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Displaying items by tag: IT skills

Australian businesses are being held back by the country’s tech skills shortage, with many businesses now looking to skilled migration and contract workers to lift pressure on their workforce needs, according to one recruitment firm.

Published in Recruitment

A new traineeship program by Microsoft Australia, which launched in NSW in late 2018, will expand to South Australia in September this year. It is designed to help build workforce capability in information technology and cloud computing, and increase IT traineeships in the state.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Information Industry Association has urged the Coalition to boost digital skills, innovation and government IT procurement in this year's Federal Budget.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Strategy

The Tasmanian Government says 50 new IT jobs have been secured for the state as part of an industry assistance package of up to $1.36 million for a term of five years for DXC Technology to expand its enterprise delivery centre in Hobart.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:01

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO FORMALISE YOUR IT SKILLS

 In an industry as qualified and competitive as IT, finding a way to remain in demand can seem like a moonshot, but what if we said it didn’t have to be that difficult?

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) has expressed alarm that Australia’s information technology skills have dropped from a ranking of 27 last year to 36 this year.

Published in Enterprise Staff

The Internet of Things might still be a buzzword for some, but in the business world, are Australian IT departments properly equipped to meet the IoT challenge?

Published in Enterprise Solutions

The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in Australia may be impeded by a lack of preparedness and insufficient skills amongst IT professionals.

Published in Internet of Things

Australia is bucking the global trend in declining public sector spending on IT and technology products, with federal, state and local governments here forecast to grow by 5.8% to $10.8 billion by the end of this year, and to almost $12 billion by 2019.

Published in CIO Trends

A team of software developers at Brisbane-based company NetEngine has initiated a crowd-sourcing project leveraging mobile and web-based applications to create reliable maps for the most vulnerable areas of Nepal affected by the recent earthquake.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 20 March 2015 16:09

ATO seeking graduates with IT skills

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is on the lookout for young people with IT skills to join its graduate program, with a guaranteed full-time job on successful completion of the program.

Published in Recruitment

A shortage of professionals with the right IT skills to meet demand in key areas of the industry is likely to have a significant impact on Australian businesses this year.

Published in Strategy

A global initiative to teach young children how to code has been launched in Australia with the support of the Telstra Foundation.

Published in Education

Launch Recruitment’s Rebecca Wallace has a message for ICT professionals in the market for a job – “stay abreast of what’s going on in the IT market and keep your skills updated.”

Published in Recruitment

In today’s industrial organisations, we have seen an ever-increasing need for convergence  between IT departments and the control room. As automation systems become more advanced, their ability to capture information relating to processes has become both simpler and more effective.

Published in Industrial IT

The uptake of cloud computing by enterprises will see a growing need for IT staff that can manage relationships and contracts at the expense of highly skilled engineers who often lack the necessary interpersonal skills, says IDC.

Published in Enterprise Staff
Thursday, 10 November 2011 08:56

Westpac slashes 188 IT jobs

Less than a week after Westpac managing director Gail Kelly announced that the bank was planning to move to a 'best sourcing' model the bank has announced to the Financial Services Union that it's slashing 188 jobs as a result of a restructure of the IT department.

Published in Enterprise Staff
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 08:14

IT skills demand rides out economy

There is some evidence that key IT professionals, particularly in NSW, are securing retention bonuses from employers who don't want to lose them mid-project.

Published in Recruitment
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