With Christmas firmly out of the way, here is our weekly round-up of the industry news for the week ending January 13th:

  • School ICT to be Replaced by Computer Science Program
  • Google persuades Spanish bank BBVA to use the cloud
  • New Year’s resolutions for your new tablet
  • CES 2012: The five things you need to know

SCHOOL ICT TO BE REPLACED BY COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM

Hot topic for this week is the announcement from the Education Secretary Michael Gove that teaching of computer science in school is to be overhauled.

The BBC has reported that from September ICT will be replaced by a flexible curriculum in computer science and programming, designed with the help of universities and industry.

Michael Gove called the current ICT curriculum “demotivating and dull”

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Google persuades Spanish bank BBVA to use the cloud

Google bags its largest contract to date for its Google Apps public cloud offering the likes of Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar.

Sebastien Marotte, vice president of Google Enterprise in EME said :

[The BBVA deal] shows that cloud computing is now a reality and leading organisations are already realising its potential to transform their business.

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New Year’s resolutions for your new tablet

So Father Christmas brought you a shiny new toy in the form of a tablet that you are addicted to and can’t be without.

But what should you be doing in the New Year to properly feed, protect, and care for your newly found addiction?

Read this article from ESET – to find out some of the basics, things that are easy to do now and may prevent a lot of pain later.

CES 2012: The five things you need to know

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. Take a look at the five things you need to know for this year:

  • Gadgets galore – including a fridge that recommends recipes
  • Apple in charge – conspicuous by it’s absence
  • Microsoft’s on the comeback trail – with Windows 8 for mobile devices
  • Android’s dominance continues – spreading out to TV’s cars and cameras . . .
  • The future is ‘the ecosystem’ – manufacturers draw you in to their web of products

Read the full article here