13 IT skills paying the highest premiums today

As IT jobs grow increasingly complex, there’s more ambiguity surrounding how job titles are defined by any given company and how employers can compensate candidates in the same role with varying skillsets. Pay premiums help employers track the value of specific skills, so they know how competitive the market is for candidates with those skills…

Towards smarter security

What is your number one priority? Imagine if the CIO’s job could be described with that kind of clarity. Well, as a matter of fact, it can be. Corporate boards and the c-suite may not spend too much time thinking about information systems (unless they are an information systems company) but one thing they definitely…

7 new rules for leading IT teams in the COVID era

Every successful IT project is the result of a team effort. Inspiration, enthusiasm, collaboration, brainstorming, advocacy and support are all key elements in IT innovation. But what happens to teamwork when social distancing rules drive members into COVID-19-created isolation? When circumstances force teams to work apart, IT leaders need to adopt a new set of…

The CIO Show: How much are you worth?

In this episode of ‘The CIO Show’ we take a look at the latest data on IT salaries in Australia, and discuss current trends in this most unusual of years for the sector and those working within it. Nicole Gorton, APAC director with global recruiter, Robert Half, provides a deep dive on the company’s recently…

How to build a resilient IT culture

The word ‘resilient’ is cropping up a lot lately as a cultural cornerstone for coping with the pressures the pandemic has foisted on IT. CIOs have played a significant role in enabling organization-wide remote work strategies at speed while accelerating digital initiatives central to the business in uncertain times. For many, the ability to shift…

Creating an IT culture of inclusiveness and belonging

Editor’s note: This article is the second in a four-part series on how IT leaders can effectively address systemic racism in their organizations. Start reading here or jump to the first article in the series, which lays the groundwork for effectively addressing systemic racism.  Acknowledging that systemic racism exists in our society and recognizing the many…