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"Home-grown geeks in short supply"
Source: BBC Radio 4, 10 April 2008
IT skills shortage was one of the main topics of discussion during Thursday's Radio 4's daily consumer affairs programme "You and Yours".
Many IT companies report problems finding staff, whilst applications to IT-related degree courses have halved in the last 5 years. The industry is increasingly relying on professionals based overseas.
Guests included Margaret Sambell, Director of Strategy and Planning at e-skills UK, as well as Bill Thompson, Technology journalist and Stephen Uden, Head of Skills at Microsoft.
To listen to the programme, go to the BBC Radio 4 website.