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  • IBM defends use of temp visa workers

    IBM says the growth in technologies such as cloud, analytics, mobile and security is "exacerbating the skills shortage" in the tech industry, and underscores the need for temporary foreign tech workers.

  • The CIO as cheerleader/collaborator/therapist/technophile/entrepreneur

    Jack Wood, CIO for home goods e-commerce powerhouse Wayfair, wears many hats and he doffed them all at <a href="http://events.networkworld.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=8349&amp;">IT Roadmap</a> in Boston this week.

  • Coding education key to Australia's competitiveness, says Shorten

    Bill Shorten has continued spruiking Labor's proposal to beef up software development skills in Australia.

  • In pictures: Microsoft's #WeSpeakCode gets students programming

    Microsoft last week held its YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode event, which is designed to promote interest in software development among school students. Students from schools across Western Sydney attended a #WeSpeakCode event at UTS on Friday. The event at UTS was launched by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • SAP appoints new local MD

    SAP Australia/New Zealand's chief operating officer, John Ruthven, will take over as local president and managing director, the ERP vendor announced today.

  • Invest in coding education, says Labor

    Labor leader Bill Shorten has used his budget reply to call for increased investment in STEM education, including software development.

  • Budget 2015: StartupAUS sees missed opportunities in budget

    StartupAUS has welcomed government moves in the budget to support small business but says it has failed to address many of the key issues facing tech-focussed startups in Australia.

  • H-1B employees crowd out other workers, says study

    The battle over the H-1B visa is mostly a battle of brute political muscle on Capitol Hill, coupled with campaign spending. But in the quieter academic sphere, the visa is a topic of ongoing research, and a new paper by three economists is challenging some of the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2899350/the-h-1b-visa-debate-pain-and-the-politics.html">assertions made by the tech industry</a> that H-1B workers deliver economic gains.

  • Is IT work getting more stressful, or is it the Millennials?

    IT work can be stressful, which has always been true. But a new survey says the stress level in IT may be rising. But why?

  • Billions of reasons to listen to these Unicorn startup founders

    Unicorns are all the rage these days, and we're not talking about the ones in fantasy stories or on your kids' bedspreads. The unicorns that people at events like last week's <a href="http://tiestartupcon.com/">TIE Startup Con</a> (formerly TIEcon East) are agog over are private companies with valuations of $1 billion or more, such as co-working office space provider <a href="https://www.wework.com/">WeWork</a> and data virtualization company <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2216568/security/actifio-debuts--introduces-new-data-protection-applications.html">Actifio</a>, whose founders talked shop during the opening panel at the Cambridge, Mass., get-together for entrepreneurs and investors.