Skills shortage stories
AWS: Cloud usage surges amongst enterprise post pandemic
“The past year accelerated our shift to a digital world and highlighted an even more urgent recognition of the problems we need to address to drive our economy and society forward."
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."
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."
Microsoft establishes data center region in Taiwan
Microsoft’s ‘Reimagine Taiwan’ initiative will be bolstered by the company’s plans to create a new data center region in the country.
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.
HCL Technologies to conduct Fonterra's major tech overhaul
HCL Technologies has signed a deal with New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to modernise and manage Fonterra’s entire technology infrastructure.
2020 predictions: Security breaches, talent shortages and rapid RPA growth
As organisations throughout Australia make plans for the year ahead, it’s worth considering some of the ‘big picture’ forces that will shape the business environment in coming months, Veritec says.
Threat alerts in Australia on the rise but majority are fake - Cisco
The study interviewed almost 2,000 security professionals, 209 of which were Australian CISOs.
Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap
Cybersecurity is consistently rated as one of the most problematic skills shortage areas in the enterprise, Skillsoft says.
Not-for-profits struggling with digital skills shortage
"It's vital for our sector to understand where the opportunities are to improve, so we can ensure no one is left behind."
Aussie CFOs most resistant to new tech, says research
Australia is among the world’s most challenging countries to train and hire staff to use new technologies.
Whitecliffe helping more women get into IT careers with flexible training hours
The New Zealand IT industry simply isn’t marketed towards women interested in studying technology.
Callaghan Innovation urges firms to apply for R&D internship grants
Callaghan Innovation says that New Zealand businesses still have time to snap up valuable R&D talent before the window of opportunity closes on September 6.
Lack of digital talent in Australia, report finds
“When leaders prioritise investment in training, they retain talent and grow revenue more rapidly."
McAfee: Channel opportunities in cybersecurity-as-a-service
Techday spoke to McAfee MVision Cloud Asia Pacific regional director Joel Camissar about the drivers and the effects of the industry trend of outsourcing cybersecurity.
Why 49% of employers aim to increase headcount – Hays
"Highly-skilled professionals will be in high demand and can access strong career-advancing opportunities."
IT spread in organisations good for business, bad for security
Tech spend outside IT department creates opportunities, but increases security and consumer trust risks, finds world’s largest tech leadership survey.
NZ's education sector must move fast to support edtech
New Zealand’s education sector needs to face up to automation and the way it will affect people’s jobs in years to come – and it needs to move quickly to do so.
Why A/NZ organisations are seeing a decline in digital transformation - IDC
“Companies are seeing shortages in digital talent but aren’t proactive enough in attracting and retaining that talent.”
Australia needs 35,000 skilled IT experts to fuel DX initiatives
Australia is crying out for at least 35,000 skilled IT experts who will be desperately needed to serve organisations large and small this year.
One-third of A/NZ business looking to hire security-specific skills - CompTIA
A range of skills is needed to secure modern infrastructure, respond to incoming threats, and ensure proper operations.
Global Advanced Analytics talent pool will double by 2020, but bottlenecks will persist
The global supply of analytics experts will double from 500,000 people in 2018 to an estimated one million in 2020.
How businesses should handle cybersecurity skill shortage - Sungard AS
Resilient businesses have a laser focus on cybersecurity, all too aware of the negative impact a breach can have.
ICT peak body’s policy focus pre-budget
The AIIA highlights the need to boost Digital Skills, Innovation and Government ICT Procurement in Pre-Budget Submission.