The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has strengthened its presence in Canberra with the appointment of 20-year government relations veteran Simon Bush as general manager of policy & advocacy.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:36

Switkowski reappointed as chair of NBN Co

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Telecommunications executive Dr Ziggy Switkowski has been reappointed for another three years as Chair of NBN Co, the builders and operators of the National Broadband Network.

IT workers need to develop cloud-related skills — on their own time if necessary — if they are to remain relevant to employers, according to an industry analyst.

Robotic process automation (RPA) company Automation Anywhere has appointed industry veteran Stephen DeWitt as its first chief strategy officer.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 08:55

Swinburne gains Adobe Creative Campus status

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Swinburne University of Technology has become the first university in Australia to achieve Adobe Creative Campus status as part of a global university initiative to ensure students have the digital literacy skills they require.

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.

Monday, 09 September 2019 08:34

NTT builds skills with Pluralsight

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Technology services provider NTT is using Pluralsight as a major part of its efforts to reskill and upskill its technical staff.

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