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Australian startup snapshot: Reffind

Reffind is a Sydney-based B2B startup that will next year launch a mobile app to help businesses find new employees through referrals.

By Adam Bender | 20 November, 2014 14:08

Tags: startups, apps, recruitment, ios, Android, careers, Job search, mobile, Reffind, Startup, app, profile, Apple, referrals, Monster.com, job referrals, mobile apps

Vic election: ACS calls for govt advisory board to boost digital economy

As Victoria prepares to head to the polls on 29 November, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called for the establishment of a 'Digital Ministerial Advisory Council' to promote digital economy initiatives in the state.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 November, 2014 13:04

Tags: digital economy, australian computer society, victorian government

NEC Australia to hire 110 staff in Wollongong

NEC Australia is set to hire 110 staff to man its corporate office at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) innovation campus.

By Computerworld Australia staff | 12 November, 2014 14:27

Tags: NEC Australia, ICT jobs, Wollongong, University Of Wollongong

Air Force veteran to IT: ‘Live your dreams'

Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul isn't an IT expert, but his story of survival and recovery captivated the IT audience at a national management conference.

By Ann Bednarz | 12 November, 2014 01:29

Tags: careers, IT management, Society for Information Management

How automation could take your skills -- and your job

Nicholas Carr's essay IT Doesn't Matter in the Harvard Business Review in 2003, and the later book, argued that IT is shifting to a service delivery model comparable to electric utilities. It produced debate and defensiveness among IT managers over the possibility that they were sliding to irrelevancy. It's a debate that has yet to be settled. But what is clear is that Carr has a talent for raising timely questions, and he has done so again in his latest work The Glass Cage, Automation and Us (W.W. Norton & Co.)

By Patrick Thibodeau | 11 November, 2014 05:59

Tags: IT careers, careers, Harvard Business Review, IT management, norton

IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 08 November, 2014 08:25

Tags: Janco Associates, U.S. Department of Labor, IT careers, beca, careers, Computer Economics, IT management

Companies use urban office locations to attract IT talent

To attract workers in the competitive technology job market, remote connectivity service provider LogMeIn decided that a change of address was needed.

By Fred O'Connor | 07 November, 2014 08:43

Tags: careers, logmein, IT management

The IT freelance economy is growing, but not at large firms

The type of company you work for may have a lot to do with whether you're hired as a full-time employee or a contract or contingent worker.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 07 November, 2014 07:16

Tags: IT careers, careers, Computer Economics, IT management

Govt 'competitiveness agenda' excludes mature startups: Nitro CEO

Australian inaction on startup issues “has potential to turn into a national tragedy,” according to the chief executive of Nitro.

By Adam Bender | 05 November, 2014 08:00

Tags: funding, San Francisco, startups, Melbourne, PDF reader, Sam Chandler, software, competitiveness agenda, Nitro

Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

Microsoft has handed out pink slips in a third round of job cuts that "almost" concludes its plan to eliminate 18,000 positions.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 30 October, 2014 07:26

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software

For big raises in IT, look to mobile, security, big data

IT salaries will remain mostly stagnant in 2015, except for workers with highly coveted skill sets, according to a report tracking IT salaries and skills demand in the coming years.

By Fred O'Connor | 27 October, 2014 15:03

Tags: Modis, careers, IT management

Investor visa overhaul to boost venture capital for startups

An overhaul of the significant investor visa will increase startup access to venture capital in Australia, according to the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

By Adam Bender | 23 October, 2014 15:58

Tags: funding, startups, significant investor visa, Ai Group, Venture capital, government

Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

The dearth of software development talent isn't an issue restricted to U.S. businesses. Finding programmers, especially to fill positions in the growing field of health IT, is a global challenge, said speakers Tuesday during a panel discussion on developing a health IT workforce.

By Fred O'Connor | 22 October, 2014 07:48

Tags: TotalMobile, careers, health care, IT management, industry verticals

Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

By Matt Hamblen | 21 October, 2014 07:31

Tags: business issues, sprint, wireless carriers, layoffs

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7 percent in a restructuring plan it hopes will put it on the path to improved profits.

By Agam Shah | 17 October, 2014 08:12

Tags: business issues, Advanced Micro Devices, layoffs

Life as an IT contractor

The upside of life as an IT contractor is alluring. You get to be your own boss, accept only the jobs you want, and work flexible hours. With each assignment comes the opportunity to learn new skills and gain exposure to different environments.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 October, 2014 06:16

Tags: TEKsystems, careers, IT management

Warm response to funding for coding education

The government will spend $12 million improving STEM education in primary and secondary schools as part of its 'Competitiveness Agenda', which also includes changes to how employee share options are taxed.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 October, 2014 13:02

Tags: education

Startups applaud death of Labor tax rules on employee share options

Australia’s startup scene has welcomed changes by the Abbott government to taxation of employee stock option plans (ESOPs) as a positive first step toward a thriving startup ecosystem.

By Adam Bender | 15 October, 2014 10:54

Tags: funding, Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP), startups, tax, Tony Abbott, employee stock option plans, regulation, competitiveness agenda, Startup

Oracle database certifications aren't 'permanent' anymore

Oracle is requiring database administrators to upgrade their certifications if the ones they hold are for older versions of its platform.

By Chris Kanaracus | 15 October, 2014 04:44

Tags: applications, databases, training, careers, software, IT management, Oracle

Startups win reform in Abbott's competitiveness agenda

The Australian government will reform how employee share options are taxed to make it easier for startups to attract and retain talent, as part of a $400 million Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda unveiled today by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

By Adam Bender | 14 October, 2014 15:12

Tags: funding, ICT education, STEM education, startups, taxes, tax, Tony Abbott, competitiveness agenda, Australian Government

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