Imagining a future where new skills are no help

Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England's chief economist, said that jobs at risk from automation total about 80 million in the US and about 15 million in the UK.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 23 November, 2015 14:00

Tags: Bank of England, job loss, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence

In brief: Akamai launches startup program

CDN provider Akamai has launched a program that will provide startups with up to a year's access to its web and performance services for free.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 November, 2015 12:12

Tags: startups, akamai

NBN campaign seeks to lure new workers to network rollout

A new marketing campaign launched by NBN seeks to head off a telco skills shortage by signing up 2000 young people to helping roll out the National Broadband Network.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 October, 2015 10:33

Tags: nbn co, training, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, careers, Telecommunications, broadband, NBN

Hiring good tech people: Where to start?

Tech industry employers ponder the question of how to hire good tech talent, and whether "good" is good enough.

Twitter cuts engineering team, lays off one in 12 employees

Twitter will work better with a "nimbler" engineering team, Dorsey tells staff

By Peter Sayer | 13 October, 2015 17:41

Tags: twitter

Machines are replacing writers, Gartner says

According to Gartner's annual top-10 list of strategic predictions, robots, robotic systems and automation will have an expanding role.

Cisco reorg consolidates IoE, cloud ops

Two execs roles expanded, another reassigned

By Jim Duffy | 11 September, 2015 00:09

Tags: Networking, Internet of Things, cisco, collaboration

General Electric CIO, Cisco VP among Top Women in Cloud

10 female leaders from the IT customer and vendor sides (including General Electric and Cisco) will be honored for their contributions to Cloud and convergence technology by the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW) later this month.

By Bob Brown | 08 September, 2015 17:40

Tags: management, general electric, cisco, cloud computing

Struggling Lenovo to cut 3200 jobs, streamline handset business

Lenovo is laying off 3200 employees and trimming down its smartphone portfolio in response to a slowdown in its PC and handset sales.

By Michael Kan | 13 August, 2015 11:29

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, layoffs, smartphones, Lenovo, financial results

IT job gains: Not as bright as they appear

The IT job market for the first half of 2015 is a touch softer than it originally seemed, soft enough that IT job growth is not only flat, but shrinking slightly.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 11 August, 2015 04:52

Tags: jobs, Janco Associates, Origin, careers, IT management

The real dirt on programming certifications

With programmers and developers in such high demand these days, it may be tempting to think that a decision as stodgy as pursuing a certification is a waste of time. After all, doesn't it all come down to the art of your code?

By Bob Violino | 11 August, 2015 02:20

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

Employment engine keeps humming for IT job seekers

Momentum keeps building in tech industry hiring, with unemployment dropping even lower than before. But it's not all good news, as Web developers and others saw increases in joblessness.

By Paul Krill | 05 August, 2015 05:25

Tags: jobs,, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT management

NBN to invest $40m to boost construction workforce

NBN will spend more close to $40 million on training and awareness campaigns to boost the National Broadband Network construction workforce, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 August, 2015 09:38

Tags: Networking, nbn co, training, National Broadband Network (NBN), careers, Telecommunications, broadband, NBN, Bill Morrow

Victoria, WA leading ICT worker growth

The Victorian and Western Australian ICT employment sector will grow by 3.1 per cent and 3.9 per cent respectively over the next six years according to research released by ACS and Deloitte Access Economics.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 July, 2015 10:51

Tags: acs, workforce planning, ict workers

Cisco names two more to new CEO's team

Cisco has named two new executives to the leadership team of new <a href="">CEO Chuck Robbins, who begins his tenure today</a>.

By Jim Duffy | 28 July, 2015 00:19

Tags: cisco, careers, IT management, Hilton

790 could leave Cisco in Technicolor deal

Cisco could transfer or impact as many as 790 employees under terms of <a href="">the sale of its Connected Devices business unit (CDBU) to Technicolor</a>.

By Jim Duffy | 24 July, 2015 06:14

Tags: cisco, 21, careers, IT management, Hilton

Biggest tech industry layoffs of 2015, so far

While the United States unemployment rate has hit a post-recession low, the network and computing industry has not been without significant layoffs so far in 2015.

By Bob Brown, IDG News Service staff | 23 July, 2015 03:34

Tags: HP, business issues, Microsoft Subnet, layoffs, LinkedIn, Good Technology

Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit

There was something about Cheryl Fillekes that Google really liked. Over a seven-year period, Fillekes was contacted by Google recruiters four different times for jobs. In each case, she did well enough in the phone interviews to get an invitation for an in-person interview.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 22 July, 2015 06:49

Tags: University of Chicago, EE, Google, IT careers, careers, IT management, Oppo takes top spot at Startup Weekend Brisbane, an online service designed to streamline contact centres' outbound calls, took the top spot at Startup Weekend Brisbane.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 July, 2015 09:59

Tags: brisbane, startups, Startup Weekend Brisbane, Startup weekend, River City Labs

With fresh cash in hand, HackerRank wants to be the 'default resume' for coders

Good programmers are notoriously hard to find, but HackerRank thinks it has the answer. A fresh cash infusion suggests it may be on to something.

By Katherine Noyes | 15 July, 2015 08:44

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, applications, software, HackerRank, careers, HR, IT management, investments, internet

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