GDPR is all about data. And if your data is broken, then so is your strategy. With the countdown now on, here are some key issues that central and local government organisations and authorities need to consider:
The technology sector, which is growing twice as fast as the UK economy now contributes around £97bn a year, up 30% in five years, according to the Third Annual Tech Nation Report - Telegraph 2017. Despite this, gender imbalance in still an issue in the IT sector.
Bee Con 2017 has just finished in sunny Zaragoza, Spain. For those who do not know Bee Con is the independent Alfresco developer conference organised by the Order of the Bee. The organisation dedicated to keeping Alfresco as a free to use open source platform.
I am in my first year of studying Biological Sciences at Imperial College. Whilst Biology may seem like a subject well removed from IT services, computing is making its way into all parts of business and science. I signed up to the work shadowing scheme to see inside a functioning business and to explore possible routes for a career in business.
SeleniumConf ’17 (Selenium Flagship conference) was held on the 3rd-5th of April 2017, in Austin,Texas and I was delighted to be invited again to speak , with yet another session titled, 'Leverage Your Load Tests With JMeter And Selenium Grid' all about the work I have been doing on automated load testing with Alfresco for continuous deployment and integration.
Seven teams at Zaizi took on the Alexa Skills Challenge; to solve a problem that someone could use every day. Alexa is the voice assistant service that powers Echo, which enables customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice-activated technology.
I am a first year physics undergraduate at Imperial and I spent a day at Zaizi on 29/3/17. I signed up to this scheme because I am trying to decide where I would like to have my career in the future and I didn’t have much experience of what jobs in IT and consultancy are like. I knew this sector was a possible career choice for me because I enjoyed the computing I have already done in my degree.
Zaizi have signed up for the pilot phase of the Imperial College work shadowing scheme. We will host first year undergraduate students at our office in Hammersmith to experience a 'day in the life of a Zaizi employee'.
Over the past year, major software vendors including Google, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon have shown great interest in developing image analysis APIs and applications. These companies have introduced suites of image analysis APIs offering a vast range of image analysis features. Using a computer vision API, a user can simply submit an image of a busy city and receive semantics tags such as city, buildings, people, whether it’s a photo taken at daytime or night etc, as analysis results of the image.
Test Driven Development also known as Behaviour driven development is one of the most fast developing trends for test automation. Drupal Extension is Drupal's step towards TDD. Its a lot of big words but its something very simple.