Blockchain’s influence on the future of business in Australia

The future of blockchain is already here. Technology companies and financial services firms across the globe are already experimenting with blockchain applications. They understand that this technology is disruptive and will, in due course, transform existing business models and engender innovation.
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Studying a Master of IT Management

Leigh Owens is the IT Manager for Essendon Football Club. He is currently studying his Master of Information Technology Management at Southern Cross University Online. We spoke with him about his job, kicking goals with online study and why he picked Southern Cross University Online to study his Master of Information Technology Management.

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The rise of Bitcoin and blockchain technology

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and their underlying technology, blockchain, are disrupting the way in which we transact. However, the strengths of blockchain – transparency, security and immutability – also pose risk when applied in a commercial environment. So, where did blockchain come from and how this technology disrupting the way we do business?
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Soft skills in IT – what they are and why they’re valued

In the complex and varied field of IT, needing the right knowledge and technical skills is a given. But, in such a competitive and rapidly changing environment, professionals need an extra edge to stand out. Having the right soft skills ensures that projects are better managed and are more likely to run smoothly. Organisations are picking up on the value of candidates who exhibit certain soft skills and are looking for the traits below when hiring IT managers.

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Data analytics: the new challenge for small business

Small business owners are keenly aware of the difficulties they face across all facets of their company, as well as any new movements in the marketplace. Of late, this has meant becoming adept in an increasingly important area – data analytics.
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Rising demand for cybersecurity skills

With the rise of the digital workplace and workforce, advanced cybersecurity is in an ever-increasing need for Australian businesses. Data security is becoming a key concern for CIOs and businesses across Australia. The IT sector is looking for professionals who have the skills to manage and eliminate cybersecurity threats for their businesses.

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Tips for hiring astute IT professionals

Professionals within the IT sector have the rare fortune of not being in the job market for too long. In particular, the industry’s best get snapped up quickly, which is a hurdle for anyone looking for an elite hire.
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Personal robots are closer than you think

Robotics has always engaged the imagination. Fifty years ago, we could barely envisage the robots we now see working in factories. Today, robots are building our cars and constructing airplanes. However, one problem has plagued the minds of robotics engineers for years. How do we bring robots into human environments?

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