2004 has a been a big year for IT recruitment, with both jobs and salaries up sharply, and the trend is expected to increase in 2005, according to a half yearly survey of CIOs and senior IT managers.
There has been a strong global swing to remote working over the last 12 months, driven largely by increased VoIP and broadband usage, according to a new survey from AT&T and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The era of Ziggy Switkowski at the helm of Telstra is over. Dr Switkowski, whose departure was announced by chairman Donald McGauchie earlier today, will leave the carrier by July 2005, unless a replacement CEO can be found earlier. His departure will be a full two years earlier than his seven year tenure.
Retail banking software vendor, Admerex Limited (ASX:ADL) has been awarded $1.54 million in damages plus interest and costs in an 18 month legal case against its former South African parent, Global Technology Limited. ADL claimed that Global Technology failed to fulfil contractual obligations and transfer funds to Australia following the agreement for the companies split up.
Electronic payments provider, CommSecure Limited (ASX:CMS), has won a deal for an undisclosed amount to provide a custom online fee collection system for advisors at Australian wealth management group, MLC.
In an after close announcement, systems integrator, Alphawest Limited (ASX:ALW), has warned that it expects the full year profit result for 2004 will be well below the company's prospectus forecast issued in February this year.
It is not often that you come across a recruitment agent that takes time out to think about unsuccessful job applicants. However, Vincent Teubler, managing director VTR Consulting, is not just any recruitment agent. Teubler belongs to that rare breed that is sometimes referred to as a SNARC (Sensitive New Age Recruitment Consultant).
A contract of sale has now been signed between Pacsoft Limited (ASX:PAC) and Diamond Lilly Pty Ltd, a company controlled by Pacsoft founder Andrew Darbyshire, to purchase the Pacsoft IT business for $220,000 and taking over of all liabilities of the company. The deal is subject to shareholder approval.
Junior telco People Telecom Limited (ASX:PEO) has announced an arrangement with Flight Centre offering travel services to People Telecom business customers who choose a new program called Phone2Fly.
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