IT professionals stories
The new (and better) route to a career in IT
Employers desperately need relevant skills, competence and real-world experience, which multi-year degrees often fail to offer, writes DDLS CEO Jon Lang.
General staff don’t get tech jargon - expert says time to ditch it
There's a serious gap between IT pros and general staff, and this expert says it's on the people in IT to bridge it.
IT professionals still in high demand across the UK
While the UK is still plunged in uncertainty with Brexit, there are no such issues with the IT industry.
UK’s IT pros not learning fast enough to manage their environments
A new SolarWinds study has found that if the current IT workforce is to keep up with the pace of innovation, there will need to be some significant changes.
Govt’s HK$50b to boost IT jobs and salaries, but concerns remain
Despite the huge investment, almost all Hong Kong CIOs are concerned about the existing talent pool of IT professionals.
McDonalds IT celebrates 10 years - Wellington a 'great place' for start-ups
McDonald started his company on his own in Wellington a decade ago to focus mainly on SMBs and now has two offices with further expansion plans.
Manifesto to Kiwi MPs: No heads in sand - our digital future is here now
What will New Zealand's digital future look like? Fast internet, cloud, big data and mobility are at the forefront, and our leaders must embrace it.
Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
“The prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how we embrace our future as a digital nation.”
What do the 457 Visa changes mean for the Australian IT sector?
"Getting the right advice is critical so that those impacted can work out what their options are and to plan ahead."
Kiwi IT course provider takes hit at skills shortage with new Agile certification
“Organisations are using Agile methodologies to ensure crucial business data is available when and where it is needed."
Kiwi IT specialist makes a difference in Africa – opportunities available
Read the incredible story of a young Kiwi IT specialist helping to heal Africa's poor - and further opportunities that are available.
Gartner opinion: Are we more productive? – the final conundrum
Owning or using a smart phone to do your email in bed is not being more productive; it just increase output at the same rate and ruins many things.
US tech leaders say Trump's election would kill innovation
US tech sector leaders have come out swinging, showing that Donald Trump's US Presidency election would be a huge blow for the ICT industry.
Who were the winners at the 2016 Excellence in IT Awards?
The winners of the Excellence in IT Awards 2016 were announced in front of a crowd of 700 professionals at a gala event in Wellington last night.
Auckland IT job market report: Money still reigns, but intangibles rate highly
Auckland IT professionals rate an attractive salary as most important consideration in a new job, but flexible working hours are very important too.
A happy customer: Conbrio solving problems with top-notch customer service
"Our first impressions of Conbrio were very positive, as we started to engage more and more with the team, it became more of a partnership."
IDC recognises emerging vendors in container tech market
"These emerging players represent good examples of companies that are likely to help change the industry as we know it."
Kiwi companies aren't prepared for DDoS attacks
“Surviving a DDoS attack is about getting your planning right. You can never eliminate the chance of an attack happening, but you can mitigate it."
Aussie IT pros should be focusing on information, not infrastructure
"This opens up new challenges for the IT department in selecting the right information protection strategies for their infrastructure."
Whatever your technology needs, it’s likely Conbrio will have you covered
The range of businesses within the Conbrio network means they can offer solutions that are often unable to be replicated by others.
IT professionals: If you do nothing, you may become obsolete
"The types of skills in demand today are different compared with those needed just three years ago, and the pace of change is unlikely to slow down.”
What can IT professionals learn from the history of flight?
The history of flight machines shares parallels with storage architectures, modern application storage needs and datacentres in general.
Enterprise IoT devices underestimated and under-secured
“The rapid spread of connected devices is outpacing an organisation’s ability to manage it and to safeguard company and employee data."
Fierce competition for IT pros affecting hiring market
The demand and supply imbalance that has affected the IT hiring market for years will likely continue into 2016.