Will the IoT change everything?

17 August 2017

  IoT is being cited as the enabler for the next industrial revolution, with claims that it will impact every part of our lives.  Over the past few years, similar hype has been attached to other technologies such as blockchain, big...

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Balls have a ball to me to me (Abuse of our staff will not be tolerated)

14 August 2017

In these days of zero tolerance of any level of abuse or violence, it’s worth remembering that a number of our earliest attempts at getting AI robots to talk to each other, or even to humans, have resulted in some...

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AI and the future

Women in IT - This Leader in today's Times is worth reading

8 August 2017

As if on cue, after our blog yesterday alerting you to the impending closure of our  survey  on Sexism in IT, The Times newspaper, in its first leader no less, puts its not inconsiderable weight behind the economic argument that...

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The Times Leader

The latest Markit report shows continuing strong demand for IT staff

8 August 2017

Last month's Markit figures continue to show the very strong growth in the IT market, especially that for contractors.  In addition, the overall recruitment market in Scotland shows an improvement in labour conditions across the country.  More specifically, the report...

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Sexism in IT, Sexual Cyber Bullying, Google’s Ideological Echo and why our survey is important

6 August 2017

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that this summer we’re conducting a piece of research to try to find out to what extent sexism in IT might be a contributory factor in the relatively small...

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Bid now for a Celtic shirt signed by eight of the Lisbon Lions!

1 August 2017

We’ve already made a couple of grand for the Be-IT Kidney Kids charity appeal (and we’ve still got Nicky Potts’ triathlon sponsors to cough up once she’s done all the running and swimming and cycling), but we would like to...

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Celtic shirt, signed by the Lisbon Lions

Nothing fishy here - meet Be-IT's new Senior Consultant, Craig Cameron

28 July 2017

We like to give all our new starts the chance to embarrass themselves by fessing up to various sins in their days prior to becoming a recruiter.  We've had some belters, from the dropped placenta to the credit card malfunction,...

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It’s a tough gig being a robot security guard…

24 July 2017

You may have seen this story, which we shared on Twitter recently, but if not then it’s a very entertaining slice of (robot) life, unless you actually are a robot of course... A firm in the US “employs” security robots,...

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Tweet about robot hurting 16 month old child

The Shortage of Maths Teachers

17 July 2017

Good news - teacher numbers increased in 2016. Bad  news - but that's still not enough, especially in key areas such as Maths. Even allowing for the hype involved from opposition politicians, this report in today's Times makes for sobering reading. We...

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How to help Kidney Kids? Get the Be-IT logo tattooed on your foot!

16 July 2017

As you’ll know if you’ve been reading the Be-IT blogs over the last few months, we’ve been doing lots of daft (and some quite sensible) things to raise £2,000 for Kidney Kids Scotland. You’ll also know that we actually overachieved...

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Zander's foot with the Be-IT logo tattoo

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