Digitalisation exposes business to new and unexpected risks

As organisations transition to a digital-first approach across all transactions, the attack surface of global business expands rapidly - and sometimes in unexpected ways. In other words, thanks to the rapid enhancements and constant changes in technology, the number...

White dwarf mystery uncovered by citizen scientist

A volunteer working with the NASA-led Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a Sun-like star that has died -- ringed by dust and debris. Astronomers suspect this could be the first known white...

Closing in on the universe’s missing matter

Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the "normal" matter in the universe. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped them locate this elusive expanse of missing matter....

The risks facing SA in 2019

South Africa faces a range of risks, from unemployment to governance failures and cyber-attacks that threaten the country’s ability to grow and thrive. This is according to the fifth edition of its Risk Report: South Africa Risks 2019 by the Institute of Risk...

Operators expect big things from 5G

The industry's first benchmark of 5G operator maturity reveals that two-thirds of operators expect 5G to create new revenue streams, while more than 70% of operators are focused on 5G to help improve existing consumer services. The Nokia 5G Maturity Index, produced in...

Cost hampers drive for customer experience

New research shows that, despite a determined drive towards improving customer experience, increasing trust and satisfaction, half of all companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) continue to be challenged by the rising cost of customer acquisition,...

Global smartphone sales stall

Global sales of smartphones to end users stalled in the fourth quarter of 2018, totalling 408,4-million units -- growth of just 0,1% over the fourth quarter of 2017, according to Gartner. Apple recorded its worst quarterly decline (11,8%) since the first quarter of...

Calling all resellers: cast your vote now

It's that time of the year when the Channelwise Awards recognise and salute the cream of our industry. The annual awards are based on the valued and trusted opinion of South Africa's reseller community. "Please take the time to do the survey and vote to ensure that...

New ATM cyber attacks hitting African banks

African financial institutions have been urged to take extra precautions to protect themselves against the growing threat of ATM cashout type attacks. Cyber security firm Foregenix, which operates across Africa, warns the rise in these attacks can cause extensive...

Budget 2019 in a nutshell

Finance Minister presented his Budget 2019 speech last night, with massive implications for all South Africans. This video, prepared by Absa, highlights the main points of the budget:

Spectrum licensing prioritised as growth driver

The minister of communications has been tasked with issuing policy direction to ICASA for the licensing of spectrum. This is the word from Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, who made the announcement with the rallying cry of “Data costs must fall!”. He adds: “I will work...

Mboweni outlines the future for SOEs

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) pose serious risks to South Africa’s fiscal framework – and the wisdom of keeping SOEs in their current form is now being questioned. “Isn’t it about time the country asks the question: do we still need these enterprises?” asks Finance...

Tech key to tackle societal shifts

Technology is leading societal and business changes, and South Africans need to ensure they don’t get left behind in the fourth industrial revolution. That’s the word from Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, presenting his 2019 budget. “As we look to the future, I see the...

Budget 2019: very few sweets among the bitter pills

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget 2019 speech was forthright about the challenges facing the country and, while there were many bitter pills to swallow in the detail, the minister provided some good news (for rating agencies) on key subjects like Eskom and the...

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Getting emotional with print …

We are living in an era when consumers are increasingly prioritising 'experiences' over 'things', a trend that poses new challenges for marketers, whose success is likely to be defined by simple commercial metrics such as product sales and market share. But this...

Analytics give retailers the edge and boost sales

With the buzz from Black Friday and the festive season now in the rear-view mirror, retailers are looking ahead to ensure the continuation of 'traffic' into malls, high streets, pop-up stores, websites, apps and other channels. By Simon Shaw, business development...

Gemalto debuts 5G SIM

Gemalto has announced what it believes is an industry-first 5G SIM that meets operator requirements for the new generation of network deployments which will emerge in 2019. Compliant with the latest ETSI 3GPP specifications and SIMalliance recommendations, the 5G SIM...

Tips and tricks: Where am I supposed to be?

How can the beginner, the expert and the pro absolutely get the most out of Microsoft Office 365 calendar on their mobile device (and their PC or laptop)? There is no way anyone can remember everything they have to do in the average working day. You’ve got to deal...

Product review: the Mecer Xpression Z140C

The Mecer Xpression Z140C is a 14-inch entry-level notebook, or cloudbook. It's specifications are as follows: Item Code: Z140C+ Mecer Xpression 14-inch Z140C+ Windows 10 Entry Level Notebook / Cloudbook Intel Cherry Trail Quad Core Z8350 CPU (1.44GHz / 1.92GHz, 2MB...

ActiveOps partners with IQbusiness in SA

ActiveOps, a provider of digital operations management solutions, has announced a formal partnership with South African management consulting firm IQbusiness. The partnership combines a portfolio of multi-disciplinary consulting and digital transformation services...

There is more to cyber risk than security

Risk experts hold no doubts: the changes technology is bringing to businesses has far-reaching consequences. But the conversation is still split between two poles, those of business and technology. It's more convenient and seems to simplify the issue. But that is not...

Viu gets SABC rights

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has signed a license agreement with global over-the-top (OTT) video service Viu, operated by PCCW Media and Vuclip. Through the partnership, Viu gains exclusive digital rights to selected SABC titles, as well as a...

Kaspersky CyberTrace streamlines threat intelligence flows

With the number of available threat intelligence sources continuing to grow, a third of CISOs feel under pressure as they cannot consume cybercrime intelligence easily or effectively. To help large companies overcome this challenge, Kaspersky Lab has launched...

Unboxing the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 portable workstation

Calling all architects, engineers and creative professionals: the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 portable workstation has landed in South Africa. With a serious amount of power in a slim and attractive package, the P1 is certified to run high-end CAD and design packages. Thibault...

.NET Software Engineer

.NET Software EngineerTayla AllanCape Town(email address)Our client is in need of a .NET Software Engineer in the beautiful city of Cape Town. If you're looking to grow your career and be part of a dynamic, highly skilled team, then this could be the perfect role for...

Network Engineer

REQUIREMENTS 3-year Diploma / Degree in Networking 4 years' relevant experience where such experience includes: Network installations (cabling, fibre work etc.) Basic systems administration Basic network administration (small...

Desktop Support Technician, Polokwane

IT desktop technician required forPolokwane. Sucessful incumbent to have a A+ and N+ togetyher withOwn car + code 08.Learn more/Apply for this position

PLC Programmer

Our client within manufacturing sector is seeking the skills of PLC programmers to be based in East London. MAIN DUTIES: Duties include but not limited to: Supporting Production Fault Finding Assisting breakdowns Training of Staff REMUNERATION / SALARY: Salary:...

Help Desk Technician

A highly motivated, diligent and enthusiastic Helpdesk Support Technician is needed for a well-established and growing company in East London. Qualifications required: - Senior certificate - Relevant IT qualifications like A+, N+, MCSE/MCIPT - Valid Driver's license -...

Desktop Technician

You will beinstalling, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining and upgrading all PC hardware and equipment to ensure optimal workstation performance. The person will also troubleshoot problem areas (in person, by telephone, or via email) in a timely and accurate fashion,...

IT Support Technician

Providing comprehensive technical services for the efficient and safe operation of electronic technology for health, safety and productivity in the mining sector. Learn more/Apply for this position

PLC Programmer

PLC Programmer 3-5 years' experience in programming with PLC's (Siemens and/or Allan Bradley) required for a well-known and stable Consulting company based in Port Elizabeth. SCADA, Robotics, Project Management, etc. will be highly advantageous. Valid Driver's licence...

Technical Coordinator

REQUIREMENTS Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent Trade Tested Electrician or Mechanical Artisan Experience in PLC programming, fault finding on LG, Mitsubishi and Delta Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar role within the automotive...

Senior Application Developer (RecruiTech)

Role Description: - Business Process (RE-) Engineering - System Design - System Development - Program/Software Creation - Porting/Software Integration - Documentation/Technical Authoring - Business Analysis - Data Analysis Essential (must have) knowledge and skills: -...

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