1August, 2019

Commission’s report shows that targeted investment and robust digital policies boost Member States’ performance

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The European Commission released the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.

Countries that have set up ambitious targets in line with the EU Digital Single Market Strategy and combined them with adapted investment, […]

1August, 2019

BCS Congratulates New Cabinet

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has released a statement congratulating the new British cabinet and saying that, “while resolving the current Brexit impasse is everyone’s priority, we also need to think beyond Brexit.”

The statement continued: “We look forward to working alongside the government to ensure that after Brexit, the UK thrives. This will require […]

1August, 2019

Multidisciplinary Aspects of Blockchain

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Multidisciplinary Aspects of Blockchain is a different book on a fundamental digital technology under development and published in Dutch (hardcopy) and English (eBook) as part of a series by the Royal Dutch Society for Computer and Information Professionals.

Blockchain, which reportedly changes society as the ultimate disruptor, is the most important invention after the introduction of […]

29June, 2019

In memory of James P.G. Sterbenz (1956-2019)

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In memory of James P.G. Sterbenz (1956-2019)

David Hutchison1, Jacek Rak2, Burkhard Stiller3


James P.G. Sterbenz received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, a B.S. in Computer Science, and an A.B. in Economics ‒ minors in Anthropology and Asian Studies ‒ from 1976 to 1980 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. James was later awarded a […]

28June, 2019

IITPSA honours top Eastern Cape IT Achievers

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The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) Eastern Cape Chapter has recognised the province’s leading IT achievers at its gala annual dinner and awards in Port Elizabeth on 22 May 2019.

 With a strong focus on IT educators and students, as well as industry leaders, the awards named Jean Greyling, Associate Professor in the […]

29May, 2019

IITPSA Recognises Tertiary Students with Women in IT Award

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The Institute for Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has awarded a team of final year BCom Informatics students at the University of Pretoria with a Women in IT award for their outstanding final year project.

The new IITPSA Women in IT award is intended to boost the profile of IT as a career choice for […]

29May, 2019

ACS Report Highlights Blockchain Hurdles

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A new report from the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has revealed that blockchain has substantial challenges to overcome if it ever hopes to find success beyond cryptocurrency.

The publication, Blockchain Challenges for Australia, reveals some of the issues currently facing blockchain in Australia and around the world, including the technical, legal and educational hurdles the technology has to […]

30April, 2019

IPSJ Recognises Professional Engineer, Japan

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The Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) has announced that it now recognises a Professional Engineer, Japan (P.E. Jp) where the technical discipline is Information Engineering (Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems & Data Engineering, Information Network Engineering). The qualification will be registered as a Certified IT Professional (CITP) accredited by IP3.

If the registered P.E. […]

28March, 2019

ICT – the Only Sector Building Solutions to its Own Skills Shortages

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As the world races into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital skills shortages have become a major challenge. Fortunately, the ICT sector that so desperately needs high-end skills has also built the tools to overcome the skills shortages, according to South Africa’s IITPSA.

Around the world, and in Africa in particular, a shortage of high-level ICT skills […]

28February, 2019

France Fines Google €50 Million Over GDPR

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The French Government has slapped Google with a 50 million Euro fine for breaching Europe’s tough new data protection rules.

In imposing the fine, France’s top data-privacy agency, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), ruled that tech titan Google had violated the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation in two ways.

CNIL found that […]