Market failures stifling Australian startups: StartupAUS

Australia’s tech startups are urging the government to better promote entrepreneurs and innovation.

By Adam Bender | 15 April, 2014 09:55

Tags: startups, economy, Australia, entrepreneur, government

Airline hopes gamification can make its Oracle ERP users soar

Canadian airline WestJet believes gamification, the notion of applying elements of game design to a workplace setting, can help its employees use more effectively its Oracle J.D. Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.

By Chris Kanaracus | 10 April, 2014 04:19

Tags: WestJet, applications, enterprise resource planning, CIO role, it strategy, careers, Badgeville, software, COLLABORATE, IT management, Oracle, consumerization of IT

Intel cuts 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica, consolidates some operations in Asia

Intel is cutting 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica as it takes steps to cut 5 percent of its workforce by the end of the fiscal year.

By Agam Shah | 10 April, 2014 02:28

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Components, processors, intel

Parliament should unite to remove innovation barriers: Clare

The government and opposition can agree to fix issues holding back Australian startups and innovation, according to Communications Shadow Minister Jason Clare.

By Adam Bender | 09 April, 2014 13:56

Tags: ICT skills, innovation, share options, startups, copyright reform, crowdfunding, Parliament, politics, Jason Clare

SAP wants to make business users head-over-heels for HANA with new MOOC

SAP is hoping that a new massive online open course will help plant seeds of interest in its HANA in-memory database platform and also lead business end users to understand it better.

By Chris Kanaracus | 04 April, 2014 03:47

Tags: Vishal Sikka, application development, Internet-based applications and services, applications, training, SAP, careers, software, internet, IT management, Hasso Plattner

Juniper to lay off more than 500 and close facilities

Juniper Networks will lay off about 6 per cent of its workforce and back out of application delivery controllers as part of a restructuring intended to cut costs and focus the company on markets where it can grow fast.

By Stephen Lawson | 03 April, 2014 11:21

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Networking, SEC Filings, juniper networks, restructuring

How to find a co-founder for your startup

You may have a great idea for a startup, but you’re not going to be able to start a business on your own.

By Adam Bender | 24 March, 2014 13:47

Tags: Jana Matthews, startups, co-founder, careers, hiring

Google wants to get Australians coding

Google Australia has launched a new initiative designed to help produce more Australian software developers.

Reforms promised, officials removed following audit of troubled Obamacare site built by Oracle

A newly released, independent audit of Oregon's disastrous Obamacare website implementation takes both state officials and site contractor Oracle to task, saying each side contributed to problems that have generated a political firestorm in recent months.

By Chris Kanaracus | 21 March, 2014 19:22

Tags: business issues, Government use of IT, layoffs, CIO role, industry verticals, IT management, Edward Screven, Oracle, John Kitzhaber, services, it strategy, health care, software, First Data, government, Safra Catz

H-1B visas produce net IT job boost

The high-tech industry contends that Congress' failure to raise the cap on H-1B visas is costing the U.S. an opportunity to create a new job every 43 seconds.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 19 March, 2014 20:32

Tags: IT industry, IT careers, careers, IT management, IT outsourcing

Eventbrite founders: Start-ups need to concentrate on people and culture

It’s the people first and foremost that make a start-up great, not the technology. The challenge and opportunity is to keep that cultural focus in the face of rapid, global growth.

By Nadia Cameron | 18 March, 2014 10:35

Tags: Eventbrite, Internet-based applications and services

Data#3 general manager Mark Esler retires

Data#3’s (ASX: DTL) Queensland general manager Mark Esler has retired after 30 years at the system integrator.

By Computerworld Australia staff | 17 March, 2014 14:41

Tags: Mark Esler, Data#3, careers

In pictures: ANZ Innovyz START Sydney

We drop by the Sydney satellite of the ANZ Innovyz accelerator.

By Adam Bender | 07 March, 2014 10:22

Tags: ANZ Innovyz Start, Wahuna, startups, Regus, World Academy, startup accelerator, Edisse, mentoring, seed funding

Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.

By Fred O'Connor | 06 March, 2014 05:01

Tags: Linux, The Linux Foundation, careers, software, internet, operating systems, IT management, EDX

US school offers first-of-a-kind graduate degree in data center engineering

Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in data center engineering.

By James Niccolai | 05 March, 2014 23:03

Tags: business issues, personnel, Green data center, Compass Datacenters, training, Southern Methodist University, careers, IT management, environment

Australian startup snapshot: The Search Party

The Search Party is a Sydney-based tech startup that seeks to disrupt the recruitment industry.

By Adam Bender | 04 March, 2014 10:25

Tags: funding, profile, startups, Australia, recruiting, careers, big data, The Search Party, data analysis

Monash reveals MOOC on coding

Monash University has announced its first massive open online course (MOOC) will be launched this June and focus on coding.

By Adam Bender | 24 February, 2014 16:15

Tags: coding, MOOC, Courses, education, programming, Monash University

Equity crowdfunding comes to startup scene

Australian startups struggling for cash have a potential new source of funding with the launch of VentureCrowd, an online equity-based crowdfunding platform developed by Artesian Venture Partners.

By Adam Bender | 20 February, 2014 11:24

Tags: investment, funding, Artesian Venture Partners, startups, crowdfunding, VentureCrowd, equity, OurCrowd

University of South Australia to establish IT centre, honours degree

The University of South Australia (UniSA) has signed a partnership agreement with HP to establish a four-year honours degree program in IT/business informatics and an innovation centre in Adelaide.

By Computerworld Australia staff | 10 February, 2014 16:21

Tags: HP, University of South Australia, IT degrees, South Australia

Dell cuts 'small percentage' of workforce

Dell Monday confirmed it has cut its global workforce by what it called a "small percentage," which could mean a reduction of thousands of employees.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 February, 2014 01:15

Tags: business issues, IT industry, Dell, layoffs, IT careers, IT Leadership

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