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Sapia Labs presents 'revolutionary' AI research at SIOP conference
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At the upcoming SIOP conference, Sapia Labs will present four innovative research pieces on how AI and chat interview technology can revolutionise hiring practices.
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Productivity in SMEs struggles due to staff's tech skill deficit
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skills gap
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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Virgin Media O2 & Hubbub unveil 400,000 device tech lending scheme
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Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub introduce a landmark 400,000 device lending scheme, the Tech Lending Community project, to tackle British digital inequality and electronic waste, benefitting underprivileged individuals and assisting charities including Refuge and Centrepoint.
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Digital Poverty Alliance warns of rising UK digital divide
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DPA warns incoming UK government of escalating digital poverty, with an estimated 19 million, including one in seven adults and one in five children, suffering from the issue.
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Kaspersky study highlights lack of progress in cybersecurity upskilling
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it training
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Despite investing over $100,000 yearly on upskilling, over 70% of businesses do not see the desired results in their cybersecurity training, reports Kaspersky.
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Google & Malaysia unite for AI development & public service advances
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bi
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big data
Google pairs up with the Malaysian Government to launch two major projects aimed at fostering AI skills among the youth and enhancing public service using cutting-edge cloud tools, aligning with the MADANI Economy Framework.
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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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Victoria lags behind in tech workforce growth, risks AI challenges
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
Despite a 2.8% rise in employment, Victoria lags behind in tech workforce expansion compared to the national growth of 6.7%.
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DocuWare to bring financial insights in second webinar
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digital transformation
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it automation
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webinar
Future-proof your finance career with AI in DocuWare's must-attend webinar, providing game-changing insights, taking place March 19th.
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Queensland tech workforce boom eclipses Australian average
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Queensland's tech workforce has grown 21%, thrice the national average, taking total roles to over 139,000, as per the ACS Digital Pulse Report.
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'Beminded' to launch in New Zealand to boost tech productivity
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In an effort to boost New Zealand's lagging productivity, Anna Bojlert's Beminded is set to launch its neuroscience-informed tech and human skills programme this month.
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Generative AI set to disrupt NSW workforce by 2030
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Generative AI and other critical technologies set to impact nearly 96% of NSW's workforce with the ACS Digital Pulse report predicting substantial disruption across key sectors.
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IWD 2024: Building a more equitable leadership pipeline
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dei
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cybersecurity
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leadership
Despite highest recorded representation at C-suite, efforts fall short at the middle management level, exposing need for an enduring and equitable diversity inclusion and belonging leadership pipeline.
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IWD 2024: Diversity and innovation: solutions to tech skills-shortages
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dei
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it professionals
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Addressing NZ's tech skills shortage, Mission Ready pioneers innovative programmes to develop diversity and foster home-grown talent in the IT sector.
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Singapore's Geniebook recognised in top 150 digital learning companies
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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Singapore-based EdTech company, Geniebook, has been recognised in the GSV 150: Top Growth Companies in Digital Learning and Workforce Skills 2024, being the only entity from Southeast Asia to make the list.
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The importance of cybersecurity training for software developers
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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it training
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber threats
Advanced cyber threats rose over 200% in 2023, increasing the need for robust cybersecurity training within software development teams.
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UK's ambitious Digital Skills Bootcamps lure young tech talent
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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it training
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web development
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cybersecurity
The UK Secretary of State for Science and Technology launches free Digital Skills Bootcamps, aiming to create a tech-savvy generation.
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Europe's Low Code No Code Revolution: Unlocking Innovation, Agility, and Digital Transformation
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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crm
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cloud services
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digital transformation
Europe's institutions combat a talent shortage and the Great Resignation by harnessing Low-code/No-Code technology, quickening app development whilst fostering innovation and digital transformation.
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Sir Peter Rigby named honorary chair of Aston's Digital Futures Institute
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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edutech
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real estate
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digital inclusion
Renowned British business leader, Sir Peter Rigby, is appointed honorary chair of Aston University's new Digital Futures Institute, offering expertise and connections to foster digital inclusion and innovation.
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How AI is transforming the Australian workforce
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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it training
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payroll systems
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Generative AI is reshaping Australia’s workforce, with technology skills now integral to the economy. Embracing AI could unlock billions of dollars by 2030, but requires an understanding of its intricacies and a stronger pipeline of tech workers.
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Tech leaders urge UK government to invest in AI skills training
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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At a Parliamentary Skills Summit, tech industry leaders urged the UK government for significant investment in digital AI training, aiming to upskill future generations and close the digital skill gap.
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UK's digital skill gap tackled by Institute of Coding's courses
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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development
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digital careers
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Despite misconceptions, UK’s digital skills confidence crisis; addressing cost and time barriers with free, flexible courses to boost tech capabilities.
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Netsafe launches online safety programme for seniors in New Zealand
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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email security
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scams
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nz
Netsafe, a charitable organisation in New Zealand, has launched 'Get Set Up for Safety', a nationwide initiative to equip senior citizens with skills to combat online threats such as fraud and scams.
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Udemy introduces AI-driven thematic analysis to bolster group learning
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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cybersecurity
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ai
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learning
Udemy unveils an AI-powered thematic analysis tool aimed at enriching cohort learning experiences, driving greater collaboration, and enhancing cross-functional comprehension on its online education platform.