Why Half of Start-Ups Fail

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If you are thinking of starting a new business, or have recently started one, here’s a statistic you should be paying close attention to – your business has less than a 50/50 chance of making it. Especially if you repeat the mistakes of every failed business in the recent past. Of the 223,013 new businesses […]

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Salary Budget Tight? This Might Be for You

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  Here we are in July, budgeting season is over and the new financial year has commenced. One can almost hear the silent whispers of business leaders all around the country… Have we budgeted for enough team members to achieve our ambitious goals? What happens if we hire too many people and the work doesn’t […]

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The Renewable Energy Boom and the Demand for Engineers in Australia

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Broken Hill solar plant in New South Wales, Australia. Since 1910, the average surface temperature in Australia has increased by 0.9oC. Just a half-degree increase in temperature will cause longer heat waves, more intense rain storms, higher sea levels, and faster deterioration of the coral reefs. That’s why the Paris Agreement in 2015 calls for […]

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7 Common Reasons Why You Missed Your Software’s Bugs

Software bugs
 

It’s a familiar scene for any software development team: after days and weeks of working on a particular functionality of your game-changing software, just as you’re about to move from staging to production (or worse, while live in the production stage), you discover a huge bug in your program. It’s a real bugger (pun intended). […]

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The Challenges of Recruiting in Australia

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The Australian economy is doing very well, currently growing at a robust 3%. According to David Plank, Head of Australian Economics at ANZ Bank, “Business conditions, profitability and capacity utilisation are all either at or near record levels.” Business conditions have been so good, that companies are seeking to expand and build on their current […]

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A Solution to the Software Skills Crisis in Australia

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Software development and the demand for software engineers are growing in an increasingly digital world. The proliferation of progressive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and The Internet of Things (IoT) are driving the burgeoning appetite for software talent, with no end in sight. For example, speech recognition via AI is already breaking new ground. […]

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Remote Staffing is Not Outsourcing

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A web designer working remotely from home. “Apples and oranges.” This is the well-known idiom pertaining to two concepts that are clearly different and are therefore incomparable. It is also applicable to “Outsourcing” and “Remote Staffing”, which are commonly confused for each other but in reality, are as comparable as apples are to oranges. What […]

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The State of Engineering Work in Australia

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Engineers at an aerospace manufacturing facility in Australia. Australia has experienced a shortage of engineering talent for more than a decade. With the economy’s uninterrupted march to prosperity since 1992, a corresponding infrastructure boom followed. And to drive infrastructure, engineers are needed. Every year, about 18,000 engineering positions are available in the job market, but […]

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Hiring Data Scientists in Australia

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Thirty-three. That’s the percentage (33%) of Data Science job vacancies that get filled across the Asia-Pacific region (Australia included). There is clearly a strong demand for data scientists, and not enough talent to go around. And the demand for it keeps getting bigger. Since 2012, there has been an increasing demand for data scientists around […]

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Is SEO Necessary and What Are the Options?

 

Since the mid-1990s, website owners and webmasters the world over have been active in the process called “search engine optimisation” (SEO). This is the cataloguing of websites on the early search engines at the time and it was as simple as sending a search engine your web address. In 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin […]

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