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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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Obsidian to toast power of open source

Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems.

Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems.

Open source software specialist Obsidian Systems has announced the next event in its ongoing networking and information series, or Free Beer Sessions, will take place on 12 March.

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Wipro plugs R3.8m into SA skills

Wipro Africa's business development director Shailendra Singh says skills development is a core element of Wipro's SA strategy.

Wipro Africa's business development director Shailendra Singh says skills development is a core element of Wipro's SA strategy.

Wipro, the New York-listed IT, consulting and business process services company, will invest R3.8 million in skills development and job creation in South Africa.

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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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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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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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ICT Research Aanalyst

Mogen Naidoo

Mogen Naidoo, Research Analyst, IDC, Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Mogen Naidoo's keen interest in computers and technology after receiving his fi rst PC in 1989 propelled him to study mathematics and science in high school. After completing matric, he began a degree in computer sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), before switching to an information systems degree in 2000. He also has his information systems honours and masters degrees.

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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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