Monthly Archives: January 2010

Online Reputations & Job Applications

The study, conducted in December 2009, was undertaken by 275 recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers and 330 consumers from France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. A surprising piece of information will surely be that ‘41% of UK Recruiters have rejected candidates based on their online information compared with just 9% of […]

Microsoft Report Record Profits

In response to the results, Peter Klein, Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft said “Exceptional demand for Windows 7 led to the positive top-line growth for the company. Our continuing commitment to managing costs allowed us to drive earnings performance ahead of the revenue growth.” Report Highlights for Microsoft Corporation’s Second Quarter Revenue – $19.02 Billion […]

Turkish ECAA Deadline Approaching

Out of Country ECAA Visa Applications On the 7th September 2009 the UK Border Agency opened up a new route for Turkish Nationals applying under the provisions of the ECAA agreement. Until this date an application could only be made where a Turkish National was already in the United Kingdom, the new route opened the […]

Free Software challenges Adobe & Microsoft

The report published by Global Graphics follows a survey conducted in January 2010 of 400 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from 300 organisations in the United States and 100 organisations in the United Kingdom. The organisations covered a ‘range of commercial and public sectors’ and each company consisted of 1,000 plus employees. The report highlighted that: […]

Oracle finally acquires Sun Microsystems

In the letter Mr Phillips said ‘There is no doubt that this combination transforms the IT industry. With the addition of servers, storage, SPARC processors, the Solaris operating system, Java, and the MySQL database to Oracle’s portfolio of database, middleware, and business and industry applications, we plan to engineer and deliver open and integrated systems […]

SAP Implementation at Deutsche Bank

In a joint statement Deutsche Bank & SAP (the multinational software development and consulting firm based in Walldorf, Germany) announced plans to start a ‘multi year initiative in 2010’ to replace individual software solutions with a new core banking system based upon SAP for Banking Solutions. The announcement follows a letter of intent agreed between […]

UK Out of Recession

In recent months figures relating to the recruitment of permanent and temporary staff have been very positive, especially in Banking and Retail, two of the worst hit sectors during the downturn. Over the past 18 months many large companies have put on hold large scale IT projects however the increased confidence that has been seen […]

Sponsor Management System Improvements

Tier 2 (Work Permit) Sponsors Only ‘A Rated’ Tier 2 Licensed Sponsors will be able to confirm that the organisation will cover the Maintenance Requirement for a prospective worker. In order to qualify under Tier 2 General a migrant must score 50 points for Attributes and satisfy the mandatory English Language & Maintenance requirements. In […]