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ISACA SA introduces scholarship programme

ISACA has more than 115 000 constituents across 180 countries. ISACA assists businesses and IT leaders to build trust in, and derive value from, information and information systems. ISACA was established in 1969, and, over the past 45 years, has developed into a trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy, and governance professionals. The South Africa Chapter of ISACA has grown to close on 2 500 members.

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World faces dire need for networking pros

Local tertiary institutions are not producing enough ICT graduates to meet the demand for networking professionals, says Cisco.

Local tertiary institutions are not producing enough ICT graduates to meet the demand for networking professionals, says Cisco.

Although there's a general shortage of ICT skills globally, the networking professionals skills shortage is more profound.

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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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In-Depth

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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In training

Ronald Meeske

Ronald Meeske CEO of CTU Training Solutions

We asked training and certification specialists to assess the health of the local ICT training sector. They find it's alive and well, but needs to continually reinvent itself and its offerings to meet demand.

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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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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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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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