Despite the difficult economic climate, 2012 saw the UK rediscover something about itself: its innovation, its ability to compete and to win. Technology and communications strongly underpinned a year of promise, a year that will have a clear and identifiable legacy - a year that will inspire.
However, an exclusive Computing survey reveals that many IT departments seem to be adrift from much of this innovation, and many enterprises are failing to capitalise on obvious opportunities.
While mobility and flexibility are core to a range of technology developments, many enterprises fail to understand their real potential. Just as important, the survey reveals that the UK is producing low-level coders when what UK plc really needs are people with enterprise awareness and people skills.
How can enterprises fill the gap and help attract bright young people with the right skills for business?