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

In pictures: Microsoft's #WeSpeakCode gets students programming

Microsoft last week held its YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode event, which is designed to promote interest in software development among school students. Students from schools across Western Sydney attended a #WeSpeakCode event at UTS on Friday. The event at UTS was launched by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 May, 2015 15:05

Tags: software development, software developers

SAP appoints new local MD

SAP Australia/New Zealand's chief operating officer, John Ruthven, will take over as local president and managing director, the ERP vendor announced today.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 May, 2015 11:09

Tags: SAP Australia, SAP

Budget 2015: StartupAUS sees missed opportunities in budget

StartupAUS has welcomed government moves in the budget to support small business but says it has failed to address many of the key issues facing tech-focussed startups in Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 May, 2015 14:00

Tags: startups, Budget 2015, australian computer society, StartupAUS

H-1B employees crowd out other workers, says study

The battle over the H-1B visa is mostly a battle of brute political muscle on Capitol Hill, coupled with campaign spending. But in the quieter academic sphere, the visa is a topic of ongoing research, and a new paper by three economists is challenging some of the assertions made by the tech industry that H-1B workers deliver economic gains.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 13 May, 2015 04:29

Tags: Lotte, visa, IT careers, Treasury, careers, H-1B, IT management, Internal Revenue Service

Is IT work getting more stressful, or is it the Millennials?

IT work can be stressful, which has always been true. But a new survey says the stress level in IT may be rising. But why?

By Patrick Thibodeau | 09 May, 2015 06:08

Tags: IT careers, careers, GFI Software, IT management

Billions of reasons to listen to these Unicorn startup founders

Unicorns are all the rage these days, and we're not talking about the ones in fantasy stories or on your kids' bedspreads. The unicorns that people at events like last week's TIE Startup Con (formerly TIEcon East) are agog over are private companies with valuations of $1 billion or more, such as co-working office space provider WeWork and data virtualization company Actifio, whose founders talked shop during the opening panel at the Cambridge, Mass., get-together for entrepreneurs and investors.

By Bob Brown | 09 May, 2015 02:30

Tags: startups, Actifio, careers, Capita, IT management

All hail the next big job, the chief IoT officer

In the near future, you may hear about the appointment of a Chief Internet of Things (IoT) Officer. Before you roll your eyes and chortle at the thought of another chief-of-something, consider the problem.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 08 May, 2015 20:14

Tags: IT careers, careers, IT management

Cisco packing lots into new Catalyst Ethernet switch

Cisco next month will unveil an Ethernet switch designed for campus aggregation but in a space saving form factor that's smaller than previous models.

By Jim Duffy | 06 May, 2015 05:41

Tags: acs, catalyst, Ethernet Switch, Networking

AGL's CFO to lead tech at energy company

AGL's current CFO, Brett Redman, will lead the energy company's newly created finance and technology group.

By Rohan Pearce | 04 May, 2015 10:25

Tags: AGL, careers

IT contractor roles taking longer to fill

Recruiters are finding it harder to fill IT contractor roles as demand heats up according to a new report by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA).

By Hamish Barwick | 01 May, 2015 10:44

Tags: ITCRA, IT jobs, jobs market

Everest avalanche kills privacy-focused Google engineer, Dan Fredinburg

Dan Fredinburg, an engineer who worked on many of Google's most exciting projects during his 8 years with the company, died over the weekend in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by Nepal's devastating earthquake.

By Bob Brown | 26 April, 2015 23:47

Tags: Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, careers, twitter, IT management

Median age at Google is 29, says US age discrimination lawsuit

The typical employee at Google is relatively young, according to a lawsuit brought by an older programmer who is alleging age discrimination.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 24 April, 2015 06:28

Tags: Google, IT careers, careers, IT management

Government just doesn't 'get' startups, says StartupAUS

Despite some initiatives that will help make life easier for Australian startups, the government still doesn't really understand what tech startups are and their potential impact on the country's economy, according to StartupAUS.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 14:57

Tags: startups, StartupAUS

AGL restructure claims IT exec's scalp

A restructure of AGL Energy Limited's executive team has seen the departure of chief information officer Owen Coppage.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 April, 2015 11:12

Tags: AGL

In brief: Yuile takes CEO role at Nextgen Group

Nextgen Networks managing director David Yuile has been appointed CEO of Nextgen Group, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2015 15:51

Tags: Nextgen Group, Nextgen Networks, David Yuile

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