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Web Development
Whitecliffe fosters careers for the future of tech
Do you want a career in Information Technology, Networking, Web Development, Software Development, or are you looking to upskill?
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Digital Transformation
FPT Software, Udacity partner to improve upskilling program
FPT Software has partnered with Udacity to enhance its upskilling program and offer employees Udacity's fully sponsored Nanodegree training and mentoring program.
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Rackspace
Skills shortages hold orgs back from capitalising on cloud 2.0
Organisations are becoming more comfortable with sophisticated 'cloud 2.0' technologies, even as they confront difficulties in hiring and retaining IT talent.
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Digital Transformation
Pluralsight and Ingram Micro Cloud team up on cloud initiative
Pluralsight has teamed with Ingram Micro Cloud to build upon cloud competence and maturity internally, and externally support partners’ capabilities.
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Training
HubSpot launches 'The Great Upskill' week to inspire learning
Brands across APAC including Google ANZ, MessageMedia, Meltwater, Seismic and Aircall, will give their employees a full workday to dedicate to upskilling.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS granted OIO consent for billion dollar NZ Region project
AWS has announced that the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has granted consent for the advancement of the new billion-dollar AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region project.
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Educators
Zoho Corp launches new e-learning tool, TrainerCentral
"TrainerCentral offers all the necessary tools to build a website, set up a business, and create online courses, giving our trainers time to focus."
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Training
Secure Code Warrior survey highlights attitudes towards coding security
According to a new survey from Secure Code Warrior, only 29% of developers believe that writing vulnerability-free code should be prioritised.
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Training
AWS reports NZ's urgent need for digital skills training
One million more New Zealand workers will require digital skills training for their jobs in the next year, according to new research.
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MYOB
IWD 2022: MYOB launches DevelopHer programme in New Zealand
In time for International Women's Day, MYOB has launched their highly sought-after DevelopHer programme for the first time in New Zealand.
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Women in Technology
IWD 2022: Degreed sees increase in women in tech leadership
Degreed has announced the implementation of its Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) program has seen a significant increase in women in leadership roles.
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Cloud
Experian report finds data quality linked heavily to business success
The Global Data Management Report by Experian found that 75% of businesses that improved data quality in 2021 also exceeded their business objectives. 
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Axonius
How incident responders fight infotech fires
When systems fail, or hackers strike, incident responders represent an organisation’s first line of defence.
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App
Economic development agency launches new app to pair employers with talent
Whanganui city's economic development agency wants to see locals swiping right on a new matchmaking app set up to pair Whanganui businesses with skilled workers.
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Skills
Digital skills could be the key to a salary boost in Australia
Digital skills could be a crucial factor in determining a salary boost, according to new RMIT Online research.
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Skillsoft
'Competency is the new currency': Skillsoft survey reveals most popular digital learning topics
"Competency is the new currency, and by creating cultures of learning and development where every team member has access to tools, employees and businesses alike can achieve their full potential.”
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Data analytics
Tech salaries on the rise while demand for data analytics, Python and cybersecurity skills remain high
Tech salaries are increasing 15-30% on average globally, while the ability to work from home is a non-negotiable for most.
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Workday
Global CFO Survey shows technology and skills are key in future proofing finance teams
Launched in 2015, the CFO Indicator Survey provides insights into the challenges, opportunities and priorities for CFOs worldwide.
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Cybersecurity
Advantage hires new senior cyber security engineer
Advantage has employed the services of Dr Bryce Antony in response to the increasing demand for cybersecurity mitigation strategies.
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Artificial Intelligence
New predictions by Brainly say AI and interactive learning still vital in classrooms of 2022
AI. will continue to play a vital role in classrooms around the world this year, according to predictions by EdTech provider Brainly. 
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Gaming
University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
In what might just be a New Zealand first, budding esports stars can now study this booming industry as part of their university degrees.
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STEM
Study: Online learning helping reduce the gender gap in STEM and digital skills in Australia
Online learning is reducing the gender gap in STEM and digital skills in Australia, according to a new study by Coursera.
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Microsoft
Barhead and Microsoft partner for graduate program to meet growing demand
Specialist consulting firm Barhead has teamed up with Microsoft to meet the growing demand for consultants versed in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform
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Training
Building a robust digital talent model by upskilling, reskilling and hiring for hybrid jobs
In the wake of declining international students and a shortage of locals taking up tech-related qualifications, Australia is facing an industry talent drought.