SA spending ticks up ahead of festive season

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types.  October – South Africa’s third biggest month for retail spending after...

Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic growth will edge down to 3% in 2019, from a rate of 3,2% in 2018, according to the annual Top 10 Economic Predictions released today by business information provider IHS Markit. While global growth will continue to decelerate, the economy will also...

Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

A new IBM study estimates that 62% of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021. However, the research also finds that only a small percentage of OEMs and suppliers are currently ready for blockchain or have a...

NASA’s InSight takes its first selfie

NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft has used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken...

Technology set to get more personal in 2019

The idea of an assistant that can schedule meetings and arrange a calendar, order lunch and remind you that you need to leave the office before 4:30 on Thursday to make it across the city to dinner with colleagues doesn’t seem too extraordinary - until you learn the...

SA among top countries for spam calls

Nuisance and unsolicited calls are on the rise around the globe, with a new report revealing that within large markets such as Brazil, and India, the average Truecaller user receives more than 22 spam calls each month. The Truecaller Insights report examined the top...

IDC looks back at 2018, share predictions for 2019

The start of 2018 saw global technology research and advisory firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for digital transformation. With more than 90%...

Big disconnect between jobs and applicants

Close to 90% of applicants that apply to a job position in Africa are objectively not a match to the role advertised. This is caused less by a shortage of jobs, but a fundamental misunderstanding of job requirements, both from employers and candidates. This has been...

Malware threats are on the rise

In the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) Region, Kaspersky Lab registered an 11% increase in malware infections during 2018, reaching an average of 1,5-million attacks per day, and 575-million in one year. Experts witnessed an increase of 78% in phishing attacks...

Digitalisation a top priority for HR officers

Business leaders are looking to digitalisation to create a higher-performing workforce, therefore digitalizing HR is the top-priority initiative for chief HR officers (CHROs) this year, according to Gartner. Digitalising HR is ahead of other top priorities such as...

Strong growth for wireless LAN

The combined enterprise and consumer wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments rose 6,9% year over year in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) with worldwide revenues of $2,7-billion. According to results published in the International Data Corporation (IDC)...

Time to re-evaluate the digital experience

Facing an explosion of digital clutter resulting from two decades of rapid technology growth and innovation, people and organisations are rethinking what they really want, says a new report by Accenture. A fundamental re-examination of what people want and value is...

Legal teams must get ready for digital

Eight in 10 corporate legal departments are unprepared to support their organisations' digital initiatives, according to Gartner. "Digital ready" legal departments -- those properly prepared and positioned to support digital business efforts -- can increase on-time...

Solid global growth for switches

The Worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $7.3 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), an increase of 8,1% year over year. Meanwhile, total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenues declined 5,1% year over year in 3Q18...

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Medtech group chooses SAP BusinessOne

How does a South African MedTech company enable a far-reaching and long-term growth plan to enable it to compete effectively in the €110-billion global medical technology market? For one of South Africa's oldest and most established MedTech leaders, the answer lay in...

Schneider Electric wins HCI award

Schneider Electric has won the 'Hyper-convergence Innovation of the year' category at the SVC Awards 2018, for the second year in a row. Following the success of last year's award for Schneider Electric's Micro Data Centre solutions, the 2018 accolade has recognized...

AFGRI, Synthesis in JV to unlock agricultural innovation

Agricultural services company AFGRI Group Holdings and specialised financial technology company Synthesis Software Technologies have concluded a joint-venture (JV) agreement. The relationship between the two companies began in 2014 when Synthesis was approached by...

Risk, security teams must work together

Businesses across the board are facing an unprecedented range of cyber risks that could have catastrophic consequences. Moreover, there is no 'silver bullet' solution. The common maxim today is that a determined enough attacker will eventually get in. There's also the...

Technology socialises financial services

The financial services industry has long been seen as extremely traditional in its technology use, but that is not the case, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, who points out the many innovations the sector has brought about over the past decade. "From cellphone...

Prevent data downtime as employees go on holiday

Veeam shares its top tips to help small businesses stay 'always-on' during the summer. For a business owner with a small IT team, the next few weeks are a trying time of year with your workforce reduced as they take their summer holidays. With responsibility for...

The world at your fingertips with Office 365

Microsoft Office – already the world’s favourite user productivity application suite – is now packed with more features than ever before. “Not only do users get all the great features and benefits of Office 365, they get them automatically and at no additional cost,”...

Human and virtual worlds to combine in 2019

For companies looking to fully embrace the evolution of customer experience (CX), a delicate balancing act must be achieved between adopting the right technologies and engineering the right business strategies. By Rob Allman, senior vice-president: customer experience...

Security challenges in the multi-cloud

The cloud argument has been settled and there is no doubt on the minds of the CIO and IT in general that the cloud is now just an extension of one's infrastructure. The current debate on the table is the adoption of a multi- or dispersed-cloud approach - and what this...

Insight 2019: The year of the end-user application

2018 has been a stabilising year for end-user devices. Headlines about declining PC sales and booming smart device shipment numbers were not as frequent. Why? Because end-users are more certain about what they want (a device that makes them more productive) and device...

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Senior IT Security Engineer

Experience4-6 years’ work experience5+ years’ experience required in Engineering function within a medium to large ICT organisation.Experience of Managed ServicesWorking knowledge of ITIL ProcessesExperience working with vendors and/or 3rd partiesLearn more/Apply for...

IT Support Field Engineer

Role PurposeThe role is responsible for providing a managed service to clients to ensure that their IT infrastructure and systems remain operational through proactively monitoring, identifying, investigating and resolving technical incidents and problems and to...

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We are a company based in Port Elizabeth in need of an Senior Forecourt IT Technician. This is a technical position that requires knowledge across multiple areas of forecourt and POS related hardware. This position will be responsible for; Installing and maintaining...

Junior Data Analyst

An established Finance Services client seeks to employ a Data Analyst to be based in their East London office. Main purpose of the role:- ownership of data and processes including but not limited to development, implementation and maintenance of operational and...

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Data Analyst

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Duties: - Installing and maintaining forecourt and POS-related hardware. - Ensuring maximum productivity of clients and end-users. - Provide both remote and on-site First Level End User support. - Installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of POS and forecourt...

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