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Here’s the plan to create 1 million tech jobs | ticker VIEWS

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The Tech Council of Australia is calling on Governments to help deliver one million jobs in the sector by 2025

Leaders in Australia’s technology sector including Google, Afterpay, Atlassian, and Tesla have banded together to create Australia’s Tech Council. The aim of the Council is to push for greater Government support and set Australia’s tech industry firmly on the global stage.

They provide a trusted voice for Australia’s technology industry, with an aim to advise and engage with Australian Governments, businesses, and the community. They’re endeavouring to support the ongoing creation, development, and adoption of technology across industries.

The members of the Tech Council have committed to work with Governments at all levels to ensure that Australia and Australians take advantage of the vast opportunities technology brings.

“We have released a roadmap to grow 1 million jobs in the tech industry by 2025”

Kates Jones, Executive Director, Tech Council of Australia

1 million tech jobs by 2025

The Council has launched its new roadmap to create 1 million jobs in the technology sector, by 2025. The Technology Council is working with Governments at all levels to create 1 million jobs, worth $250bn to the economy.

The technology industry is growing at a rapid pace, causing a demand for skill in the industry. The sector is looking for upskilling opportunities, more females and people who have never worked in the sector before.

The tech industry contributes approximately $167 billion to the national economy and employs about 861,000 people. This makes it equivalent to the economy’s third-largest industry, only just behind banking.

This will benchmark Australia against industries in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, which it has the untapped potential to do.

Breakthrough for the sector

This move represents a breakthrough for the sector with extraordinary technology entrepreneurs and heavyweights behind the Tech Council of Australia.

Technology has often been seen as a niche part of corporate Australia, with more traditional industries like banking or mining labelled as the pinnacle of financial success. However, that is not the case anymore.

Australia’s economy has historically relied on commodities, but tech is shifting this narrative. The Australian tech industry has struggled to get support, but with top technology entrepreneur putting their names on the line to back the industry, the Government is now listening.

Heavy hitters in the Australian tech sector have come together to create jobs and turn Australia into a global tech hub.

“The tech sector is going to grow,

what we want to see is Aussie’s working in those jobs and being able to keep those jobs here on Aussie shores.”

Kates Jones, Executive Director, Tech Council of Australia

“This is going to be the fastest growing part of our economy,

it’s a $250 billion industry right now and will continue to grow.”

Kates Jones, Executive Director, Tech Council of Australia

 

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Ford’s all-electric plan for Europe proves too challenging to achieve by 2030

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Ford has revised its plan to go fully electric in Europe by 2030, admitting it was too ambitious.

Originally aiming to transition entirely to electric vehicles, the automaker now plans to continue producing some internal combustion engine vehicles alongside electric ones.

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Major Microsoft outage shuts down airlines, news and cloud servers worldwide

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A widespread Microsoft outage is affecting Australia’s supermarkets, banks and telecommunications companies.

A widespread Microsoft outage is affecting Australia’s supermarkets, banks, telecommunications companies.

There are also reports of outages in Japan and the United States.

The ongoing widespread outage is reportedly related to US-based cybersecurity provider CrowdStrike. Its ‘Falcon sensor’ is installed on many business computers to gather security data.

In a statement to Ticker News, StickmanCyber said:

“Multiple StickmanCyber security engineering and our 24×7/365 security operations teams across the country support reports that this outage is related to a CrowdStrike update. 
 
“It is our understanding that any business running versions 7.15 and 7.16 are affected by the outage, but 7.17 seems to be ok. We are waiting on official advisory from CrowdStrike on these findings but doing our best to help affected customers. It’s a lesson to always update your software, but obviously this is an extreme example. IT security tools are all designed to ensure that companies can continue to operate in the worst-case scenario of a data breach, so to be the root cause of a global IT outage is an unmitigated disaster.
 
“Crowdstrike support is offering a workaround to customers. It claims users may be able to fix the issue by booting windows in safe mode or in the Windows Recovery Environment and deleting a file named “C-00000291*.sys”.   

“CrowdStrike is aware of reports of crashes on Windows hosts related to the Falcon sensor,” the company said in a statement on its website.

“Symptoms include hosts experiencing a bugcheck\blue screen error related to the Falcon sensor. Our engineering teams are actively working to resolve this issue and there is no need to open a support ticket.

“Status updates will be posted below [on the Microsoft websit€0 as we have more information to share, including when the issue is resolved.”

Laptops down

Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft services to Downdector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions.

Microsoft laptops suddenly restarted across Australia on Friday afternoon.

Outage website Downdetector shows issues across companies including NAB, Bendigo Bank, Telstra, CBA, Google.

Microsoft response

As users take to social media to complain, Microsoft reported a service outage for its Microsoft 365 apps and services, affecting businesses and users across the world.

“We’re investigating an issue impacting users ability to access various Microsoft 365 apps and services,” Microsoft 365 Status said on X early Friday.

Microsoft didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment.

Frontier airlines

 

The outage forced low-cost airline Frontier to cancel some flights. “Our systems are currently impacted by a Microsoft outage, which is also affecting other companies,” Frontier said in a statement. “We appreciate your patience.” The carrier said it would offer refunds to affected passengers.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Frontier asked it to pause the airline’s departures across the U.S. Thursday night. The ground stop was later lifted. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It said it is “observing a positive trend in service availability” as it continues to mitigate the problem.

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Netflix expands use of ads despite slow subscriber growth

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Netflix is intensifying its efforts to introduce an ad-supported tier amidst a plateau in subscriber growth.

The streaming giant hopes to attract new users and boost revenue by offering a cheaper alternative that includes advertisements.

This move marks a significant shift from its traditional ad-free model, reflecting Netflix’s response to competitive pressures and evolving consumer preferences.

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