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Are benefits for IT workers shrinking?

While tech salaries have increased, many organisations are eliminating benefits like tuition reimbursement, awards and telecommuting. What does this mean for IT workers?

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Is your vendor smarter than a 5th grader?

In the classic adversarial negotiation, the parties reveal only as many details as required to get the deal done. Each side hopes that the information asymmetry will work in their favor. Once the other side is under contract, there'll be time enough for them to discover the ugly truths, skeletons in the closet, misunderstandings about the contract, and so on.

IT GOVERNANCE

'Autotask is vital to our success,' says Dynamic Business Technologies

Autotask is key to the success of managed services provider, Dynamic Business Technologies. The company's managing director, Nathan Franks, said Autotask has been very attentive as an individual company and has been crucial to Dynamic Business Technologies' success.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Data silos limit insights and raise costs: IDC

16 per cent of A/NZ CIOs think data silos hinder productivity, 34 per cent have security concerns.

LEGAL

Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

The "possibility exists" for the U.S. Department of Justice to cut a deal that would allow surveillance leaker Edward Snowden to return to the U.S., a former attorney general said in a media interview.

OUTSOURCING

UK firms increase dependence on non-EU tech talent as skills shortage intensifies

The government is considering new legislation to limit the number of skilled workers entering the UK, despite a growing IT skills shortage.

PROJECT MGMT

Ouster of Kubuntu founder leaves its future in doubt

A disagreement between the founder of Kubuntu and the Ubuntu Community Council has roiled the Linux community and left the project rudderless, as Jonathan Riddell left Kubuntu's governing body late last month.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

How SAP plans to bring analytics to soccer

SAP and City Football Group have announced a global, multi-year partnership that will deliver data analytics to every level of CFG and its international football clubs, from business operations to fan engagement to player and team performance.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cisco buys cloud-based contract administrator

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire privately held MaintenanceNet, a provider of cloud-based software to manage recurring customer contracts.

DATA CENTER

Facebook to use all renewable energy in its next data center

Facebook is building a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas, that will be powered entirely by renewable energy.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

GoPro Hero4 Session: half the size and waterproof to 10 metres

Weight is down 40 percent and the size is down by 50 percent when it is compared to the flagship Hero4 Black. Nor are its discounts thwarted by cumbersome housing because the Session's naked body is waterproof to 10 metres.

INDUSTRIES

UK firms increase dependence on non-EU tech talent as skills shortage intensifies

The government is considering new legislation to limit the number of skilled workers entering the UK, despite a growing IT skills shortage.

INTERNET

3 apps to help kick the post-vacation doldrums

You're physically at your desk, but mentally, you're still watching the fireworks or thinking about that backyard BBQ. The more enjoyable and longer your time off, especially in the summer, the harder it is to shift back into work mode. Meanwhile, those projects you're getting paid to do? They aren't going to check themselves off your to-do list.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

How Apple Music could launch the iPod's comeback

The iPod was Apple's original rock star. Back before the iPhone became a global sensation and the iPad led the post-PC revolution, the iPod was the device generating long lines and record-breaking sales.

NETWORKING

Law enforcement backdoors open corporate networks to criminals

Legal access to secure communications will result in more risk for corporate secrets.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple confirms it's trying to fix Home Sharing for iOS 9

iOS 8.4 users who've relied on Home Sharing to stream their music from a Mac will have to wait until at least iOS 9 to get the feature working again.

SECURITY

One week left until the end of Server 2003, but migration countdown lacks XP 'buzz'

Camwood CEO Adrian Foxall discusses why businesses need to migrate away from Server 2003 - and quickly.

STORAGE

Data silos limit insights and raise costs: IDC

16 per cent of A/NZ CIOs think data silos hinder productivity, 34 per cent have security concerns.

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BLOGS

A trusted partner

The primary focus for SAS is to build strong and long-lasting relationships with its customers; and its key strategy is proactive and consistent engagement across all customer touch points.

What ICT professionals want

When asking ICT professionals what they’re looking for in their next role, the answer may just surprise.

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