Get those Airbags ready ...
... for the crash !
British IT services provider Allvotec will cut "up to 300" jobs from the UK, offshoring some to Bulgaria in a push to reduce costs. An internal email sent to staff last week and seen by The Register said that cuts come as part of a broader restructuring of the business. "The last couple of years have been challenging from a …
Please switch off the Light.
There won't be anyone in an IT job soon.
There I was only the other day remembering the speech made by the then PM, Harold (Gannex mac and pipe) Wilson about Britian and the 'White Heat of Technology'
The only tech left will be a few poor sods doing the few things that can't be done from India or Eastern Europe.
We truly are doomed (wrt IT at least)
Unfortunately, the National Enterprise Board invested its money in companies like Sinclair and Inmos, which didn't do a lot for Britain's technology base. It's hardly surprising that future governments were more inclined to hang out the white sheet of technology.
It looks like Dominic Cummings has got his ARPA-like proposals into the budget. I suspect all of that money will be spent attempting to build robotic care workers and 3d-print strawberries.
"Unfortunately, the National Enterprise Board invested its money in companies like Sinclair and Inmos, which didn't do a lot for Britain's technology base"
There's little point ragging on government about lack of foresight in these areas, business is AT LEAST as bad.
About the only policy which seems to work is throw everything at the wall and see what sticks in the long term.
Flogged to Thorn EMI who then offloaded it to Thomson and then it disappeared.
The factory in Wales is apparently owned by Infineon Technologies now - another IC fab.
I guess the Transputer ended up in my Bag-o-shite Thomson Sky HD Gen 1 box.
ARM was where the UK success exploded from. A direct descendant of the BBC Micro/Acorn Computers.
I guess I was lucky.
I managed to live through the golden years when IT really was the industry to be in. I might be able to squeeze through to retirement, and then I'll just be another user who has to put up with the absolute fucking mess IT in the UK (or I guess anywhere *but* the UK) has become.
Its a shame no-one outsources the wankers at the top. They always get away with a fat pay cheque at the expense of everyone else.
Need to see the big picture. Its not just IT jobs affected. Its any job that can be done at a computer console. So unless you need to physically present to perform a role, expect to be redundant in the next decade. All jobs can be performed from anywhere (free trade across the internet) so lawyers, accountants, managers BEWARE!