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Displaying items by tag: Offshoring

Australian-listed digital services company Webcentral Group has rebranded and amalgamated its current brands Netregistry and WME into a single brand - Webcentral - in a move it says is designed to both improve and simplify its customer experience.

Published in Listed Tech

Offshoring jobs in the telco industry is a failed strategy and mainly responsible for the temporary 1500% increase in consumer complaints over Internet services, as announced by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, Macquarie Telecom group executive Luke Clifton claims.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Government has been urged not to trade off short-term budget savings for the country's long-term prosperity by making changes to the $3 billion R&D Tax Incentive and restricting claims for software R&D.

Published in Government Tech Policy

There are two ways of watching a structure crumble and slowly disappear from existence. You can either watch a demolition crew take down a multi-storey building using explosives or buy a Lenovo ThinkPad and use it for a few years.

Published in Open Sauce

Telstra staff in Tasmania have been told that nearly 40 of them face the axe - 30 in Hobart, four in Launceston and four agency staff—one in Hobart and three in Launceston.

Published in Enterprise Staff

Australian BPO services and offshore contact centre operator Acquire has moved to diversify and expand its range of business processing services with the finalisation today of the acquisition of Philippine-based BPO Shore Solutions.

Published in Outsourcing
Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:53

Telstra sends more jobs to Asia

When Telstra boss David Thodey said the company’s future is in Asia, he was right. That’s where many of the company’s jobs are headed.

Published in Listed Tech
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:08

OK to store data offshore, says Government

The Government has signalled an end to its policy of requiring government departments and agencies to get permission before storing information offshore.

Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 05:02

ICT skills shortage. What shortage?

Offshoring has decimated the local ICT jobs market. Australia now has a large and increasing oversupply of ICT professionals, not a skills shortage as widely touted over recent years, according to a new report.

Published in Outsourcing
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 07:26

Protests outside Telstra’s AGM

Telstra staff and unions protested job cuts and offshoring outside the company’s Annual General Meeting in Sydney yesterday.

Published in Listed Tech
Tagged under
Monday, 02 September 2013 14:37

Optus outsources more jobs

Optus will outsource over 100 more jobs as part of its continuing restructure. It is likely more will follow.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:06

Offshoring is just another name for fascism

Every time I watch another large corporation send highly skilled jobs offshore while crying “skills shortage” out of the other side of its mouth, I think of one word – fascism.

Published in Beerfiles

Telstra will move 170 jobs in its Network Applications and Services business to India, sparking predictable howls of outrage.

Published in Strategy
Tagged under
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 05:41

In defence of offshoring

OPINION - Opponents of offshoring are not hard to find. Virtually every time an Australian company outsources a job to another country there are accusations of “Aussie jobs being lost”.

Published in C Level
Tagged under
Thursday, 21 March 2013 22:23

457 reasons why there is no skills shortage

There are fewer high level IT jobs advertised on jobs boards than at any time since GFC circa 2008, yet some self-interested parties still claim there is a skills shortage.  Oh heck, let’s name names – Clarius, there is no IT skills shortage in Australia and if there is one thing this government has got right is its stated intention to crack down on unnecessary IT 457 visas

Published in Education
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:43

Harvey Nash sets up body shop

The UK headquartered IT recruitment business Harvey Nash has set up shop in Australia with a team of four people, offering executive search, technology recruitment, and a conduit to the company's Vietnam based software development centre for organisations looking to offshore IT work.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 13 February 2012 19:31

ANZ casts technology as jobs' bogeyman

Technology and its resultant automation have been cast as the jobs' bogeyman by regional banking giant ANZ which today announced 1,000 Australian jobs were being axed, and warned that more could follow as a result of further automation.

Monday, 21 November 2011 14:16

Lawyers warn of cloud rogue risks

Organisations which jump into the cloud without performing some form of due diligence on the personnel who will have access to their data are exposing themselves to high levels of risk according to international legal firm Norton Rose.

Published in Cloud Computing
Monday, 10 October 2011 18:02

Chinese offshoring gathers pace

Telstra and the Victorian Government have both signalled their willingness to take a punt on the emerging Chinese offshoring market. Last month VanceInfo Technologies which employs around 12,000 technology workers in China and 40 staff in Australia, announced it had been accepted onto Victoria's eServices panel. The company is already engaged on development projects for Telstra's cloud services.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:58

Skills dip pressures government 457 rules

Recruitment company Candle has again called on the Government to revise the rules governing 457 visas, in order to allow recruitment companies to bring in skilled people from overseas, and bench them until a suitable position can be found. Only then will major IT projects such as the NBN, e-health initiatives and banking revamps be able to access skills when and where they need them.

Published in Recruitment
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