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Cloud
Training & certification: It's time for leaders to loosen the purse strings
Here we explore reasons that companies can benefit from investing in staff training and certification as well as ways to persuade leadership teams to invest.
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Digital Transformation
Why Australia must fill the technology skills gap to remain competitive
As more organisations accelerate digital transformation, the technology skills gap continues to widen — impacting Australia’s ability to compete globally.
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Tech skills shortage
How to make a difference to Australia's digital skill shortage
Australia's reduction in migration has created a shortage of skills in the economy, and the impact has been particularly severe on the technology industry.
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Cybersecurity
The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
With every new technology-enabled path we forge, we must also defend ourselves from cyber threats and exploitation. Here we take a look at some of Aotearoa's main cyber defenders.
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Cloud
Fortinet launches new technical assistance centre in Sydney's CBD
The TAC is designed to provide local support and clear escalation paths for local customers, as well as forming part of Fortinet’s follow-the-sun support globally and addressing the cyber skills shortage.
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Open source
Using Open source Software (OSS) is critical for cloud transformations
Here are reasons why the future of the cloud should be incorporating open source — and it starts with helping to address the current skills shortage.
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IT skills shortage
The new (and better) route to a career in IT
Employers desperately need relevant skills, competence and real-world experience, which multi-year degrees often fail to offer, writes DDLS CEO Jon Lang.
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Cybersecurity
Aus Government must support ICT industry as skills shortages continue
The possibilities of innovative technologies are not being fully realised by Australia's Government, and this is adversely impacting the economy, the latest AIIA survey finds.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS: Cloud usage surges amongst enterprise post pandemic
“The past year accelerated our shift to a digital world and highlighted an even more urgent recognition of the problems we need to address to drive our economy and society forward."
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Employment
Company-X cofounder joins Waikato Regional Skills Leadership Group
David Hallett was elected as the group’s information and communication technology (ICT) and creative representative, where he will help to increase opportunities for those who have become unemployed and those who want to make a career in ICT.
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Learning
Workplaces mismatching the importance of continous learning
Employers and employees have fundamentally different perspectives on the importance of upskilling and continuous learning in the workplace.
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Cybersecurity
UTS & Institute of Data announce scholarship program
But those who are finding themselves on reduced hours or out of work completely may be able to use that time to upskill.
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IT services
Australia's IT & software sector job market on the rise
The IT and software services sector is going through a recruitment boom, even though COVID-19 is causing a sharp decline in year-on-year hiring growth across all Australian industries.
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Konica Minolta
Educating the next generation: what skills will they need in the future workplace?
The Australian workplace is now moving into an era where some hard skills are starting to expire.
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Cloud
CompTIA launches IT workforce planning guide
The free resource, called My IT Path, is designed to provide a personalised and interactive experience for anyone learning about careers in the field.
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Training
AU firms fight digital skills gap in the age of work evolution
A recent survey from Deloitte and RMIT Online showed that out of 600 Australian businesses, 88% say it’s difficult to find skilled employees.
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Cloud
Cybersecurity reporting will need to be a seamless business process in 2020
many organisations are consistently underreporting the number and nature of cyber attacks they are suffering.
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Skillsoft
Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap
Cybersecurity is consistently rated as one of the most problematic skills shortage areas in the enterprise, Skillsoft says.
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Connecting Up
Not-for-profits struggling with digital skills shortage
"It's vital for our sector to understand where the opportunities are to improve, so we can ensure no one is left behind."
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Cloud
Microsoft training program tackles under-representation in IT
Microsoft says that the course is suitable for those with an interest in IT including school leavers, recent graduates, those looking to change careers, women returning to work, people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous people and people living with a disability.
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Cloud
Zendesk embarks on major APAC talent drive
Zendesk, a provider of customer experience and engagement software, is expanding its footprint in Asia Pacific by expanding its Singapore office.
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Women in Technology
Whitecliffe helping more women get into IT careers with flexible training hours
The New Zealand IT industry simply isn’t marketed towards women interested in studying technology.
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Cisco
Victoria University partners with Cisco to open Cybersecurity Training Centre
The Centre will prepare students to meet the demand for talent in the cybersecurity pipeline through skill development, with technology that is at the forefront of this digital future.
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Recruitment
How to take your job search to the next level
What can you do to make sure you get the attention you deserve in your job search?