Interns loving life at Facebook, Google & Apple

While many young people are reportedly abandoning Facebook as a place to socialize online, many others say it's a great entryway to the workforce. For the second year in a row, Facebook is the highest rated company by interns based on the feedback they share on jobs and career online marketplace Glassdoor.

By Bob Brown | 26 February, 2015 00:06

Tags: Microsoft, Glassdoor, qualcomm, careers, IT management, intel, Facebook, Apple, Cisco Systems, Yahoo, Google

How not to get slammed by the FCC for Wi-Fi blocking

Rick Hampton, the wireless communications manager for Boston-based Partners Healthcare, has seen the dialogue among network professionals heating up in the wake of the FCC's sternly-worded enforcement warning about illegal Wi-Fi blocking and says it's no wonder the commission is fired up.

By Bob Brown | 10 February, 2015 22:21

Tags: fcc, careers, Marriott International, Healthcare, health care, IT management, industry verticals

KPMG asks startups to 'energise' natural resources sector

A tech startup accelerator based in Perth aims to spur innovation in the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector.

By Adam Bender | 05 February, 2015 15:22

Tags: accelerators, natural resources, startups, innovation, funding, kpmg, Perth, energy

Most IT hiring to come from digital businesses in 2015

Most of IT hiring this year is expected to come from the digital and tech industry, as businesses increase their workloads and expand, according to Greythorn’s Hiring Manager Survey 2015.

By Rebecca Merrett | 03 February, 2015 13:50

Tags: IT hiring, IT careers, Greythorn

PayPal’s BattleHack comes to Australia for a second time

Over the weekend Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom will play host to the Australian leg of BattleHack, PayPal’s global hackathon.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 January, 2015 18:59

Tags: Development, innovation, developers, paypal, Hackathons

Citrix's 900 job cuts seen as 'defensive' move

Citrix Systems announced better than expected financial results for the last quarter but also a restructuring plan that will see 900 jobs being cut.

By Katherine Noyes | 30 January, 2015 11:05

Tags: business issues, Citrix Systems, layoffs, financial results, restructuring

EMC plans layoffs in wake of weakened outlook

Storage giant, EMC, will soon start handing out pink slips as part of a new restructuring effort prompted by a weakened financial outlook.

By Katherine Noyes | 30 January, 2015 06:27

Tags: business issues, layoffs, financial results, restructuring, emc

Event fosters software and STEM entrepreneurs for education

Weekend hackathons for developers have been around for years. Now they are popping up everywhere.

By Matt Hamblen | 29 January, 2015 08:08

Tags: Google, Bull, IT careers, careers, IT management

Sony Mobile said to be planning 1000 more job cuts

Sony is planning to lay off another 1,000 people from its mobile division as it attempts to bring the unit back to profitability, according to Japan's Nikkei business daily.

By Martyn Williams | 28 January, 2015 08:15

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, layoffs, smartphones, Android, Sony Mobile Communications, sony

MOOCs deliver robots for everyone

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) aims to bring robots to the masses through two massive open online courses (MOOCs) on robotics.

By Adam Bender | 20 January, 2015 13:08

Tags: QUT, free courses, MOOC, robotics, education, STEM, Queensland University of Technology, MOOCs, undergraduate robotics course, robots

5 minutes a week to advance your career

The New Year is always a good time to reflect on your career: where you've been, where you're heading, and where you'd like to go. It's also the traditional time for people like me -- industry analysts, pundits and consultants -- to tell you what hot skills you'll need to develop to advance your career in the next year. Of course, if developing your career were really that simple, every reader would be the CEO of a company by now.

By Paul Glen | 20 January, 2015 05:31

Tags: professional networking, IT careers, careers, IT management

Recruit Holdings snaps up IT recruiter Peoplebank

Tokyo-headquartered Recruit Holdings has acquired Australian IT recruiting firm Peoplebank.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 January, 2015 10:13

Tags: recruitment, careers

IBM appoints new local MD

IBM has announced a replacement for former Australia and New Zealand managing director Andrew Stevens, who retired in 2014. Stevens had been IBM's A/NZ MD since January 2011.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 January, 2015 11:42

Tags: IBM

15 job titles getting big salary boosts in 2015

Competition for technical talent is on the rise and so are salaries.

By Ann Bednarz | 05 January, 2015 22:07

Tags: careers, Look ahead 2015, IT management

New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a three year old organization with a bold mission to "bring together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats" and drive cybersecurity R&D in the New England region. Network World editor in Chief John Dix attended their most recent meeting in Boston and later tracked down ACSC Executive Director Charlie Benway and ACSC Board Chair William Guenther (CEO and Founder of Mass Insight) for a deep dive on the organization's goals.

By John Dix | 17 December, 2014 06:44

Tags: acs, csc, security, education, beca, training, IT management, industry verticals

Opinion: Why I hate IT recruitment agencies

The main purpose of recruitment agencies is to match the right potential employer with the right potential employee. In the ideal scenario, all parties emerge as winners. But with some recruiters, the attempt to get the right outcome for candidates and employers is cursory at best.

Google employees say it's the best big company to work for

Google employees love their jobs more so than workers at any other big company in the United States, according to the 2014 Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards rankings.

By Bob Brown | 11 December, 2014 01:23

Tags: F5 Networks, choice, Google, Glassdoor, careers, IT management, Facebook

Google tops Glassdoor's best places to work; F5 outranks Facebook, Qualcomm, Apple

Google is No. 1 among employees, according to Glassdoor's seventh annual Employees' Choice Awards.

By Ann Bednarz | 11 December, 2014 00:48

Tags: Glassdoor, LinkedIn, qualcomm, zscaler, careers, IT management, Arista Networks, Facebook, Apple, Gartner, choice, Google, Spiceworks, MongoDB, nvidia, MuleSoft, intel, Sense, Nestle, MobileIron

Father of Video Games Ralph Baer dead at 92

Long before the Xbox came the Brown Box, a creation that defense contractor engineer Ralph Baer and colleagues built in the late 1960s that would become known as the first real video game system. The video game industry this week mourns Baer, a German-born American who has passed away at the age of 92.

By Bob Brown | 10 December, 2014 09:09

Tags: careers, IT management, deaths

Apple CEO Tim Cook among 8 finalists for Time's Person of the Year

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who dazzled the industry with new iPhones and iPads and showed strength by becoming the first Fortune 500 CEO to publicly announce he is gay, has made Time magazine's short list for Person of the Year for 2014.

By Bob Brown | 10 December, 2014 08:53

Tags: tim cook, Apple, consumer electronics, IBM, Jeff Bezos, smartphones, iPhone, careers, IT management

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