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Olympiad to go ahead online

Olympiad to go ahead online The SA Computer Olympiad, one of IITPSA’s key skills development projects, will go ahead online this year. The first round of the South African Programming Olympiad will run from 27-31 July. Given the Covid-19 regulations at schools across the country, the first event, the coding contest, will be for one […]

Home workers, SMMEs, healthcare most at risk of increased cyber crime

Home workers, SMMEs, healthcare most at risk of increased cyber crime ‘IT professionals must step up efforts to support remote work and education’ The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has created new vulnerabilities that fraudsters and cyber criminals have been quick to exploit, IITPSA experts have warned. Speaking at an IITPSA Western Cape chapter webinar on […]

Technology presents answer to school closures

Technology presents answer to school closures ICTs can bridge the gap in learning and pave the way to new models for education School closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are putting children at risk on a number of fronts. However, technology presents solutions to these challenges. This is according to Admire Gwanzura, Vice […]

To code or not to code

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Introducing IFIP Technical Committee (TC12) Artificial Intelligence

Introducing IFIP Technical Committee (TC12) Artificial Intelligence By Professor Elize Ehlers, UJ   IFIP Technical Committee 12 was established in 1989 and is one of 13 technical committees of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). TC12 has as its aim to “foster the development and understanding of Artificial Intelligence and its applications worldwide” as […]

SA business must move to catch up with hyper-automation trends

SA business must move to catch up with hyper-automation trends Robotic Process Automation (RPA) adoption is lagging in South Africa, and local organisations must move to organise their processes and start deploying RPA if they are to catch up with growing global progress towards hyper-automation. This is according to Johan Steyn, chair of the Institute […]

KZN Chapter Committee re-elected, new member added

KZN Chapter Committee re-elected, new member added The IITPSA KwaZulu-Natal Chapter Committee was unanimously re-elected, and a sixth member added, during the Chapter’s first-ever virtual AGM. Re-elected were Chairman Marshall Masanga, and members Tiger Chapanduka, Senele Goba, Bryan Baxter and John Singh. Vishen Govender was duly elected and becomes the sixth member of the Chapter […]

AI in business – inevitable, but not for everyone right now

AI in business – inevitable, but not for everyone right now Artificial Intelligence (AI) can revolutionise business, but it should not be deployed unless there is a solid business case for it. This is according to Johan Steyn, chair of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA)’s AI and Robotics special interest group […]

Work from home video conferencing demands increased cybersecurity

Work from home video conferencing demands increased cybersecurity Cyber security concerns have increased as employees move to work from home, with video conferencing becoming a key new area of concern. This is according to Bryan Baxter, corporate IT business development manager and IITPSA KZN chapter committee member, who was addressing the first online IITPSA KwaZulu-Natal […]

DevConf Live! A real win for lucky IITPSA members

DevConf Live! A real win for lucky IITPSA members This year’s DevConf conference for developers found itself having to rapidly move from an IRL event in Johannesburg and Cape Town, to a combined virtual event on 2 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As an event partner, IITPSA had tickets to the event to give […]

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