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Stories by Jon Lang

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Training & certification: It's time for leaders to loosen the purse strings
Tue, 10th May 2022
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it training
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certification
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leadership
Here we explore reasons that companies can benefit from investing in staff training and certification as well as ways to persuade leadership teams to invest.
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Why you should consider a career in artificial intelligence
Thu, 10th Mar 2022
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forrester research
You don't have to look far to see that AI is on a rapid growth trajectory in Australia, as it's being used in almost every industry.
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The skills all aspiring IT professionals need in 2022
Tue, 25th Jan 2022
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wfh
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certification
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skills shortage
IT professionals need to prioritize soft skills, upskilling and certification as the industry rapidly evolves in 2022.
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How to make a difference to Australia's digital skill shortage
Fri, 15th Oct 2021
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devops
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app development
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Australia's reduction in migration has created a shortage of skills in the economy, and the impact has been particularly severe on the technology industry.
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The new (and better) route to a career in IT
Thu, 29th Jul 2021
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it professionals
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skills shortage
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lumify
Employers desperately need relevant skills, competence and real-world experience, which multi-year degrees often fail to offer, writes DDLS CEO Jon Lang.
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A comprehensive guide to project management
Mon, 3rd May 2021
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project management
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lumify
Statistics show that lacking clear goals is the most common cause of project failures in business, underscoring the vital need for project management skills.
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ICT trends: What to expect in 2021
Fri, 15th Jan 2021
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gartner
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ict
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lumify
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in ICT trends. Remote working, distributed cloud, cybersecurity, and governance will dominate in 2021.
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The business case for an in-house ethical hacker
Wed, 28th Oct 2020
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cybersecurity
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hackers
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cios
The demand for ethical hackers is rising as cyber-attacks increase. Employing an in-house ethical hacker can save costs and improve security.
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A lack of commitment from Australian organisations to cybersecurity training is holding us back
Tue, 25th Aug 2020
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cybersecurity
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cybersafety
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covid-19
Australian organisations failing to invest in cybersecurity training exacerbating skills shortage, survey reveals.
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Closing the cloud skills gap: How certification can maximise cloud investments & keep staff happy
Fri, 10th Jul 2020
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edutech
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it training
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skills shortage
Critical skills shortage in cloud computing hindering business development and digital transformation, warns report. #CloudSkills #TechIndustry.
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How to work from home securely
Fri, 29th May 2020
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cloud services
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it training
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wfh
Here’s what you need to do to make your home working environment and systems secure, and protect yourself and your employer.
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Upskill your workforce to boost cybersecurity
Mon, 21st Oct 2019
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malware
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ransomware
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cloud services
Digital shift means cyber skills are vital for all firms, not just tech, as threats loom large on the corporate horizon.