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ACS Week in Review: 31 May 2013

Friday, 31 May 2013

Thank you to all members who input to the 2013 ACS Remuneration and Employment Survey 2013.

In past years an average of 2000 ACS members completed the survey, providing invaluable data on employment conditions, remuneration, career progression and many other metrics of our profession.

This year, at the time of writing, almost 5000 members completed the survey. This is fantastic and all ACS members will be able to access the results in June/July. Look out for our media announcement.

The ACS is proud again to be a key partner of the online Australia 3.0 debate as part of our annual iAwards program. The Australia 3.0 debate runs until 30 June and all ACS members can provide their views via the social media tool yammer. To provide your opinion on how Australia can drive productivity growth through please email Kelly@khonex.com.au or bob@businessbc.com.au and they will invite you to the Yammer forum

This week the ACS participated at CeBIT 2013 – arguable the largest conference for Australian ICT in the year – where the ACS again had a booth in the exhibition hall and presented at the conference and workshops. It was great to see so many ACS members drop by to our stand, register their attendance for PD hours and say hi to ACS staff and volunteers. 

The latest issue of digital Information Age is now live.  In this skills special issue, we take a look at top skills to stand out from the crowd, getting ready for a zettabyte world to give yourself an unfair advantage.  Visit www.acs.org.au/infoage to read the magazine online. We received over 300 suggestions to improve Information Age and we are going to start implementing these in upcoming issues.

  • Australian government unveils national cloud strategy
    Communications Minister Stephen Conroy identified ACS as taking the lead in consulting with industry, community and professionals on the development of a key element of the National Strategy on Cloud Computing. 
  • Minister Conroy launches ICT Careers Week
    Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy presented CeBIT Sydney with a double whammy this week launching both National ICT Careers Week and the country's new National Cloud Strategy.
    Minister Conroy thanked the ACS and ACS Foundation for their continued focus in promoting ICT as a creative, exciting and respected profession to kids.