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Translating Theory into Technology Prowess: Why SA’s IT Students Need Internships

In both South Africa and abroad, what was once a looming skills crisis has quickly become an alarming reality. For years, surveys and research reports have revealed that the lack of skills and expertise is a major constraint to business growth – and indeed, to macroeconomic stability. Nowhere is this…

Why enterprise IT is attracting top development staff

In recent years, the sensational success stories of tech companies like Facebook and Apple have turned the general public’s attention toward the inner workings of these types of companies – and more specifically, the talent driving them. While the founders and leaders have naturally drawn most of the media love,…

Why agile is a 'doing word' for savvy software developers

In a business world obsessed with speed, output and disruptive innovation, it is no surprise that there is a newfound obsession with ‘agility’. From startups to tech juggernauts, it is now trendy to be seen as agile, nimble and able to pivot quickly. In the complex world of software development,…

Why the customer isn't always right

For outsiders, software development may seem difficult – of course – but relatively straightforward given the relevant training. Development partners are given the business problem or brief, the timeline, and the budget. From there, it’s happy coding… right? Not so much. Software development is an inherently complex and nuanced task,…

Retaining key development staff: Balancing creativity and productivity

While there has been a well documented need for more IT and software development skills in South Africa, companies themselves often play a part in either losing – or chasing away – key talent, says Zaf Dalvie, Software Development Manager at redPanda Software. Yet few could deny that the world…

Striking the balance between ‘future proof’ and foolhardy

Sometimes ‘innovation’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be… Innovation has become more than a buzzword. For those working in the IT sector in particular, being seen as innovative and cutting edge – with a propensity for early adoption and experimentation – has become critical on the path to achieving…

Over-reliance on legacy software is dangerous for business

All too often with local companies, and particularly large and established corporates, there is a risky over-reliance on the use of legacy software and systems. The same software that was put in place some 20 or 30 years back, still underpins key business processes and daily operations. And instead of…

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