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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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Spectrum delays hamper aviation sector

SA's aviation sector is also influenced by delayed radio frequency spectrum allocation.

SA's aviation sector is also influenced by delayed radio frequency spectrum allocation.

Government's push to spruce-up ICT in the aviation sector has turned the spotlight on how delayed radio frequency spectrum affects SA's aviation sector, which aims to maintain high air traffic communication standards.

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Big data highlights need for data management education, skills

Gary Allemann, Managing Director, Master Data Management

Gary Allemann, Managing Director, Master Data Management

Big data is currently one of the most talked-about megatrends affecting the business world, along with cloud computing, customer centricity and data-centric legislation, such as the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act.

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Lean Agile SA event a must for curious agile minds

DVT Agile consultant Joel Oosthuizen

DVT Agile consultant Joel Oosthuizen

DVT Academy, the training arm of software and services company DVT, has announced additional content and speakers for the upcoming Lean Agile SA (formerly Continuously Lean) conference in Cape Town and Johannesburg in early October.

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Interest in computer science dwindling

In a country already fraught with a lack of adequate IT skills, it is alarming to see that interest in science and maths at school level seems to be at an all-time low, says Richard Firth, Chairman and CEO of MIP Holdings. From 2009 to 2013, maths uptake dropped 21% and science fell by as much as 20% on a national level.

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'Women venture capitalists underperform men'

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by 15%, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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