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Blue Turtle offers BMC IT certifications and accreditations

Simon Shaw, Business Development Manager at Blue Turtle

Simon Shaw, Business Development Manager at Blue Turtle

Blue Turtle is proud to offer BMC certification training. BMC Software has taken its training to a new level and launched the BMC Education Services, complete with the latest in digital technology, to provide clients with comprehensive training on the BMC Software solutions.

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ITWeb Brainstorm skills initiative kicks off

Joining the Isibani initiative is not only a good thing to do - it's a sound business investment, says ITWeb Brainstorm editor Jane Steinacker.

Joining the Isibani initiative is not only a good thing to do - it's a sound business investment, says ITWeb Brainstorm editor Jane Steinacker.

A dearth of ICT skills hampers SA's ability to compete internationally, and with less than 5% of high schools offering IT as a subject, there is little ability to address this shortage.

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POPI - to Act or not to Act? That is the question...

Alison Treadaway, Managing Director at Striata, South Africa and Director, Striata Communication Solutions.

Alison Treadaway, Managing Director at Striata, South Africa and Director, Striata Communication Solutions.

Fifteen months after the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) was signed in Parliament (November 2013), there is still no official indication of when it will be fully enforced or even if any progress has been made in appointing an information regulator. In his State of the Nation Address on 12 February, President Jacob Zuma did not even mention this business-changing Act, which was so heavily in the spotlight in 2013.

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Digital education requires teacher engagement

The main focus in implementing digital education must be on teachers' engagement strategies, and not on the devices being used.

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Dell brings technology access and education to underserved communities with new solar-powered Learning Labs

In conjunction with a Think Tank discussing technology in education and classrooms of the future at Brescia House School, Dell today announced it will expand its solar-powered Learning Labs across South Africa. This includes new sites in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Sedibeng that will be operational by March 2015. The expansion follows a successful pilot in 2013, and Dell will now have nine labs providing direct technology access to more than 3 000 underprivileged students in communities where technology infrastructure is limited.

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In-Depth

State of ICT Training in SA

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster, Regional Director Comptia

Certain issues have dogged the local ICT training sector for years. Too few South Africans with the ICT skills needed to do the job, the poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure plague business and training providers alike.

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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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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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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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Going Global

Haris Lala

Haris Lala

In the new 'Internet of everything' era, over 50 billion connections will soon link every person, every device, and possibly every thing, to the Internet, said Cisco senior VP Howard Charney.

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