The ICT sector stands to benefit from Budget initiatives aimed at reducing the skills shortage and making it easier for start-ups to access funding, but a new levy on employers of skilled foreign workers could be detrimental.
Technology falls behind only aviation as the most attractive industry for job seekers, with Qantas the most attractive major employer.
Australian Computer Society (ACS) recently awarded Professor Marcus Foth the prestigious title of fellow.
The federal government has responded to IT sector concerns over the abolition of 457 visas by reaffirming its commitment to developing local STEM skills.
Only 14% of start-up founders are female, a fact that will be discussed by leading women in technology at the CeBIT Australia event.
Job creation in Victoria has been given a boost, with two companies establishing new positions in Melbourne.
Microsoft has created 120 new jobs in its Asia Inside Sales Centre, which is located in Sydney.
Nearly all Australian workers responding to a recent survey believe it is imperative to learn new technology skills to stay afloat in the digital revolution.
Former NAB digital transformation guru Gavin Slater will take over as permanent CEO of the Digital Transformation Agency from 1 May.
As Australian organisations move more of their applications and infrastructure to the cloud, nearly half (48%) believe current ICT graduates do not have the skills needed to manage these hybrid IT environments.
Industry-specific scholarships are being provided by the NSW Government for students seeking careers in ICT.
Queensland's biggest start-up precinct is now open in the Fortitude Valley's historic TC Beirne building.
UK data engineering firm Jeremy Benn Pacific will help local businesses manage weather risks to infrastructure and operations.
Employment trends for Australian IT executive positions recovered 26% in February after a period of decline, but the sector remains underperforming compared to other major industries.
A new online marketplace has been developed to help employers hire technology professionals at a reduced cost.