The majority of IT job demands in China are focused on basic skills such as programming, but cloud and mobility will continue to drive IT employment for 2013.
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A report carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests that a shortage of digital skills and an institutional resistance to change are hampering the potential benefits that could be offered by super-fast broadband.
The government plans to fund a Digital Economy 'Catapult' centre to help spur innovation and adoption of new technologies by retail and media business.The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced the investment on Thursday, but did not say how much funding or where the centre will be located.
The IT skills shortage could limit the benefits flowing from Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), according to Peter O'Connor, storage vendor NetApp's vice president for Australia/New Zealand and ASEAN.
High-functioning autistic employees have traits such as strong memory and passion for details that work well in certain IT fields, reveal industry watchers, who say extra steps can ensure employment benefits for both organization and worker.
Little understanding of mobile technologies, and their costs and benefits, means the smartphone is still overshadowed by cash and cards in offline retail stores, analysts note.
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?
For IT professionals, both job skills and a further degree will bring monetary benefits, say industry watchers, noting that career level will play a part in which to emphasize.
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
Employment during term-time at college: besides the money you earn, what are the long term benefits to reap? Industry connections are worth more than a first class degree, and this is why. Article
Certain IT skills will remain in short supply over the next two years despite the financial downturn, according to the latest IT employment survey from the NCC
When you put everyone on the same plan those on the best plans lose some benefits. This is analog rationing. When you tie care to employment those without get nothing. This is binary rationing.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, introduced the Skills Australia Bill 2008 to Parliament yesterday, with some observers already saying it will bolster the IT industry in fighting the skills crisis.
Demand for IT skills continued to grow throughout November, bucking a general softening in employment growth as interest rates, and uncertainty surrounding the change of government begins to bite.
High-touch CRM can bring a lot of benefits to companies that want to reach out to customers with that personal touch, even in otherwise impersonal businesses like high-tech retail. But implementing the system correctly is often harder than it looks, at least to judge by the email I got from Epson America this morning (May 5, 2006): Dear Joshua Greenbaum,Your Epson $20.
Coca-Cola Amatil chief information officer Peter McNamee claims companies which outsource large projects effectively surrender any chance of lowering costs.Citing industry debate over the cost benefits of the practice, McNamee believes outsourcing comes at the expense of improving in-house skills, which might reduce those costs over time.
The latest survey from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) has shown that there is "no national shortage" of skills in the Information and Communications Technology industry. According to the DEWR Skills Shortage Survey Update and Employment Vacancy Trends, no ICT skills were in national shortage.
The federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations' latest data on demand for ICT skills will be released early next week, and officials say the new data finds that, overall, there is no shortage of ICT skills in Australia. The new report does, however, find that NSW is experiencing strongest demand for ICT skills and that shortages of some ICT specialisations are still prevalent in some states.
IT Skills Hub, a non-profit employment organisation for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, has announced its new employment initiative aimed at improving access to ICT jobs for mature aged workers and people with disabilities.Chief executive officer of IT Skills Hub, Brian Donovan, predicts the project will benefit both the ICT industry as well as those who may be at a disadvantage in seeking employment.
Computers Sciences said Wednesday that it has won a contract with the federal government to install a new computer system for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the agency responsible for regulating the entry of foreigners into the United States and for naturalizing immigrants for U.S. citizenship. Under the terms of the seven-year, $31 million contract, Computer Sciences will develop and maintain a new system to verify the immigration status of non-citizens applying for government benefits and seeking employment in the United States. The new system will serve an estimated 50,000 federal, state and local government offices and replace a mainframe-based system now in use. The INS has come under intense scrutiny since Sept. 11 for mismanagement and outdated computer systems. --Alorie Gilbert, Special to ZDNet News
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