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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, education, security, training, beca, industry verticals, IT management

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, Google, choice, 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: qualcomm, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, careers, zscaler, IT management, Facebook, Arista Networks, Gartner, Apple, Google, choice, Spiceworks, MongoDB, nvidia, intel, MuleSoft, Nestle, Sense, 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, Jeff Bezos, IBM, iPhone, smartphones, careers, IT management

Xero, Oneflare unveil new support for startup scene

Two Australian tech companies have injected money into the local startup scene.

By Adam Bender | 03 December, 2014 09:58

Tags: funding, xero, startups, university of new south wales, Oneflare, unsw, StartupAUS, Partnerships, scholarships

Sydney Startup Weekend doubles attendance in one year

This year's Startup Weekend, held November 22-23, attracted its largest crowd of Sydney entrepreneurs Sydney yet, according to organiser Thai Huynh.

By Adam Bender | 28 November, 2014 14:57

Tags: funding, startups, Sydney, Networking, Australia, Startup weekend, startup pitch event, Kapcher, startup scene, mentorship

RMIT University builds virtual networking labs for students

Melbourne's RMIT University has worked with HP to build virtual networking labs to help students learn about software-defined networking.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 November, 2014 11:42

Tags: SDN, Networking, RMIT University, software-defined-networking

Seeking dev talent, Atlassian kicks off national hiring tour

Atlassian last night kicked off the software developer's first 'pop-up' hiring tour, seeking to give potential employees a chance to learn more about the company.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 November, 2014 14:16

Tags: atlassian, careers

Australian startup snapshot: Reffind

Reffind is a Sydney-based B2B startup that will next year launch a mobile app to help businesses find new employees through referrals.

By Adam Bender | 20 November, 2014 14:08

Tags: startups, apps, recruitment, ios, Android, careers, Job search, mobile, Reffind, Startup, app, profile, Apple, referrals, Monster.com, job referrals, mobile apps

Vic election: ACS calls for govt advisory board to boost digital economy

As Victoria prepares to head to the polls on 29 November, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called for the establishment of a 'Digital Ministerial Advisory Council' to promote digital economy initiatives in the state.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 November, 2014 13:04

Tags: digital economy, australian computer society, victorian government

NEC Australia to hire 110 staff in Wollongong

NEC Australia is set to hire 110 staff to man its corporate office at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) innovation campus.

By Computerworld Australia staff | 12 November, 2014 14:27

Tags: NEC Australia, ICT jobs, Wollongong, University Of Wollongong

Air Force veteran to IT: ‘Live your dreams'

Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul isn't an IT expert, but his story of survival and recovery captivated the IT audience at a national management conference.

By Ann Bednarz | 12 November, 2014 01:29

Tags: careers, IT management, Society for Information Management

How automation could take your skills -- and your job

Nicholas Carr's essay IT Doesn't Matter in the Harvard Business Review in 2003, and the later book, argued that IT is shifting to a service delivery model comparable to electric utilities. It produced debate and defensiveness among IT managers over the possibility that they were sliding to irrelevancy. It's a debate that has yet to be settled. But what is clear is that Carr has a talent for raising timely questions, and he has done so again in his latest work The Glass Cage, Automation and Us (W.W. Norton & Co.)

By Patrick Thibodeau | 11 November, 2014 05:59

Tags: IT careers, careers, Harvard Business Review, IT management, norton

IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 08 November, 2014 08:25

Tags: Janco Associates, U.S. Department of Labor, IT careers, beca, careers, Computer Economics, IT management

Companies use urban office locations to attract IT talent

To attract workers in the competitive technology job market, remote connectivity service provider LogMeIn decided that a change of address was needed.

By Fred O'Connor | 07 November, 2014 08:43

Tags: careers, logmein, IT management

The IT freelance economy is growing, but not at large firms

The type of company you work for may have a lot to do with whether you're hired as a full-time employee or a contract or contingent worker.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 07 November, 2014 07:16

Tags: IT careers, careers, Computer Economics, IT management

Govt 'competitiveness agenda' excludes mature startups: Nitro CEO

Australian inaction on startup issues “has potential to turn into a national tragedy,” according to the chief executive of Nitro.

By Adam Bender | 05 November, 2014 08:00

Tags: funding, San Francisco, startups, Melbourne, PDF reader, Sam Chandler, software, competitiveness agenda, Nitro

Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

Microsoft has handed out pink slips in a third round of job cuts that "almost" concludes its plan to eliminate 18,000 positions.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 30 October, 2014 07:26

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software

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