GUEST OPINION by Claudio Cardile, ANZ Managing Director, Barco: Struggling with a skills shortage made more acute by closed international borders, Australian companies are placing renewed focus on the professional development of their existing employees.
Salaries of Australian technology professionals’ have decreased, a distinct exception to the trend of rising salaries across other regions around the world, according to a new report from global IT automation vendor Puppet.
Research reveals trends and opportunities in the ICT training and certification space
GUEST RESEARCH: DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training, today released the results of its 2020 survey ‘Staying ahead of the Technology Curve, Now and in the Future’.
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The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network AustCyber has announced its latest investment in industry-led projects, with specialist cyber security education and training company FifthDomain awarded a project to the value of $1.19 million in ongoing efforts to meet the ”skills shortage challenge”.
Global enterprise cloud vendor Nutanix has signed an agreement with IT specialist training and professional services company Red Education in a deal aimed at educating, enhancing skills and accelerating certification for Nutanix solutions by its customers and partners in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
SPONSORED NEWS: As Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, DDLS represents a good barometer of what’s happening in the IT industry. If we see strong demand for training in a particular skill or product, you can be pretty sure a skill shortage will soon emerge. And if we’re not seeing demand for training in a particular product or technology, it’s likely on its way to becoming legacy or the market is saturated with skilled people.
SPONSORED NEWS: 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.
Australian corporate ICT and cybersecurity training provider DDLS has introduced a course in cyber security that it claims will take students with no ICT background to three internationally recognised cyber security certifications in less than six months.
Implementing online platforms where job seekers can input their experience and allow tracking of former projects through specialised systems could be one of many measures taken to address Australia’s skills shortage, according to one recruitment firm.
Microsoft Australia has officially launched its traineeship program, which it says is part of its commitment to helping the pursuit of careers in the technology industry.
TAFE South Australia is offering a new certificate 1V in cyber security from October this year, joining the Box Hill Institute, Canberra Institute of Technology and TAFEs in NSW, QLD and WA, in offering such courses.
The federal government is set to trial a new visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent and deliver innovation to Australia with a pilot programme to be launched from 1 July.
Cyber security is the functional area where it is the most difficult to source skilled job candidates for the IT sector, with chief information officers identifying security as the area most in need of focus by IT education providers.
Just 51% of Australian and New Zealand organisations have the right skills in-house to develop and support their mobile enterprise strategy, according to research by open source software giant, Red Hat.
The security threat to Australian companies from cyber criminals is exacerbated by a growing skills gap within the IT industry, according to research by recruitment company Robert Half.
CIOs in the United States are facing the worst technology skills shortage since the global financial crisis in 2008, according to a newly released survey which also reveals that the chief information officers say a chronic lack of IT talent will prevent their organisations from keeping up with the rapid pace of technology change.
A cyber security ‘hacking competition’ will run from 12pm today for 24 hours - without breaks - hosted by Telstra and run by Australian Govt, business and academic security pros.
A shortage of IT talent is impacting the ICT industry this year, with a warning that the implementation of projects could be delayed by the lack of talent.
The peak trade association for the Australian digital industry, the AIMIA, has embarked on a new strategic direction involving a restructure of the organisation which it says is designed to support ongoing growth of the digital industry.
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