As digital transformation reshapes the labour market and Australian businesses face a deepening skills shortage, new research reveals the impact demand for digital skills is having on job prospects and earning potential for employees across finance and accounting, technology, business support and marketing.
Optus has signed a collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services aimed at better supporting digital transformation by delivering new end-to-end cloud services and migration support to Australian businesses.
Optus has partnered with Curtin University to ramp up research on 5G aimed at connecting the university’s staff, students to the “cutting-edge” technology.
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.
Singapore telco Singtel is investing S$45 million over three years in a professional development program designed to boost the digital skills of its 12,600 employees.
The Australian Government has unveiled a new strategy which it says is aimed at developing the country’s digital skills and ensuring the benefits of technology flow to all Australians.
The Australian Computer Society has welcomed government measures in the Federal Budget to boost Australia’s science and technology capacity, but says more investment is required to prepare Australians for a positive digital future.
Accounting software company MYOB has launched an education programme which, it says, is aimed at broadening the profession to people of a variety of ages and cultural backgrounds.
The Turnbull Government has updated the occupations lists — including for chief information officers and chief executive — for a range of temporary and permanent skilled visas, but StartupAUS says there is still significant work to be done in bringing the skills list into line with the current needs of young tech companies in Australia.
Australian organisations that approach business change as a “shape-shift” within a greater strategy, rather than a company overhaul, are poised for greater success in digital transformation, according to Microsoft.
Australia’s digital economy has grown by 50% in just three years and is now the country’s biggest growth lever, according to a newly published study on salaries and hiring in the IT sector.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) says the federal government’s Intergenerational Report released yesterday has failed to address the critical issue of digital skills, which are now the “foundation skills for a successful, modern economy”.
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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