IT Management > Human resources

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. 

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.

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