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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

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

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