Friday's Channel 4 news featured an item on how the IT industry is discriminating against older workers preferring to select younger workers rather than training current staff.
Research shows that there are 105,000 vacancies in ICT with only 30,000 computer science graduates recorded in 2009/2010 meaning that it will take some time to train up new staff to fill the gap. However, companies still see older workers as a chore and unable to learn new skills.
As part of our commitment to supporting the Drupal Community, we sponsored a Drupal London community event on Monday evening, exploring how several UK government departments have been implementing open source software in their projects.
The agenda coming directly from Number 10 is to adopt open source software to deliver best value and Drupal is emerging as a clear favourite. The event was brilliantly attended by a wide range of Drupal agencies, Government Departments, public sector bodies and general Drupal enthusiasts.