Monthly Archives: June 2013

Geeks oust miners in Australia’s new rich

In a country synonymous with larger-than-life mining tycoons and outback heroes, the geeks are quietly inheriting the earth.

As coal magnate Nathan Tinkler, the poster boy for Australia’s fading 10-year minerals boom, publicly battles against bankruptcy, software entrepreneurs Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are riding high.

The former college buddies behind fast-growing software firm Atlassian unceremoniously bumped Tinkler off the top of Australia’s “young rich list”, leading a charge in the country’s blooming technology industries.

The tech start-up and biotech sectors are at the forefront of a push to transform Australia from an exporter of iron ore to an exporter of ideas.

Read the full article here; http://m.theage.com.au/it-pro/geeks-oust-miners-in-australias-new-rich-20130624-2orya.html 

Find out more about Computer Power at http://www.computerpower.edu.au

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Career development key to job retention

EMPLOYERS who develop the careers of their IT workers are more likely to hang on to them as the market strengthens, a recruitment expert says.

While IT workers were often measured on their technical capability, developing a wider set of behaviours was also important.

Clicks IT managing director Ben Wood said demand had been gradual this year.

“I think as the market picks up there will be a realisation that there aren’t really any more skilled people than there were two years ago,” he said. “People will realise that losing someone who is capable is a harder problem to solve than it perhaps was in 2012.”

Mr Wood said helping IT workers develop their leadership and influencing skills would provide a broader set of capabilities than just technical skills.

“It’s helping them to develop their capability and making their lives interesting – giving them new challenges, fresh opportunities and thinking about how you are going to develop their careers rather than just expecting them to do a job.”

 

Read more here:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/it-jobs/career-development-key-to-job-retention/story-fna12gpc-1226665801023

Find out more about Computer Power at http://www.computerpower.edu.au

Conroy launches new digital strategy; reviews startup barriers

Promises to place the “vast majority” of government services online by the end of 2017

 

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has launched a new strategy for Australia to become a “leading” digital economy by 2020.

The Advancing Australia as a Digital Economy – An Update to the National Digital Economy Strategy includes 24 actions the federal government will take to achieve the goal, setting a target of 80 per cent of Australians to engage with government online by 2020.

 

Read the full article here:

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/464417/conroy_launches_new_digital_strategy_reviews_startup_barriers/?goback=%2Egde_2976736_member_249347900

Find out more about Computer Power at http://www.computerpower.edu.au

What does Computer Power offer?

Why do people choose to study with Computer Power? Most likely they’re looking to gain the skills and knowledge to start their career, perusing a career change, or experiencing unemployment and require further support to assist in their job-hunt.

While studying, our students develop their IT networks, made up of peers, industry specialists and other professionals. Our students establish themselves as viable candidates in the market place; through their diplomas, Vender Certifications and connections.

Computer Power offer support by providing access to our Career Consultants, who can help determine your career needs and create a plan. To ensure plan attainment, our Academic team will pro-actively support students by providing support and by encouraging student feedback. Our courses are written by our qualified writing team and remain up-to-date.

Computer Power maintains a professional atmosphere in conducting our courses. Computer Power students can gain membership to the Australian Computer Society.

Our National Placement Consultant works with students to assist them find employment. We are aligned with businesses, alumni, and agencies which enables us to provide a comprehensive employment options. Ninety three per cent of our graduates have obtained employment in the IT realm.

Find out more about Computer Power at http://www.computerpower.edu.au

Computer Power team update – June 2013

Due to exceptional growth Computer Power are delighted to introduce three new team members. Michael, Jessica and Willem have recently joined Computer Power and look forward to assisting students pursue their ICT career goals.

Michael is our new Career Consultant. He is kept busy providing course information and enrolling students. Michael has a strong background in relationship management and thrives when he is helping people reach their goals.

Jessica has been internally promoted and is now our Academic Manager. Jess has a Certificate IV in Information Technology and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer with a MCSE Qualification. Jess has recently completed a Diploma of Information Technology (General) and a Diploma of Management.

 Off to an amazing start, Jess is looking forward to working closely with our students to implement strategies to support their goal attainment, and building a more solid team for our students.

We also welcome Willem, our newest instructor. Willem holds a bachelor degree in education and economics and, a diploma in IT and is a certified CCNA instructor. Willem has been working in the vocational education sector for five years mainly at an IT College in the Netherlands. He moved to Melbourne in July to be with his girlfriend. Prior to commencing at Computer Power, Willem was teaching at Swinburne TAFE.

Willem is delighted to be joining Computer Power and is looking forward to contributing his experience and technical expertise to the continued growth of the company.

Find out more about Computer Power at http://www.computerpower.edu.au