Despite being a distributed organisation that frequently works with people across the UK and beyond, we’ve never looked very hard at running meetings and events online. Environmental concerns, tightened budgets, and simple practicalities such as overly busy schedules or arranging work cover or childcare are issues we and those we work with regularly face, and so we felt that the time was long overdue for us to take our first steps in online conferencing. We’ve been looking at various tools available with some interesting results, and we thought it would be useful to share them with you………
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The e-skills Manifesto
Leading companies set out recommendations
As countries around Europe focus on IT skills during European e-Skills week, major employers in the UK have set out their recommendations on how to e-skill the workforce to create sustainable economic growth.
The heads of leading IT & Telecoms companies and CIOs from all sectors of the economy have joined together with e-skills UK %u2013 the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology %u2013 to publish the e-skills Manifesto.
Companies backing the Manifesto include Cable & Wireless, Cisco, Logica, HP, IBM, Quicksilva, BA, National Grid, UBS and Whitbread.
Investment in technology skills is essential
With 2.46 million people currently unemployed in the UK, the group say that investment in technology skills is essential for economic growth and employment.
Among the Manifesto’s recommendations are calls to:
- radically improve IT-related education,
- provide practical help for companies to innovate and increase productivity, and
- ensure that government policy reflects the strategic importance of technology.
Download the e-skills Manifesto
e-skills Manifesto – 1 March 2010 (PDF – 724KB)
Last modified: 01 Mar 2010