The information technology (IT) industry will morph in 2021, prompted by its response to the chaos of 2020 and affirmation that it is the central nervous system of our digital society, according to tech industry trade association CompTIA, in its latest IT industry outlook report.
The IT industry in Australia is strong, and despite the economic downturn that COVID-19 has unleashed upon the world, IT is the glue that has kept a lot of businesses in business, defeating cybercriminals, keeping us connected and so much more, so what did local IT industry leaders say about Australia's 2020-21 Budget?
Hacking and surveillance are not necessarily bad, if the good guys are doing it...right?
Effective data management systems are key
GUEST OPINION by Kathryn Ramanathan, ANZ Channel and Distribution Manager, Cohesity: Within most Australian businesses, the volume of data that needs to be managed, stored and protected is rising at an exponential rate. Finding effective ways to deal with this challenge has become a top priority.
The worldwide cloud infrastructure services market reached a record high in the fourth quarter of 2019, with spending on services growing 37% to over US$30 billion, according to a new report from analyst firm Canalyst.
IT companies have been advised to hang on to their staff in the new year, with the Australian Information Industry Association warning that attrition rates will stay high unless firms take steps to retain their employees.
The global IT industry will grow at a rate of 3.7 percent in 2020, with upside potential in the 5.4 percent range and a downside floor of 1.9 percent, according to a new report from industry association CompTIA.
WAN optimisation specialist Riverbed Technology has appointed former Mitel executive Rich McBee as president and CEO.
The Australian Computer Society has appointed former startup founder Pauline Fetaui as general manager of its Brisbane-based platform solutions provider River City Labs.
Tech industry association CompTIA has forecast global tech industry growth of 4% in 2019, with upside potential of 6.4% – but warns that conversely, an economic slowdown, exacerbated by international trade turmoil, could push the growth forecast to its low-end projection of 1.5%.
Judicial oversight of new surveillance powers and clearly defined limits on agencies’ notices top the list of a raft of changes recommended to the Federal Government for its encryption legislation by a broad coalition of Australia’s telecommunications, IT and Internet industries.
A decision on the right of spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the US has been deferred yet again by the US Government, leaving tens of thousands of people uncertain of their future.
Technology firms have welcomed the Coalition Government's Budget measures in the field of cyber security, but say that more clarity on the use of different technologies would have been better. Some have sought government aid to make the networks of small businesses secure.
With surveys showing increasing jobs demand for IT professionals there’s also expected to be an uplift in salaries across the sector despite salaries in most Australian states being flat over recent months.
The Australian IT industry is at its most buoyant this century, as demand for staff continues to strengthen and IT budgets are expanding, according to a newly published report.
The World Economic Forum, currently being held in Davos, Switzerland, has launched an IT Industry Skills Initiative designed to meet the global skills gap challenge and address job displacement arising from automation and the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The year 2018 will be the one that “self-serve” IT goes mainstream, as organisations look to become more agile by decentralising IT and empowering internal teams to drive more of their own innovation, according to a newly published report.
The US appears to have backed down from a plan to stop the renewal of H-1B visas, which is often undertaken by companies who hire workers on such visas, in order that the worker in question can remain in the country long enough to obtain a green card.
Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that people with university qualifications working in the IT industry are paid an average of 11.5% more than if they had no such qualifications.
Wages for IT professionals in some categories grew by as much as 30% in the five years taken in by the 2016 census, according to ABS figures cited by the IT Professionals Association.
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