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  • Australian startup snapshot: Reffind

    Reffind is a Sydney-based B2B startup that will next year launch a mobile app to help businesses find new employees through referrals.

  • KPMG to grow startups with Artesian partnership

    An alliance between KPMG and Artesian Venture Partners aims to connect corporates with Australian startups.

  • Vic election: ACS calls for govt advisory board to boost digital economy

    As Victoria prepares to head to the polls on 29 November, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called for the establishment of a 'Digital Ministerial Advisory Council' to promote digital economy initiatives in the state.

  • NEC Australia to hire 110 staff in Wollongong

    NEC Australia is set to hire 110 staff to man its corporate office at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) innovation campus.

  • Air Force veteran to IT: ‘Live your dreams'

    Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul isn't an IT expert, but his story of survival and recovery captivated the IT audience at a national management conference.

  • How automation could take your skills -- and your job

    Nicholas Carr's essay IT Doesn't Matter in the Harvard Business Review in 2003, and the later book, argued that IT is shifting to a service delivery model comparable to electric utilities. It produced debate and defensiveness among IT managers over the possibility that they were sliding to irrelevancy. It's a debate that has yet to be settled. But what is clear is that Carr has a talent for raising timely questions, and he has done so again in his latest work The Glass Cage, Automation and Us (W.W. Norton & Co.)

  • IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

    Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

  • Companies use urban office locations to attract IT talent

    To attract workers in the competitive technology job market, remote connectivity service provider LogMeIn decided that a change of address was needed.

  • The IT freelance economy is growing, but not at large firms

    The type of company you work for may have a lot to do with whether you're hired as a full-time employee or a contract or contingent worker.

  • NEXTDC hires new CFO

    Data centre provider NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has hired Oskar Tomaszewski as its new CFO after current CFO Paul Jobbins was promoted to head of finance.

  • Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

    Microsoft has handed out pink slips in a third round of job cuts that "almost" concludes its plan to eliminate 18,000 positions.

  • Feds set to destroy H-1B records

    The U.S. has changed its H-1B record retention policy to the concern of people who study the visa's impact on the workforce and economy.

  • For big raises in IT, look to mobile, security, big data

    IT salaries will remain mostly stagnant in 2015, except for workers with highly coveted skill sets, according to a report tracking IT salaries and skills demand in the coming years.

  • Investor visa overhaul to boost venture capital for startups

    An overhaul of the significant investor visa will increase startup access to venture capital in Australia, according to the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

  • Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

    The dearth of software development talent isn't an issue restricted to U.S. businesses. Finding programmers, especially to fill positions in the growing field of health IT, is a global challenge, said speakers Tuesday during a panel discussion on developing a health IT workforce.

  • Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

    Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

  • In brief: ACS hunts for new CEO after Patterson exits

    The Australian Computer Society's chief financial officer, Kim Finch, will act as CEO for the organisation after the departure of Alan Patterson.

  • Former AAPT CEO joins Nextgen Networks

    Former AAPT CEO, David Yuile, has been appointed managing director of Nextgen Networks.

  • Security: Incident response is everything

    This year so far has had a number of information security incidents that have cost likely billions of dollars, and they've cost even more as damage to the reputations of some well-known businesses. US retailer Target, Home Depot, Apple, Sony, JP Morgan Chase, and the list goes on.

  • Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

    AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7 percent in a restructuring plan it hopes will put it on the path to improved profits.