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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IT solutions firm DVT has joined the initiative known as CapaCITi1000 programme to address critical shortages of ICT skills and boost the IT industry.

Information technology training provider, Working Technologies alongside IBM will launch a new software career training programme designed to equip graduates with knowledge and skills in IBM software solutions and enable them to launch a career in the IT industry.

SAP Africa recently joined forces with the German government and CPUT to launch the erp4school programme which aims to build critical ICT and business skills in South Africa. The programme uses SAP?s enterprise resource planning software to enable teachers to actively integrate SAP software in their teaching methods.

Management at 42 Consulting say that devastating examples of commercial catastrophe, such as BP and Arthur Anderson, all reinforce the point that contingency and continuity are priorities in modern trade and it is best to talk to consultants who know the business behind the business.

Frustration amongst executive leadership in business with their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is commonplace - "I cannot get the information I need" is a frequent complaint - but there is light at the end of the tunnel. So claims Dr James A Robertson of James A Robertson and Associates (JAR and A), an established service provider within strategic application of business information systems.

Global reasearch houses have reported a rise in identity fraud, and cyber-threats are becoming increasingly sopisticated. According to Marius Coetzee, Ideco COO, in order to survive these changes it is important "that employees at all levels understand the dynamics of basic physical and online security within a company".

It has become essential to the economic development of the country for state departments and ICT service providers to work together. 'The fact is that in order to function effectively and provide the necessary level of service, government departments have to be in a position to run off the latest ICT infrastructure and systems,' says Robert Sussman, joint CEO, Integr8.

Country Manager for SMC Networks South Africa, Paul Luff, highlights the value and growing accessibility of the network within an organisation, regardless of size or industry. "The combination of innovation in solution development, the increase in skills and focused attention to training and knowledge has transformed the image of the network, positioning this resource at the top of the priority list amongst decision makers", says Luff.

'Broadband strategies have become central to economic recovery and economic growth strategies around the world and SA is in need of an integrated e-strategy', says Alison Gillwald. The Excutive Director of Research ICT Africa, introduces alternative regulatory strategies in her course 'Connectivity and Convergence', presented at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Bandwidth Barn will host African Incubator Workshops in Cape Town, which play an important role in ensuring the managers of African business incubators are able to apply global best practice successfully within their specific operational context.
The training modules will include incubator planning, financing and incubator, and marketing and stakeholder engagement.

Faculty Training Institute, leading education provider, has launched a master class in Object Orientated Design with Patterns course designed especially for systems analysts, developers, business architects and systems designers. The course will help IT professionals gain an in depth understanding of object-orientated design practices and techniques.

An inaugural class of KZN Business Analysts recently completed the Certificate Programme in Business Analysis with spectacular results. All of the delegates who started the 4-month-long course completed it and nearly achieved the certificate with distinction. FTI's Steve Erlank will be presenting a breakfast seminar on the strategic value of the Business Analysis profession.

Bandwidth Barn Vital new blood has entered the Cape economy with the graduation of 15 extraordinary new ventures from the intensive enterprise development programme of Cape IT initiative (CITi) subsidiary Bandwidth Barn. The programme targets high potential start-ups that have been trading for a while.

Faculty Training Institute, leading training provider of Business Analysis qualifications in South Africa, is pleased to announce the endorsement by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) of its Certificate Programme in Business Analysis. FTI is the only Endorsed Education Provider (EEP®) with Charter status in South Africa.

Cabinet has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee to finalise the Draft National Broadband Policy for South Africa, says government spokesperson Themba Maseko. Briefing the media following a Cabinet meeting, Maseko said Cabinet was of the view that the policy needs to be inclusive.

Despite seemingly endless media reports about ongoing global economic hardship, downsizing and pressure on markets, and whilst many predict a long and arduous road to recovery for many industries and sectors, one local entrepreneur is optimistic about South Africa’s ability to successfully negotiate through the financial and economic obstacles that lie ahead.

A public-private partnership has been launched to help reduce South Africa's service delivery backlog by placing skilled graduates and high-level training initiatives directly into local government.

Faculty Training Institute (FTI), the foremost provider of Business Analysis training in South Africa, is now offering training courses this April in KZN that support the competencies of emerging Business Analysts and Project Managers.

The ITIL® EXPERT, currently one of the most sought after IT certifications in the world, is now more accessible; thanks to the innovation of Foster-Melliar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Simeka Business Group and their partners; ITpreneurs, a world leader in best practice content provision.

As companies continue to review their management strategies in light of global economic pressure and the rise of opportunities in expanding marketplaces, the profile of skills that are shaping Information and Communication Technology is rapidly changing.

Two Cape Town organisations have launched a training initiative to start to deliver the ICT skills that the Western Cape is finding in short supply. Bandwidth Barn GM Chris Vermeulen has unveiled plans for their training programme run with Citi. They will focus on the technical skills and basic business administration skills that small businesses in the technology sector need.

As a result of the global recession, South Africa's manufacturing sector has experienced a 13.7% contraction year on year. In spite of this drop in production, the industry could see an optimistic turnaround in the fourth quarter bringing with it new opportunities and renewed growth for South Africa's economy.

Pocit, a cellphone payment system, means you won't need to carry a handbag, wallet or credit card the next time you purchase, and if your phone gets stolen, your money won't, because it's secure in cyberspace. "It transforms the concept of "buy now? to "buy immediately? and not next time you are shopping," says David Reynders.

"Right now, it is the prudent decision to conserve cash, and we will look to invest in good business opportunities should they arise," says Siboniso Shabalala of Adapt IT. Despite gloom in others sectors, South Africa's ICT industry is gathering speed for positive improvements in 2010 and beyond.

South Africa could create jobs and boost businesses by entering $56bn software and systems testing market, writes Liza van Wyk. Many organisations don't take software testing seriously, and it often leads to increased risk and maintenance costs.