IT Management > Human resources

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?

Vodafone to slash 500 jobs; Microsoft faces Windows 8 lawsuit; UK judges punish Apple

06 November, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins looks at the biggest IT stories from the last seven days, including big staff cuts at Vodafone Australia, a patent infringement lawsuit aimed at Microsoft’s Windows 8 interface and Apple’s defiance of a UK court.

Love or money?

07 September, 2011 by Diane Fernley-Jones*

With IT underpinning so many parts of a business, a CIO carries many responsibilities. Yet the importance of the role is often unrecognised by the board, and the business itself. So what gets a CIO out of bed in the morning? Merri Mack talks to Diane Fernley-Jones, CIO at Leighton Contractors, about the rewards of being a CIO.

Limit remote working to preserve employee sanity

21 June, 2011

A new survey has found that Australian employees use remote working technologies while on holidays and in their own time. Companies should limit the use of these tools in order to preserve employees’ personal time.

Demand declines for  IT contractors for federal government projects

16 November, 2010

The Peoplebank Intermedium Federal ICT Labour Hire Index tracks reduced reliance on - and demand spikes for - ICT skills.

GFC results in stagnant ITC salaries

02 September, 2010

The ACS 2010 Remuneration Survey finds a 3.3% salary increase overall while 45% of private sector employees received no salary increase.

Thriving on diversity

01 March, 2010 by Merri Mack

Voice&Data found that nib health fund’s Chief Operating and Technology Officer, Melanie Kneale, thrives on the diversity of her role which covers human resources as well as technology. The dual roles are a good combination as Kneale has the ability to get things done because the key levers of HR and IT fall into the same area of operations and everything related to execution reports to her so the goals are aligned.

Microsoft Australia named as a 2009 Best Employer

21 December, 2009

Microsoft is in the running to win the best of the best employer award run by Hewitt Associates. The winner will be announced in March 2010.

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