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From analyst to Agilist - introducing the Agile Product Ownership and Agile Business Analysis course

According to recent research (http://interview.businesschange.co.za/), only 6% of South African business analysts have been trained and certified in Scrum.

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ICT growth sparks jobs

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

While 2014 could be considered a downer in terms of employment – thanks to the ICT sector having haemorrhaged a number of jobs – the very same sector represents an opportunity for upliftment, albeit in a limited capacity at this stage.

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Edit Microsystems recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Edit Microsystems, a company that has spearheaded many new initiatives in learning technology through partnering with various leading organisations and institutions for more than 21 years, today announced it has been presented with an award by Frost & Sullivan for 'Best Practices in Customer Service Leadership within the eEducation industry', at the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Banquet in Monaco.

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Umhloti Primary gets solar-powered PC lab

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal has been given a solar-powered computer lab.

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal has been given a solar-powered computer lab.

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Ricoh Europe partners with Leapfrog 3D Printers

Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer

Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer

Ricoh Europe has partnered with Leapfrog 3D Printers to resell the award-winning Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe from January 2015.

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In-Depth

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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Comptia SA - 10 years of certification excellence

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster

While IT products come and go, often in a matter of months, industry professionals today continue to rely on CompTIA A+ as an ideal entry point to an IT career, or as a stepping-stone to advancement and promotion. The fact that this year is the 20th year this vendor-neutral certifi cation has been available, and that it continues to remain one of the best certifi cations of its kind, proves that CompTIA A+ remains on the cutting edge of technology.

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Chief Architect

Keutlilwe Leso

Keutlilwe Leso, Chief Architect, Red Media

Keutlilwe Leso started his career in enterprise architecture in 2007, without any formal qualifi cation, as fi nancial constraints halted his studies. However, he says, his passion for technology saw him through, and knowledge and skills he has gained through previous experience have proved invaluable.

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Skills needed... Apply within

Adrian Scofield

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The demand for skilled tech professionals remains at odds with availability in South Africa.

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State of ICT Training in SA

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster, Regional Director Comptia

Certain issues have dogged the local ICT training sector for years. Too few South Africans with the ICT skills needed to do the job, the poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure plague business and training providers alike.

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