According to a new report by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the UK public sector is struggling to leverage the full potential of digital transformation due to a growing digital skills gap. The lack of technical expertise and digital proficiency is hampering the ability to deliver digital services and must be addressed if organisations are to embrace digital transformation, acc ...

More evidence of the growing digital skills shortage in the UK has emerged from a recent survey by the British Chamber of Commerce. At a time when digital capability is becoming increasingly important, the survey reports that many UK businesses are facing a digital and IT skills shortage. As a consequence, many are stuck in a cycle of poor productivity threatening our internati ...

According to a National Audit Office report released last week, the UK government will need to spend £725 million over the next five years on training new digital staff. Two thousand new hires with digital expertise will also need to be employed to keep up with the pace of demand. Commenting on the emerging digital skills crisis in the public sector, NAO claim that Government d ...

Earlier this month, we reported that an article by Stephen Beer, Bridgeall MD, had just been published on Utility Week, the leading hub web site for the UK utility industry – Digital Transformation in the Deregulated Water Market. The article questioned whether the industry was ready digitally for the post-1st April competitive market. Water company management should assess the ...

Digital transformation has become the top priority for public sector Chief Financial Officers according to new research carried out by management consultancy EY and reported on the Kable web site. Almost 60% of the CFOs surveyed stated that improving performance through the use of digital technology was the most important strategic priority facing their organisation. As a conse ...