Security vendor Sophos will retain a New Zealand office and one staffer here, despite a global round of redundancies that will see 80 jobs go.
Stories by David Watson, Computerworld
IT systems management vendor Kaseya plans to increase headcount at its Auckland support centre, which officially opened last month, to around 30 by the end of the year. Currently, there are approximately 12 staff.
From the IT industry’s perspective, one of the major casualties of Saturday’s Christchurch earthquake was the Canterbury Software Summit, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow.
UXC, the Australian firm that owns New Zealand SAP services provider Oxygen, is up for sale across the Tasman.
IDC New Zealand country manager Ullrich Loeffler says awareness of cloud computing is higher among local users than a year ago.
This year is likely to see a return of the skills shortage that plagued the IT industry in 2007 and 2008, says Robert Walters New Zealand IT recruitment division manager Annabelle Klap.
Following its hiring intentions survey, released earlier this year, which showed IT is the most optimistic of all sectors when it comes to plans to increase staffing levels, recruitment firm Hudson has released its annual ICT salary guide.
IT contractors are more optimistic about future pay rates than their counterparts in many other professions, according to a survey by specialist contract staffing provider Crackerjacks.
Despite the recession putting more candidates into the IT recruitment scene, hiring issues continue to plague many IT companies, a joint survey by NZICT and the Ministry of Economic Development has found.
IT has once again topped recruitment firm Hudson’s list of industry sectors when it comes to hiring intentions.
In the current difficult employment market some job seekers, particularly senior ones, are finding they need to consider roles with less responsibility than their previous positions, recruiters say.
Financial software provider Finzsoft has appointed Mark Sewell as CEO, replacing Keith McLaughlin, who resigned as managing director in June.
While some areas of IT are seeing a downturn in demand for employees, there’s no shortage of work in ERP, says Steve Gillingwater, director of recruitment firm Robert Walters’ IT division.
SAP has cut a little under 40 jobs from its 550-strong Australia-New Zealand workforce, spokesman Peter Sertori told The Australian.
Cisco Systems has turned to Australia for assistance in enabling its vision of “intelligent urbanisation”.
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