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ICT growth sparks jobs

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

While 2014 could be considered a downer in terms of employment – thanks to the ICT sector having haemorrhaged a number of jobs – the very same sector represents an opportunity for upliftment, albeit in a limited capacity at this stage.

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Edit Microsystems recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Edit Microsystems, a company that has spearheaded many new initiatives in learning technology through partnering with various leading organisations and institutions for more than 21 years, today announced it has been presented with an award by Frost & Sullivan for 'Best Practices in Customer Service Leadership within the eEducation industry', at the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Banquet in Monaco.

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Umhloti Primary gets solar-powered PC lab

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal has been given a solar-powered computer lab.

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal has been given a solar-powered computer lab.

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Ricoh Europe partners with Leapfrog 3D Printers

Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer

Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer

Ricoh Europe has partnered with Leapfrog 3D Printers to resell the award-winning Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe from January 2015.

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Intel must target internal diversity

When Intel said this month that it would spend $300 million on increasing diversity in its workforce, Silicon Valley lauded its plan to improve the "pipeline" of industry candidates by helping more women and minorities study computer science and engineering.

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In-Depth

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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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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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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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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Skills needed... Apply within

Adrian Scofield

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The demand for skilled tech professionals remains at odds with availability in South Africa.

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