Australia leads the world on several technology fronts, but the Morrison government needs to accelerate industry digitisation or the country will lose its competitive advantage, the IT sector’s peak body, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned. The organisation, which is backed by computer giants Dell and IBM, as well as Telstra, has produced… Read more »
Two years of lockdown due to COVID-19 has meant an exodus of migrant workers from our shores and the near impossible barrier to enter the country has left the IT sector suffering as a result of the shortfall in skilled workers. The recent publication of the 2021 Skills Priority list has listed IT related jobs… Read more »
Male application developers are most likely to join a company for the chance to work with modern technology stacks but women are more motivated by salary and company culture, according to new research that also found workers were most likely to walk if they have a bad manager or leadership team. The newly released Voice of… Read more »
Brisbane artificial intelligence startup Tribu, which aids IT helpdesks and managed service providers (MSP) automate assistance requests, has raised $1.25 million from Brisbane Angels and the California syndicate founded by US investor Jason Calacanis. Tribu is using machine learning and AI to help IT support companies deal with what the industry calls “level 1” calls… Read more »
4 lessons from a founder who bootstrapped until his startup’s $2.9 billion sale to a global tech giant
2020 has been a big year for the start-up industry in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported more than 340,000 new business entries in Australia between 2019-20, and KPMG reported startup investment rising despite COVID. Generally, companies take two different routes when kicking off a new business – seeking external investment or bootstrapping. I… Read more »
Intelledox co-founders Phillip Williamson and Michelle Melbourne. Photo: supplied If you’ve ever completed an online application form, chances are you’re already familiar with Intelledox. The Canberra-based venture was a pioneer in business process automation and has remained a market leader entrepreneur, Michelle Melbourne, and her husband Phillip Williamson, founded the tech startup in 1991. Their… Read more »
Disclaimer: This is a tongue-in-cheek survival guide for women in IT and not to be used to actually combat zombies or aliens. According to ACS, women make up only 28% of staff in ICT industries, well below the average of 44% across other industries. Digging a little deeper, the number drops as low as… Read more »
Working with the likes of John Holland, Transurban, Mirvac, and Boral, Versent has now grown to almost 300 staff in offices across Australia and in Singapore.
When you operate a fleet of PCs in your SMB, you incur an expense much greater than the cost of the computers themselves.
The son of Mexican immigrants to California, Bismarck Lepe had to overcome some long-held biases when a consultant suggested his startup, Wizeline, build a development hub in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.
Just 32 percent of Australian businesses have an organisational-wide digital strategy in place, report finds
Though the growth of corporates opening their own innovation labs and/or flocking to platforms like Coventured to more easily connect with startups often makes it seem that more and more organisations are getting wise to the threat of disruption, a report has found almost 50 percent of Australian businesses believe either their industry or products… Read more »
Before launching IT operations management platform PagerDuty in 2009, Alex Solomon had earned his street cred as a software engineer for Amazon.
Scott Morrison warned today that the tech sector must do more to explain the benefits of leveraging technology to wider Australia.
RMIT launches Blockchain Innovation Hub to investigate blockchain regulation and social implications
RMIT has launched the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, a research centre that will work to understand the social science of blockchain, and develop policies.
The Federal Government has introduced reforms around its IT procurement processes to open up project opportunities to startups.