Six Sigma explained

What is Six Sigma ? Six Sigma  is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was introduced by engineers Bill Smith & Mikel J Harry while working at Motorola in 1986. Jack Welch made it central to his business strategy at General Electric in 1995.  It seeks to improve the quality of Read More


Recruitment chiefs have urged a swift resolution to the uncertainty hanging over the UK after the inconclusive election result this morning. Leaders of trade bodies the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) called for an agreement to be reached quickly on who would form the next government. Although Read More

British Airways IT failure causes cancellation of flights

IT failure cause flight cancellation Airline glitches and the ensuing pandemonium are nothing new, but they’ve just hit one of the world’s largest travel hubs. British Airways has suffered a global IT system failure so serious that it cancelled all its flights out of London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports before 6PM local time on Saturday. Read More

IT salary expectations for 2017 UK

How much should you earn next year?  Read on to see how salaries are set to increase for IT professional jobs in the UK – whether you are a CIO, network engineer or mobile developer… IT professionals’ salaries are set to rise next year as UK firms invest in growing their talent pool, promoting digitisation Read More

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

Warning by Microsoft Microsoft warns a cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake-up call”. It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers.  The latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows identified by, and stolen Read More

NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases ‘likely on Monday’

More ransomware cases may come to light on Monday, possibly on “a significant scale”, the UK’s cyber-security agency has warned after a global cyber-attack. The National Cyber Security Centre has advised firms how to protect computers as they start the working week. It comes after Friday’s attack caused disruption in 150 countries. In the UK, Read More

Think tank predicts 30,000 London jobs will relocate

Think tank predicts 30,000 London jobs will relocate London Stock Exchange CEO Xavier Rolet has said Brexit would likely see 232,000 jobs leaving the UK, while a recent study predicts up to 30,000 financial services jobs will move from London to the EU. According to a study by Brussels-based research group Bruegel.Up to 30,000 banking Read More

Shortage of skilled workers drags down UK jobs market, driving up pay inflation

  Engineers, nurses and construction workers are in short supply, depressing the growth in the UK labour market. The UK jobs market stagnated in June, fuelling fears of a major skills shortage that could limit the economy’s ability to grow and flourish. Hiring activity is being constrained by a lack of candidates. A new report Read More

Office 365

Office 365 Office 365 is a subscription-based online office and software plus services suite which offers access to a suite of business applications including Office Web Apps, SharePoint Online and Skype for Business. Depending on the subscription, you will also have Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access which are all integrated with Read More

Technology and skills priorities

Technology and skills priorities IT security is a top priority, with nearly half of respondents seeing human error as a growing concern for businesses. Many blame a failure to get staff up to speed on security breaches – a sign that IT professionals need to look beyond technology solutions and start taking responsibility for training the Read More