The Australian information technology industry could be facing a "huge" impending skills shortage over the next five years, according to a new report by IT recruitment firm, Greythorn.
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The crowdsourced development community represents close to 608,000 developers with skills in cloud integration, mobile applications, data science solutions -- and beyond.
Infrastructure as a Service is the fundamental basis of all cloud services. Here we look at how to get started with IaaS, what skills you'll need in-house and which applications will (and won't) thrive in the cloud.
A new infographic highlights how much you can expect to earn in the social media and networking industry.
IT recruitment expert firm Candle has said that companies might turn their eyes away from contractors in the coming months, as it becomes cheaper to hire full-time workers, referencing the latest Clarius Skills Index.
The IT skills shortage is allowing workers to think about leaving their jobs for richer pastures, according to a report by recruitment company Randstad.
Intel and RIM have also signed up to provide courses and materials for the E-Skills push to interest young people in IT careers, alongside the launch of new GCSEs and A-levels
Strong demand for Web applications and cloud computing skills vault software engineers to number one spot for desirable jobs, says a national placement firm.
With university applications on the increase, and a job ratio of 1:70 graduate students, are 'employment skills' just as important to learn when studying a digital degree?
The number of permanent and contractor jobs in IT is increasing, while specific skills remain in demand, according to KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation
Despite downturn, opportunities remain for retrenched IT candidates in Asia-Pacific region, where companies face skills shortage, says recruitment firm Randstad.
This is a bit of a crazy idea, but it constitutes part of the reason I keep harping on about the importance of full-blown desktop operating systems in cell phones. Yes, it creates developer consistency, meaning that the same skills used to develop apps for desktop computers map directly to cell phones applications.
Attracting more females into IT careers is essential to plugging a critical skills shortfall that is affecting the entire UK tech industry, says Gartner research
Recruitment body Atsco says more needs to be done to encourage UK students to consider careers in IT
Yesterday, I asked for people to share their thoughts via a guest blog on virtualization in Ed Tech. Guest blogger Erik Josowitz provided us with the following (thanks, Erik). Feel free to talk back or submit your own guest blog with some specific experiences or implementation details. Virtualization is great tool but, like any Swiss-Army knife, success with it depends on the task at hand. One of the places that people get into trouble with virtualization is when they try to use out-of-the-box virtual infrastructure with non-technical audiences. Virtualization is a great solution but often is not a complete solution.In education we've frequently seen challenges that look like appropriate places to implement a virtualization solution, only to find that the end-result is not fully usable by the intended audience. One example is providing hands-on lab environments to support application training. Success in the workforce today depends on high-level application skills and there is no better way for students to attain those skills than through hands-on use of the software applications. Many educational institutions provide computer lab environments to help support their student population and provide access to necessary software applications. Many of these lab environments have become the source of IT management problems as they become virus-ridden, get subverted as distribution sites for pirated software or music, or just plain have the normal IT management issues associated with a shared resource in a public environment. For many institutions their student population brings with them their own PCs which solves one problem but creates another. The lab issues diminish but the problems of providing secure access to software (and software licenses) often takes its place.The answer, we've found, is virtual lab management - using virtualization to deliver secure computing environments as a shared resource. Virtual labs allow administrators to serve up a clean and unchangeable environment for each student - in the lab or on their own PC - on-demand. This makes it easy to provide access to applications that students either can't afford individually or that their home PCs cannot support. It makes it simple to track and monitor lab usage and to control the use of resources so that systems are not subverted into file servers. Virtual lab management sits on top of virtualization (from Microsoft or VMware) and tells it what to deliver and to who. It makes it easy for non-technical users to select the types of applications they need from a menu and to gain access to those environments without needing to understand virtualization, networking, hosts systems or anything about how it gets delivered. Best of all, virtual labs make it easy to manage capacity. By scheduling time in the lab environment the shared resource is managed for maximum utilization. If more capacity is needed it is simple to add additional resources to the system. The end-users simply see an increase in availability.Virtualization may not be a panacea for educational institutions, but for a subset of problems, a centralized virtual lab may enable technology administrators to focus their time and attention on enabling learning rather than administering systems.
IT workers are increasingly unwilling to change jobs, potentially exacerbating the skills shortage and driving up wages, says recruitment body Atsco
The Australian Defence Force has launched a new recruitment campaign designed to remedy the tech skills shortage in the services by enlisting a specialist firm to find new apprentices and qualified personnel.
A panel of IT chiefs have said fears over a UK tech skills crisis are exaggerated but education and recruitment are still weak areas
Cobol specialist Micro Focus is aiming to make IT graduates aware of the importance of skills in legacy applications
Employers may need to adjust their recruitment strategies to attract staff in areas of high-demand, according to a leading recruiter.Tackling areas of skills shortages, said Nathalie Swainston, IT consultant for recruiter Manpower Professional, takes some "thinking outside the box.
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