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  • ​How Google is trying to close the tech gender gap

    In 2015, a Deloitte and Australian Computer Society report found that only 28 per cent of IT workers in Australia are women. Like most female senior IT execs, Google for Work’s country manager, Renee Gamble, wants that number to rise.

    Written by Byron Connolly08 June 16 15:01
  • 53% of IT workers coming from outside tech sector

    A major skills shift is underway across the Australian economy with 53 per cent of our total IT workforce now coming from outside the technology sector, according to new research.

    Written by Byron Connolly16 March 16 11:37
  • ​Anthony Wong becomes new ACS president

    The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has appointed Anthony Wong as its new president for a two-year term. Wong will start on 1 January 2016.

    Written by Byron Connolly24 Nov. 15 17:14
  • The wrong skills for the wrong century

    CeBIT was held in Sydney this week and for the first time – in the midst of the celebration of technology innovation – there was a specific session focused on what only can be described as an economic emergency – skills.

    Written by Marie Johnson08 May 15 16:15
  • Intergenerational Report fails to address digital skills

    The Federal government’s Intergenerational Report failed to address the critical issue of digital skills, which are now the foundation for a successful economy, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) said on Friday.

    Written by Byron Connolly06 March 15 10:51
  • Curriculum review falls short on ICT, says ACS

    The Australian Computer Society hit out at a recommendation of the government-commissioned review of the Australian school curriculum that the 'technologies' subject should be introduced at Year 9 as an elective for students.

    Written by Rohan Pearce13 Oct. 14 13:18
  • Richard Constantine nabs CIO of the year award

    Flinders University’s CIO professor Richard Constantine won the CIO of the Year award at the 2014 iAwards dinner in Melbourne last Friday night.

    Written by Byron Connolly01 Sept. 14 10:33
  • Why technology education is not cutting it

    Large numbers of high school staff teaching ICT are not formally qualified, which may have contributed to the drop in students studying technology courses at universities and colleges over the past 12 years.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett16 June 14 16:00
  • Open Universities Australia CIO quits

    Open Universities Australia’s chief information officer Michelle Beveridge has quit her post and will be moving to a newly created CIO role at Peak Adventure Travel Group.

    Written by Byron Connolly28 April 14 11:16
  • ACS praises decision to ditch self-education cap

    The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has backed a decision by the Coalition government to scarp the limit on claiming tax deductions for self-education expenses.

    Written by Rohan Pearce06 Nov. 13 13:26
  • Work-related self-education tax reform deferred

    Plans to defer the proposed $2000 limit on work-related self-education tax deductibles by another year have been heralded by several industry stakeholders as an example of stronger support for the digital economy.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett05 Aug. 13 11:37
  • Cyber security funding welcomed by industry

    The federal government’s $1.46 billion funding in improvements to cyber security networks and establishment of an Australian Cyber Security Centre has received a largely positive response from information security professionals who say it is a good step forward.

    Written by Hamish Barwick24 Jan. 13 09:05
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