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The IT Degree Disillusionment

CARL RAATH, TORQUE IT

CARL RAATH, TORQUE IT

While the universities are providing the students with an excellent theoretical base, they come short on imparting the practical ICT skills – a critical prerequisite for the job market.

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How are SA’s businesses meeting the perpetual training challenge?

How are SA’s businesses meeting the perpetual training challenge?

Organisations spend a lot of time and money on corporate training, too often with little to show for it. Not enough practical follow up means that many newly-acquired skills are soon lost or forgotten, and the company might as well have poured its money down the drain.

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CIOs, CTO’s and chief architects rake it in

Tech salaries in South Africa have well outstripped infl ation, according to ITWeb’s 14th annual IT Salary Survey. The average annual salary reported by all respondents went up by R48 000 or 11.3% since last year, with women having taken a longer stride to catch up with the male techies in our notoriously male-dominated IT sector – salaries of female respondents went up by 13.6% while male respondents recorded a 9.6% increase.

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Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Being charged with employee training is a sure-fi re way to elicit a groan from managers. People are unique, have different needs, circumstances and issues. It’s diffi cult to fi nd one training solution that fi ts all staff and works for each individual. 

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Trainning Millennials

Training Millennials

Forward-thinking training providers have already begun utilising the newest and greatest technologies and are integrating them into their training programmes. These emerging tools offer myriad benefits, from cutting costs; boosting learning outside the physical classroom; and lessening the carbon footprint.

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Training and e-Learning news

Skills shortage hinders growth

Corporate clients in the AV sector need to start holding their AV integrators to higher standards, says Stefan Mayer, managing director of Corporate AV Integration.

Corporate clients in the AV sector need to start holding their AV integrators to higher standards, says Stefan Mayer, managing director of Corporate AV Integration.

Corporate South Africa's demand for audio-visual (AV) solutions is growing at a rapid pace, but training and professional standards are not keeping up with the expansion of the market.

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Thusong centres 'unsustainable'

Thusong Service Centres are meant to offer education and training development initiatives.

Thusong Service Centres are meant to offer education and training development initiatives.

Government's plan to extend the reach of its services and provide connectivity to rural areas through Thusong Service Centres – initially started 15 years ago – is a failure, and unsustainable.

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The secret of your success

The salesman sold the first copier; the technician sold the rest – this old saying underscores the value of the technician in an organisation. The product may be brilliant and the salesperson proficient, but if the technician isn't efficient, then the story will end there.

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New era for official journal of the Institute of People Management

People Dynamics, the official journal of the Institute of People Management (IPM), has appointed HR Pulse, a division of ITWeb, as its new publisher.

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Digitisation set to disrupt SA education

Technology in schools means students have the chance to harness the opportunities offered by being a digital learner, says Ruckus Wireless' Bruce Pitso.

Technology in schools means students have the chance to harness the opportunities offered by being a digital learner, says Ruckus Wireless' Bruce Pitso.

Technology is entering a phase of changing the education landscape where the 21st-century student has the chance to harness the opportunities offered by being a digital learner.

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