Smart mattress technology for a better night’s sleep

An advanced sensor device that scientifically determines the type of mattress that will ensure maximum comfort and support for each person is being launched in South Africa. The development has been achieved through close collaboration between South African...

Hubble paints picture of the evolving universe

Astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have captured one of the largest panoramic views of the fire and fury of star birth in the distant universe. The field features approximately 15 000 galaxies, about 12 000 of which are forming...

AI, IoT take on wildlife conservation

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on earth is taking place. Acoustic sensors are collecting large amounts of data around the clock for the Elephant Listening Project. These...

App security top of mind for businesses

Businesses across the world still struggle to understand, optimise, and protect their rapidly expanding application environments, according to new F5 sponsored research from the Ponemon Institute. A survey of 3 135 IT and security practitioners from businesses across...

Special education gets a boost with AI

The IBM Foundation and the US National Centre for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) are collaborating on a suite of classroom resources focused on supporting teachers who work with students with learning and attention issues. Teacher Advisor With Watson uses machine...

Fak’ugesi: unpack the source code of your African identity

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, "Tap Your Afro Source Code", has announced the line-up of its 2018 programme promising to transform Johannesburg into a celebration of technology, creativity and innovation from across the African continent. With a...

Cloud puts compliance at risk

Cloud computing ranks as the top risk concern for executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, according to the latest survey by Gartner. While cloud computing presents organisations with novel opportunities, a number of new risks - including cybersecurity...

Big data, analytics spend to reach $260bn

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) solutions are forecast to reach $260-billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11,9% over the 2017-2022 forecast period. According to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and...

Comic Con to host Business of Gaming Forum

The inaugural Business of Gaming Forum will be hosted as part of Comic Con Africa 2018, and will take place on Friday, 14 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre. The Business of Gaming Forum will focus on the aspects of gaming...

Most networks vulnerable to penetration

An analysis of penetration tests conducted by Kaspersky Lab researchers on corporate networks during 2017 reveals that three-quarters (73%) of successful perimeter breaches were achieved using vulnerable web applications. The findings are summarised in a new report,...

10 finalists for SuperTeacher award

South Africa's longest-running national ICT in education awards are imminent and 10 finalists from an outstanding crop of educators have been selected by the judges. The finalists will soon be on their way to the ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Awards that are scheduled...

CISOs battle to stay on top of the game

Kathy Gibson reports – Chief information security officers (CISOs) carry a huge load on their shoulders: they have to do more with less – but still take the hit when things go wrong. “Digital transformation is a reality – in fact it’s going to go faster,” says Mark...

It’s chaos out there for CISOs

Kathy Gibson reports – Chief information security officers (CISOs) are having to deal with a chaotic world, as data centre modernisation drives dramatic shifts. That’s the word from Indi Siriniwasa, vice-president: sub-Saharan Africa at Trend Micro, who points out...

How to unlock value in emerging tech

Emerging technologies promise to add business value, but most companies will miss out on achieving that value. A 2017 survey from Forrester showed that 70% of executives are willing to invest in emerging technologies to drive growth. However, Forrester believes very...

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Specialist applications drive 3D scanning demand

3D scanners are starting to find a market in South Africa, as companies look for powerful and convenient ways to span the gap between digital workflows and the world of physical, three-dimensional objects. The global market for 3D scanners - which HP estimates to be...

Is a criminal record holding you back professionally?

Securing a job in South Africa today is tough for many. Latest figures from Stats SA indicate that unemployment has increased to 27,2% for the second quarter of the year (from 26.7%) - where hiring organisations are more cautious than optimistic about growth in the...

Axiz partners with Sinefa

Axiz has signed a partnership with Sinefa, giving its Advanced Technologies channel partners realtime network traffic insights to drive superior application performance. Jacques Malherbe, Axiz chief technology officer and managing executive of Advanced Technologies,...

Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

Shifting Oracle systems to the cloud will be one of the more complex programmes in your enterprise's broader cloud migration strategy. But it's worth the effort, writes Arthur Mostert, T-Systems' database cloud architect. One of today's biggest boardroom frustrations...

Law only part of effectively managing employee incapacity

Legislation offers a guide, but can only solve some of the challenges businesses face in effectively dealing with employee incapacity. Employees can be incapacitated due to ill-health/injury or poor work performance, and South Africa has developed legislation that...

Customer engagement through gamification

Gamification provides insurers with an ideal platform to enhance customer engagement. By Nelson Camara, marketing manager at SilverBridge Holdings With apps like MEGA MEDS, that turns medicine management into a fun experience, and the likes of the Discovery Insure...

Audi, Ericsson pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

Audi and Ericsson has announced plans to pioneer the use of 5G technology for automotive production. The two companies have agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication technology that can meet the high demands of...

Aury Africa debuts RFID track-and-trace for mining

Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has introduced a radio-frequency identification (RFID) audit and inspection solution that is ideal for mining applications. These include inspecting plant equipment, mining machines, pumps,...

Lexmark launches new mid-range printers

Lexmark has announced the availability of a new generation of mid-range monochrome products. These intelligent devices are equipped with the latest capabilities, allowing users to focus on growing their business. The new single function and MFP series brings an...

Africa Code Week empowers trainers in Ghana

More than 560 teachers took part in this year's Africa Code Week (ACW) Train-the-Trainer workshops over four days in Accra and Kumasi as part of this year's efforts to drive 21st century skills development among African youth. Now in its fourth year, ACW instills 21st...

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IT Support Engineer

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...

SQL Developer

A leading healthcare company based in the Eastern Cape is looking for a passionate and seasoned SQL Developer to join their dynamic team. This multiple skilled senior Software Developer must have excellent Object-Oriented programming and Design Pattern...

Network Engineer

Experience6 – 8 years’ work experienceAt least 6 years’ experience in implementing, administering and troubleshooting network infrastructure devices, including: routers, switches, wireless access points, controllers, WAN optimizers and monitoring applicationsPersonal...

Data Centre Engineer

Secondary School QualificationCCNA/A+/N+; MCSE or relevant qualification preferredExperienceAt least 6-8 years’ work experienceAt least 6 years’ specific work experience in a relevant fieldPrevious datacentre, helpdesk, monitoring and level one server/network support...

Business Analyst Product Conrolling & Inventory Accounting East London

Join a succesful international concern! Be responsible for controlling and accounting methods. Maintain and develop common basic finance and controlling processes and methods. Act as 2nd level support between key users on business side and the 3rd level support....

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...

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