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Microsoft to chop 18,000 jobs

22 July, 2014

Microsoft will reduce its total headcount by up to 18,000, CEO Satya Nadella announced last week, with both job cuts and new positions contributing to the revised headcount.

1 in 4 Aust workers expect tech to make them obsolete

10 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A quarter of Australian workers expect to be made redundant due to advances in technology, and a majority view temporary work as a good stepping stone to a full-time job, a survey shows.

Creating a high-performance workplace

27 June, 2014

With insights from over 1000 Australian CxOs, this is a ‘must read’ report covering the workplace of tomorrow, mobilisation and recommendations for Australian business and IT leaders.

Report on hiring trends for IT professionals

23 June, 2014

Approval for new projects will drive an increase in hiring of IT professionals across Australia, according to the latest report from recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

Disruptive technologies impacting IT roles

11 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

By 2018, more than 90% of IT roles will be affected by adoption of the four major disruptive IT technologies - cloud, big data, mobile and social - IDC forecasts.

US firm's IT investment delivers 300 jobs in Victoria

03 June, 2014

Global technology insurance company Asurion is creating 300 new jobs by investing $3.7 million in two new technical support centres in Victoria.

HP will chop up to 16,000 more jobs

27 May, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will cut between 11,000 and 16,000 more jobs as part of changes to its ongoing restructure.

CQUniversity selects new student management software supplier

05 May, 2014

TechnologyOne has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract with CQUniversity to replace the university's Oracle Peoplesoft system with new Student Management software.

Optus swings axe on 350 more jobs

01 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has announced plans to cut around 350 back-office jobs, in the latest example of Australian telcos' focus on improving efficiency in preparation for an NBN world.

Big drop in Queensland government ICT staff

30 April, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

Queensland public sector ICT staff numbers have fallen by almost 25 per cent in less than two years, with further shake-ups likely to come.

Google, Apple settle conspiracy lawsuit for "a pittance"

29 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe will together pay just US$324m to settle a class-action lawsuit over bilateral agreements not to poach each other's staff, avoiding potential damages of up to US$9 billion.

Mozilla CEO resigns after gay marriage outrage

07 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Can tech CEOs hold political opinions that run counter to their organisation's mission statement? The case of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich suggests that the answer could be 'no'.

Microsoft reshuffles top executives

03 April, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft has made new leadership appointments to its Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft Devices and Xbox groups.

Hiring expectations returning with business confidence

01 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With Australian companies feeling more confident in their growth prospects for 2014, the percentage of businesses planning to increase headcount is also growing, a survey shows.

Aussie ICT contractors more in demand than ICT staff

26 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian companies are now more likely to hire ICT contractors than permanent ICT staff, with demand for ICT contractors stronger than in any other profession, a survey suggests.

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