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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

Digitisation set to disrupt SA education

Technology in schools means students have the chance to harness the opportunities offered by being a digital learner, says Ruckus Wireless' Bruce Pitso.

Technology in schools means students have the chance to harness the opportunities offered by being a digital learner, says Ruckus Wireless' Bruce Pitso.

Technology is entering a phase of changing the education landscape where the 21st-century student has the chance to harness the opportunities offered by being a digital learner.

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Nambiti ICT skills development initiative for the youth

Having seen the national outcry of the skills gap among young Black South Africans, especially within the ICT arena; Nambiti Technologies, a 100% Black-owned and managed ICT company has decided to take on the challenge of becoming a player in the market in addressing the ICT skills gap.

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AccTech team wins Tuks IT final year competition

AccTion team: (From left to right: Dizhon Visser, Toinette Barnard, Kobus Potgieter, Marike Muller and Carl Sutherland)

AccTion team: (From left to right: Dizhon Visser, Toinette Barnard, Kobus Potgieter, Marike Muller and Carl Sutherland)

Local business solutions provider, AccTech Systems, has sponsored a group of students from the University of Pretoria's School of Information Technology to develop a software solution as part of their final year course.

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Adapt IT closes higher on talks

Adapt IT's growth has exceeded ICT industry averages, says CEO Sbu Shabalala.

Adapt IT's growth has exceeded ICT industry averages, says CEO Sbu Shabalala.

Adapt IT closed 2.81% higher yesterday on news that the group was in unspecified talks.

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Esker delivers at Stellenbosch University

SPI, the African distributor for utility software products and services to the open systems segment of the IT industry and the southern African reseller for Esker, a leader in document process automation solutions, today announced that Monday 28 July 2014 was a red letter day for Esker at Stellenbosch University.

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