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Skill Finder wins $2.7m grant from Australian Government
This grant will help to further develop the platform to enable Australian workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19 to acquire applicable digital micro-skills for free.
NZ businesses must urgently address IT skills mismatch
New Zealand's business community must bear some responsibility for the skills mismatch and make changes to attract graduates, retain and upskill staff.
Microsoft to launch data center region in Indonesia
The region aims to bring Azure services and upskill an additional three million Indonesians.
CISOs, don't underestimate the importance of soft skills
There is increasing importance on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) having and developing the skill of emotional intelligence, a new report states.
Businesses struggling to maximise cloud value, report shows
Many organisations are still struggling to realise the full value of their cloud investments, even after years of effort, according to a new report from Accenture
NZ tech sector "seriously restricted" by skills mismatch
"Digital technology businesses are having problems attracting, developing and retaining people with tech and creative skills needed to help New Zealand grow faster, especially out of the COVID pandemic."
Why you should become Azure certified - and how to do it for less
Did you know an Azure Certification can help you lead digital transformation in your organisation? But's not the only reason to become Azure certified...
Q&A: SnapLogic CTO makes the case for investment in machine learning
SnapLogic field chief technology officer Brad Drysdale discusses the roadblocks to a successful machine learning implementation and the ways they can overcome them.
Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub make significant headway on digital skills initiative
Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub have reached 10 million learners globally since announcing their digital skills initiative. The ultimate aim is to help 25 million people worldwide gain more digital skills in 2020.
Employees use only 54% of newly learned skills, while a third of skills are no longer relevant - Gartner
“While the majority of organisations are utilising a reactive approach to skills building that doesn’t work, most are still striving to be more predictive to get ahead of skill shifts."
RPA is important, but not as important as people
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and other intelligent automation technologies are increasing in popularity with businesses as they look to leverage competitive advantage during this uncertain time. However, having a people-centric approach continues to be a critical advantage.
Goanna Solutions brings AWS re/Start programme to Australia
“We are committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive technology sector and creating new opportunities for our graduates as they become entry-level cloud practitioners."
Digital upskilling at the top of the training agenda
Two thirds of employers say digital upskilling is at the top of their training agenda amid the COVID-19crisis, according to a new report.
NZ businesses need to invest in reskilling workers to be successful
Deloitte finds that organisations need to invest in key values of reskilling, belonging and ethics to ensure their workplaces are prepared for the future of work.
UTS & Institute of Data open virtual industry placement program
The program aims to upskill and integrate candidates primarily into the data science & cybersecurity fields.
Alteryx launches free data science course, looks to upskill global workforce
“COVID-19 underscores the importance of something we’ve believed in for a long time - data analytics technology complements and enhances our human capabilities."
DXC Technology invests in staff enablement programme
Almost 10,000 DXC employees can train to become certified across multi-cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft, and VMware.
Westcon-Comstor connects partners to expertise with Bench
The new agreement gives Westcon exclusive distribution rights for the Bench platform, which allows partners to gain access to skilled contractors.
Pluralsight offers 7,000+ online tech courses free for April
In a bid to encourage online learners to stay home and upskill during COVID-19 lockdowns, Pluralsight, the enterprise technology skills platform, has made its 7,000+ courses available for free for the month of April.
Nutanix & Udacity launch hybrid cloud nanodegree program
Nutanix is sponsoring 5000 scholarships, to be taught via Udacity, which will school IT professionals on topics such as modern private cloud infrastructure and the design of hybrid application deployment.
Educating the next generation: what skills will they need in the future workplace?
The Australian workplace is now moving into an era where some hard skills are starting to expire.
The secret to DevOps success? It's in the people
When it comes to advancing DevOps practices and patterns for enterprises, human transformation is the most critical success factor, according to in-depth research from the DevOps Institute.
Interview: DataRobot on how AI augments human thinking in business
" AIs are computer systems, and as such, they are best at repetitive tasks, mathematics, data manipulation, and parallel processing.”
Needs, challenges, opportunities: HP study delves into the world of creatives
“HP’s Creatives of the Future report shines a spotlight on the importance of revitalising skills, and the role technology plays in providing Australia’s creatives with freedoms."