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Joburg takes 'giant leap' towards smart city

The City of Johannesburg aims to be smart by 2040.

The City of Johannesburg aims to be smart by 2040.

The City of Johannesburg (COJ) has taken what it says is a "giant leap" towards dissolving the digital divide, with the launch of its Smart Citizen Programme, which includes the rollout of free Internet and WiFi in libraries across the city.

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#Hack Jozi challenge finalists named

A thousand digital interns will be trained over the next year by the city of Johannesburg.

A thousand digital interns will be trained over the next year by the city of Johannesburg.

More than 140 applications in the #Hack Jozi challenge were yesterday whittled down to 50 finalists in the running to win R5 million in backing.

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Nihilent engages with South African media, entertainment major for skills development initiative

Nihilent Technologies, a Johannesburg-based global consulting and solution integrations company, has entered into the fifth successful month of a skills development programme, which it jointly initiated with South Africa's leading media organisation, wherein Nihilent recruited 14 interns locally with plans to deploy them at the latter's location for a period of 18 months.

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Successfully executing agile transformation

Training is essential for a successful agile transformation, says DVT's Stephen de Villiers Graaff.

Training is essential for a successful agile transformation, says DVT's Stephen de Villiers Graaff.

Agile transformation is full of challenges, and to be successful, organisations need to be thoughtful in their execution.

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In-Depth

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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Comptia SA - 10 years of certification excellence

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster

While IT products come and go, often in a matter of months, industry professionals today continue to rely on CompTIA A+ as an ideal entry point to an IT career, or as a stepping-stone to advancement and promotion. The fact that this year is the 20th year this vendor-neutral certifi cation has been available, and that it continues to remain one of the best certifi cations of its kind, proves that CompTIA A+ remains on the cutting edge of technology.

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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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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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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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