How people are driving the intelligent enterprise

Kathy Gibson is at SAP SuccessConnect in Berlin - People technology is at the centre of human resources (HR) today - and HR is increasingly recognised as a crucial driver of the business overall. This is the word from Greg Tombs, president of SAP SuccessFactors, who...

Online sales of tech consumer goods soar in SA

E-commerce retailers grew their share of the South African technical consumer goods market by 52% in 2017, accounting for 6.9% of total consumer spending by rand value for the year. This means they have nearly doubled their share of the market since 2015, according to...

New coal power will cost SA billions

A study by the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Energy Research Centre (ERC) has revealed that newly built coal power plants will add billions to South Africa's power bill over the course of their lifetime, and force cheaper and cleaner renewable-energy alternatives...

The truth behind Cash In Transit heists

Many South Africans are still reeling from the recent bout of Cash In Transit heists in and around Johannesburg. The violence is unspeakable, the targets are often left for dead, and although some arrests have been made, no real action has been taken to stop these...

Lack of key skills threatens future growth

Growth confidence is high among private business owners for the 12-month and 36-month outlook, but technology and digital skill threats loom large on the horizon. This is according to research among 722 private business owners as part of PwC's 21st Annual Global CEO...

BTTC looks to resolve renewable energy challenges

Though renewable energy solutions have become less costly than coal, electricity generation in developing countries like South Africa remains coal-based. This was one of the critical talking points which arose during the panel on Energy Research at the recent 10th...

Online sales of tech consumer goods soar in SA

E-commerce retailers grew their share of the South African technical consumer goods market by 52% in 2017, accounting for 6.9% of total consumer spending by rand value for the year. This means they have nearly doubled their share of the market since 2015, according to...

Amazon expands infrastructure into Africa

Amazon CloudFront has expanded into Africa with its first PoP on the continent - a new Edge location in Johannesburg. "Since launching Amazon CloudFront in November 2008, we've been continuously expanding our infrastructure footprint around the world to improve...

She works hard for her money, so pay her on time

Women fight inequality and discrimination every day. They fight for equal pay for equal work. They challenge gender stereotypes in their careers and personal lives. They question unfair social and political norms. They unify under passionate causes, evidenced recently...

Employees still weakest link in cybersecurity

There has been a sharp increase in the cybercrime practice known as spear-phishing in 2017, which are targeted attempts at tricking individuals into revealing passwords and sensitive information or allowing criminals access to secure networks, according to Symantec's...

IoT platform market enters consolidation phase

The global market for IoT device management and application enablement platforms reached $1.1-billion in 2017, according to new research from Berg Insight. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36.2%, the total market value is expected to reach...

What kids search for online

Kaspersky Lab's latest report on the online activities of children - based on statistics received from its solutions and modules with child protection features - highlights children's online activities and the importance of protecting them when online. For example,...

Quest for global cosplay crown at Comic Con Africa

Comic Con Africa, in conjunction with GES SA, will be hosting the African Championship of Cosplay competition at this year's event. The winner this year will represent Africa in 2019 C2E2 Crown Championship of Cosplay in Chicago - the final round in the Quest for the...

Update: Liberty won’t give in to ransom demands

Liberty is not giving in to ransomware demands, and believes its customers are safe from financial loss, at least for now. “Our team of dedicated IT specialists and security personnel have devoted all their efforts around the clock to ensure that we live up to the...

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Untapped opportunity in Africa’s startup hubs

African startups are in a position to leverage innovation to answer some of the continent's most pressing challenges. To achieve this, an enabling environment is mission-critical, according to Abu Cassim, founder and director of Jozi Angels, an angel network that...

IS debuts competitive LTE data package

Internet Solutions (IS) has expanded its Wholesale LTE service offering with the release of an entry-level Cell C data package that will be available through its resellers from today (19 June 2018). The package was created to meet resellers' demand for entry-level...

Don’t set millennial leaders up for failure

Many employees dream of being promoted to the corner office and being a key part of the organisation's success. In fact, few will decline an opportunity to journey there. Seasoned leaders can, however, attest to the reality that managing people is often the hardest...

Trend Micro extends container security for DevOps

Trend Micro has expanded its security solution for containers with Deep Security Smart Check. This component provides continuous container image scanning to complement the existing Deep Security runtime container protection. To spot malware and vulnerabilities most...

Get the most out your banking, go digital

Digital Banking has not only opened access to a wider array of banking products for customers across different demographics, it also gives them full control of their banking. Khathu Ramoliko, head of gold at FNB, says: "Over the last 12 months, we have noted that 83%...

Causes and effects of workplace conflict

Conflict: it's a term we are familiar with as each of us has experienced it at some point in our working or personal lives. In the workplace it can be particularly difficult to overcome these challenges. If not identified timeously, conflict can be detrimental to an...

Truecaller acquires Chillr

In March last year, Truecaller announced its interest in the digital payments segment in India. Now the company has announced a strategic investment into the payment space by acquiring Chillr, India's first multi-bank payments app. "Since launching Truecaller Pay in...

Software AG expands IoT with TrendMiner

Software AG has acquired the Belgian company TrendMiner, which specialises in visual data analytics for the manufacturing and process industry and will complement Software AG's Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio. It enables...

Predicting customer behaviour with AI

Tech pioneer Xineoh has developed a platform for predicting customer behaviour with AI, which allows businesses to out-predict their competition, allowing them to maximise efficiency and customer satisfaction. Bespoke AI solutions with similar functionality were once...

Mobile app development simplified

React Native continues to gain popularity as a programming language that makes mobile development less time-consuming and more cost efficient. Easier than ever before, companies can now quickly build a mobile app that's fast, intuitive, and consistent with their...

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An East London based, state-owned enterprise, seeks to employ a Software Developer with 5+ years experience. Qualification / Experience / Knowledge of: - 5+ years development experience within a corporate environment. Including experience in a Microsoft development...

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