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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Increasingly, companies are learning that without an efficient content management system their sustainability is at risk as recent studies show that digital data is expected to reach 35 million petabytes by 2020.

What ICT skills will be most sought after in 2012? Mario Matthee, head of DVT’s Intern Programme, looks at some of the most keenly sought software skills and the role of business analysts and project managers in 2012 and beyond.

The demise of traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems has become a real possibility. The ERP industry stands at a watershed and is in the process of being redefined and Dr James Robertson discusses some of the key factors that are pointing in this direction.

Despite the unstable economic environment customers expect high value products and services, and in order to provide this value companies need to 'streamline systems, consolidate infrastructure, leverage off cloud computing and seriously consider the merit of potential service partners'.

South Africa imports doctors and teachers from Cuba, engineers from Poland and IT specialists from India but is this the only way to recruit skilled professionals and remain competitive? Ziaan Hattingh talks about the plight of unskilled workers within the IT industry.

The next level of Internet application, Web 3.0, has revolutionised the way we live, work and interact. It is a version of the Internet that is dominated by multi-media devices, cloud computing, social networking, and personalised web presence.

The real problem facing business today is to get value out of their massive ERP and BI investments in a way that supports high value decision making, an issue that executives have struggled with for decades, but Dr James Robertson talka about how to achieve the impossible.

Internet is the driver behind commerce across a variety of industry and sectors and holds unlimited opportunities in South Africa, with the number of users expected to increase to 9 million by 2014.

The Identity Indaba is an annual event spearheaded by Ideco which addresses issues such as access control and improved physical and logical security and this year will have a greater focus on security strategies to combat a growing number of sophisticated cyber threats and corporate espionage.

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by PWMSA and Bytes People Solutions will see to it that young women across six municipalities receive training in ICT, to ensure that women are given the opportunity to excel in male-dominated sectors.

The latest research has revealed that female graduates in ICT disciplines have increased nearly four-fold in the past ten years marking a major improvement for women in this previously male-dominated arena, and the Wired Women Conference is set to take tech-savvy professionals to the next level.

IPv6 is the technology direction of public and private IP networks around the world and is likely to have a profound effect on personal and business-centric Internet use. There are important issues businesses should consider as they prepare for a networking environment that will soon be predominantly IPv6 based.

In order to grow the technical skills within telecommunications industry Q-KON has extended its training services portfolio and now offers a combination of practical supplementary VSAT training and Hands On Skills Test (HOST) sessions in support of the Global VSAT Forum.

While there are many benefits and advantages associated with social networks there are 'qualities of this media that can be manipulated and taken advantage of' says Dean Horner and poor handling of social networks during a crisis could exacerbate the problem.

FTI?s strategic relationship with Watermark Learning will see a range of new short course offerings being made available in South Africa. "The roll out of initial courses will include the CBAP® Certification Preparation Workshop and Business Analysis Fundamentals amongst others says Steve Erlank, MD of FTI.

Professional information management is an emerging differentiator for South African businesses as more managers are recognising that without the right filters business information tends to get mixed with social and personal communications.

Passion and consistency are the fundemental components that lead to success in this digital business era, and managers should make use of technologies such as Lync from Microsoft, Sony video conferencing and Facebook which enable frequent, inexpensive interaction with staff and customers.

The Faculty Training Institute has partnered with Watermark Learning Inc to present the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification workshop which will prepare business analysts for the CBAP exam.

Mobile computing has largely been dominated by innovation within laptops, netbooks, smartphones and other peripheral devices but this trend is changing. Paul Luff talks about the next phase in mobile computing.

Enterprise Resource Planning 'is necessary for most medium and large businesses to be credible contenders in the current global and local economy'. Dr James A Robertson examines several key aspects and grey areas of ERP and demonstrates the effectiveness of this system when it is implemented correctly.

Are you making the best choices for your business? 'Highly effective and successful organizations exist as a consequence of outstanding strategic, tactical and operational decisions.' these are known as thrive decisions and direct the organisation toward its objectives.

"Better living in rural communities with ICT?, was the central theme at an event held on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day which emphasised a global drive to harness the full potential of ICT for the benefit of rural communities.

Groupon South Africa has partnered with Integr8 to invest in ICT managed services in the 'untapped' South African market, boosting reliable connectivity and solid infrastructure in the country.

From a global connectivity point of view, there is no doubt that social network sites encourage participation and promote digital interaction. It should come as no surprise that this has fuelled the evolution of networks. But how does this impact network security?

Should you have one executive or two?Fast paced competitive global markets have fuelled the need to retain quality managers in the workplace and organisations are reassessing their corporate management structures.

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