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Wipro partners with Gordon Institute of Business Science for first of its kind 'Future CIO' programme

From left: Shaun Rozyn, Stafford Masie and Abdullah Verachia

From left: Shaun Rozyn, Stafford Masie and Abdullah Verachia

Wipro (NYSE:WIT), a leading global IT, consulting and business process services company, announced its partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), a leading business school in South Africa for a first of its kind ‘Future CIO' programme.

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SA's education ranking 'flawed'

Education researcher Nicholas Spaull agrees SA's education system is in crisis but says it is not the worst in the world as ranked by the WEF.

Education researcher Nicholas Spaull agrees SA's education system is in crisis but says it is not the worst in the world as ranked by the WEF.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and an education researcher dispute the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking of SA's maths and science education as the worst in the world.

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SA's ICT rating drops again

SA's maths and science education ranks last, in the latest World Economic Forum report, out of 143 countries.

SA's maths and science education ranks last, in the latest World Economic Forum report, out of 143 countries.

The 2015 Global Information Technology report, released today by the World Economic Forum (WEF), shows SA dropped five places to 75 of 143 countries in the Network Readiness Index (NRI).

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LinkedIn integrates online education

LinkedIn's Lynda.com acquisition will allow it to integrate online training courses.

LinkedIn's Lynda.com acquisition will allow it to integrate online training courses.

Professional network LinkedIn is set to buy online learning company Lynda.com for $1.5 billion, in a move that allows it to integrate online learning into its offerings.

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Dell to develop black ICT professionals

The programme has the potential to addresses an area that can have a significant impact on the economy, says Dell's Stewart van Graan.

The programme has the potential to addresses an area that can have a significant impact on the economy, says Dell's Stewart van Graan.

Dell SA's ICT academy will promote the creation of black professionals and offer candidates access to critical and scarce skills.

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In-Depth

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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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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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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Head of digital strategy

Lynette Hundermark

Lynette Hundermark

Lynette Hundermark, head of product strategy at Prezence Digital, describes herself as "a true mobile geek". With 15 years' experience in the IT industry, she says she fi nds herself constantly researching new products and the latest digital trends.

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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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