The big data hype cycle is well and truly over, and CIOs need to lead big data projects or risk getting left behind by competitors that are gaining business advantage from analysing the goldmine of data that lives in databases and on the corporate network.
The online education sector is growing at a rapid pace internationally. According to research undertaken by analysts at IBISWorld, the sector is one of the top five growing industries, worth $5bn in annual revenue in Australia. It employs nearly 20,000 people and is also expected to outperform the overall economy through 2017-2018.
Online education provider Open Universities Australia is in talks to initiate corporate partnerships with the likes of IBM, HP and other major IT companies in a bid to combat the declining number of qualified IT personnel in the Australian market.
There are strong economic and business performance arguments driving the desire to see more women enter the IT workforce. The diversity and workforce lead for IBM Australia and New Zealand, Belinda Curtis, points to several studies demonstrating stronger corporate performance when women represent a high proportion of senior leadership or board positions.