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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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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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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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Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Being charged with employee training is a sure-fi re way to elicit a groan from managers. People are unique, have different needs, circumstances and issues. It’s diffi cult to fi nd one training solution that fi ts all staff and works for each individual. 

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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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Training and e-Learning news

Torque IT earns international ITIL, Prince2 and agile project management ATO accreditation status

Torque IT, a leading South African ICT training solutions provider, is proud to announce its accreditation by APMG International as an ITIL, Prince2 and Agile Project Management Accredited Training Organisation (ATO).

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Training seen as a luxury

Training is expensive, so know what outcome to expect, says Sage's Ansie Snyders.

Training is expensive, so know what outcome to expect, says Sage's Ansie Snyders.

Many companies see training as a luxury, meaning it is often one of the first areas companies cut back on when their budgets come under pressure.

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SA's e-learning under the spotlight

Bridge aims to highlight factors that make e-learning viable in local contexts.

Bridge aims to highlight factors that make e-learning viable in local contexts.

As numerous e-learning projects across the country tap into the benefits of increased ICT integration in classrooms, non-profit e-learning organisation Bridge has issued a report, highlighting those that have made an impact in different regions.

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Tech to minimise power struggles

Alternative energy solutions are gaining prominence as power utility Eskom struggles with a strained grid.

Alternative energy solutions are gaining prominence as power utility Eskom struggles with a strained grid.

As SA grapples with electricity blackouts impacting businesses and consumers, technology and alternative energy solutions are coming to the fore in attempts to minimise the impact.

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Dimension Data Saturday School Programme produces 45 graduates

Dimension Data, the US$6 billion ICT solutions and services provider, has announced that 45 learners have graduated today from its innovative Saturday School Programme.

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