At a well-attended event by industry stalwarts at Mumbai, the focus was on innovation: "Innovation is not about Re-Inventing the wheel" Mahindra École Centrale(MEC) college of engineering organized an Industry Connect session on the central theme “Innovation is not about Re-Inventing the wheel” in Mumbai. Targeted at HR specialists, the event witnessed participation from around 40 industry leaders from HR domain who deliberated on the role of innovation within the organization.
A survey undertaken by 452 Research suggests that enterprises increasingly expect their IT departments to carry the bulk of the workload developing bespoke mobile applications, and that they will have difficulty doing so.
According to Gartner, CIOs are increasingly turning to agile software development methodologies to meet the demands of rapidly evolving digital businesses because traditional project and development methods are not sufficiently responsive. However, Gartner warns that successful adoption of agile will occur "only if the CIO and the entire IT management team are dedicated to the culture change that is necessary."
A report from Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) says there will be demand for 100,000 ICT workers over the next six years, but the number of graduates with ICT skills coming out of universities has declined significantly since 2000.
According to IT industry research firm, Gartner, by the end of 2017 market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisations' capacity to deliver them.
You might expect that, on average, graduates from Australia’s longest established and most prestigious universities, the so-called ‘Group of 8’, go on to earn the highest salaries. After all, those universities attract the best and brightest, and their degrees are generally more highly regarded. But that’s not so, says HILDA, the annual Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. And HILDA’s conclusions have created a storm of academic outrage.
Australia has been ranked 10th out of 50 nations in an annual ranking of national systems of higher education conducted by Universitas, a global network of research universities. That’s one notch lower than last year.
A leading Australian scientist says the the deeper technical skills most likely to be required in Australia’s digital future will be architecting, designing and analysing and will be in heavy demand to apply information technology to every business sector.
Amanda Cox believes that users should not have to bear responsibility for their own privacy protection when using social media. So she's studying for her Doctorate at Charles Sturt University into privacy mechanisms within social media, including the ethical use of social media; risks entailed with the implementation and use of social media, businesses' use of social media and the effect of social media on policymaking at an international level.
There seems to be no aspect of human activity to which the tools of data analytics, aka Big Data, cannot be applied. They are now finding traction in recruitment.
IT Masters at Charles Sturt University in conjunction with Cloudcroft Supercomputers and supercomputer manufacturer SGI is offering a free online course on the programming and maintenance parallel systems that will give students real time access to one of the world’s fastest supercomputers.
The Federal Government is planning to scrap the Office for Learning and Teaching and transfer its responsibilities to a new institute, as yet unnamed, that will “promote excellence in teaching and learning.” The move has been branded “a national disgrace.”
There has been much emphasis placed on the need for Australia to produce more people possessing skills in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to help Australia succeed as a 'knowledge economy but these are only foundation skills according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Australia's baby boomers are, reportedly, retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day. For the IT industry this is a particular concern because many are skilled in legacy technologies such as Cobol programming that are still used extensively but which very few people are learning today.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) underpin Australia’s potential to innovate and compete on the global stage, but when employers go looking for STEM-qualified staff those they find don’t meet their requirements.
IT Masters and Charles Sturt University, in conjunction with the ACS Foundation, is offering five scholarships each worth $2700 ($2900 for international students) to students who successfully complete its Professional Communications subject (MGI521).
Most top executives at Fortune 2000 companies, surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, believe that big data analytics platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark will revolutionise the way businesses operate. This is likely to significantly increase demand for people with the necessary skills.
IT industry research firm Gartner has some new advice and a new buzzword to describe the role of CIOs. They need to be ‘flipping’ CIOs. They must ‘flip’ their information, technology, value and people leadership practices in response to the disruptive forces that are turning their world upside down.
Deloitte is tipping more than a tenfold increase in the number of smartphones being used to make contactless payments: from just 0.5 percent of NFC-equipped mobile phones in 2014 to five percent of global population of some 650 million NFC capable smartphones by the end of 2015.
Activity-based working—the reorganisation of the workplace with the aim of enabling staff to be more productive and collaborate using shared workspaces in the office and external locations like home offices—is on the rise in Australia, according to a survey.
Hadoop, according to Forrester Research, is the rising star of the business technology agenda for a simple reason — it disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and someday soon, all enterprise applications." And Forrester adds, "it is secretly becoming an application platform too."