Samira Sarraf

Senior Writer

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf now reports for Computerworld Australia on all aspects of enterprise ICT.

Why industry supports having an Australia chief technologist

Why industry supports having an Australia chief technologist

The CEDA proposal is welcome, and tech execs and IT analysts have several suggestions on how to make a national CTO job effective.

OzTech: A profile in Australian tech usage; 5G-enabled smartphones now lead in Australia; Free IT training for veterans in NSW; Telstra launches business awards

OzTech: A profile in Australian tech usage; 5G-enabled smartphones now lead in Australia; Free IT training for veterans in NSW; Telstra launches business awards

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

2021 IT salary trends in Australia, city by city

2021 IT salary trends in Australia, city by city

Hays’s latest salary guide report found record levels of IT hiring across the country and that 37% of technology staff expect a salary increase of more than 6%.

OzTech: Intro IT courses for Sunshine Coast; Small businesses gain access to satellite data; Victoria wants AI to predict traffic congestion

OzTech: Intro IT courses for Sunshine Coast; Small businesses gain access to satellite data; Victoria wants AI to predict traffic congestion

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Australia should appoint a chief technologist: CEDA

Australia should appoint a chief technologist: CEDA

Significant expertise and ability to promote collaboration rather than competition are key characteristics for an Australian chief technologist.

OzTech: Optus switches on 6 mmWave locations; NSW launches unified cybersecurity strategy, expands Park’nPay

OzTech: Optus switches on 6 mmWave locations; NSW launches unified cybersecurity strategy, expands Park’nPay

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: Australia’s server, storage market to grow; IT job ads up; AustCyber seeks autistic talent; NSW launches jobs program

OzTech: Australia’s server, storage market to grow; IT job ads up; AustCyber seeks autistic talent; NSW launches jobs program

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Australia is a long way from gender equality in tech and other STEM fields

Australia is a long way from gender equality in tech and other STEM fields

A federal government monitor of gender equality showed a very slow growth of women studying and working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

How to create a digital workplace

How to create a digital workplace

Creating a digital work environment for employees, regardless of where they are physically, involves much more than handing out laptops, turning to cloud apps, and using a VPN. Here's what companies need to keep in mind as they plan...

OzTech: Digital economy strategy for Budget 2021-22; Drones aid NSW flood recovery efforts; PwC starts tech hiring in Adelaide

OzTech: Digital economy strategy for Budget 2021-22; Drones aid NSW flood recovery efforts; PwC starts tech hiring in Adelaide

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: Innovation centres in NSW, WA; More AIIA courses; Optus repurposes 3G spectrum; Melbourne surveys residents on AI, IoT, 5G; Drones count flying foxes

OzTech: Innovation centres in NSW, WA; More AIIA courses; Optus repurposes 3G spectrum; Melbourne surveys residents on AI, IoT, 5G; Drones count flying foxes

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Mobile signals could help detect bushfire smoke levels

Mobile signals could help detect bushfire smoke levels

A new Dutch-Australian study shows that layers of smoke in the air affect the radio links between cell sites, providing a means to identify areas that are burning.

OzTech: Public cloud spending surpasses $10B; Woolworths acquires data science company; 5G spectrum auction results

OzTech: Public cloud spending surpasses $10B; Woolworths acquires data science company; 5G spectrum auction results

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

2021 tech salaries in Australia

2021 tech salaries in Australia

The highest and lowest paying IT jobs across four capital cities in Australia are revealed with data from job placements.

OzTech: Australian ICT jobs aplenty; Aussie quantum computing advances; Rural broadband funds

OzTech: Australian ICT jobs aplenty; Aussie quantum computing advances; Rural broadband funds

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: Optus claims new 5G speed record; $5M in grants to buy or create ‘innovative’ tech

OzTech: Optus claims new 5G speed record; $5M in grants to buy or create ‘innovative’ tech

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: NBN to resume HFC orders; ASIC blames system misconfiguration for improper CBA charges; the Nine Network cyberattack

OzTech: NBN to resume HFC orders; ASIC blames system misconfiguration for improper CBA charges; the Nine Network cyberattack

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Australia’s migrant workers often in jobs below their skill levels

Australia’s migrant workers often in jobs below their skill levels

Several flaws in the system mean Australia is not getting the full benefit of immigrant labour, even in areas like technology facing labour shortages.

OzTech: Western Sydney startup hub gets green light; New crime-solving app; More NBN satellite coverage; Free Pluralsight courses in April

OzTech: Western Sydney startup hub gets green light; New crime-solving app; More NBN satellite coverage; Free Pluralsight courses in April

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Bolton Clarke integrates its systems via a hybrid cloud, preps for IoT

Bolton Clarke integrates its systems via a hybrid cloud, preps for IoT

The Australian healthcare provider integrated 30 systems, found workarounds for platform gaps, and prepped for a move to greater customer self-service.

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