Scottish IT and digital businesses look elsewhere due to skills shortage

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Howard Shiplee latest to lead Universal Credit delivery

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Howard Shiplee has been appointed the latest lead on the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Universal Credit programme, the fourth person to head up the project in just six months. Shiplee will join the project in mid-May. He currently holds the position of executive director at engineering firm Laing O’Rourke Group. He will […]

UK CIOs spending more time and money on security, study shows

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UK CIOs are spending almost a quarter of their time managing IT security and 40% have increased spending, according to a survey of 100 CIOs across the UK. This equates to more than one full day a week focused exclusively on IT security, the study, commissioned by recruitment consultancy Robert Half Technology, has found. […]

Purdue students to race solar car ‘Navitas’ in Shell Eco-marathon

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April 1, 2013 Purdue students to race solar car ‘Navitas’ in Shell Eco-marathon Zack Lapetina (kneeling), a Purdue University student and president of Purdue Solar Racing,  shows off solar car Navitas with students Sam Stevenson and Sally Ann Keyes. Navitas will race in this week’s Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 in Houston. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons) […]

Obama’s Fuel Fantasy

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The new fuel economy rules announced by the government are more than a challenge; they could end our era of cheap transportation. If they can be met, and that is questionable without some cheating on the rulemaking, cars will be small and expensive–or larger and very expensive. The word coming from Washington is that a […]

Taiwan Not A Bull’s Eye For China Automakers

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HONG KONG–In a long-shot bid to become global brands, China’s automakers want better technology. Taiwan’s advanced auto parts suppliers want further inroads into China’s auto market, now the world’s biggest. Now that China and Taiwan are drawing closer in their economic embrace, is this a match made in heaven? Not so fast. Taiwan’s Big Three […]

Emissions Overhaul

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration is expected to propose a stricter national standard for automobile tailpipe emissions while accelerating the current timetable for raising vehicle fuel economy standards. Sounds expensive. Earlier this year, General Motors’ ( GM – news – people ) Vice Chairman Robert Lutz said the tailpipe emissions standard could cost “$4,000 […]

Killing Car Dealers, Killing Detroit

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Detroit carmakers clearly have too many dealers. But that’s not why Chrysler is in bankruptcy and General Motors might be. The number of dealers doesn’t explain why Chrysler sales this year are 46% behind last year’s or why GM sales are down 45%. The idea behind the closings–Chrysler is killing nearly 800 dealers and General […]