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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

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.

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

'CodeClan' launches Scotland's first software skills academy

Scotland's first ever dedicated software skills academy 'CodeClan' is set to start offering intensive 16-week courses from this September, with the first cohort due to graduate in February 2016.

LEGAL

Judge dismisses second conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs coder

A former Goldman Sachs programmer saw his second criminal conviction dismissed on Monday in a long-fought, technically challenging legal battle that centered on 32MB of copied code.

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

'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.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Organisations need a more centralised data strategy: Commvault

Claims data silos within organisations are limiting businesses ability to make insight-based decisions.

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

Data centre group tightens certification rules for service providers

The Uptime Institute is updating the way it certifies data centers in a move to help ensure that cloud computing customers get the level of service they think they're paying for.

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

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.

INTERNET

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.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

How Office 365 balances IT control with user satisfaction

At the end of 2014, Microsoft bought Acompli, creators of a popular email app that it quickly rebranded as Outlook. The familiar name doubtless drew in more users, but it also gave IT teams a set of expectations about the security and management options a product called Outlook would have.

NETWORKING

Law enforcement backdoors open corporate networks to criminals

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

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Gartner: No help for the PC biz from Windows 10

Maybe next year, research firm says, as it downgrades forecast for both PC shipments and Windows.

SECURITY

8 penetration testing tools that will do the job

Eight great pen test tools for testing your network security’s metal!

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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