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Aussie tech sector salaries up 3.2%

02 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian tech sector remuneration grew 3.2% from June 2012 to June 2013, ahead of public sector wage increases. But this still represents a slowdown from a year earlier.

Ballmer announces retirement, retirement, retirement, retirement

27 August, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced last Friday that he will retire within the next 12 months. He will remain as chief executive until a successor is chosen.

Cisco to slash 4000 jobs as profits grow 18%

20 August, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Networking vendor Cisco will cut 4000 jobs - 5% of its workforce - in a bid to free up resources for its faster-growing segments, and for future acquisitions. The announcement comes on top of an 18% year-on-year increase in fiscal fourth-quarter profits at Cisco.

How to get a top viewed IT pro profile on LinkedIn

23 July, 2013 by Jane Anderson

IT professionals are in the top three categories of people using LinkedIn - so what can you do to ensure your profile stands out and captures the attention of your target audience?

Unions oppose Telstra’s plan to outsource 170 jobs

11 July, 2013

Telstra is considering plans to cut about 170 full-time jobs from its Network Applications and Services (NAS) division in Australia and outsource them to India. Workers’ unions have said they will try to prevent the job cuts.

IT’s geeky image keeping women away

01 July, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The stereotype of the geeky male nerd is turning many women off from joining the computer science field, but challenging this preconception is relatively simple, a new report says.

Change at helm for Technology Decisions

24 June, 2013

After playing a key role in the successful launch of multichannel IT media brand Technology Decisions, Anthony Caruana will hand the editor role to colleague and former Voice+Data editor Andrew Collins, starting next month.

IBM Australia may axe 1000 jobs

18 June, 2013 by Andrew Collins

IBM’s global job cutting has hit Australia, with several sources indicating local layoffs have already begun. Australian layoffs are rumoured to total 1000.

Queensland Govt to slash 1700+ IT jobs

11 June, 2013

The Queensland Government will cut at least 1700 public sector IT jobs over the next two years, as part of a cost-cutting strategy that will see the government outsource some of its IT and communications needs to the private sector.

The statistics behind 457 visa rort claims

29 May, 2013 by Andrew Collins

The Australian federal government recently claimed that the IT industry accounts for “most” of the 457 visas granted to allow overseas workers to work in the country, and that IT salaries have dropped as a result. But these claims aren’t necessarily supported by official Department of Immigration statistics.

Do you need a chief data officer? How about a chief digital officer?

23 April, 2013

Big data is causing many a CIO to reconsider how they manage information. But does data need representation at the executive level? Gartner thinks so.

Gen-i kills 120 Aussie jobs; Qld Health payroll inquiry begins

19 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Last week the Australian branch of ICT services provider Gen-i announced it will cut approximately two-thirds of its staff, and an inquiry into the Queensland Health payroll fiasco, which is said to have burned many hundreds of millions of state funds and may have involved collusion, began.

HP board on the chopping block; 457 visa causing salary drop?

12 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In the last week, financial advisory firms have called for HP shareholders to deny the re-election of several HP board members following recent poor acquisitions, and the Australian Minister for Immigration has claimed that 457 temporary work visas have caused a drop in IT salaries.

Changing methods is easy. Changing culture is hard

11 January, 2013 by Patrick Eltridge, CIO, Telstra

While IT delivery is typically seen as a technical discipline, Telstra’s CIO sees that it’s more about culture and attitude. Agile is more than a technical buzzword - it’s being woven into the fabric of Telstra’s IT operations.

The 20-hour work week

13 December, 2012 by Elizabeth Rudd, Director, FutureNous

The idea of a 20-hour work week sounds perfect. But will the road to this utopian dream bring us to nirvana or some darker place?

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