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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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In-Depth

How much are your skills worth?

Primary technology platform vs years of experience vs salary

Primary technology platform vs years of experience vs salary

ITWeb's 13th annual IT Salary Survey fi nds that Gauteng has the highest salaries on average, while CIO, COO, enterprise architect, and software architect are the top paid jobs. More than a third of respondents do not receive a performance bonus.

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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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Chief Architect

Keutlilwe Leso

Keutlilwe Leso, Chief Architect, Red Media

Keutlilwe Leso started his career in enterprise architecture in 2007, without any formal qualifi cation, as fi nancial constraints halted his studies. However, he says, his passion for technology saw him through, and knowledge and skills he has gained through previous experience have proved invaluable.

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In training

Ronald Meeske

Ronald Meeske CEO of CTU Training Solutions

We asked training and certification specialists to assess the health of the local ICT training sector. They find it's alive and well, but needs to continually reinvent itself and its offerings to meet demand.

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Comptia SA - 10 years of certification excellence

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster

While IT products come and go, often in a matter of months, industry professionals today continue to rely on CompTIA A+ as an ideal entry point to an IT career, or as a stepping-stone to advancement and promotion. The fact that this year is the 20th year this vendor-neutral certifi cation has been available, and that it continues to remain one of the best certifi cations of its kind, proves that CompTIA A+ remains on the cutting edge of technology.

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