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UML course targets business analysts

Traditionally, UML courses have been pitched at a highly technical level, says Stuart Macgregor, CEO of Real IRM.

Traditionally, UML courses have been pitched at a highly technical level, says Stuart Macgregor, CEO of Real IRM.

Enterprise architecture solutions vendor Real IRM has introduced a training course designed for business analysts who are required to use unified modelling language (UML).

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Start-up accelerator Sparkup! Live doubles in fun, profit for budding entrepreneurs

Permjot Valia, founder of Sparkup! and Mentorcamp.

Permjot Valia, founder of Sparkup! and Mentorcamp.

Founded in 2011, the Net Prophet Sparkup! Weekend Programme has grown exponentially. Adding the Live Investment pitch in 2014 gave the Weekend Programme, sponsored by Saratoga, a rare opportunity for the local community to engage and make live commitments to fund the start-ups in exchange for equity.

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Brainstorm's Isibani encourages women in ICT

Only 20% of all the people employed in the ICT sector are female, says ITWeb editorial director Ranka Jovanovic.

Only 20% of all the people employed in the ICT sector are female, says ITWeb editorial director Ranka Jovanovic.

ITWeb Brainstorm's Isibani skills development programme will encourage young women to go into ICT through an afternoon of job-shadowing.

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QlikView South Africa wins another global partner award from Qlik

Davide Hanan, MD of QlikView South Africa

Davide Hanan, MD of QlikView South Africa

QlikView South Africa, the local distributor of QlikView and QlikSense business intelligence (BI) tools from Qlik, again received top honours at this year's Qonnections 2015 global partner summit – this time winning Academic Partner of the Year in the first conferral of this award category.

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Digital lifestyles reduce attention span

The consumer's attention span is now shorter than that of a goldfish due to digital lifestyles.

The consumer's attention span is now shorter than that of a goldfish due to digital lifestyles.

Attention spans are getting shorter due to digital lifestyles, but that does not mean consumers are not focusing anymore. Instead, patterns of focus have merely changed, according to Microsoft Canada advertising research.

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Editor's Note

Kirsten Doyle

Kirsten Doyle

We all know the old maxim, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’. The SA training sector has faced several challenges for some time. Too few people with too few skills, poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure remain issues for today’s trainers and learners alike.

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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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Going Global

Haris Lala

Haris Lala

In the new 'Internet of everything' era, over 50 billion connections will soon link every person, every device, and possibly every thing, to the Internet, said Cisco senior VP Howard Charney.

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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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Chief Information Officer

Sello Mmakau

Sello Mmakau, CIO at Home Affairs

Sello Mmakau, CIO at Home Affairs, believes resilience to high levels of stress and ability to balance politics and professionalism is imperative for one to be successful in their careers.

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