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Training
Fortinet training edges toward closing cybersecurity gap
The Fortinet Training Institute has made significant progress in closing the cybersecurity skills gap, on track to train one million people by 2026.
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Cybersecurity
ASX 100 company directors ill-equipped for cyber attacks
A UNSW Institute for Cyber study has demonstrated a significant skills gap around cyber security awareness and resilience among ASX 100 company directors.
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HCL
HCL brings TechBee IT education programme to New Zealand
HCL is bringing its TechBee early career programme to NZ in an effort to help close the country's IT skill gap.
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Training
Blockchain Diploma a breakthrough for TAFE
TAFE Queensland has been approved with JobTrainer funding for Australia's first Diploma of Applied Blockchain. 
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Skillsoft
Skillsoft adds new capability to immersive learning platform
The capability enables organisations to determine their learners’ proficiency across in-demand technology, leadership and business skills.
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Syniti
The perennial quest for data talent and how to find it
The shortage of available talent in Australia is nowhere more apparent than in the technology sector, and perhaps most keenly felt in the field of data management.
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SaaS
Big data projects, cloud migrations, and digital transformation: why it doesn’t need to be so hard
“The pandemic has sped up digital transformation” is the phrase on everyone’s lips since the pandemic began. But the reality may be slightly different.
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Cybersecurity
NZ's first year for Diploma in Cyber Security a success
In response to the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity specialists, the Ara Institute of Canterbury established the Diploma in Cyber Security.
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Data analytics
Tata Consultancy Services and DeakinCo. tackle Australia's skills gap with new programs
These programs are designed to meet the growing demand of talent in emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and robotics.
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DDLS
The skills all aspiring IT professionals need in 2022
Career progression is something never far from the mind of most IT professionals.
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DDoS
4 out of 5 organisations to significantly increase cybersecurity budgets in 2022
Four out of five organisations are increasing cybersecurity budgets for 2022. While half of security decision-makers say the cyber skills gap will significantly impact their 2022 strategy.
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BlackLine
Australian financial execs prime for growth, but skill shortage an unwelcome barrier - BlackLine report
“Finding people with the right technology and F&A skills seems to be at the heart of the issue."
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Skillsoft
Skillsoft finds IT salaries rose 10% in APAC during 2021
Skillsoft has released its latest annual report exploring skills gaps, training and development, compensation, and job satisfaction in the IT industry. 
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Digital Transformation
Digital transformation in A/NZ hindered by lack of skills support
Digital transformation in Australian and New Zealand (A/NZ) is continuing to accelerate, but gaps remain in digital skills development support for higher education faculties.
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Malware
Rackspace highlights top security challenges of today's organisations
Half of global IT leaders say they are not fully confident in their ability to respond to data, malware phishing, supply chain, ransomware, cloud, IoT and application attacks, according to Rackspace's global survey.
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Genesys
Genesys looks to humanise customer experiences with latest release
Genesys has launched BeyondCX, an eLearning program designed to help contact centre employees and supervisors learn soft skills to better deliver empathetic, personalised experiences.
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Digital careers
DDLS and AIICT team up to boost digital skills in Victoria
DDLS and The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) are joining forces to deliver 12 week training courses as part of the Victorian Government’s new Digital Jobs program.
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Pluralsight
COVID-19 pandemic leads to surge in upskilling, study shows
The COVID-19 pandemic and remote work has uncovered skills gaps and led to new emphasis on upskilling, according to Pluralsight’s new 2021 State of Upskilling report.
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Skill Finder
Skill Finder adds 20 new Career Pathways to support Aus economic recovery
Skill Finder has launched 20 new dedicated Career Pathways to help meet the growing demand for skilled workers in high-demand jobs such as data analytics, digital marketing and UX design.
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Skills gap
Skill Finder and Commonwealth Bank address Australia's growing skills gap
As part of the collaboration, the free micro-skills marketplace will be incorporated into Commonwealth Bank’s digital feature 'Benefits finder' and 'Benefits finder for Business' via the CommBank app.
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Skills gap
Blue Prism partners with Coursera to close digital skills gap
"Digital transformation presents far-reaching opportunities to be more efficient, impactful, and human-centric. The new learning content from Blue Prism prepares people for this exciting new frontier.”
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Pluralsight
Pluralsight acquires A Cloud Guru in bid to close cloud skills gap
Pluralsight states it will combine the power of A Cloud Guru's certification courses, hands-on labs and sandboxes, exams and quizzes with the existing library of Pluralsight Skills cloud courses and hands-on learning experiences.
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet looks to reduces cyber skills gap with Training Advancement Agenda
“Fortinet is committed to solving today’s biggest cyber challenges, including addressing the talent shortage the industry faces, as both a technology company and learning organisation."
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Employment
NZ businesses must urgently address IT skills mismatch
New Zealand's business community must bear some responsibility for the skills mismatch and make changes to attract graduates, retain and upskill staff.