Government applies $28.6 million over four years to ICT skills training, signs Vodafone as anchor tenant for Christchurch Innovation Precinct.
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New Zealand's Productivity Commission seeks ways to improve ICT skills and encourage Cloud adoption by the services sector.
NSW's datacentre consolidation project is finally being realised with the finance minister officially unveiling its new ICT home today.
New council would better guide the next federal government on key ICT industry issues like skills, digital literacy, open data, and the digital economy.
The New Zealand government needs to do more, especially as it plays a growing role in the education sector.
In today's datacentre, the watchword is convergence. But convergence in all its guises has the potential to cause tension and the deskilling of staff.
Emphasis on data will see businesses including those in Singapore increasingly seek out professionals skilled in extracting value from big data.
What skills shortage? Australian CIOs weigh in on the ease or difficulty of finding the right ICT professionals.
Queensland has signed a five-year $33 million contract with Logica to help it separate its IT infrastructure from the privatised freight business and manage the newly separated systems.
Calling the current ICT syllabus 'harmful and dull', education secretary Michael Gove has said it will be scrapped and lessons will focus more on the basics of programming than on the use of Microsoft Word
New timetables reveal slow progress on cloud computing and IT procurement...
Schools to get IT lessons from the likes of HP, IBM and Microsoft...
The trade body for the UK's technology sector, Intellect, has suggested the current ICT curriculum should be scrapped as it believes it is not providing sufficiently relevant training.Intellect said that the current ICT curriculum is "failing both pupils and employers" and suggested to the Department for Education (DfE) that computing should be a stand-alone subject available to pupils from Key Stage 3, with a focus on higher value computer science skills.
The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has called for industry comment on a discussion paper regarding the government's strategy to offer datacentre-as-a-service to 50 per cent of government agencies that spend less than $2 million per annum on ICT.
Poor teaching also contributes to UK's IT skills shortage...
ICT skills shortages in the public service are most felt by those departments that hire the most contractors, according to the Australian Public Service's annual State of the Service report.
Queensland IT Minister Robert Schwarten has today awarded five ICT infrastructure contracts for the consolidation of its network and datacentre resources.
Announced as part of the European Commissioner's Digital Agenda for the next decade, the new system is intended to aid cross-border mobility
A study has found that the number of ICT contractors employed in the public sector has fallen by 20 to 25 per cent in the last year, while another study has predicted could lead to a skills shortage in the nation's capital as soon as June this year.
Occupations such as cook and hairdresser have been replaced by more technically-inclined positions on a new skilled occupation migration list released by the Federal Government yesterday.
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