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New Relic
How to tackle the great brain drain in the tech industry
Attracting and retaining tech talent in Australia and New Zealand is becoming increasingly challenging, with the 2022 Hays Salary Guide showing a startling 91% of employers facing a skills shortage.
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Training
Employers look to hire inexperienced coders due to skills shortage
"Even inexperienced workers without prior qualifications or experience had managed to pivot to new roles in coding as long as they are willing to upskill."
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Skills shortage
Tech salaries increase as skills shortage inflates expectations
More technology professionals will receive a pay rise this coming financial year than last, with skills shortages creating a once-in-a-career market.
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Cybersecurity
Workforce shortage impacting cybersecurity posture
“Closing the cybersecurity talent gap is not only a business imperative, but important to national security and our daily lives."
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Cybersecurity
Cyber security innovation has stagnated, and we need a new approach
It is often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If that is the case, the cyber security community suffers from collective insanity.
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Remote Working
The world is your talent pool
As the world continues to digitise, the fact remains that there is a lack of experienced and skilled individuals capable of filling a wide range of roles in Australia and New Zealand.
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Training
Cybersecurity skills shortage causing headaches for industry
The shortage has multiple challenges and repercussions for organisations, including the occurrence of security breaches and subsequently loss of money.
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Cloud Security
How to cope with A/NZ’s coming cybersecurity talent shortage
Australia’s recent budget ushers in the nation’s ‘biggest ever’ cybersecurity spend and, likely also, massive demand for cybersecurity jobs.
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Digitisation
Salesforce to train 400 Kiwis with Mission Ready and TupuToa
“As an industry, we need to do more to ensure that pathways to digital skills are accessible for all New Zealanders."
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Artificial Intelligence
Why you should consider a career in artificial intelligence
You don't have to look far to see that AI is on a rapid growth trajectory in Australia, as it's being used in almost every industry.
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Cloud
ADAPT reveals top CIO priorities during ongoing skills shortage
Australia is experiencing a shift in focus as the skills shortage forces CIOs to prioritise talent acquisition and retention over technology initiatives.
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NZ Government
Govt creates roadmap for growth in NZ's tech sector
The digital technology sector is now one of the country’s top earners, contributing an estimated $6.6 billion to the economy in 2019.
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Syniti
The perennial quest for data talent and how to find it
The shortage of available talent in Australia is nowhere more apparent than in the technology sector, and perhaps most keenly felt in the field of data management.
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DDLS
The skills all aspiring IT professionals need in 2022
Career progression is something never far from the mind of most IT professionals.
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Kong
Why AI’s breakthrough use case for enterprise is to aid API development
APIs already power most of our favourite web-based applications, and will only become more important into the future
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Cloud
Cybersecurity automation: differing priorities show need for better C-Suite awareness of benefits
You don’t have to look far in the media to find experts predicting that 2022 will be the year of automation.
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Data Protection
Pure Storage's six essential technology trends to watch in 2022
While COVID-19 marked 2020 and 2021, 2022 is set to be a year of recovery with organisations settling into new ways of working.
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Remote Working
The state of the SOC: skills shortages, automation and gaining context remain a challenge for SOCs
The security operations centre (SOC) has been on the front line facing the pandemic-induced escalation of cybersecurity threats in the past eighteen months.
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WelTec
Whitireia and WelTec preparing graduates to fill ICT skills shortage
"Creating positive konga and employer outcomes by collaborating with industry is a key objective of Whitireia and WelTec, and this programme is a great example."
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Tech sector
Specialist border exemptions 'drop in the ocean' for NZ's tech sector
NZTech has released a statement applauding the Government response to the critical digital skills shortage, but acknowledges that it may not be enough.
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Globalization Partners
Globalization Partners launches global recruitment platform
The platform will leverage the company’s recruitment partner network in an effort to provide organisations with a global talent pool.
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Cloud
Fujitsu addresses massive skills shortages with Global Strategic Partner Academy program
With a focus on Fujitsu employees, apprentices and new recruits, the Global Strategic Partner Academy program will offer training, re-training and experience-based development opportunities.
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Government
Govt to ease border restrictions for 600 skilled tech workers
“We’re carefully targeting areas of the sector where industry has highlighted a clear need for overseas talent including, software development, product managers, cybersecurity and interactive media.”
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Cybersecurity
Aotearoa's cyber skills shortage: The tug-of-war between talent supply & demand
Like any balance of supply and demand, there's a frustrating gap between what graduates are taught and what the market needs.