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In the news this week, three South African universities have partnered to form the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA), a flagship project that responds to the big data challenge of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA project is an internationally-renowned effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope with over a square kilometre of collecting area.

Meanwhile, IT-Online’s sister publication Futurewave BusinessIT has embraced a variety of media, pioneering a new multi-channel publishing venture.

And a study shows that Generation Y – also known as millennials – are fast infiltrating management positions. Putting work before their personal lives, the struggle of striking a healthy work-life balance has hit hardest with these techno-savvy and ambitious 18 to 33-year-olds.

Until next week,

The IT-Online team