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Employers scramble to fill 'in demand' IT roles

By Byron Connolly | 17 April, 2014 16:05

The tech skills shortage continues to bite as employers scramble for the right candidates in numerous high demand areas like software development, infrastructure, and project management, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots report for April to June.

Tata Consultancy Services annual revenue hits $13.4B

By Byron Connolly | 17 April, 2014 12:21

IT services giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has reported annual global revenue of $13.4 billion for the 12 months ending March 31, up 16.2 per cent year-on-year.

Microsoft pushes for new approach to innovation

By Byron Connolly | 16 April, 2014 11:43

Lack of engagement between academia and business, a risk-averse culture, and slow, linear innovation processes are holding Australia back from competing in a fast-changing international economy.

Cloud shift boosts CIO’s role

By Byron Connolly | 15 April, 2014 16:17

GPT Group’s move to dump its on-premise hardware and shift it all to the cloud hasn’t threatened CIO Greg Baster’s job — it’s enhanced it.

Dropbox angling for larger corporate share

By Byron Connolly | 15 April, 2014 12:59

Dropbox on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its data storage and sharing service for business claimed to provide IT administrators with more control by separating work and personal files.

Updated: Schiavello CIO Krist Davood departs

By Byron Connolly | 14 April, 2014 12:32

Schiavello Group CIO Krist Davood has left his post and taken a new CIO role at Court Services Victoria.

Davood has been replaced at Schiavello by former CTO Bernie Wansink.

Cancer foundation in quest to create giant genomic database

By Byron Connolly | 11 April, 2014 13:36

Amanda Haddock is on a mission. She wants to create a database containing at least 50,000 human genomes – our genetic material – to find better treatments and cures for cancers.

QLD government to roll out Office 365

By Byron Connolly | 10 April, 2014 11:09

The Queensland government is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 to 149,000 government staff across its agencies in a deal that is expected to reduce its IT costs by $13.7 million over the next three years.

The future of computing

By Byron Connolly | 10 April, 2014 09:14

Much research is being done in Australia and around the world to unlock the massive computing potential of quantum and nano systems. But which technology is most likely to power highly complex machines of the future?

Tech startups to get regional boost

By Byron Connolly | 09 April, 2014 12:31

SingTel Group on Wednesday unveiled Innov8 Sparks, a program that will help technology startups across Asia-Pacific gain access to new markets.

UNSW scientists using AI to create elastic cloud

By Byron Connolly | 08 April, 2014 09:16

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are using artificial intelligence to build a computer network they claim can regulate its own consumption of public cloud services.

Top 10 enterprise IT disasters

By Byron Connolly | 07 April, 2014 09:07

Lack of governance, bad reporting, constantly changing specifications, and security breaches: Here are some of the most damaging enterprise IT disasters in recent years in Australia and overseas.

Carsales.com.au bags search engine deal

By Byron Connolly | 04 April, 2014 10:35

ASX-listed Carsales.com.au has snared its first external customer for an innovative search engine developed by its IT team in Melbourne.

ANU CIO Peter Nikoletatos departs

By Byron Connolly | 03 April, 2014 14:52

Australian National University (ANU) CIO Peter Nikoletatos has left his post at the university. Nikoletatos – who had been in the role since February 2002 – left last week.

Mobile broadband boosts economy by $33.8B

By Byron Connolly | 03 April, 2014 12:00

The availability of mobile broadband services led to a $33.8 billion increase in economic activity in Australia last year, contributing 2.28 per cent to our total gross domestic product (GDP).

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