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26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

New study says IT sector to drive global economic recovery

Global IT research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) and Microsoft Corp. have released the results of global research, finding that the information technology (IT) industry will create 5.8 million new jobs and more than 75,000 new businesses over the next four years. The expected growth rate for IT employment of 3 percent a year is more than three times the rate of growth of total employment and a strong...

26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

In new campaigns, spots take on a rosier hue

In new campaigns, spots take on a rosier hue 26 October 2009 The American economy is back – or so some of the country’s biggest advertisers are saying in new campaigns. It may be a sign that the recession is ending, or it may be a sign that consumers are sick of hearing about it. While economists and investors study housing starts and gross domestic product predictions to measure economic vibrancy,...

26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

6 tips for marketing in the clean economy

Technologies and services that reduce natural resource consumption and emissions are the future of global growth, as well as the pathway to climate stabilization. In China alone, expectations are for a $1 trillion annual “cleantech” job market by 2013. We are now entering a transition phase in cleantech, with focus shifting from technology to market commercialization. The winning technologies will win...

26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

Forum aims to get inside the head of Gen Y

The Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) is to host a forum called Getting Inside Gen Y, a series of talks aimed at helping businesses and employers better understand the digital natives. According to Malcolm Alder, digital business partner at KPMG, who will be moderating the event, the forum will give members of Gen Y working in the digital media space a chance to give businesses their views...

26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

Fairfax to expand digital across Asia

Australia’s Fairfax Business Media (FBM) will today begin the roll out of a suite of e-newsletters targeting the technology and enterprise sectors including the relaunch of its technology brand MIS Tech. From today (Tuesday 13 October), FBM will kick start the launch of eight new newsletters under the MIS Asia, CIO Asia, Computerworld Singapore, Computerworld Malaysia, MIS Asia and MIS Tech brands. After a...

26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

Digital Australia’s chance to tap global media markets

Digital Australia’s chance to tap global media markets 26 October 2009 Some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs in mobile, interactive media and entertainment including Gotham Chopra, Advisor to Al Gore and co-founder of entertainment company Liquid Comics; Nick Yang, China’s most successful internet entrepreneur; Neeraj Roy, Bollywood’s biggest content owner; and Susan Bonds, the world’s...

26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

CeBIT Australia Gov2.0 conference keynote speech

CeBIT Australia Gov2.0 conference keynote speech 26 October 2009 It is my pleasure to be here welcome you to Canberra and present some of my thoughts about Gov2.0. This conference is timely and relevant to the important challenges confronting government in the 21st Century. As usual CeBIT Australia are on top of current issues and has created this forum to allow the conversations to continue. Read the full story:...

26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

Job stability is the new black

If you’re worried about keeping your job, try putting yourself in the shoes of an internal travel agent at a law firm. She’s technically overhead, whereas the attorneys are income-generators. But while the market is tight, the first step to maintaining job stability involves becoming an integral part of the core business, says Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., author of 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs. There is...

26 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 26th, 2009

Report: Many newspaper journos want a faster transition to digital

Far from resisting the transition to digital news delivery, nearly half of all print newspaper journalists think their newsrooms are moving too slowly, a report from Northwestern University’s Media Management Center (MMC) finds. And while their publishers and sales directors may worry about how to replace dollars from print advertising with the so-called digital dimes of online ads, newspaper journalists...

20 Oct 2009

POSTED BY DJackson | Oct 20th, 2009

I blog, therefore I am (and vice versa)?

In the newly-published book Trust Agents, Chris Brogan and Julien Smith predict that in the future you won’t need a resume – you can just point people toward the “spectacular” About page you create for your blog. They write that, “The Web is such a powerful resource for leveraging contacts and presenting our strengths that a curriculum vitae (CV) becomes irrelevant. It’s not so much that you won’t need...

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