GUEST OPINION: Australia's recent budget ushers in the nation's 'biggest ever' cybersecurity spend, with $10 billion pledged to see electronic spy agency Australian Signals Directory (ASD) double in size and ramp up its ability to launch offensive cyber operations.
GUEST OPINION: The country's ICT skills shortage has been a long time in the making and solving it will require a multi-pronged approach.
Atturra has appointed Estelle Ivory to the role of general manager, business applications within its Microsoft cloud and applications business unit.
While Australian Government figures show women make up half the private sector workforce, they make only a third of key management positions. This International Women’s Day theme is “choose is to challenge”, and Kathryn Vosper, a technology firm executive, is living evidence we can all reject bias, and instead be a leader in standing up for what is right.
Sydney and Melbourne rank in the top 15 cities globally in a gender-specific study conducted by Dell Technologies that looks at a city’s ability to foster the growth of women-owned businesses.
Australian and New Zealand schoolgirls as young as nine have pitched their apps to top executives and engineers in Silicon Valley as part of the Brisbane-founded Tech Girls are Superheroes program.
Cyber security entrepreneur and CISO adviser Jane Frankland wants to establish a code of conduct for conferences, saying advancing issues that promote women in IT will benefit the industry as a whole, irrespective of gender.
The Roads and Maritime Services agency in New South Wales says it is championing women in IT, putting in place its own Women in IT action group as part of a move to address the lack of diversity in the sector.
Specialist recruitment agency ClicksIT says a recent study it undertook shows continuing low participation rates in the IT industry, with the proportion of women candidates remaining steady at 23% for the past five years.
The number of women working in the Australian IT sector is on the increase, according to a new report which reveals that females now represent 39% of the total IT sector population.
Women working in IT in the US are, on average, more likely to have a college degree than their male counterparts, but earn 6% less than men in the industry, according to a new study.
More solutions providers are joining the non-profit trade association CompTIA, with the organisation saying it is broadening its reach across the ICT industry and going from “strength to strength” since its launch in June last year.
CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT Community group has launched its Dream IT world initiative in Australia and New Zealand in an endeavour to focus attention on the need for more women to take up IT careers.
Australia’s IT industry is one of the worst business sectors when it comes to employing women, particularly at executive management level, with just 14% of women in the top positions.
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.
A recurring theme at this year’s SAS Global Forum is the acute shortage of trained business analysts and data scientists. The shortfall of big data and analytics professionals in the US could reach 190,000 by 2018. One keynote speaker emphasised that if you want to guarantee your kid a job interest them in analytics.
Is the glass ceiling slowly disappearing from the traditionally male-dominated IT industry in Australia?
According to Mattel no; because she is a girl she still needs the boys to help with those things called computers.
Men working in IT in Australia outnumber their female colleague by a ratio of five to one, prompting a major recruiter to call for the industry to urgently address the ‘severe’ gender imbalance.
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