Addressing the skills shortage in IT

Addressing the skills shortage in SA

Don’t let the number of IT graduates fool you, there is still a lack of technical skills in the industry. Here’s what we need to do about it. More people are choosing to pursue careers in IT than ever before. Yet, paradoxically, the pool of quality IT engineers is shrinking. There is a shortage of real-world IT skills and in-depth technical knowledge. The few engineers we do have have the potential to hold the whole industry at ransom.

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5 Things to consider before embracing cloud

Despite the popularity of cloud computing, many of the services associated with this often misunderstood and somewhat ambiguous product sector are still in their infancy. To some degree, the frantic rush to take information into the cloud has encouraged the emergence of many immature offerings that are not yet well enough equipped to handle corporate demands. With this in mind, what should a business consider before walking away from on premise systems to warehouse sensitive information within a remote data centre?

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Hybrid cloud – To be or not to be?

Hybrid cloud - to be or not to be

Cloud computing, like many emerging paradigms before it, is beginning to demonstrate a growing maturity within the market. In response technical decision makers are gradually realising that this model must be applied on merit and can be fashioned to the distinctive needs presented by individual clients. Simply put, cloud cannot follow a one-size fits all approach – it must be conditioned according to internal requirements and industry compliance expectations.

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Is South Africa Slipping Behind?

Is SA slipping behind?

In late May 2013, the World Bank – an international financial institution tasked with providing loans and fiscal assistance to developing countries, slashed its economic growth forecasts for South Africa citing concerns over growing unrest within the domestic labour market. Consequently, our economy is expected to grow by just 2.5 […]

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