NASA studies African smoke cloud

Over the southeast Atlantic Ocean, a 2 000-mile-long plume of smoke from African agricultural fires meets a near-permanent cloud bank offshore. Their meeting makes a natural laboratory for studying the interactions between cloud droplets and the tiny airborne smoke...

AI helps to combat human trafficking

The estimated $150-billion forced-labour industry is one of the most pressing social issues of our time, with potentially millions of people around the world being subject to multiple forms of illegal exploitation. IBM, Stop the Traffik (STT), Western Union, Barclays,...

CIOs confirm they’re in the third era of IT

Digital business is maturing, from tentative experiment to application at massive scale - and CIOs must evolve their thinking to be in tune with this new era of rapid increases in the scale of digital business. Gartner's annual global survey of CIOs showed that the...

SA’s currency vulnerable, subject to crises

Emerging market currencies that have already seen depreciation this year will continue to be susceptible to balance-of-payment crises, according to the External Vulnerability Index published by business information provider IHS Markit. Emerging market currencies have...

Counting the cost of unused lunch breaks

Research released today by online job board CareerJunction has revealed that only one in three South Africans take their full lunch break. The research, conducted among 3 000 South African working respondents, suggests that more than a third of South Africans skip...

2017 the costliest year on record for natural disasters

In Aon Benfield's latest Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report, 2017 was flagged as the costliest year on record for natural disasters. The global economic cost of natural disasters in 2017 clocked in at a staggering $353-billion, while the insured cost was...

AI helps to combat human trafficking

The estimated $150-billion forced-labour industry is one of the most pressing social issues of our time, with potentially millions of people around the world being subject to multiple forms of illegal exploitation. IBM, Stop the Traffik (STT), Western Union, Barclays,...

ITU stresses economic benefits from connectivity

An increase in both fixed and mobile broadband penetration has a positive impact on the economy according to a new study, "The economic contribution of broadband, digitisation and ICT regulation", from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The study...

Intel 9th Gen Core i9 sets overclocking records

The 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor has set 16 benchmark records, including a world record, as part of last week's extreme overclocking1 demonstration at the Intel Fall Desktop Launch in New York City. Professional overclockers Allen "Splave" Golibersuch and Joe...

Altron Netstar partners for Indian expansion

Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Altron, has signed a joint venture (JV) deal with international company C Ahead Technologies to offer insurance and fleet telematics in India. "With C Ahead we have found an ideal partner for us to introduce Netstar's Intellectual...

Saudi Arabia’s ambitions for digital government

As digital transformation continues to play a fundamental role in shaping the way governments across the world adapt to new opportunities and challenges, International Data Corporation (IDC) has published an in-depth analysis to spur debate, share data, highlight best...

Mustek wins Western Digital distribution

Mustek has been appointed as a local distributor of Western Digital's portfolio of data storage products. Western Digital is known for its range of products that caters to all data storage needs. As part of the distribution agreement, Mustek will distribute Western...

8,6m cellular IoT gateways set to ship

About 3,2-million cellular IoT gateways were shipped globally during 2017, an increase of 22% from the previous year. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18,2%, annual shipments are expected to reach 8,6-million in 2023, according to Berg Insight's new...

Cellular IoT modules set for growth

Global cellular IoT module shipments increased by 76% in 2017 to a new record level of 237-million, fuelled by exceptional volume growth in China. According to Berg Insights, until 2023, shipments of cellular IoT devices are forecasted to grow at a compound annual...

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Cloudbox adopts shopping mall concept

Until now, there has never been a solution where small business owners could choose their core IT requirements through a single product. Cloudbox has adopted the shopping mall concept and aims to simplify IT for business owners who don't always have the technical...

IoT takes SA by storm

Everyone agrees that technology and the internet of things (IoT) has transformed the way we live our lives and co-existing without our gadgets, a screen full of applications, and an internet connection is near impossible these days. "South Africans should prepare to...

Build a connected, trusted and smart enterprise

Business intelligence (BI) is an essential element to the success of any organisation. Without fully understanding the data within the business, without a true understanding of its operational performance (or lack thereof), reliable and effective strategies cannot be...

Local companies are using advanced mobile software

South African companies are increasingly using advanced mobile software for information-sensitive systems like ERP, making it more critical than ever for organisations to strengthen employee awareness around safe mobile practices, says Deidre Fryer, Syspro Africa...

Veritas, Pure Storage team up on data management

Veritas Technologies, in collaboration with Pure Storage, has announced a new global effort to help joint customers modernise data protection and maximise the value of their data for competitive advantage. The collaboration will enable organisations to confidently...

BT launches direct connectivity to Google Cloud

BT has launched a new service to provide organisations with simple, direct and fast access to Google Cloud Platform. BT Cloud Connect for Google Cloud gives customers direct connectivity with interface speeds varying from 50 Mbps to 2Gbps. A resilient pair of...

Decision Inc buys into UK-based Copperman Consulting

Decision Inc has acquired a majority stake in Copperman Consulting, UK-based SAP EPM specialists. The move forms part of Decision Inc's global expansion strategy, using the strong foundation provided by Copperman to establish a foothold in the UK market. The...

AI helps retailers navigate shopping season anomaly

A significant portion of retailers' annual profits are attributed to the festive shopping season - from Black Friday, to the weekend before Christmas Day - which generally spans over approximately three weeks. This year, however, an extra week of festive season...

Xperien introduces Blancco Mobile Diagnostics

IT asset disposal (ITAD) specialist Xperien has introduced the most reliable and in-depth diagnostics tool for mobile devices. Blancco Mobile Diagnostics enables mobile network operators and carriers, device manufacturers, retailers, customer service centres, insurers...

Mustek bays back shares

Mustek has acquired a further 2 420 414 ordinary shares on the open market for a purchase consideration (including costs) in aggregate of R17 222 887,87. The general repurchase was effected in terms of a general authority to Mustek's directors, which was granted in...

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Full Stack PHP Developer – Port Elizabeth

TOP JOB ALERTOur client, a dominant player in the South African market with over 1000 clients in more than 30 countries around the world, an easy-to-use and intuitive tool for guest feedback and online reputation management is seeking to employ a Full Stack PHP Web...

Design Responsibility – Project Manager

A dynamic pharmaceutical manufacturing company is currently looking for a Design Responsibility - Project Manager to enhance the regulatory portfolio and coordinate technology transfer in their Port Elizabeth Unit. (Fixed term contract of one year, with the potential...

Network Architect

Role Purpose:To architect, install, maintain and support networking solutions in the LAN, WAN, WLAN and Data Centre environment according to SLA and Company policy and proceduresExperience & Education Required:MatricITIL v3 FoundationRequirementsTo compile the network...

SQL Database Administrator

Our client manages healthcare risks for employers and their employees and is currently seeking to employ a Database Administrator. RESPONSIBILITIES: Allocating system storage & planning future storage requirements for DB Modifying the database structure, as necessary,...

Junior Software Developer

Do you rate your Programming skill set, in C# & .NET 4.0 specifically, or are you wanting to pursue a career in Software Development and you feel you have great talent? If so, this is an opportunity for you to work with a top Development team! Our client, a global...

Software Developer(Full Stack.Net)

A global logistics, freight management and supply solutions company is looking for highly skilled Full Stack Developers to join their team.  Qualifications: NDip Information Technology/ BSc Computer Science  Experience: 4+ years experience  Skill Set: C# SQL Server...

Software Developer (Integration)

A global logistics, freight management and supply solutions company is looking for highly skilled Integration Software Developer (C# and SQL) to join their team. Job description: The integration team is responsible for data mapping from external systems to our...

Senior Software Developer

A Global Logistics and Transportation company is looking for a highly skilled Senior Developer to join their team. If you are looking for international exposure as a Developer this position is for you! Core competencies for the position: 4+ years’ experience C# .NET...

Junior Software Developers

Our client in the mining industry is looking for Junior Software developers to join their team. No experience necessary, however, you need to have the drive to become the best at what you do. You need to have good internet connection and a workspace at home; as this...

Junior Software Developers – Sasolburg

Our client in the mining industry is looking for Junior Software developers to join their team. No experience necessary, however, you need to have the drive to become the best at what you do. If you are a graduate looking for their next step, this is for you. Some...

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