e-commerce sales in the Indian market are forecast to reach US$120.1 billion - or 8.8 trillion rupee - in 2025, with the country witnessing high growth in the past few years, according to one global data and analytics firm.
Swinburne University of Technology has become the first university in Australia to achieve Adobe Creative Campus status as part of a global university initiative to ensure students have the digital literacy skills they require.
National broadband network provider NBN Co says there is an increasing need for digital literacy in the workforce as high growth jobs, such as management and professional jobs, demand digital literacy skills almost seven times more frequently than occupations that are becoming less prevalent.
Australia's first university short course on developing blockchain strategy, "built with industry and delivered by global blockchain experts", is being launched by Melbourne's RMIT.
HP Inc's new Kids Fund is a local programme in line with the company's global commitment, announced in July this year, "of US$20 million in technology, training and R&D funding to enable better learning outcomes for more than 100 million people by 2025".
The Australian Computer Society says the budget falls short in providing sufficient funds to address the ICT skills gap and wants the federal government to allocate more funding to overcome the problem.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has joined CSIRO’s Data61, ANZ Banking Group, the Commonwealth Department of Employment and the Boston Consulting Group in undertaking an initiative to raise awareness identifying the importance of digital literacy to the future job prospects of Australian workers.
We Australians have still not fully embraced the use of online channels to transact with government, including for completing tax returns, passport or drivers’ license renewals and benefit payments.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) in South Australia wants digital technologies to be introduced as a mandatory subject in the state’s school system and has called on the state government to place a higher priority on promoting ICT skills and digital literacy.
Just two weeks out from the Victorian election, the Australian Computer Society has called on the major political parties to give greater recognition and support for the state’s digital economy as a driver of economic growth.
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