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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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.
Government applies $28.6 million over four years to ICT skills training, signs Vodafone as anchor tenant for Christchurch Innovation Precinct.
The country needs to work furiously to ensure that its younger generations are employable in the next decade, as signs show a worsening skills shortage.
Despite the conflicting opinions that businesses hiring for data scientist and big-data roles seem to harbour, they do agree on the importance of software development skills.
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.
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High-tech training has obviously been around for years and infiltrated many sports. But the London 2012 Olympics is a showcase for how mobile has also infiltrated modern athletics.
Small and midsize businesses may not be able to offer big paychecks, but market players say factors such as job flexibility and clear career path help put them ahead of larger, more renown companies.
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.
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
Interns note steep learning curve as job attachment delves into programming which aren't taught in school, but say internships offer valuable learning experience.
IT professionals should take time to accept being laid off, review own strengths and weaknesses, and be persistent in marketing oneself in order to regain employment, HR execs advise.
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
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.
Australia: not enough skilled workers, or not enough workers with the right skills?
Talent skilled in Web and mobile development and cloud know-how remain highly sought after despite economic uncertainty that's causing employers to be cautious, insiders say.
When it comes to IT support, it seems training is the biggest work in progress for companies in Australia and New Zealand.
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