standards. A new version of the standard had just been released for public comment, and we urge you to examine it and give us your comments on it.