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AI boosts productivity in Australian talent life cycle, says Randstad report
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Australian talent management is being revolutionised by artificial intelligence (AI), with a significant productivity boost noted in a report by Randstad Enterprises.
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Gen AI optimism high in ANZ but cybersecurity concerns loom
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While ANZ business and IT leaders express high optimism for Gen AI's potential, cybersecurity concerns remain a dominant issue, especially following large-scale data breaches.
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East London students gain insight into data centre careers
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Sixty East London students partook in a HireHigher and Baker Dearing Educational Trust initiative at Tech Show London to gain insight into careers in the data centre industry.
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UK businesses struggling to fully harness their 'data brain'
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Over 70% of UK firms struggle to utilise data effectively, with many hoarding it unanalyzed, hindering their transition to a data-driven model, new research suggests.
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AI skills could boost New Zealand salaries by 30%, says AWS
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New AWS research suggests that nurturing AI skills could increase salaries by over 30% and boost career growth in New Zealand's workforce.
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Singapore firms suffer downtime due to fibre network disruption
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digital transformation
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Despite 62% of Singaporean firms using cellular connectivity, weekly disruptions in fixed line/fibre networks have caused up to four hours of downtime for 25% of firms over the past year, states a Cradlepoint survey.
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Australian firms struggle with connectivity failures & security threats
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Over half of Australian businesses suffer at least 1-2 hours of weekly downtime due to network failure amid heightened operational costs and security breaches.
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Tech firms acknowledge neurodiversity skills gap, study reveals
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Despite acknowledging the skills gap, a third of tech firms admit to significant lack of neurodiversity in their workforce, says a study by Wiley Edge.
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Productivity in SMEs struggles due to staff's tech skill deficit
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Four in ten UK SMEs see a productivity dip due to poor staff tech skills, particularly in using Microsoft 365, according to a new study by Sharp.
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London firms inspire sixth formers to consider data centre careers
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VIRTUS Data Centres and HireHigher have hosted an event, stimulating London sixth form students to contemplate careers in the data centre industry, showcasing a range of roles and their crucial contributions.
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Darktrace shifts to proactive AI strategy to combat rising cyber threats
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In response to rising AI-driven cyber threats, Darktrace is repositioning to a platform-based strategy aimed at better equipping businesses to anticipate and counter these advanced cyber attacks.
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New CIC Tech Channel Ambassadors targets IT skills gap
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Tech Channel Ambassadors strives to boost the UK IT industry's profile and inclusivity, targeting recruitment of 100,000 diverse individuals.
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Microsoft & Tanium's AI breakthrough boosts cybersecurity support
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Microsoft has launched the innovative Copilot for Security in partnership with Tanium, offering the first advanced AI solution for the security sector to bridge the industry's skills gap.
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CyrusOne & HireHigher inspire students towards data centre careers
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HireHigher and data centre titan, CyrusOne, inspire 60 students from Gunnersbury Catholic School and Isleworth and Syon School to consider the data sector for future careers through workshops and centre tours.
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Technical education: shaping the workforce for the better
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N3i champions T Level students to combat digital sector skills shortage, as the company advocates for technical education to future-proof the rapidly evolving tech industry.
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AIA & SAS team up to address Australia's data skills gap
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AIA and SAS form strategic partnership to curtail Australia's data skills deficit, using SAS's data, AI, and analytics tools to prepare future leaders in analytics and business transformation.
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Coterie launches academy & book to empower partner marketing skills
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Coterie, a partner and channel marketing firm, has debuted Coterie Academy, an education initiative aimed at instructing, enlightening, and certifying individuals in all aspects of partner marketing to help address the existing skills gap.
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HireHigher expands talent scheme to address digital skills shortage
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HireHigher extends its Rising Stars Program to seven more schools to address skills shortage in the data industry, citing plans to facilitate career-defining opportunities for young professionals.
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IWD 2024: Cybersecurity is stronger with diversity
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IWD 2024: Encouraging diversity in cybersecurity is crucial to tackle growing threats, skill shortage issues and to promote better business outcomes, say experts.
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Digital Realty partners with UK's Digital Futures Programme
Tue, 27th Feb 2024
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Digital Realty allies with UK's Digital Futures Programme to groom young digital talent, aiding program expansion into Thames Valley schools.
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Skills shortage impairs Singapore's tech growth, reveals salary guide
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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New research by Morgan McKinley reveals Singapore's tech growth held back in 2023 due to a shortage of skilled candidates, with 76% of hirers finding recruitment competitive.
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UK tech growth hindered by skills shortage, reveals Morgan McKinley
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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Morgan McKinley's 2024 Salary Guide reveals a major skills shortage challenging UK's tech growth, with a quarter of industry hiring managers citing this as their main obstacle.
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UK tech SMEs investing in young talent despite tough economy
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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Despite financial challenges, 69% of UK tech SMEs invest in young talent via low-cost recruitment, showing optimism and resilience.
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The imperative for collaborative IT in Australian state governments
Mon, 5th Feb 2024
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Australian state governments are being urged to embrace collaborative IT, leveraging partnerships and resource pooling to create effective, standardised solutions and tackle skills shortages in sectors including bushfire management and cybersecurity.