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.
Tech professionals are feeling the impact of the skills gap, with 60% of pros recently surveyed saying they are not actively pursuing a new skill or completed a certification in the last six months, despite advice they need to upskill to advance their careers.
La Trobe University says it will be the first Australian university to offer a course specialising in the tech industry’s fastest growing sector – the Internet of Things.
Global networking giant Cisco has unveiled a partnership with La Trobe University to set up a Cisco Co-Innovation Centre at the institute of learning.
Technology services provider NTT is using Pluralsight as a major part of its efforts to reskill and upskill its technical staff.
Security firm Bitdefender has appointed a new regional director for the Australia and New Zealand markets as part of moves to spearhead growth in the APAC region.
Telecommunications carrier Vertel has appointed its former head of government Tony Hudson as commercial director to lead its sales, marketing and customer experience teams.
Email security provider Mimecast has appointed 20-year ICT industry veteran Craig McGregor as Channel Director, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).
Sophos has beefed up its Asia Pacific channel team with a number of new executive appointments including appointing Jon Fox as channel director for the Asia Pacific Japan region.
Huawei Australia has appointed Paul Jowett as Huawei Consumer Business Group's director of marketing.
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