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NBN to invest $40m to boost construction workforce

NBN will spend more close to $40 million on training and awareness campaigns to boost the National Broadband Network construction workforce, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 August, 2015 09:38

Tags: Networking, nbn co, training, National Broadband Network (NBN), careers, Telecommunications, broadband, NBN, Bill Morrow

Victoria, WA leading ICT worker growth

The Victorian and Western Australian ICT employment sector will grow by 3.1 per cent and 3.9 per cent respectively over the next six years according to research released by ACS and Deloitte Access Economics.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 July, 2015 10:51

Tags: acs, workforce planning, ict workers

Cisco names two more to new CEO's team

Cisco has named two new executives to the leadership team of new CEO Chuck Robbins, who begins his tenure today.

By Jim Duffy | 28 July, 2015 00:19

Tags: cisco, careers, IT management, Hilton

790 could leave Cisco in Technicolor deal

Cisco could transfer or impact as many as 790 employees under terms of the sale of its Connected Devices business unit (CDBU) to Technicolor.

By Jim Duffy | 24 July, 2015 06:14

Tags: cisco, 21, careers, IT management, Hilton

Biggest tech industry layoffs of 2015, so far

While the United States unemployment rate has hit a post-recession low, the network and computing industry has not been without significant layoffs so far in 2015.

By Bob Brown, IDG News Service staff | 23 July, 2015 03:34

Tags: HP, business issues, Microsoft Subnet, layoffs, LinkedIn, Good Technology

Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit

There was something about Cheryl Fillekes that Google really liked. Over a seven-year period, Fillekes was contacted by Google recruiters four different times for jobs. In each case, she did well enough in the phone interviews to get an invitation for an in-person interview.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 22 July, 2015 06:49

Tags: University of Chicago, EE, Google, IT careers, careers, IT management, Oppo

PowerDialer.co takes top spot at Startup Weekend Brisbane

PowerDialer.co, an online service designed to streamline contact centres' outbound calls, took the top spot at Startup Weekend Brisbane.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 July, 2015 09:59

Tags: brisbane, startups, Startup Weekend Brisbane, Startup weekend, River City Labs

With fresh cash in hand, HackerRank wants to be the 'default resume' for coders

Good programmers are notoriously hard to find, but HackerRank thinks it has the answer. A fresh cash infusion suggests it may be on to something.

By Katherine Noyes | 15 July, 2015 08:44

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, applications, software, HackerRank, careers, HR, IT management, investments, internet

Tech industry employees set for a small pay bump

Sixty eight per cent of Australian technology companies will be rewarding their staff with a salary increase according to the latest Michael Page Australia Salary & Employment Outlook.

By Hamish Barwick | 14 July, 2015 10:48

Tags: salary growth, employment, Michael Page International

'Unprecedented' growth for Brisbane startup scene

The Brisbane startup scene "is on fire" according to River City Labs community manager Josh Anthony.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 15:07

Tags: brisbane, startups, Startup Weekend Brisbane, Startup weekend, River City Labs

Startup Catalyst extends deadline for applications

Startup Catalyst has extended by a week the window for young Queenslanders to apply for its program, which will offer participants a taste of Silicon Valley's startup culture.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 July, 2015 15:32

Tags: startups, Startup Catalyst, River City Labs

StartupAUS appoints first CEO

Peter Bradd has been appointed StartupAUS’ first CEO.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 June, 2015 17:27

Tags: startups, Fishburners, StartupAUS

Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don't want to manage people

Egle Sigler started at Rackspace as a junior programmer and later moved to a DevOps architect position before advancing to her current role: principal architect of private cloud solutions at Rackspace.

By Ann Bednarz | 16 June, 2015 04:32

Tags: Devops, careers, IT management, rackspace

Search begins for WA government CIO

The Western Australian state government has begun its search for a chief information officer to lead a wide-ranging ICT reform program.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 June, 2015 11:16

Tags: Western Australia, chief information officer, careers

Comcast and TWC are (still) among the most hated companies in America

The annual American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015 placed Comcast and Time-Warner Cable near the very bottom of all telecom and technology companies in the rankings, the researchers involved announced Tuesday.

By Jon Gold | 03 June, 2015 23:56

Tags: altera, acs, Networking, comcast, intel, LAN & WAN

Does he stay or go? Parsing Apple's promotion of designer Jony Ive

Apple's well-known designer, Jony Ive, has been promoted to the position of chief design officer, a new title in the Cupertino, Calif. company's executive suite.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 May, 2015 02:54

Tags: Apple, IT careers, careers, IT management

IBM defends use of temp visa workers

IBM says the growth in technologies such as cloud, analytics, mobile and security is "exacerbating the skills shortage" in the tech industry, and underscores the need for temporary foreign tech workers.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 23 May, 2015 03:11

Tags: Xerox, IBM, Microsoft, IT careers, qualcomm, careers, H-1B, IT management, emc, white house, Dell

The CIO as cheerleader/collaborator/therapist/technophile/entrepreneur

Jack Wood, CIO for home goods e-commerce powerhouse Wayfair, wears many hats and he doffed them all at IT Roadmap in Boston this week.

By Bob Brown | 22 May, 2015 02:39

Tags: careers, IT management, Greenpeace

Coding education key to Australia's competitiveness, says Shorten

Bill Shorten has continued spruiking Labor's proposal to beef up software development skills in Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 May, 2015 14:34

Tags: software development, Bill Shorten, education, software developers

OurCrowd sets Australian record for equity crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has broken an Australian record, the company said this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 May, 2015 08:00

Tags: health, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, OurCrowd

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