Features

Recruiting for success

EEF’s fourth quarter survey confirms that the worst of the downturn is over, and manufacturers are recruiting for recovery and opportunity. But as Colin Chinery reports, the sector image is not asset rich.

Demystifying the Cloud

What is Cloud Computing? Search.com provides the following definition: “Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).”

Engineering success – the JCB Academy

With its doors opening later this year, Britain’s first regional Academy looks to offer tomorrow’s manufacturers a viable alternative to the traditional, jack of all trades curriculum. Edward Machin finds that digger maker JCB continues to do things a little differently…

What’s in store for 2010?

With manufacturers promised a long-awaited recovery this year, Edward Machin meets BDO’s Tom Lawton to discuss how credit lines, the Eurozone, increased growth and an upcoming general election are set to affect the sector in 2010.