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In pictures: A look inside the York Butter Factory startup space

Techworld Australia stops by Melbourne's hub for startups

By Adam Bender | 27 August, 2014 11:01

Tags: Melbourne, startups, co-working space, York Butter Factory, incubator

Job solicitations multiply for tech talent

Most happily employed IT pros would consider a new job opportunity -- and there are plenty more to consider these days as recruiters struggle to fill in-demand positions.

By Ann Bednarz | 27 August, 2014 03:26

Tags: TEKsystems, careers, IT management

Startup tips: Separating speculators from investors

Too many investors think of the Australian startup scene as a “casino” in which they can place a number of bets and get rich quick, according to Talent International Richard Earl.

By Adam Bender | 22 August, 2014 15:03

Tags: funding, startups, advice, tips, Talent International, Richard Earl, mentoring

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

By Jon Gold | 20 August, 2014 23:26

Tags: Linux, linux foundation, careers, software, Open Source Subnet, operating systems, IT management

IT puts millennials to work - as mentors

As CIO of General Electric's Digital Energy division, Venki Rao has invested a fair amount of time identifying and developing IT talent. But four years ago, during a boot camp kicking off GE's companywide IT Leadership Program (ITLP) for college recruits, Rao quickly realized the learning opportunity had become a two-way street.

By Beth Stackpole | 20 August, 2014 05:07

Tags: business issues, personnel, general electric, careers, IT management

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Now that he's the bonafide owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer today announced that he was formally stepping down from his role as a Microsoft board member.

By Yoni Heisler | 20 August, 2014 04:46

Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, steve ballmer, careers, IT management

Telstra reveals muru-D startup graduates

Nine of the 10 startups that entered the Telstra muru-D accelerator program have graduated, with eight already securing investors for the next stage.

By Adam Bender | 18 August, 2014 12:05

Tags: funding, startups, Sydney, accelerator, muru-D, Telstra

Cisco slashing up to 6000 jobs

Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 09:01

Tags: business issues, personnel, Cisco Systems, layoffs, Networking, financial results

Texas, Florida, North Carolina lead IT job growth in first half of 2014, study finds

U.S. technology professionals searching for jobs may want to look in states not normally considered IT hot spots.

By Fred O'Connor | 13 August, 2014 03:16

Tags: Dice, careers, IT management

$10 million for Qld startup incubator ilab

The University of Queensland has announced a $10 million fund for early-stage startups.

By Adam Bender | 12 August, 2014 16:11

Tags: funding, startups, UniQuest, queensland, Artesian Capital Management, incubator, ilab, university of queensland, QLD

Bar exam software snafu sparks multiple lawsuits

Woe be to the software vendor who aggravates the mental status of recent law school grads.

By Chris Kanaracus | 09 August, 2014 04:50

Tags: ExamSoft, legal, Civil lawsuits, careers, software, IT management

Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads

While the job market is healthy for IT pros, certain talents are more valuable than others, and it's wise to keep adding to your skills arsenal.

By Ann Bednarz | 25 July, 2014 02:01

Tags: STEM, robert half technology, careers, IT management

Layoffs raise questions about Nadella's commitment to Nokia deal

Microsoft's 14 percent staff reduction, the largest in its history and focused heavily on employees acquired from Nokia's devices and services business, has some observers thinking Satya Nadella got a bad case of Lumia-induced indigestion.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 July, 2014 05:13

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software, internet

How Microsoft announces layoffs will show the company's PR IQ

If Microsoft pulls the layoff trigger today, as many expect, the company will face PR problems if it doesn't make smart moves, a crisis communications expert said.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2014 23:35

Tags: IT transformation, business issues, IT industry, layoffs, Microsoft

Highs and lows of CEO pay

This year's proxy season has come to a close, and after digging through regulatory filings, 10 highlights stand out in our analysis of 62 tech CEOs' compensation.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 July, 2014 23:32

Tags: Motorola, at&t, IBM, careers, CEO pay, IT management, emc

Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday

Microsoft reportedly will announce the biggest round of layoffs in its history on Thursday as massive changes wrought by new CEO Satya Nadella start to take hold at the struggling IT giant.

By Stephen Lawson | 17 July, 2014 09:47

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software

Employers use customized bonus plans to attract developers, survey says

Software developers may find more employers using customized bonuses to attract and retain them as the job market for their skills stays competitive, according to a salary survey from IT job site Dice.

By Fred O'Connor | 16 July, 2014 06:34

Tags: Dice, careers, IT management

Adobe finds new Australia and New Zealand MD

Adobe Australia and New Zealand head of digital media Chris Skelton has been promoted to A/NZ managing director.

By Computerworld Australia staff | 14 July, 2014 13:47

Tags: appointment, appointments, adobe, Chris Skelton, Photoshop Creative Cloud

Women entrepreneurs offer 4 tips for startup success

Passion and persistence makes the successful entrepreneur, according to four Australian women entrepreneurs who lead their own startups.

By Adam Bender | 09 July, 2014 14:19

Tags: exit strategy, fail fast, OneShift, startups, women, female, Expert 360, The Best Day, tips, Startup, advice, passion, entrepreneurs, gender, Her Fashion Box

Startups don't get daunted by failure: Guy Kawasaki

It takes some irrationality to be an entrepreneur, according to Guy Kawasaki, an Apple veteran who is now chief evangelist of graphic design startup Canva.

By Adam Bender | 02 July, 2014 13:40

Tags: funding, startups, Apple, guy kawasaki, advice, entrepreneurs, Canva, graphic design

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