What’s wrong with the ECA Bill?

The proposed Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill has come under fire from almost all the parties it will affect, and will likely embroil the industry in years of litigation if it is passed into law. Free Market Foundation (FMF) executive director Leon Louw...

Up close to Saturn’s rings

Saturn's rings display their subtle colours in a view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains, and are mostly made of water ice. The exact nature of the...

Distrust over privacy leaves consumers anxious

Organisations and individuals recognise the importance of data privacy, but don't believe that the companies they work with are looking after their personal information. A survey of 10 000 consumers, conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of IBM, shows that 78% of US...

28 years of space observation with Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope has celebrated its 28th year in space with this picture from the Lagoon Nebula. The Earth-orbiting observatory has given the world a view the universe's extraordinary stellar tapestry of birth and destruction. This image shows a monster...

Counting the cost of unlicensed software

South African companies paid almost R5,2-million in damages for using unlicensed software in 2017 up from R3,6-million in 2016. This is according to data from BSA The Software Alliance, which received 281 reports in South Africa alleging the use of unlicensed software...

Service providers explore IoT opportunities

Service providers are pursuing multiple paths to achieve revenue growth from the Internet of Things (IoT), with 70% of respondents in a new survey having no well-defined strategy. The Ericsson study, "Exploring IoT Strategies", also found that service providers...

Start-ups, services firms will drive innovation together

A new study from International Data Corporation (IDC) reveals that there is great potential in collaboration between start-ups and system integrators or consulting companies to address European enterprises' need for innovation. The digital era has put innovation at...

Industrial 3D printers drive growth

The global 3D-printer market continued its upward trajectory in Q4 2017 with more than 132K units shipped over the quarter, 14% more than in the same period a year ago. Shipments of industrial 3D printers were up by 39% mostly thanks to newcomers in the polymer...

Crouching Yeti infrastructure uncovered

Kaspersky Lab has uncovered infrastructure used by the well-known Russian-speaking APT group Crouching Yeti, also known as Energetic Bear, which includes compromised servers across the world. According to the research, numerous servers in different countries were hit...

Vodacom launches SMS emergency service for the deaf

Vodacom has launched what it believes to be South Africa's first SMS emergency service for deaf, hearing- and speech-impaired customers. The Vodacom 082 112 SMS Emergency Service is free for Vodacom Prepaid, Contract and Top Up customers who are deaf, hearing and...

Up close to Saturn’s rings

Saturn's rings display their subtle colours in a view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains, and are mostly made of water ice. The exact nature of the...

Jason Momoa confirmed for Comic Con

Jason Momoa, better known as Aquaman in Warner Bros' Justice League and as the Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones will be attending Comic Con Africa on 15 and 16 September. Tis is according to Reed Exhibitions Africa, ReedPOP and VS Gaming, announcing...

Biometrics finds 5m DRC duplicate voters

A massive multi-biometric voter registration deduplication project for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has identified that more than 10% of the voter database was duplicated. Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification...

Attorneys come under cyber-attack

Corporate companies are by no means immune to cybercrime, with McAfee's latest report indicating that it cost the global economy as much as $600-billion in 2017. According to Christopher Appanah, claims team leader (PI and liability) at SHA Specialist Underwriters,...

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Expat pay more complicated than the exchange rate

Experts trained in how to balance the expectations of international workers with the strategic, financial and practical constraints faced by the employer are in high demand. The driver of this demand is the technology that makes a larger international mobile workforce...

Making VM performance management practical

In today's highly-virtualised, hyper-converged technology world, new data centre tools and technologies can become quite abstract and conceptual. "The data centre realm is certainly becoming more complex," says Anton Jacobsz, MD of Networks Unlimited. "Data volumes...

Fujitsu PrimeFlex achieves VMware and Microsoft certification

Fujitsu has announced the completion of VMware and Microsoft certification across its line-up of PrimeFlex integrated systems for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) based on the latest Fujitsu PRIMERGY M4 server range. This gives customers moving to HCI or scaling an...

‘Impolite science’ at Cape Town Science Centre

The Cape Town Science Centre will be running a Grossology programme, uncovering the science behind all things slimy, oozy, stinky, creepy, crawly & scaly, this weekend from 27 April to 1 May 2018. The new show, titled "Gums to Bums", allowing audiences to visualise...

Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are dominating the media. This one has collapsed, that one is on the rise, and a new one is around the corner. Their flavour isn't quite as piquant today as it was yesterday thanks to fraud, an upsurge in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and the...

WhoIs: where are you?

In April 2016, the European Union (EU) Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will repeal the existing Data Protection Directive in the EU when it comes into force on 25 May 2018. By Somayya Khan, partner at Adams & Adams Attorneys...

The big six of smart cities

The term smart city is not a new one and, while some examples already exist on the African continent, it is not as widespread as it should be. Urbanisation, economic, social and environmental sustainability requirements are putting increasing pressure on cities'...

Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

Let's face it, data compliance is hardly a new thing. But given the extent at which the reliance of organisations on data has grown in recent years, its level of importance has increased exponentially. Simply put, fall foul of the regulatory environment and the...

‘Deep learning’ added to anti-exploit solution

The latest iteration of Intercept X, the next generation anti-exploit software developed by the UK-based Sophos Group, features additional defences against scammers, hackers and damaging 'zero-day' attacks. "Intercept X has introduced the concepts of 'deep learning"...

Investing in STEM skills crucial to SA’s development

The basic education sector in South Africa needs to increase the number of institutions that focus on critical subjects such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). So says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, adding that it is crucial for South Africa...

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Senior Analyst ISC Finance

This position ensures the integrity of the financial results of the site by way of ensuring site housekeeping policies are followed, financial information is correctly recorded, variances are analysed and product costs are accurate. The role also supports the...

Python Developer

A leading South African online retailer, is looking for extremely talented Software Development Engineers to join the team.With the vision to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa, this visionary company is looking to achieve this by...

Senior Project Manager

EE. Planning. Budgeting. Achieving goals and developing project plans taking into account the full technical scope and objectives of the projects. If these key areas describe your next career move then this is for you! Our client a leader in the financial market space...

Business Intelligence Developer

A progressive employer of choice within the Financial Services industry is seeking a talented and detail-orientated BI Developer to optimize Business Intelligence solutions within a dynamic and innovative team of niche experts. Qualification:Matric (essential)Tertiary...

IT Project Administrator

Provides key support for functional groups, including performance of a wide variety of specialised clerical functions involving compiling and arranging data, making computations, laying out and preparing reports, processing and coding documents and maintaining...

.NET Developer

A progressive and prestigious consulting firm is seeking a talented and zealous .NET Developer to join their high-flying and dynamic team of experts, for a 3-12 Month Contract. Qualification:Matric (essential)Relevant Tertiary qualification (highly...

Business Intelligence Service Line Manager

The Business Intelligence (BI) Service Line Manager is expected to take control in leading a team focusing on applications and integration in a high performing BI working environment. This position's primary responsibility is ensuring organisational effectiveness by...

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst Key Responsibilities - Develop policies and procedures for the collection and analysis of data. - Oversee the deployment of data to the data warehouse. - Review and validate customer data as it is being collected. - Get buy in from...

Senior Developer

Cool product shop. Still pretty small but no risk financially At first, team expansion stage. Looking for a Snr Dev & someone Mid-level Big training budgets for tech you don't know yet Hobbyists dream job Tech Need: - C# / ASP.NET - Cloud-based experience - Natural...

JavaScript Engineer

These positions will be part of a small team that operates independently. This team will work with numerous large South African corporates that provides development and professional project services. This role will require new development and maintenance of current...

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