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From analyst to Agilist - introducing the Agile Product Ownership and Agile Business Analysis course

According to recent research (http://interview.businesschange.co.za/), only 6% of South African business analysts have been trained and certified in Scrum.

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ICT growth sparks jobs

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

While 2014 could be considered a downer in terms of employment – thanks to the ICT sector having haemorrhaged a number of jobs – the very same sector represents an opportunity for upliftment, albeit in a limited capacity at this stage.

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Edit Microsystems recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Edit Microsystems, a company that has spearheaded many new initiatives in learning technology through partnering with various leading organisations and institutions for more than 21 years, today announced it has been presented with an award by Frost & Sullivan for 'Best Practices in Customer Service Leadership within the eEducation industry', at the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Banquet in Monaco.

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Umhloti Primary gets solar-powered PC lab

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal has been given a solar-powered computer lab.

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal has been given a solar-powered computer lab.

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Ricoh Europe partners with Leapfrog 3D Printers

Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer

Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer

Ricoh Europe has partnered with Leapfrog 3D Printers to resell the award-winning Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe from January 2015.

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In-Depth

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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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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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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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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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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