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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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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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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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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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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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Training and e-Learning news

Fortinet protects mid-enterprises with five times next-generation firewall performance

Fortinet – a global leader in high-performance network security, recently unveiled two new next-generation firewall platforms – the FortiGate-300D and FortiGate-500D – that provide mid-enterprises with five times next-generation performance, enabling increased protection against today's advanced threats. These new models are ideal for midsize enterprises, branch offices, as well as state and local government, education, healthcare and other market segments that need strong security and easy-to-manage functionality at affordable price points.

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Safernet providing filtered Internet to schools in SA

Since the launch of Safernet Technologies in March of 2014, the target market has primarily been SMEs with a need for a simple yet cost effective solution that filters Internet. We have since noticed that after a beta testing phase at Rhenish Girls High School in Stellenbosch, that Schools can obtain immediate benefits from the implementation of Safernet's cloud-based web filtering.

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Training offering from e4 enhanced with eAcademy launch

Simon Slater, COO of e4.

Simon Slater, COO of e4.

South African ICT solutions and services company e4 has taken its training to a new level and launched its new eAcademy, complete with the latest in digital technology, to provide clients with comprehensive training on all e4 solutions.

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Tech start-ups get free training

The biggest challenge for South African entrepreneurs is crossing the chasm between ideation and the world of investable start-up, says Lara Rosmarin, CEO of Seed Academy.

The biggest challenge for South African entrepreneurs is crossing the chasm between ideation and the world of investable start-up, says Lara Rosmarin, CEO of Seed Academy.

Local start-up incubator Seed Academy is offering free training to120 early-stage tech entrepreneurs.

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Expo highlights tech student innovators

Tech Expo Africa wants to highlight technology innovations at local universities.

Tech Expo Africa wants to highlight technology innovations at local universities.

Companies and industry specialists have been invited to the Technology University Innovator – a showcase of SA's technology and engineering talent across the major universities, taking place around the country in October and November.

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