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Soundtrap goes live

Soundtrap lets users finish work on a project and pick it up later on a different device.

Soundtrap lets users finish work on a project and pick it up later on a different device.

Soundtrap, a freemium music sequencer, digital audio workstation and music-sharing Web site, officially launches today.

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Digify Bytes intros youth to digital jobs

Digify Bytes aims to allow young people to take over the digital space, says Livity Africa's Gavin Weale.

Digify Bytes aims to allow young people to take over the digital space, says Livity Africa's Gavin Weale.

In an effort to address the digital skills gap in SA, Livity Africa, in partnership with the British Council, Google SA and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, yesterday unveiled a training programme that seeks to introduce young people to the world of digital marketing.

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Why is it so hard to be a great product owner?

If scrum is so simple, then why is being a great product owner so difficult?

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Google adds Broad Institute's DNA toolkit

Google Genomics, the cloud-based computing business that is racing to increase its share of online DNA analytics, yesterday began offering a cloud service version of the popular DNA analysis software from the Broad Institute, a biomedical research organisation.

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Toddlers take to tech

Researchers hope studies into the way infants and toddlers use tablets will influence the development of apps that encourage interactive education.

Researchers hope studies into the way infants and toddlers use tablets will influence the development of apps that encourage interactive education.

Ninety percent of the toddlers examined in a recent study are able to use a tablet with "moderate ability".

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In-Depth

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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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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Editor's note

Ranka Jovanovic

Ranka Jovanovic, Editorial director, ITWeb

Every profession has an inflated sense of its importance. Today, tech people who are at the top of their games have good reason to feel special – they are in demand, and technology innovation is at the heart of business transformation across many industry sectors.

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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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