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Digital Disruption: Is Formal Education Obsolete?

Posted on 24 January 2017 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_digital_disruption_is_formal_education_obsolete.jpgThe impact of digital disruption in education and the trend towards informal learning has some industry observers commenting that university degrees and formal education should no longer be prerequisites to employment.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

E-learning Changing the Landscape of Education

Posted on 1 December 2016 by Deirdré Fryer

E-learning changing the landscape of educationEvery day, across multiple articles and blogs, the trend we hear a lot about is disruption, especially in relation to technology and the ICT space. Yet the impact of this disruption spread is not only limited to this space but spreading across multiple avenues.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification, Owning or (Running) ERP

 

General Skills Vital for Sustainable IT Internships

Posted on 27 September 2016 by Deirdré Fryer

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IT companies who train interns in software development, consulting and services often need to impart general and “soft skills” as well to give a strong business context and grounding for trainees to be successful in their training.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Networking For the Young Business Leader of Tomorrow

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Meryl Malcomess

louise_olympics_highlights_b2b.jpgNelson Mandela famously said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I have repeatedly seen the positive impact education has made in people’s lives and how it changes everything for the better. At SYSPRO we have always known the value of education and supporting the youth in growing their skills in networking to become the business leaders of tomorrow.

A common problem among young entrepreneurs is that they don’t know how to present their ideas to potential investors and are not well connected enough in the business world to help their ideas gain momentum.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Education, Training and Certification

GLOBAL TALK – Knowledge is Power

Posted on 26 July 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_globaltalk_knowledge_is_power.jpgExperts in every field know the value of trade magazines and industry publications. At the personal level, they can serve as the cornerstone of post-graduate professional development, honing expertise and keeping that expertise on the cutting edge. For organizations, they provide a conduit into the collective knowledge of an industry, supplying insight into broader trends, while at the same time offering specific examples of how other companies are improving and re-defining their competitive edge.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Mobile ERP Gets Smarter

Posted on 14 July 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_mobile_erp_gets_smarter.jpgA few years ago, if one said the word “drone” most of us would picture a male bee buzzing about, ordering the worker bees around. Nowadays, the word conjures images of flying robots buzzing about spying on people.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Pairing Education and Technology for a Brighter Future

Posted on 27 June 2016 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_pairing_education_and_technology.jpgThis month we celebrate Youth Day in South Africa. Youth Day, while not a uniquely South African observance, has a particularly powerful connotation for our nation. It is a day that reminds us of the importance of education and the pressing need to adequately equip and empower the youth as our future leaders.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Using IT to be Forever Educated

Posted on 17 May 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_forever_educated.jpgLast week a colleague came to my desk for assistance with a video editing tool. While showing him how to produce a video, I commented on his busy Desktop and that he should tidy it up for demonstrations. “Oh that’s easy,” he said, “Check this out” and took control of the mouse right-clicked on the Desktop and disabled the Show Desktop Icons option. Boom. It was like shoving all your toys under the bed when your mom told you to clean your room.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Find the Educational Fit

Posted on 15 March 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_find_the_educational_fit.jpgTOMS is a company that sells apparel. What they do differently, however, is based on your purchase they give either the same product you purchased or another product to assist those in need. For example, when you buy a pair of shoes they provide a pair of shoes to someone who does not own shoes. This company is not thinking let’s brand the planet with our shoes, but rather let’s enable people to do more by putting shoes on their feet. With a comfortable pair of shoes, people can walk further, perhaps to school or to the hospital or to a job interview.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Get Connected

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_get_connected.jpgYou know how you have lived all your life never having heard a word or phrase and then one day it pops up, and then it’s everywhere you look? I am never sure if it’s down to not noticing because you’re not aware of its existence or if it just becomes a more popular term.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

 

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