End of SA lockdown brings risk investors to the fore

In March 2020, the longest bull market in history turned bearish, with market sentiment swinging aggressively towards pessimism. While the global stock market recovered quickly, the South African economy found itself in a decided downturn, exacerbated by the...

More investment needed in African tech start-ups

Tech start-ups will be key drivers of Africa's digital transformation, but there is an urgent need for more investment. Start-up funding in Africa was more than $1,2-billion in 2020. This is a six-fold increase in five years, but still less than 1% of the value that...

Cyberattacks the biggest potential risk in 2022

Cyber perils are the biggest concern for companies globally, South Africa, Africa and Middle East and Nigeria in 2022. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer, the threat of ransomware attacks, data breaches or major IT outages worries companies even more than...

Unemployment levels keep SA consumers in the red

More than half of South African consumers (55%) say their household income remained negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic towards the end of 2021. According to research conducted by TransUnion in November, this number was the lowest in the year, down from 61%...

The pandemic changed how consumers shop

Multiple factors have affected the retail environment, and largely changed the way that consumers shop. This is according to a new global consumer retail study from Intel and IHL Group that speaks to the changing retail experience while highlighting technologies that...

Organisations fail to achieve a complete customer view

Only 14% of organisations have achieved a 360-degree view of the customer, according to Gartner. However, 82% of respondents said they still aspire to attain this goal in a Gartner survey of 402 marketing, IT and other enterprise leaders responsible for customer data...

How the top smart cities perform

Juniper Research has ranked Shanghai as the world's number one smart city for 2022. Juniper Research's smart city rankings were compiled following an extensive study of cities around the globe as published in our latest research, Smart Cities: Key Technologies,...

Report reveals security trends from 2021

During 2021, organisations experienced 50% more weekly cyber-attacks than in 2020, according to the 2022 Security Report from Check Point Research (CPR). The Education/Research sector's 1 605 weekly attacks took the lead (75% increase), followed by Government/Military...

CIOs face a complex and demanding task in 2022

IT and technology have proven their mettle as invaluable business tools, especially over the past two years. The agility and flexibility offered by intelligent digital implementations and solutions have been pivotal at a time when companies have had to rapidly adapt...

Third known firmware bootkit shows major advancement

Kaspersky researchers have uncovered the third case of a firmware bootkit in the wild. Dubbed MoonBounce, this malicious implant is hidden within a computer's Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, an essential part of computers, in the SPI flash, a...

Zondo Commission findings offer guidance for board chairs

In detailing some of the crimes and misdemeanours that enabled state capture, the Zondo Commission's report is in fact offering office-bearers across business and society a morality tale, according to the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA). In this spirit,...

Top home automation trends in 2022

The Internet of things (IoT) is on the rise with projections suggesting that approximately 50-billion IoT devices will be in use around the world by 2050. This is because today, time-pressed consumers are already turning to technology for greater convenience and...

Telkom on removal of ITA case from the urgent court roll

Telkom has reached agreement with all the respondents on the need to expedite the hearing for Part B of Telkom’s two-part application. “In line with the agreement between the parties, while we await the decision of the court on the proposed timelines for the hearing...

More investment needed in African tech start-ups

Tech start-ups will be key drivers of Africa's digital transformation, but there is an urgent need for more investment. Start-up funding in Africa was more than $1,2-billion in 2020. This is a six-fold increase in five years, but still less than 1% of the value that...

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Shifting analytical gear in the contact centre

In the past, speech analytics solutions were an expensive, often out of reach investment for most contact centres. They were usually only accessible by larger contact centres with at least 300 seats and cost upwards of R2-million to implement. Today, this paradigm has...

Five trends shaping Africa’s future

Last year I started my trends forecast by saying: "Covid-19 made it clear that despite any organization's best efforts to predict what's coming, the possibility for major disruption always exists ... the only certainty is uncertainty." By Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion...

Payment trends to watch in 2022

There is an ever-increasing number of ways for consumers to pay for goods and services. Clinton Leask, business development lead at Pay@, reflects on the trends that took shape in the payments space over the past year and what can be expected in 2022: Of course, there...

Cloud cost optimisation key for business success

The large cloud hyperscalers have built their business on the ability to provision resources on-demand. For corporate customers, this provides the opportunity to scale as needed. By Craig Freer, executive head: cloud managed services at Vox The risk with this comes in...

Effective workforce mobility at the heart of hybrid working

As a result of the pandemic, we're seeing workforce collaboration being harnessed like never before, with teams often becoming more globally distributed. By Sarthak Rohal, vice-president: IT services at In2IT Technologies Today's workforce needs streamlined processes,...

Energy trends for guiding miners to net zero

With decarbonisation at the forefront of miners' agendas, Aggreko has released its top tips to help miners decarbonise now and into the future. Aggreko's global head of mining, Rod Saffy, says while miners were embracing the global energy transition, some were unsure...

LGBTI+ summit examines supplier development

South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex business owners and entrepreneurs - and their supporters - are urged to register for the SA LGBTI+ Business Network Summit 2021/2022. Hosted by PLUS. The LGBTI+ Business Network, registration is free and...

The delivery of focused, practical education is vital for Africa

As Africa gets increasingly swept into the tsunami of global digital transformation, it is facing a reality in which technology is accelerating faster than organisations and people. Traditional work patterns are falling away, and an economy driven by projects is...

Even Flow wins Yeastar’s global Distributor of the Year award

Leading value-added distributor Even Flow Distribution has won Yeastar’s global Distributor of the Year award. The global P-Series ACE Distributor Award was announced last night during Yeastar’s online Yeah Awards ceremony, and rewards the distributor’s contribution...

Technology remains key to supporting education

Learners have experienced first-hand the progress that can be made with the right digital tools in place. In classrooms and lecture halls, lessons have increasingly been complemented by digital tools and platforms. Technology can and must be used to provide...

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Use your advanced MS Excel skills and experience on Power BI to cement this awesome opportunity to build a long term career.Seeking young, qualified and driven individual with a real passion for data and stats to start asap. Minimum requirements: Relevant B.SC or...

Business Analyst (SAP)

Job Description:Demonstrated ability to foster an environment for ideation, prototyping and productionWillingness to handle problem and incident management E2EDemonstrated business acumen to take from design to implementation and preferably experience scaling a...

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We are on the hunt for a young, qualified and experienced BI / Data Analyst with very strong business acumen to be part of this highly dynamic and innovative team. Use your analytical skills and business savvy to partner with business by providing statistical...

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HTML Developer who can programme, build or create websites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Developer must be able to use their skills to create text, paragraphs, attach images, give structure, and make web pages presentable and appealing. You will be working...

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We're looking for a unicorn back-end developer that has photoshop experience as well. This individual will be responsible for writing and managing all SQL queries. The successful candidate will also be responsible for API integrating our email sending platform...

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Senior Java Developer (Contract)

Role Purpose:Designs develops and implementsJavaapplications to support business requirements. Follows approved life cycle methodologies, creates design documents, writes code, and performs unit and functional testing of software. Contributes to the overall...

Intermediate Test Analyst at Datonomy Solutions

We are seeking an Intermediate Test Analyst Office Based 6 month contract with view to extend due to length of project. You are expected to assist in the quality assurance process of the systems under test, whilst working under the Test Manager The Test Analyst is...

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