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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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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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In-Depth

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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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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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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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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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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