Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for the country's schools to introduce IT skills such as coding to students much earlier than they do now, suggesting that children as young as five or six should be introduced to coding.
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A new program launched by the Victorian government is aiming to assist in generating a potential AU$3.5 billion productivity boost by improving the information and communications technology skills among small and medium-sized business owners.
Whether it's the Coalition's Malcolm Turnbull or Labor's candidate, any future communications minister faces the same long-term issues — and geek lobbyists must learn to deploy better skills.
An updated version of Microsoft's 'Metro-Style' Lync unified-communications app, which takes advantage of some new Windows 8.1 features, is available for download.
New research highlights the importance of communication in driving project success. Many executives are misguided on this topic.
The Microsoft Business Division is continuing with its mobile and cross-platform focus, delivering the latest Lync unified communications bits for Windows Phone 8, iPhone and iPad this week.
AnandTech and The Loop's Jim Dalrymple claim that the iPhone 5 will not ship with Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware. If true this would give Android (and Windows Phone) a boost and severely hobble PassBook.
More companies expected to monitor employees' behavior in and out of work, but clearly defined policies and parameters need to be established to prevent privacy intrusions, urge watchers.
Phonemaker plans to reduce headcount to return Devices & Services arm into profitability, while investing in its Lumia smartphones and location-based services. It also sells Vertu to an European equity firm.
Software used internally should still be protected even if there's less risk, and companies should know limitations of copyright law and create holistic regime to safeguard intellectual property, say observers.
Current state of corporate intranet "somewhere between poor and terrible" because overlooked and underfunded; many still slow to adopt social elements critical for survival, say industry observers.
Short attention span of younger employees leads to high turnover rate, says software exec, who points to cloud-based platforms as way to engage these professionals and facilitate communications with their supervisors.
Companies should not have the right to access private domains such as social media accounts, say market observers, but note there are benefits to adding bosses on your social networks.
Rise in cross-border video interviews, background checks through social media and instant updates through mobile devices are some ways technology are used in recruitment processes today.
Most Singaporean employees don't include bosses as friends on social media, but chances of adding supervisors to networks higher with younger workers, survey finds.
Sites hacked or defaced include those from state-owned telcos and government agencies, reveals Minister of State for Communications and IT, who adds the government now working to upgrade skills to cope with hackers.
Fair trade for IT sector could work but still long way to go before it becomes feasible, say industry watchers, amid concerns over poor workplace conditions and "conflict minerals".
Findings into working conditions at Cupertino's Foxconn factories will also be made available on Fair Labor Association's Web site.
Social enterprises not just about social media as social strategies should eventually align with overall business strategies, and region's companies are slowly recognizing this, say observers.
The government has denied a claim by a minister that the upcoming Communications Bill green paper will include website-blocking requirements for copyright enforcement.Mark Prisk, the minister of state for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), said on Tuesday that the government was "closely considering whether to block access to websites that infringe copyright".
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