Absolute IT news stories
Top 200 Kiwi IT companies show record profitability growth
According to a sneak preview of this year’s TIN Report, due to be released next month, the TIN200 have seen their greatest growth in over a decade.
Internet of Things
IT jobs are emerging that never existed before but can employers keep up?
“It used to be that knowledge is power, but for businesses and industries data is power.”
Women in Technology
Contracting providing opportunity to attract more women into IT
Contracting is proving a winner for Kiwi women in IT, Absolute IT says. It tells why - and how contracting can help with gender diversity.
Auckland IT jobs paying the most, Wellington a 'mixed bag'
“This is not surprising, as employers in Auckland have to deal with a variety of factors that puts pressure on their budgets."
Has NZ's ICT skills shortage caused a 2% drop in salary?
A new report shows NZ median IT salaries are down 2% in July, reaching $80,000. NZ's skills shortage and migration levels may be contributing factors.
Insight into the world of an IT security analyst
"We don’t have a consolidated picture of cybercrime in NZ, however, we do know that IT security jobs are becoming the hotspot for IT professionals."
Auckland IT job market report: Money still reigns, but intangibles rate highly
Auckland IT professionals rate an attractive salary as most important consideration in a new job, but flexible working hours are very important too.
Absolute extends persistent endpoint security to include third party vendors
“By expanding our persistence model to support third-party applications, our customers can be confident that they are providing consistent security."
New Zealand IT jobs: do you need a qualification?
Hands on experience trumps formal qualification when it comes to hiring new staff in the ICT sector, according to new information from Absolute IT.
New Zealand IT workers staying put, survey finds
"The New Zealand IT sector is ticking all the right boxes in a highly competitive market."
Auckland a key location for NZ's burgeoning tech sector
Innovation in the Auckland technology sector is driving IT job growth and making the city a prime location for start-ups and IT professionals.
Kiwi tech pros have it made, industry looking bright
IT professionals starting out their careers can look forward to sharp increases in the first six years of their careers.
Govt needs to 'get with the programme' on NZ's gender pay gap
“It’s a new year and it’s time for the National Government to be bold and be brave. Kiwi women are counting on them.”
Wintec using tech to support students and staff
“Like most higher education providers we’re both a user and a creator of technology."
IT employers look past formal education to find innovators
“When it comes to IT jobs and finding the right candidate there’s more than formal education to consider.”
Women in technology: The NZ numbers are up but...
New research shows women now make up 21% of the Kiwi technology workforce, while pay discrepancies vary depending on experience and area of expertise.
Business confidence hits IT pay packets, bonuses
Tech sector pay packages have decreased for the first time since June 2013 - but which regions are faring best?
Fight for talent heats up; flexibility key
New Absolute IT survey shows the tech staff shortage is continuing to bite - so what can you do to attract and keep talent?
Wellington IT skills drought continues
Absolute IT says IT professionals are in ‘hot demand’ in Wellington and have released a statement encoraging those with IT skills to head to the city.
IT career opportunities galore in New Zealand
It's no surprise that 70% of NZ tech employers say access to suitably qualified staff is a top challenge.
Non-financial benefits key to securing top NZ IT talent
Due to New Zealand's IT talent shortage and employers struggling to compete internationally with base salary, most IT jobs now provide a work/life balance.
Wellington needs to be better at attracting tech students
The table discussed Wellington’s talent shortage and solutions to appeal to more international and national tech students and creating and supporting businesses that get tech professionals excited about working in Wellington.
Could the next election be hacked?
This year’s election has been and gone, however the debate over New Zealand’s cyber security and surveillance is still a hot topic.
Gender debate continues as Absolute IT slams "very wrong" bonus claims
"Tech industry women can breathe a sigh of relief knowing there male counterparts are not necessarily taking home better salary packages."