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MDM announces Datameer Webinar - most impactful big data use cases in 2015

Data is growing daily, and the majority of organisations are housing volumes of data, both structured and unstructured. Analysing this vast amount of data is an immense task for many organisations. However, by making use of data analytics, organisations are now able to observe new insights that can drive significant competitive advantage. This data, big data, is largely obtained from Web logs, social media and even machine-generated data from servers, robots, oil wells and cell towers.

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Government honours 'girls in ICT' day

Tomorrow, DTPS will host an event for pupils in Mpumalanga, with a focus on ICT careers.

Tomorrow, DTPS will host an event for pupils in Mpumalanga, with a focus on ICT careers.

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) will mark International Girls in ICT Day, tomorrow in Mpumalanga.

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Samsung seeks to secure tablets

Absolute Computrace will be available on selected Samsung tablets.

Absolute Computrace will be available on selected Samsung tablets.

Samsung Electronics SA and Absolute Software are teaming up to offer tablets with embedded security software, as schools across the country embrace technology in favour of paper.

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The skills crisis

It's not clear how many skills we need in South Africa's IT industry. The figures from the 2014 JCSE ICT Skills Survey, which tried to make sense of it all, show we don't have a cooking clue.

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SA faces 'profound lack of digital skills'

The lack of skills in SA can be blamed on the education system, says Jarred Cinman, MD of Native VML.

The lack of skills in SA can be blamed on the education system, says Jarred Cinman, MD of Native VML.

The world is experiencing a lack of digital skills and talent, and SA is in particularly dire straits.

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In-Depth

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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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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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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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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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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