Set against the backdrop of this weekend's International Women's Day theme
of Inspiring Change, I had the pleasure to sit down with Anne Bryson, Group
Technical Manager at iomart.
As one of Europe's leading cloud companies iomart has long championed the
employment possibilities that working in the field of technology offers to
women. Sadly current statistics show that our industry is still falling
short. According to research by e-skills UK, only 17% of employees in IT &
Telecoms are female.
Anne was asked for her thoughts on why this might be and to provide some
background to her own career journey in the hope that it encourages more
women to consider this industry as a great career choice.
What led you into the world of technology?
Anne Bryson: My story is one of Music to Macs. I originally studied music as
a student at Glasgow University. My course was one of t... (more)
As the sun rises in the East and bears visit the woods, we can state with
absolute certainty that we will be blitzed with a plethora of “best of”,
”worst of” and “pick of” lists, and of course ‘what’s hot
what’s not for 2010” predictions, in the next couple of weeks. And this
year it will be worse. Not only do we say goodbye to 2009 but we also move up
into a new decade. Copy writers have even greater license to fill a few
column inches with those trivial facts that we feign a healthy disinterest in
but secretly devour, storing the data to impress our friends and colleagues
at ... (more)
Firstly, and rather belatedly, a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year
to you - hopefully your festive break was enjoyable and are now suitably
refreshed and ready to face the challenges and opportunities that will arise
It's traditional (and never let it be said that were suffer from originality)
at this time of year to dust down the crystal ball, gaze longingly into one's
naval and predict what topics will dominate the news over the next 12 months.
After much deliberation we are pleased to bring you our totally chartastic
1. Cloud Computing
The world's data centers collectively are said to be producing more carbon
emissions than consumers within many countries (Italy, The Netherlands and
Argentina are some of the more headline-grabbing examples that have been
cited of late). "The whole industry must be more efficient" is an all too
common battle cry, in reaction to that. But does that really wash - or is it
just more greenwash?
As the need for computing technology grows, we are seeing more and more
organizations considering building in house data centres, which will lead to
a huge overall increase in carbon emissio... (more)
For the past 18 months the hype has suggested that Cloud Computing will be
the next game changer. But will it? Or are we simply witnessing the next
major land grab by a few technology giants on a perceived new market segment?
A plethora of recent surveys has shown that whilst organisations are
generally aware of the cloud, they are reticent to dive in and procure
services. For every survey that suggests that a CIO is considering Cloud
Computing as a priority for his or her organisation you will find another
survey stating that business leaders haven’t a clue as to its meaning or ... (more)