GUEST OPINION by Adrian Iannessa, senior director of technology, Dell Technologies ANZ: It has been 18 months since the world woke up to the ‘new normal’, many countries are now adapting to waves of new strains, rolling out vaccination programs and states are fluctuating between eased restrictions and lockdowns. Through all that, we now have the possibility to build a bold new world as we look to the future. But first, we have some reflecting to do.
Australia’s ageing population will see health services continue to be stretched in coming years unless greater efficiencies are embraced led by modern digital technologies that patients increasingly expect, according to the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).
Queensland is set to strengthen its position in the cyber security sector, with three new Cyber Security Innovation Nodes to be established across the state.
Victoria’s Swinburne Universty of Technology has officially launched Adobe Creative Campus status with free creative cloud access for students and staff.
Many of Australia’s small businesses have not fully realised their potential because they lack the skills, time or resources to invest in digital technology - or because they lack knowledge of the opportunities that technologies provide.
The first businesses to undergo digital transformation under a new Australian Government initiative have been announced, with businesses to receive up to $20,000 in digital support as part of the Digital Champions initiative.
Despite the number of Australian organisations behaving like so-called digital natives — those using and embracing digital technologies — increasing from 16% to 19%, they are still behind their global counterparts (21%), according to a newly published study.
The Commonwealth Bank is partnering with Amazon, Google, Salesforce, Mastercard, Phoria, and UsTwo in delivering a program aimed at assisting small businesses in Victoria realise the benefits of embracing innovation and digital technologies.
Deploying the right digital technologies is essential for differentiation and survival for the retail sector – both online and bricks and mortar stores - , according to a new report.
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.
Professional services firm KPMG Australia has been chosen as one of the lead partners of the newly formed Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), which has raised over $160 million in cash and in-kind commitments to fast-track the growth of Australia’s food industry through digital technologies.
Newly formed Victorian tech industry alliance, #TechDiversity, has launched its inaugural awards which will recognise individuals and groups who have demonstrated leadership and embraced inclusion by promoting diversity initiatives and programs in the digital technology sector.
SAP Australia has partnered with youth education and employment consultancy, Thinq Group, in an initiative aimed at supporting education providers to inspire more of Australia’s youth for the digital careers of today and tomorrow.
Australia’s I CT sector is on the verge of a mini jobs boom over the next six years, but the predicted demand for IT professionals is tempered by a continuing and worrying decline in the number of graduates with ICT qualifications.
The jobs outlook for ICT professionals is strengthening month to month as both government and private sector employers express confidence in the year ahead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a former research scientist in her own right, is to visit the NICTA research centre of excellence while in Australia for the G20 summit.
The Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) has weighed into the debate about the federal government’s Review of the Australian Curriculum which has been widely criticised for its recommendations on the teaching of computing and digital technologies in schools.
The Australian Council of Deans of Information and Communications Technology (ACDICT) has hit out at the federal government for what it says is the proposed axing of the national digital technologies curriculum for schools.
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