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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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EA success demands change management

With strong change leadership capabilities across the entire EA team, each member is empowered to act as a change agent, says Stuart Macgregor, CEO of Real IRM.

With strong change leadership capabilities across the entire EA team, each member is empowered to act as a change agent, says Stuart Macgregor, CEO of Real IRM.

Enterprise architecture (EA) projects are vulnerable to failing unless they are supported by a powerful change management strategy and effective stakeholder engagement.

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Long way to go for SA ICT

Unclear regulations fuel negative perceptions for the local ICT sector, says Vodacom regulatory affairs executive Andrew Barendse.

Unclear regulations fuel negative perceptions for the local ICT sector, says Vodacom regulatory affairs executive Andrew Barendse.

The progress of SA's ICT sector since the dawn of democracy comes down to a glass half-full or half-empty interpretation, with notable signs of development amid a vague regulatory climate. This is according to panellists reflecting on the country's "ICT journey" at the IT Association of SA's conference in Johannesburg today.

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Spectrum delays hamper aviation sector

SA's aviation sector is also influenced by delayed radio frequency spectrum allocation.

SA's aviation sector is also influenced by delayed radio frequency spectrum allocation.

Government's push to spruce-up ICT in the aviation sector has turned the spotlight on how delayed radio frequency spectrum affects SA's aviation sector, which aims to maintain high air traffic communication standards.

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Big data highlights need for data management education, skills

Gary Allemann, Managing Director, Master Data Management

Gary Allemann, Managing Director, Master Data Management

Big data is currently one of the most talked-about megatrends affecting the business world, along with cloud computing, customer centricity and data-centric legislation, such as the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act.

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Lean Agile SA event a must for curious agile minds

DVT Agile consultant Joel Oosthuizen

DVT Agile consultant Joel Oosthuizen

DVT Academy, the training arm of software and services company DVT, has announced additional content and speakers for the upcoming Lean Agile SA (formerly Continuously Lean) conference in Cape Town and Johannesburg in early October.

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