Policy and Factfiles

Government policy
The IET represents the views of its members on a wide range of professional and technological issues.
Proposal to remove the programme of study for ICT from the National Curriculum
Submitted on 11 April 2012 to Department for Education
Cloud computing: the security challenge (part 3)
An introduction to the security challenges for cloud computing.


Business case for IPv6 – 1st UK IPv6 Council public webinar

Justifying an IPv6 rollout in an organisation can be easy for some and more challenging for others.
This webinar will present business drivers that different organisations have used to support IPv6 projects. The session will include a round-table discussion with UK IPv6 Council board members to share their own experience. The members represent UK and worldwide ISPs, large enterprises and academic organizations.

Presentations from the day are now available here.

For more information visit the website.

Connecting Data 

The IET and Royal Academy of Engineering have teamed up to offer six separate workshops over the coming months.More details on this will follow and there will be opportunities to sign up and get involved.

These workshops will helps us identify the UK’s key strengths and weaknesses in terms of connectivity; how industry will harness the benefits of 5G, along with identifying barriers to optimising the use of this technology when it is eventually implemented. 

Cyber Security Steering Alliance (CSSA)

The CSSA proposed to collaborate in establishing a scheme to encourage Industry to sponsor MSc students in cyber security, leading to the creation of a legal framework involving different stakeholders.  This proposal brought the right people around the table and it wa discussed that we should look to the future to identify skills beyond 2015.  More details to follow in due  course.

RTS London Conference 2014: 'Power, Politics and the Media'.  On 9th September 2014, the Royal Television Society's London Conference returns with some of television's biggest names to tackle some of industry's toughest questions.
With Keynote speakers including Chase Carey, President and COO of 21st Century Fox, JB Perrette, President, Discovery Networks International and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, the event will be influential in the growing debate around the evolving nature of media.

To find out more and register visit the website here.

At the DTG Summit 2014, Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, presented the conclusion of an 18-month collaborative industry project.  The Future of Innovation in Television Technology (FITT) task-force aims to clarify a number of important issues, opportunities and challenges facing the UK television industry. The report can be downloaded here.

Over the past 10 years the main benchmark for broadband networks has been ever faster data download speeds. In the future this is not sustainable, particularly for wireless networks.  The IET has proposed a new approach which it calls Demand Attentive Networks (DAN). It offers better performing networks at a lower level of investment.  Find out more here and watch a video showcasing this document.

At the RTS/IET Joint Public Lecture, Dr Michael Lynch talked about creative opportunities for content creators that allow people to interact with 3D images by using machine recognition technology such as the Google Glass,  a Samsung wearable watch and a state-of-the-art iPhone.  IET.tv were on hand to film this lecture and this will be made available shortly.

Most Recent Blog Posts

This year we launched our 6th Edition of  "The Best of IET and IBC"  which highlighted the quality of latest developments in broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and R and D making it essential for everyone's understanding of the industry and its future.  Interviews were conducted with several... read more...
Posted by Ahmed Kotb on IET Information and Communications Sector Sep 9, 2014 6:23 GMT
IoT Week  which took pleace between 16th - 20th June was a great way to find out more about the internet of things, which is rapdily picking up momentum!   One of the key developments to come out of this week was something called "HyperCat".  40 technology firms have developed an Internet of Things (IoT) specification called... read more...
Posted by Ahmed Kotb on IET Information and Communications Sector Jun 10, 2014 1:46 GMT

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