SA’s IT skills – can you help?
IDG Connect, a division of International Data Group (IDG), is in the process of conducting a survey to determine the state of South Africa’s IT Skills. The British-based company has produced numerous white papers on various topics of interest to Africans and hopes to broaden the understanding of the IT skills in South Africa.
“The survey aims to look at perceptions of the IT market from the inside, and we would like to find out how South African IT professionals feel about their jobs/ opportunities and the future of the industry,” said Kathryn Cave, the editor of IDG Connect International.
IDG Connect will need all the help that it can get in order to make an accurate assessment of the IT landscape in South Africa and has decided to give one lucky respondent a R1 000 Kalahari.com voucher just for completing the survey.
“The South African IT landscape is moving quickly. The news is full of stories about skills shortages and gaps. But this information tends to be job specific and doesn’t paint a complete picture. I think this should be a really interesting piece of research, which delivers genuine insight into perceptions of the IT industry in South Africa,” Cave added.
The survey also hopes to answers questions on the state of the job market as a whole, how South African IT professionals feel about the future and to shed some light on IT careers, opportunities and challenges.
To help the IDG Connect complete the survey and to provide them with some valuable information regarding the state of South Africa’s IT skills, the survey can be completed here.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor