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SA lacks cyber security culture

The AU Convention shows SA is way behind as far as cyber security is concerned, says professor Basie von Solms.

The AU Convention shows SA is way behind as far as cyber security is concerned, says professor Basie von Solms.

South Africa lacks a cyber security culture, as the country is yet to implement some of the critical policies adopted by the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Data Protection.

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ISACA SA introduces scholarship programme

ISACA has more than 115 000 constituents across 180 countries. ISACA assists businesses and IT leaders to build trust in, and derive value from, information and information systems. ISACA was established in 1969, and, over the past 45 years, has developed into a trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy, and governance professionals. The South Africa Chapter of ISACA has grown to close on 2 500 members.

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World faces dire need for networking pros

Local tertiary institutions are not producing enough ICT graduates to meet the demand for networking professionals, says Cisco.

Local tertiary institutions are not producing enough ICT graduates to meet the demand for networking professionals, says Cisco.

Although there's a general shortage of ICT skills globally, the networking professionals skills shortage is more profound.

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Joburg software centre turns 10

JCSE director Barry Dwolatzky says software development needs to be guided by sturdy principles in an increasingly connected and software-driven world.

JCSE director Barry Dwolatzky says software development needs to be guided by sturdy principles in an increasingly connected and software-driven world.

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) celebrated its tenth anniversary at an event in Braamfontein on Friday evening.

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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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In-Depth

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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State of ICT Training in SA

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster, Regional Director Comptia

Certain issues have dogged the local ICT training sector for years. Too few South Africans with the ICT skills needed to do the job, the poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure plague business and training providers alike.

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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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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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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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