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Cybersecurity
CyberCX and AustCyber launch platform to boost Aus cybersecurity industry
"Australia has some of the best cyber talent in the world, but we need to expand the supply of talent coming through the pipeline if we are to have a vibrant and globally competitive economy."
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NZTech
NZ's tech sector in great need of digital apprenticeships
New Zealand’s technology sector is in great need for more digital apprenticeships and internships, according to a new survey.
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Employment
NZ tech sector "seriously restricted" by skills mismatch
"Digital technology businesses are having problems attracting, developing and retaining people with tech and creative skills needed to help New Zealand grow faster, especially out of the COVID pandemic."
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Tertiary education
AIIA launches new skills hub to boost Aussie ICT industry
The hub was created as a digital skills platform to connect ICT training needs of industry and employees with VET, tertiary and industry digital courses.
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Education
New Zealand at serious risk of ruining digital future
"In a world where digital technology underpins every part of our society and economy, we must not risk our digital future."
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Employment
One in four Kiwis looking to upskill to boost employability
The nation may be in the middle of a coronavirus skills boom.
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Machine Learning
Q&A: SnapLogic CTO makes the case for investment in machine learning
SnapLogic field chief technology officer Brad Drysdale discusses the roadblocks to a successful machine learning implementation and the ways they can overcome them.
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Employment
Talent RISE and Skillsoft target youth unemployment problem with online courses
Recognising that upskilling is essential for this demographic as they seek work, Skillsoft has provided access to free learning content to the young people Talent RISE supports to enable them to learn valuable skills and become work ready.
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Cybersecurity
Check Point brings cybersecurity training to more with free edX courses
“Working with leading vendors like Check Point to offer free courses will help to upskill those people already working in the sector, and help to attract new talent to protect business and industry against damaging cyber attacks in the future.”
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Gartner
Employees use only 54% of newly learned skills, while a third of skills are no longer relevant - Gartner
“While the majority of organisations are utilising a reactive approach to skills building that doesn’t work, most are still striving to be more predictive to get ahead of skill shifts."
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Training
Closing the cloud skills gap: How certification can maximise cloud investments & keep staff happy
You probably wouldn’t buy an expensive computer program if you didn’t know how to use it. Yet so many organisations invest in costly cloud programs, without having the necessary skills and training on board to make the most of the program.
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IBM
Lack in data skills creating greater challenges at work - report
Employees could do better at their jobs if they were more data literate, according to new research. 
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Hybrid Cloud
Skills gap, lack of budget, and competing initiatives holding back innovation in A/NZ enterprises - report
Despite A/NZ businesses showing the most confidence in their ability to innovate at a competitive rate, skills gaps continued to hold projects back.
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Training
Digital upskilling at the top of the training agenda
Two thirds of employers say digital upskilling is at the top of their training agenda amid the COVID-19crisis, according to a new report.
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet resolves to help communities through new Corporate Foundation
“Through the establishment of a Corporate Foundation, we are extending investments in security training and education, employee community engagement and disaster relief efforts to empower and protect our communities, as well as positively impact our business, employees, customers and shareholders.”
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Learning
Workplaces mismatching the importance of continous learning
Employers and employees have fundamentally different perspectives on the importance of upskilling and continuous learning in the workplace.
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Women in Technology
Yes, women do want to work in tech, says industry study
Women are unlikely to apply for a position unless they meet 100% of the stated requirements, while men will often apply if they meet 60% of these.
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Digital Transformation
Lack of skills holding back digital transformation
“A successful digital transformation means ensuring the right blend of skills across an organisation and the empowerment of the IT department to make a positive difference."
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Digital Transformation
Is APAC losing the digital transformation race?
The Asia Pacific region is lagging when it comes to digital transformation efforts, according to a new report from EY. 
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Training
AU firms fight digital skills gap in the age of work evolution
A recent survey from Deloitte and RMIT Online showed that out of 600 Australian businesses, 88% say it’s difficult to find skilled employees.
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Deloitte
New Horizons invests in Australia's workforce, seeks to close skills gap
“Growing and developing the new digitally literate workforce and the associated leadership, requires a comprehensive approach to training."
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Microsoft
Interview: Microsoft's Diana Kelley talks talent gaps and D&I
Kelley recently spoke at Microsoft Asia’s new Experience Center, where she talked through her experience as a security CTO, as well as IoT security, what’s ahead in 2020, and diversity and inclusion both in the cybersecurity sector, and in technology.
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Gaming
Challenges in video gaming market grow as revenues increase
Video gaming revenues have almost doubled in the last five years, however the main players in the place are set to face stiff competition in coming months, according to a new study by EY.
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Skills shortage
Lack of digital talent in Australia, report finds
“When leaders prioritise investment in training, they retain talent and grow revenue more rapidly."