Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads

While the job market is healthy for IT pros, certain talents are more valuable than others, and it's wise to keep adding to your skills arsenal.

By Ann Bednarz | 25 July, 2014 02:01

Tags: STEM, robert half technology, careers, IT management

Layoffs raise questions about Nadella's commitment to Nokia deal

Microsoft's 14 percent staff reduction, the largest in its history and focused heavily on employees acquired from Nokia's devices and services business, has some observers thinking Satya Nadella got a bad case of Lumia-induced indigestion.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 July, 2014 05:13

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software, internet

How Microsoft announces layoffs will show the company's PR IQ

If Microsoft pulls the layoff trigger today, as many expect, the company will face PR problems if it doesn't make smart moves, a crisis communications expert said.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2014 23:35

Tags: IT transformation, business issues, IT industry, layoffs, Microsoft

Highs and lows of CEO pay

This year's proxy season has come to a close, and after digging through regulatory filings, 10 highlights stand out in our analysis of 62 tech CEOs' compensation.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 July, 2014 23:32

Tags: Motorola, at&t, IBM, careers, CEO pay, IT management, emc

Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday

Microsoft reportedly will announce the biggest round of layoffs in its history on Thursday as massive changes wrought by new CEO Satya Nadella start to take hold at the struggling IT giant.

By Stephen Lawson | 17 July, 2014 09:47

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software

Employers use customized bonus plans to attract developers, survey says

Software developers may find more employers using customized bonuses to attract and retain them as the job market for their skills stays competitive, according to a salary survey from IT job site Dice.

By Fred O'Connor | 16 July, 2014 06:34

Tags: Dice, careers, IT management

Adobe finds new Australia and New Zealand MD

Adobe Australia and New Zealand head of digital media Chris Skelton has been promoted to A/NZ managing director.

By Computerworld Australia staff | 14 July, 2014 13:47

Tags: appointment, appointments, adobe, Chris Skelton, Photoshop Creative Cloud

Women entrepreneurs offer 4 tips for startup success

Passion and persistence makes the successful entrepreneur, according to four Australian women entrepreneurs who lead their own startups.

By Adam Bender | 09 July, 2014 14:19

Tags: exit strategy, fail fast, OneShift, startups, women, female, Expert 360, The Best Day, tips, Startup, advice, passion, entrepreneurs, gender, Her Fashion Box

Startups don't get daunted by failure: Guy Kawasaki

It takes some irrationality to be an entrepreneur, according to Guy Kawasaki, an Apple veteran who is now chief evangelist of graphic design startup Canva.

By Adam Bender | 02 July, 2014 13:40

Tags: funding, startups, Apple, guy kawasaki, advice, entrepreneurs, Canva, graphic design

Advice for college students seeking a tech career: Turn to internships

When Katie Smith interned with Capital One, she expected to spend the summer fetching beverages for her manager -- instead, she started on a career path that led to a full-time IT job at the banking and financial services company.

By Fred O'Connor | 28 June, 2014 03:34

Tags: Capital One, careers, IT management

SAGE-AU goes into bat for sysadmins

Not-for-profit organisation SAGE-AU said it wants to shine a spotlight on the sometimes unsung heroes of IT, system administrators.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 June, 2014 11:07

Tags: system administrators, sage-au, Robert Hudson, IT professionals, IT careers

IT hiring rises where it counts

Hiring at companies that are mostly users of technology is on the rise, according to Computer Economics.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 19 June, 2014 07:06

Tags: HP, IT industry, IT careers, careers, Computer Economics, IT management, Hewlett-Packard

Tips on how to ace an Office 365 certification test

Anyone hoping to gain Microsoft certification in Office 365 better know the ins and outs of provisioning, security, syncing, identities and troubleshooting for the cloud version of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite.

By Tim Greene | 19 June, 2014 04:13

Tags: certification, Office 365, Google, Shell, Microsoft, software, Kno

"H4CKERS WANTED" report: NSA not having trouble filing cybersecurity jobs

While there's a notion that a dearth of cybersecurity professionals the shortage is most acute at the "high end" where $250,000 salaries are not uncommon for those who combine technical and managerial skills.

By Ellen Messmer | 18 June, 2014 22:57

Tags: cybersecurity, National Security Agency, security, nsa, careers, IT management

A new approach in luring top tech talent: a streamlined hiring process

Free snacks and on-site video games may help companies attract skilled IT workers, but speeding up the hiring cycle is also important. Drawn-out employee searches frustrate IT managers and prompt good candidates to accept jobs elsewhere.

By Fred O'Connor | 07 June, 2014 03:39

Tags: SAP, careers, IT management

Samsung goes to Deakin University for joint R&D

Deakin University has announced plans to do joint research and development with Samsung Electronics Australia.

By Adam Bender | 30 May, 2014 11:36

Tags: samsung, university, education, research and development, tertiary education, Deakin University, R&D, collaboration

No harm, no foul: Windows 8 hasn't harmed Microsoft's software satisfaction score

Customer satisfaction with Microsoft's software -- primarily Windows, but also Office -- climbed slightly in the last year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 May, 2014 06:03

Tags: acs, applications, Microsoft, University of Michigan, Windows, software, operating systems

How to quit your day job (and build a tech startup)

Launching a successful startup requires 100 per cent dedication – and that means quitting your job.

By Adam Bender | 16 May, 2014 11:30

Tags: jobs, startups, advice, technology, quitting, careers

For entry-level tech jobs, hiring managers care about passion for IT more than a diploma

Class of 2014 college graduates looking for their first IT jobs take note: your passion for and experience with technology may prove more helpful in your employment search than your diplomas.

By Fred O'Connor | 15 May, 2014 03:45

Tags: Dice, SAP, careers, IT management, HubSpot, mcgraw-hill

Budget 2014 - Budget kills 'vital lifeline' for tech startups: StartupAus

Startups are in an uproar over the killing of Commercialisation Australia and other cuts in the federal government’s 2014-15 budget.

By Adam Bender | 14 May, 2014 10:09

Tags: funding, budget, Commercialisation Australia, startups, mPort, Coalition, River City Labs, StartupAUS, Budget 2014-15, ingogo, Innovation Investment Fund, federal government, Australia

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