ICT professional association ISACA has launched a new certification - Information Technology Certified Associate (ITCA) - for students, recent graduates and those new to the IT profession.
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.
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.
The Australian Information Industry Association has urged the Coalition to boost digital skills, innovation and government IT procurement in this year's Federal Budget.
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 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.
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.
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?
The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in Australia may be impeded by a lack of preparedness and insufficient skills amongst IT professionals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A global initiative to teach young children how to code has been launched in Australia with the support of the Telstra Foundation.
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.”
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.
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.
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