IBM, Maersk digitise global supply chain

Maersk and IBM have set up TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world's global supply chain. TradeLens is the result of a collaboration agreement between Maersk and IBM, a blockchain-enabled shipping solution designed to promote...

Parker sets off on its journey to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on its way for a rendezvous with the Sun. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, carrying the spacecraft, lifted off on Saturday night from Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, its engines...

Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up

When people think of the Arctic, snow, ice and polar bears come to mind. Trees? Not so much. At least not yet. A new NASA-led study using data from the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) shows that carbon in Alaska's North Slope tundra ecosystems spends...

Is AI the silver bullet for cybersecurity challenges?

The recent hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is deceiving three in four IT decision makers (75%) into believing the technologies are the silver bullet to solving their cybersecurity challenges. The hype, according to new research...

Give us the right information, say B2B buyers

Today's customers spend around two-thirds of any business-to-business (B2B) buying journey gathering, processing and de-conflicting information. However, much of this learning happens without direct sales rep involvement, according to new research from Gartner. In...

Network outages bring government services down

Outages have brought government IT services down twice in the last week: the first caused by power failures and the second by poor continuity processes. The State IT Agency (SITA) network was down for most of the working day on Friday 10 August, from 08h00 to 14h30,...

Printer sales end 12-month decline

Sales of printer hardware through distributors in Western Europe (WE) during Q2 2018 were up by 3% year-on-year - the only positive year-on-year performance for imaging products in the past year, according to the latest distribution data published by context....

SA-made Moya Messenger goes data-free

Moya Messenger is a new mobile messaging app that allows users to communicate without incurring data costs. The app, developed in South Africa by biNu, provides #datafree text messaging that works even when a mobile user has no airtime or data balance on their...

SqwidNet adds IoT to Netstar tracking

Netstar is partnering with SigFox operator SqwidNet, moving beyond traditional vehicle tracking by adding cost-effective new telematics devices with a Sigfox communication module that enhances the existing radio frequency (RF) with Internet of Things (IoT) technology....

Beat the cybersecurity skills shortage

Conventional wisdom dictates that an increase in cybersecurity threats requires ever-larger IT security teams. Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz says it's time to think differently. Speaking ahead of his track on security and risk at the Gartner...

Can the Note9 grow Samsung’s market share?

Samsung has launched its Galaxy Note9, the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Home and a new partnership with Spotify. Avi Greengart, research director: consumer platforms and devices at data and analytics company GlobalData, offers the following analysis of the announcements:...

Simple oversights put site security at risk

A massive 86% of e-commerce sites using the Magento platform are missing critical security patches, according a survey by security consultancy Foregenix, which also identified a growing global trend for brute force attacks in the first half of the year. The study,...

Vikings’ Travis Fimmel for Comic Con Africa

Travis Fimmel, best known for his lead role as Ragnar Lodbrok on four seasons of the History Channel's popular series Vikings, will be attending Comic Con Africa in September. Fimmel was most recently seen in a supporting role in the A24 film Lean On Pete, opposite...

SD-WAN infrastructure market set to reach $4,5bn

The rapidly evolving software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) infrastructure market will grow at a 40,4% compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2022 to reach $4,5-billion. This is according to IDC's SD-WAN Infrastructure Forecast, which includes 2016 and 2017...

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Dell EMC accelerates AI adoption

Dell EMC has announced the availability of new Ready Solutions for AI, with specialised designs for machine learning with Hadoop and Deep Learning with NVidia. "There's no doubt that AI is the future, and our customers are preparing for it now," says Tom Burns, senior...

Digital transformation and Africa’s rail system

Few modes of transport evoke such a sense of history and romanticism as rail. By Gilbert Saggia, MD: East Africa at SAP The first recorded use of rail transport was around 500BC, when ancient Greeks used a rail-like system - most likely powered by humans or horses -...

Choose the right cloud for your digital revolution

In Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future, the authors speak of a triple revolution - that "we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd". By Derek Bose, senior director for South...

Network security 101 – cyber security basics

National telecommunications service provider BitCo Telecoms has compiled this basic cybersecurity guide for businesses. What you and your employees need to know about IT security To best protect your business against malicious attacks and security breaches, you have...

Building an integrated, secure cloud strategy

According to research, cloud computing is cited as one of four critical technology trends - others include Internet of Things, mobile computing and social media - that are likely to have the most significant impact on business over the next two to three years. By...

RS Components signs partnership with Zerynth

RS Components has signed a partnership agreement with Zerynth, a start-up company that develops middleware software for Internet of Things (IoT) projects and applications. The key essence of the agreement is that the Zerynth IoT development environment will be...

Oracle debuts autonomous transaction processing

Oracle executive chairman and chief technology officer Larry Ellison has marked a milestone in the company's autonomous strategy with the availability of the latest Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing. Leveraging...

Datacentrix is Aruba’s top partner in Africa

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company, has named Datacentrix as its African Partner of the Year. The latest award extends the Datacentrix' winning streak, following its run at the annual HPE Partner Awards Celebration late last year which saw organisation...

Canon UVgel solves the wide format productivity puzzle

The digital revolution in wide format printing for signage and graphics has undoubtedly opened up many avenues of opportunity for print service providers (PSPs). Developments in hardware, media and inks over the last decade have enabled PSPs to diversify their product...

IoT environmental monitoring, control gateway from Netshield

Netshield South Africa has announced the latest iteration of its Nviromon, the Netshield Nviromon-ULTI-1S, an intelligent IoT-enabled environmental monitoring and control gateway. The Nviromon-ULTI-1S provides users access to a device that offers full IoT enablement,...

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Vacancy available for a self-drive, passionate & result driver Software Engineer with the ability to work individually, developing and implementing code generation projects. Requirements; Relevant IT degree Software application development skills with 5 years specific...

PHP Developer

My client based in Cape Town (CBD) is currently looking for a PHP Developer to join them on an initial 3 month fixed term contract period - Technology stack - Angular - TypeScript - Node.js - Golang - PHP - MySQL - Elasticsearch - Redis RabbitMQ / Kafka Ansible Docker...

Data Technician

The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a research platform funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) since 2002. SAEON is mandated to observe and research ecosystems on land,...

Data Centre Engineer Tier 3 (DCS)

- You will be responsible for the monitoring, recording, diagnosing, reporting, escalation and management of Veeam Backups across a global deployed infrastructure base. - You will be required to fulfil an operational proactive role to ensure that future incidents are...

Security Engineer Tier 2

- You will be responsible for the monitoring, recording, diagnosing, reporting, escalation and management of the McAffee, Checkpoint, Fortinet and Cisco environment across a global deployed infrastructure base - You will be required to fulfil an operational proactive...

NodeJS and PHP developer, Cape Town.

Are you looking to work with the latest and greatest technologies?(Look no further;)My client is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, and have international clients, meaning that the work they offer is current, using the latest technologies, and in a fast paced...

Java Engineer – Cape Town.

Attention Java Developers in Cape Town! My clients need you!We are looking for talented intermediate to technical lead java developers to join a large organisation, in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town!Experience with Java, past a junior level is required, in order to...

VAT Data Analyst

Amazing opportunity to join a fast growing, progressive advisory firm as a Data Analyst. If you enjoy data and tech then this may be your dream job! The incumbent will require advanced MS Excel skills. Qualification:CA(SA)BCom Honours with completed articles Skills &...

Python Developer

We have an amazing opportunity for a Software Developer in Cape Town!Calling all Python Developers, here is an opportunity you do not want to miss!We require a candidate with:• BSc Degree• 4+ years experience in Developing • Experience with a modern object orientated...

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