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Tablets in schools - hindrance or help?

Technology in the education sector is a flourishing market. As tablets have become more prevalent, a debate has risen over whether South African schools should switch from print textbooks to digital textbooks on tablets.

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Cisco invests R60m in SKA

Strategically partnering with the DST to support the SKA project is a key milestone for Cisco, says Randy Pond, senior VP of operations.

Strategically partnering with the DST to support the SKA project is a key milestone for Cisco, says Randy Pond, senior VP of operations.

Cisco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SA's Department of Science and Technology (DST) to become the Square Kilometre Array's (SKA's) technology partner.

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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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In-Depth

Meet the new mindset

Meet the new mindset

Meet the new mindset

Anyone still stuck in the industrial age will need a rapid shift in approach to attract and retain the next-generation workforce.

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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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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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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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