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An Island of opportunity

06 February 2017

At the Department of Economic Development we strive to support industry by anticipating their needs and working with them to find solutions. E-Business in the Isle of Man is booming. E-Gaming and E-Business combined now contribute to 28% of the Island’s GDP and are continuing to grow. The consequence of this is that there are now plenty of opportunities for the right IT professionals.

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Changing the Conversation

23 January 2017

I have heard it numerous times at shows across the UK, so much so that the subject is almost infamous now. Conference delegates decry they can’t get the skilled technical staff or they can’t find the right experienced employees in the IT field. It is undeniable that a serious battle for talent is taking place in the UK, some parts of Europe and the Isle of Man. If you’re in the market for a new job then it’s a great time to be in IT. If you are a new business deciding where to incorporate and establish, then availability of staff is going to be a key issue.

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Knowledge is Currency - ISLEXPO 2016

25 April 2016

It’s all go at the moment here at the Department of Economic Development. The Enterprise Development Scheme (EDS) is now live with our new appointed Fund Manager – SPARK Impact, and we are already seeing a lot of quality interest from various sized companies from all different sectors and locations. All this is very promising for the Isle of Man’s economy… and busy for us!

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Women in Tech: Part 2

29 February 2016

In the first part of my blog I was looking at the issues facing women in tech, in particular that of culture and education.

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Women in Tech: Part 1

01 February 2016

As a female myself working in the e-business tech world. I can openly say it is a male dominated industry, although the male to female ratio is slowly decreasing there is still a large segregation between the two sexes.

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Fin and Tech – the perfect partnership.

23 September 2015

We’re the fin, they’re the tech John Garland (Head of Corporate Financial Services) also says they’re the beauty and we’re the beast as Financial services is the established, slick sector and e-business is the gawky new kid on the block constantly growing (it has nothing to do with the appearance of the two representatives for the sectors so I’m told!)

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The Right Ingredients

07 August 2015

To make the perfect burger it’s all about the burger mixture. You can’t beat a home-made burger made from scratch with TLC and all the right ingredients. A Greek cook once introduced me to his not-so-secret recipe.

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The Softer Side of e-Business

05 June 2015

My First month since joining the e-Business team as a Business Development Manager has been an educational whirlwind, and yet there is still so much to learn!

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