Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).
New Zealand and Australian-listed online accounting software company, Xero, has reported a doubling of its revenues and customers for the year to the end of March as it continues to pursue its goal of building a global Software-as-a-Service company.
A cautious, defensive mindset is still the prevailing environment in which ICT recruiters are facing the challenges of a less than buoyant jobs market over the remainder of this year and beyond, as there continues to be a decline in the overall employment of ICT professionals in Australia.