We finally know what time it is on Saturn

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds. The figure has eluded planetary scientists for decades, because...

In 2019, global talent shortage the top emerging risk

Staff shortages have escalated in the last three months to become the top emerging risk organisations face globally, according to Gartner's latest Emerging Risks Survey. The survey of 137 senior executives in 4Q18 showed that concerns about "talent shortages" now...

9 recommendations to improve Facebook

Facebook could make nine "incremental" changes to ensure it becomes a better forum for free speech and democracy, according to a new report by academics at the University of Oxford in the UK and Stanford University in the US. Proposals include: an external appeals...

Want a free Tesla? Just hack it …

Fancy a new Tesla Model 3, but can't afford the price tag? No problem: you can have it for free - as soon as you hack into the car's security system. The car prize is part of Trend Micro's latest vulnerability research competition, Pwn2Own Vancouver, run by the...

Job cuts on the cards at Tesla

Tesla is preparing to cut its workforce by about 7%, and letting go most of its contractors or temporary workers, while increasing production. In a letter to employees, Tesla CEO Elon Musk describes 2018 as the most challenging as well as the most successful year in...

Massive security breach leaks passwords

A new security breach - Collection #1 - has seen close to 1-billion passwords compromised. Sergey Lozhkin, security expert at Kaspersky Lab, comments: “This massive collection of data harvested through data-breaches had been built up over a long period of time, so...

Don’t be disappointed with digital transformation

A massive 87% of senior business leaders say digitalisation is a company priority, while 79% of corporate strategists say it is reinventing their business -- creating new revenue streams in new ways. But so far, digital change has been slow and disappointing. "The...

SUSE parnters with Intel and SAP

SUSE has announced support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory with SAP HANA. Running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, SAP HANA users can now take advantage of high-capacity Intel Optane DC persistent memory in the data centre. Users can...

HR leaders focus on retaining talent

In 2019, HR leaders' top three key initiatives will be building critical skills and competencies, strengthening the current and future leadership bench and improving employee experience, according to Gartner. Gartner surveyed 843 HR leaders globally -- at the...

The outlook for Africa in 2019

Kathy Gibson is at Deloitte's Africa in 2019 Outlook in Sandton - It may be difficult to be optimistic about the outlook for Africa in 2019, but there are many opportunities to kick-start economic growth. This is among the conclusions from Deloitte's Africa in 2019...

9 recommendations to improve Facebook

Facebook could make nine "incremental" changes to ensure it becomes a better forum for free speech and democracy, according to a new report by academics at the University of Oxford in the UK and Stanford University in the US. Proposals include: an external appeals...

Check Point flags Fortnite vulnerability

Researchers at cyber security specialist Check Point have shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. Fortnite has nearly 80-million players worldwide. The game is popular on all gaming...

Blockchain pilot to trace and validate minerals

Committed to supporting human rights and environmental protection while helping infuse more transparency into global mineral supply chains, Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global have announced plans to use blockchain technology to trace and...

DCC opens Professional Services division

One of the region's leading distributors, Drive Control Corporation (DCC), has launched a Professional Services division which will be headed up by industry expert James Wood. The announcement comes as DCC enters 31 years of operations, a noteworthy milestone that has...

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Unstoppable growth for Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 exceeded all expectations by empowering 2,3-million youth across 37 countries with digital and coding skills - compared to 1,3 million youth engaged across 35 African countries in the previous edition. According to Cathy Smith, MD of SAP...

Insight Venture Partners invests $500m in Veeam

Insight Venture Partners has invested $500-million with strong participation from strategic investor Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to accelerate the next phase of Veeam Software's growth. Veeam will leverage Insight Venture Partners' internal business...

60 000 FNB customers benefit from The Entertainer partnership

Just two weeks after the start of FNB's partnership with The Entertainer, over 60 000 FNB and RMB Private Bank customers have registered for the value-added service - and more than 10 000 deals have been redeemed to date. The partnership provides FNB Retail and RMB...

Machine Learning drives new feature for Pitram

New underground mining precision performance software, which uses machine learning to refine and enhance loading and haulage processes, is set to be launched by global mining software company, Micromine. The solution will be released in early 2019 as part of...

Trends 2019: digital with a purpose

It's that time of year again, where everyone from major consultancies to futurists try to predict what's to come in the world of business and technology. By Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion As always, I like to throw my hat in the ring by looking at our own TransUnion...

It’s crucial that SMBs spot fake cloud ERP

Some predictions suggested cloud ERP would only arrive in 2020 or even as late as 2025. But it's already here and this rapid progress may have caught some vendors napping, particularly in the small-to-medium business (SMB) category, and they may have to surrender to...

De Bruyn is new operations director at Gabsten Technologies

Data management solutions specialist Gabsten Technologies has announced the appointment of Chris de Bruyn as their new operations director. De Bruyn has over 15 years of experience within the IT industry and two years of experience within Gabsten Technologies' own...

Fujitsu, EXest use AI to help tourists in Japan

Fujitsu, Fujitsu Laboratories, and EXest will conduct a field trial using artificial intelligence to discover unanticipated needs of travelers visiting Japan, propose tours or other activity plans, and verify the effectiveness of the new service’s application. The...

Entering a brave new world for software developers

Software developers are in the enviable position of having the power to shape the future. This is according to software expert Cliff de Wit, who says it's an exciting time to be in the industry, but also a time for reflection on the ethics and responsibilities of...

Gemalto wins Ugandan border management

Gemalto, in co-operation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System (BMS) including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe, creating a faster and more convenient border-crossing experience for travelers and...

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