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Chromebooks now outselling Macbooks

Google's Chromebook computers are outselling Apple's Macbooks for the first time in the US, according to research released by the IDC last week.

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Ocular Technologies sees its CSI programme in action at Alexandra-based high school

Ocular Technologies sees its CSI programme in action at Alexandra-based high school

Ocular Technologies sees its CSI programme in action at Alexandra-based high school

South African contact centre solutions provider, Ocular Technologies, recently gave its clients and other corporates an opportunity to witness first-hand the significant impact its sponsored learning programme has had on learners at Realogile Secondary School, in Alexandra.

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Business intelligence: actionable information

Business intelligence (BI) is described as "a set of techniques, tools and software applications for the acquisition and transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes". BI is made up of several related activities such as data mining, online analytical processing, querying, reporting and modelling. 

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Govt commits to ICT access in schools

Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele handed over an ICT lab to the Dennis A Mokoma Secondary School in Tshwane.

Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele handed over an ICT lab to the Dennis A Mokoma Secondary School in Tshwane.

Government is determined to ensure the country's schools have access to smart technologies to facilitate training for learners and teachers in critical ICT skills.

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Schools drone competition opens today

The Drones for Good competition will see South African learners design and build a drone.

The Drones for Good competition will see South African learners design and build a drone.

Think Ahead Education Solutions, in partnership with Create Africa and the Onsite Group, today announced a South African inter-school drone challenge.

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Training gets trendy

Training Gets Trendy

Training gets trendy

Decision Inc, a business intelligence consultancy, provides a mix between formal certified courses and additional in-house training, such as leadership development, internal technical workshops, and an intern programme.

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Collaboration is the solution

Oupa Mopaki

Oupa Mopaki, MICT Seta’s CEO

In ITWeb Brainstorm’s 2014 CIO survey, where 158 of South Africa’s top CIO’s were interviewed, 43% said they were are actively seeking specific skills. Despite the demand for skills, the supply is falling short – leaving the sector, as well as candidates who have the potential to flourish, at a distinct disadvantage.

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Proudly home grown

Pieter Bencsch

Pieter Bencsch

South African enterprises are increasingly investing in addressing the high-level and specialised skills shortages that persist in the country, but project timelines can work to undermine their best intentions. This is according to Pieter Bensch, MD of HP South Africa, who says there is a growing willingness among local enterprises to invest in skills development in their IT departments.

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Mobile tech is all the rage

Lara Green

Lara Green, Strong developers with relatable skills should be identified and upskilled

The shortage of ICT skills is negatively impacting on business, with companies struggling to fill technical positions, resulting in delays in delivering goods and services. This could also force organisations to look outside of South Africa for their technical skills requirements, which would have a roll-on effect of damaging the industry and the economy.

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What are IT skills worth?

Salaries: years-on-year growth

The average salary reported by the permanently employed respondents this year is up 8% from 2014, but women are closing the gap. The average difference was just over R50 000, while in the past two years it was well over R100 000. Expressed in percentages, female respondents’ salaries grew by 20% year-on-year, compared to only a 3% growth for male respondents.

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