Stories by Rebecca Merrett

IT skills shortage solution in industry's hands?

Westpac chief information officer, Clive Whincup, has called on the IT industry to make a concerted effort to change perceptions about IT careers, as well as work more closely with educational institutions, to help address the looming IT skills gap in Australia.

Start-up spotlight: Schematiq

Utilising social media in the enterprise may well be one of the hot IT discussion topics of the moment, but for
Australian IT management start-up, Schematiq, many social media projects are being stymied by a lack of strategy, planning and proper implementation.

Aussie panel group talks enterprise social network usage at Yammer on Tour

How can organisations really get value in terms of usage out of enterprise social networks? A panel discussion group at the recent Yammer on Tour event in Sydney discussed the different ways their organisations are using enterprise social networks (ESN) and how to engage the organisation into the network.

Academic challenges Turnbull over NBN satellite criticism

Turnbull’s criticism of the $620 million two high-capacity satellites that NBN Co and Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) will build to provide remote Australian communities with high-speed broadband has been challenged by satellite technology expert, Elias Aboutanios.

What SOPA could mean for Australia

Although the US Senate vote on Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been postponed in the wake of the Internet 'strike' by Wikipedia, reddit, Boingboing and others and the erosion of political support for the legislation, key backers of the bill have stated they are intent on passing the law.