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Survey: Increasing pressure on project managers

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Project managers undoubtedly have many aspects to deal with when working through an IT project. From planning, recruitment, concept implementation and risk management, the list can go on and on.

It is then no surprise that according to the results of a recent survey, project manager workloads have increased significantly over the past 12 months. Doc…

Major bridging project aimed at productivity

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Freight is easily one of the most important parts of the Australian economy so it makes sense that the federal government has announced a widespread project to improve the quality of the country's bridges.

In every state, the government has agreed to fund the upgrade of a number of locations including 29 in NSW.

Totalling $25.8 million in federal fun…

Financial businesses eager for cloud solutions

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Financial organisations such as banking, insurance and investment firms are the latest to show their intentions towards cloud computing.

Based on the findings of the recently released survey How Cloud is Being Used in the Financial Sector, it seems many could be in the market for an IT contractor in the coming months.

The survey, conducted by the Clo…

Worksafe WA launches new work health and safety survey

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Regardless of the size or scope of your business, one of the most important considerations is workplace health and safety. There are many hazards and risks in the work environment, but it is up to businesses to reduce these issues and create a productive space for all.

It is then pleasing to report that WorkSafe WA has launched its Small Business Sa…

3 ways to ensure committed contractors

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As a business that has just gone through the recruitment process, the number one goal is to get your new contractors into work as quickly as possible. Any form of delay can set projects back even further and cost a business more in the back pocket. 

With this in mind, organisations need committed, engaged contractors who are ready to begin adding va…

Software vulnerabilities increasing globally

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When your company implements a new piece of software, you don't expect any problems to arise. However, according to new research, the frequency of software vulnerabilities is increasing over time.

The US National Vulnerability Database revealed that the number of problems encountered totaled 7,038 in 2014, up from just over 4,500 in 2013.

GFI Softwar…

More time required to place IT candidates into roles

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The IT sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the Australian economy with new roles, jobs and opportunities constantly being created.

However, one of the impacts of this trend is that it's taking IT recruiters longer to place contractors into certain roles. 

This was one of the findings out of the recently released Information Technology Contr…

Software testing: Why is it so important?

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It's fair to say that nothing in life is perfect - relationships, sports teams and careers. While it's often better not to dwell on our problems in some cases, we must take a closer look in order to prevent expensive or dangerous mistakes.

Take software for example. Developed and implemented over many years, one single mistake can lead to major is…

North West Rail Link providing health and safety opportunities

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As Sydney's population continues to soar, the pressure goes on the state government to ease the strain on local infrastructure.

In response to this, the North West Rail Link project was announced and construction is now well underway. Encompassing eight new railway stations and 4,000 commuter car parking spaces, the link is the country's largest pub…

2 cloud risks that IT contractors can solve

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There is no doubt that cloud computing will continue to be a buzzword in the technology world in 2015. For a number of years now, thousands of businesses across Australia have started moving vital information and data into an online platform. 

While many are enjoying the benefits of implementation, there is another group of organisations that have y…