Society Article Archive

  • Colin Thompson, BCS deputy chief executive and director of the Professionalism in IT programme, looks at a new vision for the IT profession
  • People with disabilities are being discriminated against due to poor provision of user-friendly technology, explained Chris Mairs at the Turing Lecture 2006.
  • Most large organisations do not really know what IT assets they have or who is looking after them, so using the inventory, investigation and improvement process outlined here can result in real economic benefit and productivity improvements for end users and better customer satisfaction.
  • This report summarizes the views expressed at a BCS Thought Leadership debate on how the UK can avoid losing out to the Far East.
  • Despite the fact that female IT managers earn an average of £700 more than their male counterparts, just 21 per cent of IT professionals are women.
  • Computational grids have emerged as the next phase in distributed computing. Kevin Curran of the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems at University of Ulster examines how grid computing is improving enterprise operations.
  • Whilst many service providers view the Disability Discrimination Act as just another cost to their business and more red tape, increasingly large numbers of organizations are now seeing past this and focusing on the compelling business case for compliance.
  • Unlike other critical areas of business activity, jobs within IT rarely carry a requirement for relevant professional qualifications, but I believe that position is about to change.
  • The glut of news stories in the past few years on high profile IT project failures has led to a rapidly developing understanding of the need to improve the quality of product and service in the IT field.
  • Some experts argue that disabled people should be given computers to avoid a digital divide between those who have access to IT and those who do not.