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MDM announces Datameer Webinar - most impactful big data use cases in 2015

Data is growing daily, and the majority of organisations are housing volumes of data, both structured and unstructured. Analysing this vast amount of data is an immense task for many organisations. However, by making use of data analytics, organisations are now able to observe new insights that can drive significant competitive advantage. This data, big data, is largely obtained from Web logs, social media and even machine-generated data from servers, robots, oil wells and cell towers.

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Government honours 'girls in ICT' day

Tomorrow, DTPS will host an event for pupils in Mpumalanga, with a focus on ICT careers.

Tomorrow, DTPS will host an event for pupils in Mpumalanga, with a focus on ICT careers.

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) will mark International Girls in ICT Day, tomorrow in Mpumalanga.

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Samsung seeks to secure tablets

Absolute Computrace will be available on selected Samsung tablets.

Absolute Computrace will be available on selected Samsung tablets.

Samsung Electronics SA and Absolute Software are teaming up to offer tablets with embedded security software, as schools across the country embrace technology in favour of paper.

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The skills crisis

It's not clear how many skills we need in South Africa's IT industry. The figures from the 2014 JCSE ICT Skills Survey, which tried to make sense of it all, show we don't have a cooking clue.

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SA faces 'profound lack of digital skills'

The lack of skills in SA can be blamed on the education system, says Jarred Cinman, MD of Native VML.

The lack of skills in SA can be blamed on the education system, says Jarred Cinman, MD of Native VML.

The world is experiencing a lack of digital skills and talent, and SA is in particularly dire straits.

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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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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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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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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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How much are your skills worth?

Primary technology platform vs years of experience vs salary

Primary technology platform vs years of experience vs salary

ITWeb's 13th annual IT Salary Survey fi nds that Gauteng has the highest salaries on average, while CIO, COO, enterprise architect, and software architect are the top paid jobs. More than a third of respondents do not receive a performance bonus.

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