Following COVID-19 employee wellbeing cannot be overstated, Gartner finds
“Investing in employee well-being will enable organisations to have a more productive and engaged workforce and to better retain and attract talent now and as the pandemic subsides and employees return to the workplace.”
Forescout appoints A/NZ director Rohan Langdon
Gartner updates 2020 future of work trends for post-pandemic world
Hong Kong’s Team Hollo takes out 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup
Ethisphere recognises ON Semiconductor for business ethics leadership
UTS & Institute of Data open virtual industry placement program
Nuclear sector encourages diversity & emerging tech
IT stalwart creates Treaty guidelines for use of AI & data about Māori
New Zealand IT stalwart Karaitiana Taiuru says it’s time for technology to treat Māori fairly.
Australia leads AI adoption but struggles to tackle bigger issues
The country is poorly managing AI aspects such as bias, privacy, and training.
Zendesk bolsters senior APAC leadership team
Zendesk’s Asia Pacific team will now be in the hands of new leadership ad regional chief operating officer Wendy Johnstone and APAC senior vice president of sales Gari Johnson join the team.
New Relic appoints Qlik alum to regional VP role for A/NZ
Sharryn Napier has been named as the new regional vice president for New Relic’s Australian and New Zealand division.
Legacy is dead: Why cloud systems are a better business priority
Join us on 2 July as experts examine the benefits and challenges of converting from legacy to cloud-based cloud and communications services.
Pega strives to rid AI-based CX systems of discrimination
The check is designed to flag possible discriminatory messages created by AI before those messages reach the customer.
ForgeRock appoints Eve Maler as chief technology officer
Maler joined ForgeRock in 2014 and previously worked as the company’s vice president of innovation and emerging technology.
Commvault continues hiring spree in challenging times
Commvault has appointed Rachel Lers as the company’s new area vice president of sales for ASEAN, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan.
Auth0 recruits Spreadsheet CFO to board of directors
“The opportunity to serve on Auth0’s Board represents a highlight in my career and one that I am very excited to dive into,” says Ceran.
New state manager for Fujitsu Western Australia and Northern Territory
Fujitsu anticipates that customers across the region will benefit significantly from Sandra’s return to West Australia.”
Microsoft NZ’s OCP lead sets sights on new Australia role
Sarah Bowden will take on a new role as digital sales director at Microsoft Australia.
Fujitsu employee receives award for supercomputer tech
Yuichiro Ajima helped to create a new high-dimensional interconnect technology for the Fugaku, K, and PRIMEHPC FX1000 supercomputers.
Google unveils ambitious plan for ’24/7 carbon-free data centres’
The company says it has deployed a system for its largest data centres to shift the timing of many compute tasks to when low-carbon power sources, like wind and solar, are most plentiful.
People + Work Connect aims to bridge employment gap during tough times
People + Work Connect will bring together companies whose workforces are laid off due to COVID-19 with those in urgent need of workers.
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.
Micro Focus outlines CSR plan for the future
INSPIRE covers key areas including its relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers. It also outlines how the company could use its market presence to serve communities.
Zscaler appoints new A/NZ channels head
Based in Melbourne, Farrokhnia will be responsible for developing the Zscaler channel in line with the company’s growth strategies.
Twitter employees can choose to work from home forever
“If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen.”
University of Sydney taps into AWS to save threatened species
Researchers at the University of Sydney use the AWS platform to democratise data with the intention of sharing ideas, techniques, and tools so that researchers can work together to find solutions.
Okta forms inclusion council to reflect employee diversity
“The goal of the Inclusion Council is to ensure that the conversation and ownership of inclusion and belonging are even more deeply integrated within Okta’s business approach.”
Live Webinar: Recap the benefits of GoTo cloud-based communications
It’s not just the remote working trend that’s driving the shift from legacy to cloud collaboration – it’s also the savings, boost in efficiency and streamlining of processes.
Puppet appoints CTO Abby Kearns
Kearns, who has more than 20 years’ experience at organisations including the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Pivotal Software, and Verizon, also has extensive experience across cloud computing and growing open source communities.
Confidence low amongst Australian professionals as COVID-19 crisis takes hold
New data released by LinkedIn has revealed Australian professionals have little confidence in regard to their finances, workplace and overall sense of opportunity in the current COVID-19 climate.
InterTech AU to run mentorship program for LGBTQI+ tech workers
“The new mentorship is an opportunity to expand our support of the LGTBQI+ community working in tech startups to help them embed diversity and inclusion into their company culture.”
Workplaces mismatching the importance of continous learning
Employers and employees have fundamentally different perspectives on the importance of upskilling and continuous learning in the workplace.
Human judges vital in crowdsourced campaign to track deforestation
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and analytics firm SAS are creating artificial intelligence (AI) based algorithms with the help of crowdsourcing.
Autistic IT consultants to provide value to Woolworths
auticon is running a 6-month pilot programme with Woolworths during World Autism Awareness Month.
Singtel installs thousands of solar panels on Bedok data center
The panels will provide 10% of the data center’s energy needs, or 2059 MWh of clean energy per year. For reference, that is the equivalent of 462 four-room apartments per month.
TCO puts sustainability data back in the hands of IT purchasers
TCO Certified has extended its online product finder to included measurable sustainable performance data for certified products.
Colt welcomes Keri Gilder as new CEO
Colt Technology Services CEO Carl Grivner is stepping down from his position after five years with the company, to be replaced by Keri Gilder.
Isolation and mental health lead concerns about employees during COVID-19
"This is a reassuring indication that the value of people is being recognised and their health given the highest priority."
Women highlight benefits & challenges of working in tech
"women around the world have been able to bring a new perspective to the tech industry, and their skills and experience are just as valuable when they feel comfortable enough to impose them."
Businesses may face ‘sleepwalking crisis’ once lockdown restrictions ease
71% of IT workers are getting less than two hours a day of ‘genuine downtime’.
11 new orgs join fight against insidious Stalkerware
Founded last year, the Coalition Against Stalkerware brings together cybersecurity vendors, domestic violence organisations, and digital rights advocates.
Corporations are failing to deal with e-waste responsibly – report
The survey in the report, which quizzed almost 2,000 senior executives in global enterprises with over 5,000 employees, found that only a quarter of end-of-life equipment is being sanitised and reused, despite 83% of organisations having a Corporate Social Responsibility policy in place.
Yes, women do want to work in tech, says industry study
Women are unlikely to apply for a position unless they meet 100% of the stated requirements, while men will often apply if they meet 60% of these.
Australia’s first ethical AI advisory opens its doors
The Ethical AI Advisory aims to support public and private companies in their quest to develop ethical approaches to AI design and deployment.
Female leaders are better employers than male counterparts – AUT study
"During the COVID-19 lockdown period, having a good leader is beneficial for your wellbeing; it is ‘extra beneficial’ if that leader is a woman."