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.
Fear of breaking social norms in the workplace behind high job turnover
Forescout appoints A/NZ director Rohan Langdon
Zscaler appoints new A/NZ channels head
Commvault continues hiring spree in challenging times
Workplaces mismatching the importance of continous learning
Nuclear sector encourages diversity & emerging tech
Australia leads AI adoption but struggles to tackle bigger issues
The country is poorly managing AI aspects such as bias, privacy, and training.
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.
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.
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.
NTT declares itself 'business avenger' for UN sustainability goals
The UN Global Goals call for action to end poverty, protect Earth, and encourage peace and prosperity by 2030.
Interview: Thriving in lockdown - how a coding school in Vietnam beat the odds
It's March 10 2020, and CoderSchool in Ho Chi Minh just went entirely online. A success story followed - here's how a lockdown helped a school thrive.
Gartner updates 2020 future of work trends for post-pandemic world
The post-pandemic world will bring workplace change in terms of health support, remote working, gig workers, and employee tracking.
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.
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."
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.
UTS & Institute of Data open virtual industry placement program
The program aims to upskill and integrate candidates primarily into the data science & cybersecurity fields.
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.
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.
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."
Businesses may face 'sleepwalking crisis' once lockdown restrictions ease
71% of IT workers are getting less than two hours a day of ‘genuine downtime’.
SAS named as one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2020
The award recognises SAS’ corporate culture through means such as creativity, inclusivity, innovation, and work/life balance, and the impact on employees.
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.
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."
How Epson makes CSR more than a buzzword
After being named in the FTSE4Good Index yet again, the company has outlined how it makes social responsibility a core tenant of its vision.
Autistic IT consultants to provide value to Woolworths
auticon is running a 6-month pilot programme with Woolworths during World Autism Awareness Month.
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."
SAS makes analytics, programming & IT courses freely available
SAS has released free online learning tools to help professionals and students keep their minds active during the global lockdowns caused by COVID-19.
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.
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.
Ethisphere recognises ON Semiconductor for business ethics leadership
Alongside Infosys, and Allianz Life Insurance, ON Semiconductor was recognised for its contributions to the BELA member community.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UTS & Institute of Data announce scholarship program
But those who are finding themselves on reduced hours or out of work completely may be able to use that time to upskill.
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."
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.