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World wide, a number of far-reaching decisions regarding ways to address the ICT skills shortage are made by both the public and private sectors. These are based on information obtained from various sources and in various ways including quantitative research reports commissioned by government authorities. This paper reports on findings of a systematic(More)
This paper is situated within the context of the challenges related to the processes currently being undertaken in South Africa by the government to stimulate e-Skills capacity. The paper reports on findings of a systematic textual examination of existing ICT skills shortage research reports. Acknowledging the shortcoming of existing e-skills categories in(More)
With numerous enterprise architecture management (EAM) methodologies, frameworks, and tools, there are still no universally excepted standard on what Enterprise Architecture (EA) really means to practicing architects. Traditionally practitioners concentrated on specific aspects of EA, such as tools, repositories, components and frameworks. However, little(More)
Expatriate research has indicated that expatriate adjustment is a complex problem given that factors such as the influence of the spouse, cultural training/understanding, fluency in the host language and personality or emotional readiness of the expatriate are key. Considering these challenges in a culturally diverse environment such as Kingdom of Saudi(More)
E-Learning can be described as instruction that is delivered using computer and communication technology, and its potential to liberate learners from the limitations of other forms of learning is uniformly acknowledged. However, there is surprisingly high resistance to e-Learning in corporate training environments. The purpose of this study is to examine(More)
Expatriate research has indicated that expatriates often experience a number of difficulties, which can impact on their successful assimilation in host countries. This failure to adjust can impact on an individual level, for example upheaval of family life, and on organizational level, for example loss of investment in expatriate development upon premature(More)
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) enables organisations to let their business drive their IT strategy, and creates a technology strategy that is aligned with that of the business. SOA is an architectural style that enables the integration of disparate systems, independent of the implementation technology or physical location, through encapsulating and(More)
Ericsson initiated a project called " Connect to Learn " (C2L), where a mobile learning solution focused on introducing creativity and interactivity into the classrooms of South Africa using various mobile technologies and applications, was developed. Ericsson has employed this solution in various schools in and around Johannesburg, South Africa. This(More)
This paper investigates the visualization of the mapping of semantic and syntactic functions that were marked up in an XML-database containing linguistic data of the Biblical Hebrew text of Genesis 1:1-2:3. It focuses on two-dimensional topic maps as a graphical data-mining utility. The visual information is used to prompt the reconsideration of some(More)