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Soundtrap goes live

Soundtrap lets users finish work on a project and pick it up later on a different device.

Soundtrap lets users finish work on a project and pick it up later on a different device.

Soundtrap, a freemium music sequencer, digital audio workstation and music-sharing Web site, officially launches today.

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Digify Bytes intros youth to digital jobs

Digify Bytes aims to allow young people to take over the digital space, says Livity Africa's Gavin Weale.

Digify Bytes aims to allow young people to take over the digital space, says Livity Africa's Gavin Weale.

In an effort to address the digital skills gap in SA, Livity Africa, in partnership with the British Council, Google SA and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, yesterday unveiled a training programme that seeks to introduce young people to the world of digital marketing.

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Why is it so hard to be a great product owner?

If scrum is so simple, then why is being a great product owner so difficult?

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Google adds Broad Institute's DNA toolkit

Google Genomics, the cloud-based computing business that is racing to increase its share of online DNA analytics, yesterday began offering a cloud service version of the popular DNA analysis software from the Broad Institute, a biomedical research organisation.

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Toddlers take to tech

Researchers hope studies into the way infants and toddlers use tablets will influence the development of apps that encourage interactive education.

Researchers hope studies into the way infants and toddlers use tablets will influence the development of apps that encourage interactive education.

Ninety percent of the toddlers examined in a recent study are able to use a tablet with "moderate ability".

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In-Depth

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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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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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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Editor's note

Ranka Jovanovic

Ranka Jovanovic, Editorial director, ITWeb

Every profession has an inflated sense of its importance. Today, tech people who are at the top of their games have good reason to feel special – they are in demand, and technology innovation is at the heart of business transformation across many industry sectors.

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ICT Research Aanalyst

Mogen Naidoo

Mogen Naidoo, Research Analyst, IDC, Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Mogen Naidoo's keen interest in computers and technology after receiving his fi rst PC in 1989 propelled him to study mathematics and science in high school. After completing matric, he began a degree in computer sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), before switching to an information systems degree in 2000. He also has his information systems honours and masters degrees.

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