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IT is Essential. Furlough Elsewhere

The Information Technology department.

Key workers in health, energy, transport, and supply chains are currently holding our society together, and IT staff are playing the same role in seeing their organizations through the crisis.


It's the conversation that most managers dread. "Look, you're great at what you do and you've been a huge asset to the team, but unfortunately, given the circumstances, we're going to have to let you go."

Many CIOs and CTOs now find themselves having to make some very difficult decisions. Fortunately, the government's furlough scheme allows most to put employees on hold rather than losing them altogether, but who to furlough and for how long is still a fraught decision, with each option presenting its own risks.

We asked some industry insiders for their views.


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