Information and Communications Technology Training

Information Communications Technology Training provides a diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, and to create, disseminate, store, and manage information. Information technology training for IT managers and systems analysts may seem superfluous - these folks are usually well-learned in their areas of expertise. But, do they understand how a company's technology fits into the bigger picture from a business perspective? That's where management training becomes important. Every manager who plays a role in researching, selecting or implementing enterprise technology needs to have a firm grasp on the basics of emerging technologies, as well as how they serve a larger business purpose, to ensure that technology is being used to the company's best strategic advantage.

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You can?t go far these days without hearing about mobility and how important it has become for both consumers and businesses. However, when looking beyond the hype, it can sometimes be difficult for business leaders to understand exactly how mobile technology can make an impact on their organisations.

There are specific benefits associated with virtualisation, cloud computing and web-services in business. Experts in the field of IT solution development, integration and application believe that there is now greater awareness of the realities of acquiring and utilising these services.

Today?s business environment is defined by the strategic application of Unified
Communications technology, underpinned by virtual and cloud applications, to
establish and sustain operations.

Continuous, exponential growth in ICT is fuelling the demand for high-tech skills sets.
The evolution of the industry has meant that there is not only a demand for sufficient
numbers in terms of skills, but also the type of skills required. There is also a
requirement to upskill.

An ICT Policy Review Framing paper which seeks clarity on the vision for the communication sectors was launched by the Department of Communications. The policy would be assessed for expanding the Information Communication Technology sector.

The global networking solutions and connectivity market is growing. Opportunity and increased investment has resulted in a rapid increase in both the volume of product and number of operators.

Mobile technology is transforming business and personal interactions in ways never thought possible. It enables access to the internet anywhere resulting in internet usage infiltrating people?s lives to a greater degree.

The consequences of an IT installation being managed or implemented poorly may be dire. As businesses depend heavily on an effective IT infrastructure. IT instillation could therefore prove vital and the following article discusses tips to choose an effective instillation system.

MicroStrategy South Africa stated that companies should be establishing a mobile identity to engage the growing mobile commerce market. Companies have the opportunity to reach more customers and retain existing clients.

South Africa?s technology sector must renew efforts to address the need for sought-
after ICT skill sets as there is still a substantial amount that has to be done to
improve IT skills flow in the country.

IT forms a significant part of a business?s core competency and any comprehensive corporate governance strategy focusing on maximising value for all stakeholders must include IT. It also remains overlooked with requirements related to corporate governance.

The Big Data market is expected to grow globally at a rate of almost 32% until it reaches $23,8 billion in 2016. It will also have an impact in Africa?s ICT landscape. The ability to source and actively leverage off information will differentiate companies in a major way going forward.

Women are being increasingly intergrated within the IT market. SA compares favourably to the rest of the world in terms of women holding senior management positions.

Due to Africa being the second fastest growing mobile market globally companies have been increasingly interested in mobile advertising to tap into this expanding market. The statistics provide proof to companies that they should consider investing in this market.

The recent annual report by the World Economic Forum, ranked South Africa last
out of 62 countries in terms of maths and science education and without strength in
these domains our youth will lack critical thinking and the ability to solve problems.

The huge appeal of free offers is almost certain to drive growing adoption of "freemium? tactics by local marketers. But hidden costs could be attached for both consumers and brands.

Project management will prove to play an important role in revenue generation and business growth as progress is made within the projects and portfolio management space. Business strategy will continue to determine the ability for any business to compete in a tight market.

Dac Systems has predicted a greater update of new mobile devices powered by a
Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System. This will affect the domestic ICT space this
year. The trusted OS will make make the workforce more mobile.

After purchasing a product, the after-sales service once promised to the customer becomes an intangible promise which the supplier is not willing to uphold. In the Information Technology industry specifically, the importance of this after-sales service cannot be overstated.

What is the cloud? We used to know where our data existed, it used to exist on
floppy discs and on our computers. Things are not what they used to be and the
world of technology has undergone vast changes.

Installing a business application can prove to be a difficult task with the prospect of the time and money spent in planning and taking a new system live is a complex process filled with risks if not done properly and by people with the right skills.

Service providers in Africa have stated that the future of mobile money in Africa lies in the continent?s ability innovate and move beyond current service offerings. Zunguz is an example of a company being innovative within mobile technology by a global multi-tier mobile payment platform integrated into Facebook.

Social media tools can be used to improve productivity but they can also be a drain
on company resources and time. Dac systems talks about what it means to be
switched on and how to use social networks to your advantage.

Group Managed ICT service is considered a high growth area of the broader sector driven by an increasing demand by clients for proactive infrastructure service and support.

Value Added Sales at ZunguZ joined a panel of ICT industry experts at AfricaCom 2012 to discuss the topic: How to take advantage of new opportunities in Africa?s dynamic mobile money market. Africa was discussed as having a key role to play in mobile money platforms as a high-growth market across the global ICT sector.