Dr Shelley Kinash, director of learning and teaching, and associate professor of higher education at Bond University, has written a lengthy article in Education Technology Solutions magazine, likening higher education in Australia to elephants.
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Suite - a series of items intended to be used together; a number of connected rooms in a hotel forming one living unit; a matching set of furniture, a number of attendants or followers. Get the picture, a suite is made up of more than one. The C-Suite, more than one person, a team, a shared responsibility.
Did you know that almost 10 percent of all IT Jobs in Australia now relate to the development, maintenance or support of mobile platforms?
Chiefly Impossible Officer?
Google Australia has produced a guide 'Careers with Code' for young Australians contemplating a career in computer science.
Essential Cloud computing Statistics Cloud computing continues to grow in Australia. In 2013 the International Data Center (IDC) reported 86% of Australian companies are using cloud computing in some way, this was up by 71% for 2012, a significant increase in anyone’s language.
On 22 September, at the United Nations HQ in New York, heads of state, leaders of UN agencies, senior executives of major multinational corporations and major philanthropists announced the launch of the Global STEM Alliance, a collaboration of governments, companies, schools and NGOs devoted to increasing access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for students worldwide.
Universities Australia has warned that Australia's higher education system faces "inevitable decline" without a substantial increase in public funding.
Charles Sturt University research student Andrew Mournehis has found a gap in the literature of IT risk management. Actually it's more of a gaping hole. "The policies and practices real world organisations are implementing to manage the risk of outsourcing remains largely undocumented," he says.
In a 2010 report by Gartner Inc. these five words—soft skills yield hard results— always explained why a project succeeded and the absence of those soft skills were the reason for failure.
Global, member-based business advisory group, the New York Stock Exchange listed CEB, has called for "a wholesale restructuring of IT talent and attendant HR processes such as recruiting, training, and performance management."
Recruitment company Michael Page says that the growing adoption of cloud computing services is flattening employment demand in the Australian 'technology' sector, with most demand being for contract staff.
Where do you keep your crystal ball?
Leadership + Teamwork = Success
Australia's chief scientist, professor Ian Chubb, has issued an urgent call for Australia to lift its game in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, saying they are key to Australia's future.
We've had fingerprints for years as unique identifiers of individuals and in recent times their uniqueness has been successfully employed for access control. More recently they've been followed by voiceprints and iris scans as unique personal attributes that can be used for access to information systems. But brain waves?
The latest report on the Australian IT employment scene from recruiter Peoplebank should gladden the hearts of IT professionals across the nation.
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The burgeoning discipline of data science - the use of 'big data' or, more correctly, data analytics technologies, to a wide range of business disciplines - has created a huge demand for scarce skills and opened up new and highly lucrative employment opportunities for academics, says a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Australia's 'app economy' - the industry centred around the development of smartphone and tablet apps - is thriving, accounting for a greater percentage of IT jobs than its counterparts in either the US or the UK, says a new report from the Progressive Policy Institute.
Succinct = Successful
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