GUEST OPINION: For cyber criminals, the economics of a ransomware attack are overwhelmingly in their favour. Last year, according to ESG, 79% of organisations reported a ransomware attack, with Ponemon's 2021 Cost of a Data Breach report estimating that the average cost of a breach is AU$7.3 million. The threat is omnipresent and the number of victims continues to rise.
A survey of more than 3,500 decision-makers – 333 of them in Australia – carried out for business software company Pegasystems found real-time decisioning technology is more important than ever, but there are still barriers to its adoption and use.
A new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) online course has been established by the Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) to provide students with some of the “most in-demand ICT skills”, such as networking and cyber security, who are looking to enter the ICT industry.
There is currently significant growth in demand in the Australian job market for cloud-related cybersecurity training, according to Jon Lang, the CEO of ICT and cybersecurity training provider, DDLS.
Expat Australians with technology industry experience feel Australian businesses discourage them from returning home, with many returned expats not even landing an interview for a potential role where their skills precisely match the job requirements, according to a newly published research report.
Data scientists, data engineers and data analysts are in hot demand in Australia, topping the list of IT skills shortfalls for the first half of 2019, according to a new report on the jobs market.
A new training college for data analysts and scientists has launched in Sydney with the opening of a local branch of the London Data School founded in 2015.
The development and implementation of new technologies is creating both opportunities and challenges in the IT jobs market, with the booming IT market — and more jobs being available — leading to increasing employee turnover, according to a newly published survey.
The Information Technology Professionals Association, an IT lobby group, has raised strong concerns that current practices to overcome skills shortages in Australia are seemingly facilitating recruitment to lower-end roles which could easily be filled by local graduates.
Companies in the agritech sector are moving towards the introduction of Internet of Things systems to run their business, but a new report says there’s an urgent need for upskilling employees to cope with IoT.
The employment prospects for IT contractors are on the improve with a new recruitment survey revealing that the overall majority of Australian chief information officers are planning to increase their contract IT headcount by an average of 21% over the next 12 months.
Australian companies need to improve collaboration between IT professionals and find ways to successfully leverage technology across the business in the current highly competitive environment, according to a newly published report.
Many enterprises are faced with a lack of Internet of Things skills putting at risk the success of their IoT deployments, according to a new global report from UK-based satellite communications provider Inmarsat.
Optus has launched an online cyber education programme for secondary schools, TAFE and universities, including a Cyber Teacher Certification programme for ICT, mathematics and science teachers.
Insufficient ICT skills is one of a number of barriers holding back some Australian organisations and businesses from moving forward on IoT projects and taking advantage of the rapidly growing Internet of Things industry in Australia, according to the CSIRO.
The chief of one of Australia’s leading ICT recruitment firms has joined the chorus of industry and business leaders hailing the prospects for the growth of an innovative, digital economy under the leadership of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Forecast growth in the digital and mobile sector is likely to bring about ICT skills shortages over the next 12-months as many organisations carry out user experience, online and transformation projects, according to a new survey by one ICT recruitment firm.
The IT market is set to experience significant growth in the coming months in key sectors, but despite the growth forecast the industry is facing the challenges of a skills shortage, according to predictions by one major Australian ICT recruiter.
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.
Nearly 60% of Australian IT&T Executives intend to hire in 2012, naming employee retention as the number one challenge for this year. When asked to rank the key issues they expect to face in 2012, IT&T executives ranked the global economy as less important than any other sector, naming 'adapting to new technologies' as number two, followed by skills shortages and the global economy coming in fourth.
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