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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

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

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

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

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, Society for Information Management, IT 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, Harvard Business Review, careers, IT management, norton

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