Switzerland's IT skills shortage is only going to get worse - thanks to discrimination against older IT professionals, a lack of training, disinterest among younger workers, and increasing immigration restrictions. Sound familiar?
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A new study has revealed that less than half of Australian employees are receiving training on improving their analytic skills and knowledge around the cloud.
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Two sisters in South Africa started with a mission to help the sick and elderly. By joining the Ariba Network, their dream grew into a multi-million dollar global business.
Government applies $28.6 million over four years to ICT skills training, signs Vodafone as anchor tenant for Christchurch Innovation Precinct.
Ariba's move to HANA is a case of SAP eating its own dog food and then marketing the hell out of it.
SURFET Fitness, a three-person Shark Tank entrepreneurial success story, uses the social network for training, coordinating events and handling frequently asked questions.
The latest component in SAP's Customer Engagement Intelligence suite is designed to merge social and internal data analysis.
Estonia's ProgeTiiger project aims to prevent the country's IT skills shortage worsening in future by teaching some of its youngest citizens how to get to grips with tech and code. The initiative has proved so popular, it's hoped local IT companies will step in to finance it.
Source say that SAP will close Ariba as soon as next Monday. When that happens the burning question comes...what next? Concentrate on the network, cloud assets or both?
Networking giant partners Singapore's Institute of Technical Education to set up unified communications training center for students, and will support teachers with advanced certifications.
Labor MP Ed Husic has said that, if technology companies want the government to invest in infrastructure like the National Broadband Network (NBN) and take steps to alleviate skills shortages, they need to pay their fair share of tax.
Asia's ICT tradeshow introduces six new forum tracks, including mobile health, mobile commerce and mobile payments, as it latches on to latest industry trends, organizer shares.
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.
SAP America is looking to develop "the business network of the future" with the acquisition of cloud-based business commerce network Ariba, at the price of US$45 per share, amounting to approximately US$4.3 billion.
UPDATED: SAP executives predicted that the merger with Ariba will produce approximately €2 billion in cloud revenue alone by 2015.
Most security incidents are down to human error — and the lack of experience and training for IT professionals dealing with IPv6 make those mistakes more likely, says Axel Pawlik
Most people grumble about their job at some point, but certain recurring issues might just be a sign that you and IT are not made for one another, says Jack Wallen
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.
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