Women in IT – The final frontier?

First and foremost I have to say I feel very privileged to be writing for Girly Geekdom, especially considering I’m a boy! Never one to shy away from controversy, I thought I’d jump right in and talk about an area I’m comfortable with, Women in IT. Working within the marketing department for a global IT Training Company I’m surrounded … Read more

About Ed Jones

Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training as a Technical Writer and Head of Content Creation. A self-professed geek, he enjoys DIY (aka wrecking) on his PC whilst chasing after all the latest gadgets.

Women have most to gain from solving internet & IT deficit

A panel debate took place on the morning of 21 September 2010 to discuss the results of  a landmark research report commissioned by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.  The report, ‘The Information Dividend: Why IT makes you happier’ shows that women gain more, more quickly than other groups in society when given access to the … Read more

About BCS Pioneers

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is sharing the stories of five Information Pioneers who truly enabled the information society. Videos coming soon!

Digital Exclusion

Digital Exclusion: Women have most to gain from solving internet & IT deficit British women are losing most from the digital exclusion crisis, according to a new research from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.  The landmark report ‘The Information Dividend: why IT makes you happier’ shows women benefit more than other groups when given … Read more

About BCS Pioneers

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is sharing the stories of five Information Pioneers who truly enabled the information society. Videos coming soon!

Poorest countries amongst biggest winners in International Well-being Index

Research for BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, finds world’s most satisfied nations

A new global study from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has found that some of the world’s poorest countries are amongst the happiest thanks to their access to and use of IT. By comparison, some of the richest nations have the least satisfied citizens.

The International Information Well-being Index follows on from the report ‘Information Dividend: Can IT make you happier?’ published earlier this year, which found that there is a connection between access to and use of IT, and happiness.

The Index shows that when adjusting for GDP, and when looking at 11 indicators such as the national percentage of broadband subscribers, some of the richest nations do considerably less well than expected in terms of the happiness levels of their citizens. By contrast, some of the poorest do the best.

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About BCS Pioneers

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is sharing the stories of five Information Pioneers who truly enabled the information society. Videos coming soon!

Your Big Year: Entrepreneur Competition

Register now and enter a competition that could change your life. The incredible prize is to win a “money can’t buy” trip around the world.  Millions of people want to travel the world and return with new skills.  But how would you like to do it for free? A competition to win a 12-month, round-the-world … Read more

About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

A Survey: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

Breaking Gender Stereotypes – Calling professional women who have left the corporate world and are now entrepreneurs! Whether in Melbourne, Singapore, Bangalore or Paris, we want to hear the voices of women worldwide who have made the transition from their corporate professions to become entrepreneurs or run a portfolio career. Please share your views on … Read more

About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

Are we happy with it yet?

Happy? with the Web I mean. Because it strikes me we are not. The latest research from bizreport speculates that individuals are experiencing increasing levels of ‘web stress’. Whilst the run of social networks will have it that everyone knows everything about everybody and this IS a good thing. It seems that such networking could have the run of us.

About Dr Mariann Hardey

I hold the position of Lecturer in Social Media Marketing at Durham Business School. I also spend too much time enjoying social technologies, media+ stuff. That'll make me a Geek then. And a gal.