IT Industry news stories
Schneider Electric ups the ante on sustainability strategy
"We've made some progress but to avoid a major energy challenge, all data centres - including distributed edge data centres - must be more sustainable."
Skills shortages hold orgs back from capitalising on cloud 2.0
Organisations are becoming more comfortable with sophisticated 'cloud 2.0' technologies, even as they confront difficulties in hiring and retaining IT talent.
How to cope with A/NZ’s coming cybersecurity talent shortage
Australia’s recent budget ushers in the nation’s ‘biggest ever’ cybersecurity spend and, likely also, massive demand for cybersecurity jobs.
HCL brings TechBee IT education programme to New Zealand
HCL is bringing its TechBee early career programme to NZ in an effort to help close the country's IT skill gap.
IDC reveals its top 10 IT industry trends for Australia and New Zealand - report
The report reveals IDC's vision of how A/NZ organisations will deploy and consume technology over the next five years, and contribute to the growth of the digital economy.
Can Australia’s infrastructure keep up with the rise of the flexible economy?
A key challenge in the digitally-led flexible economy is the need for scalable infrastructure that can keep up with business data demands.
Data center construction costs rise in 2020 - litigation ahead, suggests report
The top 10 costly locations in the world to build data centers include Zurich, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, New Jersey, London, Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, and Mexico City.
Healthcare IT is in dire need of investment, says NZ Health IT chief
“This isn’t about replacing people for robots, it’s about providing already fully stretched clinical and non-clinical staff with the tech tools they desperately need when looking after their patients."
Women in Technology
Whitecliffe helping more women get into IT careers with flexible training hours
The New Zealand IT industry simply isn’t marketed towards women interested in studying technology.
ACS says Federal Budget is promising, but still lacking
Following the announcement of Australia’s 2019 Federal Budget, as you would expect there have been mixed reactions, but ACS says there is progress.
IT industry fuelling the positive NZ job market
New statistics from SEEK NZ show the job market is in good shape with more jobs and higher salaries up for grabs.
Clinicians network to address IT in healthcare
“There have been lots of failed IT projects in health and there’s enough evidence now to demonstrate that clinical leadership is absolutely fundamental to the success of these projects."
New report identifies top digital investment trends for 2019
There are countless trends emerging in IT, but Virtusa xLabs has identified what it believes will be the 10 most influential.
Capitalising on exponential IT
"Exponential IT must be a way of life, not just an endpoint."
Report - Nine tips for tech companies to maximise growth
“Marketing and sales are critical to the successful growth of any business, but especially for those in the tech industry.”
Survey: Majority of cybersecurity professionals unhappy with pay
Exabeam has released some alarming findings that reveal despite general job satisfaction, most security professionals want more money.
Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
NSW govt backs Sydney software company to create 95 jobs
NSW for Jobs has allocated a loan to Momentum Cloud with the software company aiming to create nearly 100 jobs in Australia over the next five years.
Business confidence in Australia highest in 4 years
The IT industry is one of the major drivers of confident businesses in Australia that are more likely to invest in growing their businesses this year.
AU woman fakes CV to get $245k CIO salary, but gets sacked instead
The IT skills shortage in Australia is bad enough without having to factor in fraud - an expert has advice for both employers and potential recruits.
76% of CIOs say soaring IT complexity is making job 'impossible'
IT teams are now spending an average of 29% of their time dealing with digital transformation problems, costing employers $2.5 million annually.
More ambidextrous thinkers needed in technical roles – Xero
There’s a tendency in the industry to accept i-shaped thinkers (highly skilled in one area) with the assumption it’s how good engineering is done.
Australia in a digital boom with 40,000 more tech jobs over the last two years
A new report has revealed without skilled ICT labour Australia will stagnate - 81,000 new ICT professionals are needed by 2022 to fuel future growth.
Internet of Things
Aussie IT teams not prepared for digital business demands, report says
More than half of Australian IT teams will struggle to meet the demands of digital business over the next 12 months
The three IT areas that will future-proof your career
Here are the top 3 roles in IT that are predicted to create the most jobs in the coming years - did your position make the cut?