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Profile image Islanders will pay 4G spectrum tax

Mobile phone users will be forced to pay a 4G spectrum tax should Guernsey decide to levy a 2% tax on mobile phone companies. The proposal, being brought forward by Commerce and Employment Minister, Kevin Stewart would see a 2% tax being levied on 4G usage. This stands in contrast to sister island, Jersey, where spectrum is being allocated without an auction or extra taxation. Mr Stewart justifies the tax by saying that other jurisdictions, most notably the UK, have raised funds by auctioning off 4G spec...

Profile image Digital records 'to cost £12m more'

Work to digitise patients' records in Jersey could cost a further £12m after a scheme failed to be delivered within budget, a scrutiny body says.

Profile image Health fails on £12m digital records project

A major £12 million scheme to digitalise patient records has so far failed to deliver and is now expected to cost the Health Department double its original budget, according to a public spending watchdog.

Local events

Profile image Tech Tribes Meetup 29

Beer (optional) and geek chat with Jersey's tech community.

Profile image Get Chartered! Everything you ever wanted to know about Chartered IT Professional registration (but were afraid to ask)

Chartered IT Professional (CITP) is the Gold Standard of IT professionalism; a rigorous, standards based assessment of proven competence, conducted by independent peer assessors and revalidated every 5 years. Whether you have never heard of CITP before...

Profile image Jersey Hackathon 1.0

In partnership with Collaborate.je, TechTribes.je and Digital Jersey we're really excited to announce the first island wide, Jersey Hackathon.Spanning 40 hours, attendees will work against the clock, competing in teams to produce something innovative, ...

Talks by local speakers

Profile image The truth about Cybersecurity:what the experts don't want you to know

Cybersecurity is seen as a complex issue that managers and boards struggle with. There are many different approaches to solving the problem, but many of these are costly and ineffective.This seminar will indentify the common misperceptions about security and explain- with practical examples- how to answer the difficult questions and establish a security strategy that really works.

Profile image Five things you should know about Software Architecture

Software architecture plays a pivotal role in the delivery of successful software yet it's frustratingly neglected by many teams. Whether performed by one person or shared amongst the team, the architecture role exists on even the smallest and most agile of teams yet the balance of up front and evolutionary thinking often reflects aspiration rather than reality. The big problem is that software architecture has fallen out of fashion over the past decade or so. This session will introduce what software ar...

Profile image Software architecture vs. code

Software architecture and coding are often seen as mutually exclusive disciplines, despite us referring to higher level abstractions when we talk about our software. You've probably heard others on your team talking about components, services and layers rather than objects when they're having discussions. Take a look at the codebase though. Can you clearly see these abstractions or does the code reflect some other structure? If so, why is there no clear mapping between the architecture and the code? Why ...

Blog posts, etc

Profile image Ben Hammersley - Dark Innovation - Why Becoming Silicon Valley Would Be A Terrible Thing - Full Video

We are delighted to welcome back futurist, technologist and Digital Jersey board member, Ben Hammersley for our July monthly seminar. Last October, Ben took to the floor for the first ever Digital Jersey seminar, entitled ‘Jersey on the Brink’.

Profile image Get Chartered! Everything you ever wanted to know about Chartered IT Professional registration (but were afraid to ask)

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to this event hosted in conjunction with the BCS Learning and Development Specialist Group: Speaker: Paul David Jagger MSc PgDMS CITP FBCS Audience: This event is open to all. Abstract: Chartered IT Professional (CITP) is the Gold Standard of IT professionalism; a rigorous, standards based assessment of proven competence, conducted by independent peer assessors and revalidated every 5 years. Whether you have never heard of CITP before, or ne...

Profile image Islanders will pay 4G spectrum tax

Mobile phone users will be forced to pay a 4G spectrum tax should Guernsey decide to levy a 2% tax on mobile phone companies. The proposal, being brought forward by Commerce and Employment Minister, Kevin Stewart would see a 2% tax being levied on 4G usage. This stands in contrast to sister island, Jersey, where spectrum is being allocated without an auction or extra taxation. Mr Stewart justifies the tax by saying that other jurisdictions, most notably the UK, have raised funds by auctioning off 4G spec...

Profile image Guernsey’s digital strategy update: my view

Aside: I’ve decided in future to share my thoughts on local issues primarily through my blog rather than doing media interviews, for a number of reasons. I’m better at writing than I am at speaking, and I’m not as comfortable with the reactive, off-the-cuff and time-limited style that I’m forced to adopt when doing interviews. Sharing here on my blog I get to say what I want to say, at my own speed and in the way I intended, without someone else driving the direction of the discus...

Profile image Ecommerce websites are expanding

We have been designing and building lots of websites for people to sell online and our ecommerce websites are becoming more and more popular. We offer various commerce options for selling everything online from clothing companies starting up to established businesses looking to expand and enhance how they sell online. We have lots of packages available ranging from simple and basic ecommerce sites through to complex payment systems so we can accommodate projects of all sizes and budgets. Get in touch if...

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