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it recruitment

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Federal and state governments have already spent millions investigating ways to fill thousands of empty jobs.

However, IT workers argue that government money would be better spent hiring graduates for big projects so they can get valuable on-the-job experience.

Yes, but…

HR executives have a special term for this 6:1 market advantage when they’re trying to fill jobs today: They call it a “talent shortage.”


Many businesses that struggle to find employees would state that while there are plenty of people, there are not plenty of people who can do the jobs that need to be done.

This is rubbish.

There isn’t a talent shortage, and nor is there a job shortage.

There are plenty of jobs. There are also plenty of people — good people — searching. Making the two match up relies more on old-fashioned recruitment (for the employer) and job-seeking (for the candidate employee) and less on whichever HR fad is flavour of the moment.

hfc in the nbn

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

… the review proposes to take the existing Telstra and Optus HFC cable networks, and to transform them into a modern broadband network via major investment in these areas.

Despite claims to the contrary, this use of shared segments in the last part of the network is also the case in the existing NBN fibre (FTTP) design.

This is precisely why I’m all for the use of contestable HFC as part of an NBN solution: it’s no worse than FTTP as proposed by the previous government, and it’s a hell of a lot quicker to deploy.


Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Nick Buraglio has done some work on making Brocade’s VDX switches running NOS, work with the RANCID configuration management tool.


Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

In Does telework success really require the NBN?, David Braue makes the statement that the NBN isn’t necessary to enable telework – and that it won’t necessarily improve the rate of telework takeup, either.

Further suggesting that the NBN is relatively low relevance to telework in workers’ minds, just 7% of full-time workers, 9% of part-time workers and 3% of unemployed workers said they would want information about the NBN to decide whether they would take up telework. It seems workers care about the NBN far less than the government does.

As a full-time teleworker, I agree: the NBN’s presence or absence isn’t a chief determinant in whether or not I’m successfully able to work from home (or anywhere else, for that matter). After all, I’m doing it now, and I certainly don’t live in an NBN-enabled location!