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ITWeb Brainstorm skills initiative kicks off

Joining the Isibani initiative is not only a good thing to do - it's a sound business investment, says ITWeb Brainstorm editor Jane Steinacker.

Joining the Isibani initiative is not only a good thing to do - it's a sound business investment, says ITWeb Brainstorm editor Jane Steinacker.

A dearth of ICT skills hampers SA's ability to compete internationally, and with less than 5% of high schools offering IT as a subject, there is little ability to address this shortage.

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POPI - to Act or not to Act? That is the question...

Alison Treadaway, Managing Director at Striata, South Africa and Director, Striata Communication Solutions.

Alison Treadaway, Managing Director at Striata, South Africa and Director, Striata Communication Solutions.

Fifteen months after the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) was signed in Parliament (November 2013), there is still no official indication of when it will be fully enforced or even if any progress has been made in appointing an information regulator. In his State of the Nation Address on 12 February, President Jacob Zuma did not even mention this business-changing Act, which was so heavily in the spotlight in 2013.

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Digital education requires teacher engagement

The main focus in implementing digital education must be on teachers' engagement strategies, and not on the devices being used.

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Dell brings technology access and education to underserved communities with new solar-powered Learning Labs

In conjunction with a Think Tank discussing technology in education and classrooms of the future at Brescia House School, Dell today announced it will expand its solar-powered Learning Labs across South Africa. This includes new sites in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Sedibeng that will be operational by March 2015. The expansion follows a successful pilot in 2013, and Dell will now have nine labs providing direct technology access to more than 3 000 underprivileged students in communities where technology infrastructure is limited.

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Mustek turns to big data, tablets

Mustek hopes to push its products into the education sector.

Mustek hopes to push its products into the education sector.

Mustek, which this morning said revenue in the six months to December gained 24.6% to R2.5 billion, says desktop unit sales are not showing high growth, but its diverse portfolio gives it other options.

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In-Depth

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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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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Meet the new mindset

Meet the new mindset

Meet the new mindset

Anyone still stuck in the industrial age will need a rapid shift in approach to attract and retain the next-generation workforce.

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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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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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