IT Management > Human resources

Ignorance is not bliss for IT security

07 September, 2015 by Julie Mills, CEO, Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association

Privacy Awareness Week emphasised the need for organisations to embed privacy practices into business-as-usual processes, and for individuals to think about how to protect privacy in their everyday lives.


The need for a new breed of IT professional

20 August, 2015 by Mark Potter, Senior VP and CTO, HP Enterprise Group

Today's world demands a new breed of IT pro… those who understand that there is no such thing as a distinct IT strategy — there is only a business strategy that's powered by IT.


nbn to spend $40m to double construction workforce

03 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

nbn plans to hire another 4500 workers to help accelerate rollout of the network, and is particularly targeting retired telco workers as well as school leavers and construction workers.


Government appoints DTO CEO

02 July, 2015

Paul Shetler, a former executive at the UK's Government Digital Service, has been appointed CEO of the federal government's Digital Transformation Office.


More Australian ICT jobs going to contractors

05 May, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An overwhelming 91% of IT jobs went to contractors rather than permanent staff during the March quarter, and increasing demand for talent meant contracting roles took longer to fill.


Taking the helm - the role of the modern CIO

15 April, 2015 by David Jamieson*

Transformational CIOs have an opportunity to take the helm and develop IT infrastructures that improve the quality of products and services provided, while simultaneously driving efficiencies and cost reductions.


IT jobs getting harder to fill in Australia

09 December, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ICT recruiters took nearly twice as long to fill vacancies in October compared to previous months, with the problem most pronounced in South Australia and the ACT.


NZ seeks to attract 50,000 workers from Australia

01 December, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The New Zealand government is conducting a jobs fair across Australia that will seek to reverse the 'brain drain' of skilled workers from the ICT and other sectors relocating to find work.


Australian IT pros expect pay hike in '15

24 November, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Six in 10 Australian IT professionals are expecting a pay rise in 2015, suggesting that confidence in the career prospects of the occupation is returning, according to Robert Walters.


Disadvantages of using ‘war rooms’ and the alternative

17 November, 2014

IT professionals are challenged in more than one way in their dynamic workday: they have to become more knowledgeable about new technologies; they need to improve performance as the demands for their services increase; and, on top of that, they also have to address critical problems which arise due to the complexity of the companies’ interdependent systems


When did IT become the cool industry?

03 November, 2014 by Catriona Walkerden*

The IT industry has room for a diverse workforce, diverse leadership and the best of talent regardless of gender, age and specialisation.


Technology innovator returns to Australia to lead CSIRO

09 October, 2014

Dr Larry Marshall has been appointed the new chief executive of the CSIRO, bringing with him 25 years' experience as an international technology entrepreneur and the founder of six successful US companies in biotechnology, photonics, telecommunications and semiconductors.


Ballmer bails from Microsoft board

25 August, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the company's board of directors in order to focus on teaching and his recent acquisition, the Los Angeles Clippers. But as one of Microsoft's largest shareholders, he may still hold significant power at the company.


Cisco to cut 6000 jobs worldwide in FY2015

18 August, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Networking giant Cisco will cut up to 6000 jobs - 8% of its entire staff - as part of a "limited" global restructure in the 2015 financial year, the company announced last week.


Automated scheduling and dispatch - how to increase revenue and customer satisfaction

06 August, 2014

One of the problems the field service industry faces is how to better optimise resources to deliver more for less. The solution to this problem is to incorporate a technology that automates the entire process of scheduling work orders, dispatching them to field technicians and routing the technicians efficiently from one job to another. 


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