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Big data should be part of the UK government curriculum

20th Nov `13, 05:50 AM in Education

To remain competitive in a global marketplace – particularly in light of fierce competition from nations such as…

BDMS
Guest Contributor
 

To remain competitive in a global marketplace – particularly in light of fierce competition from nations such as China and India with increasing investment in technology and training – the UK needs to ensure that it too is nurturing talent and embracing innovative technology.

In June 2013, the UK government published a report – the information economy strategy – outlining the pivotal role it will play to rebuild and strengthen the economy. The report explains how the so-called “information economy” is transforming the way we are living and working and how Britain should respond.

The government’s official digital strategy aims to make public services more relevant, responsive and convenient, with the ambition that registering to vote, filling out the census or reclaiming tax online, for example, should be as easy as it is to bank online.

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