African businesses must rethink growth strategies as societal fabric shifts

Nearly two years of disruption to the fabric of society has resulted in a collective shift in people's relationships with work, consumerism, technology and the planet, pushing companies to design new ways of doing business. This is according to the 15th annual Fjord...

ESG concerns turn spotlight on hyperscaler carbon emissions

By 2025, the carbon emissions of hyperscale cloud services will be a top three criterion in cloud purchase decisions, according to Gartner. As environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities and reporting received growing levels of enterprise attention, more...

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...

Call for job creation to top SONA agenda

The number of South Africans who are employed has plunged by 2,1-million since Covid-19 first hit local shores, translating to an alarming average of over 3 800 fewer breadwinners each day. Eustace Mashimbye, CEO of Proudly South African believes job creation must...

Cybersecurity top investment priority for industry ecosystems

Powered by the platform economy that emerged over the past five years, industry business models are transforming from linear-based value chains to integrated ecosystems by leveraging shared data and insights, applications, and operations and expertise. In the future...

InstaDeep flies the flag for African AI innovation

Born-in-Africa artificial intelligence (AI) company InstaDeep has raised $100-million, welcoming high-profile backers including BioNTech and Deutsche Bahn, to help scale its decision-making AI products that solve real-world problems. The startup, which co-developed an...

Indian IT services companies rise in brand value rankings

IT services companies from India have outpaced their competitors from the US in brand value growth over the past two years of digital transformation in the global economy, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The average growth of Indian brands that have appeared in...

Enterprise server sales decline, but storage and networking are up

Revenue sales of enterprise servers through distribution slumped by -4,4% year-on-year (YoY) in 2021, but storage and networking performed well during the year despite a poor Q4 all-round, according to Context. Unpredictable market conditions at the end of 2021 have...

Sales budgets tipped for 2022 increase

A Gartner survey of CSOs in 2H 2021 identified the top three investment areas to be sales enablement, digital marketing and sales operations programs. "CSOs are adjusting their expanding budgets in 2022 to become better prepared for what could be foundational shifts...

Telkom comments on SIU investigation

Telkom has issued a statement regarding the Government Gazette 11385, published yesterday (Tuesday 25 January 2022) giving the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) authority to investigate several matters including contracting and possible maladministration regarding the...

UCT ranks among top 60 most international universities

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked 55th by Times Higher Education (THE) in their latest list of the most international universities in the world 2022. This position is tied with Carnegie Mellon and Princeton in the US. These institutions collaborate on...

Calls to lift travel restrictions grow

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has welcomed the call of its sister UN agency World Health Organisation (WHO) for restrictions on travel to be lifted or eased. Citing new evidence on the rise and spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, WHO has noted that...

ESG concerns turn spotlight on hyperscaler carbon emissions

By 2025, the carbon emissions of hyperscale cloud services will be a top three criterion in cloud purchase decisions, according to Gartner. As environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities and reporting received growing levels of enterprise attention, more...

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Seamless communication is key to CX

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Customer experience leads trends for 2022

Anyone who wasn't on board for the great tech boom in 2020 and 2021 would almost certainly have found themselves regretting their choices, as digital transformation continues to gain momentum in 2022. But "experience is everything" in the year ahead. By Nic...

Expect a cybercrime feeding frenzy in 2022

South African CISOs are making cyber resilience a top priority again this year, and with good reason: 2022 looks set to be a feeding frenzy for cyber criminals. All indications are that this year could set new records in terms of the volume and ferocity of...

A2A will transform payments for a digital world

In South Africa, account-to-account (A2A) payments are starting to bring about a revolution when it comes to the concept of how payments are managed. By Andre Hugo, CEO and co-founder of Spot Money SA However, this method of moving money directly from one account to...

Gumtree launches verified accounts with XDS solutions

Gumtree.co.za, has partnered with credit information bureau XDS solutions (part of the EOH Information Services Group) to launch Profile Verification on its platform. This will allow both buyers and sellers to verify their SA ID number with XDS. Facial recognition...

TallOrder receives additional R47m A-Series funding

TallOrder Solutions, a South African developer of advanced cloud-based point of sale (PoS) solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market, has raised R47-million in additional Series A funding. This takes the total funds raised by TallOrder to...

Cisco Forecasts Top Technology Trends For 2022

With the start of the New Year, Cisco has revealed the technology trends that are expected to make a significant impact in 2022 and beyond. Commenting on the trends and predictions, Osama Al-Zoubi, CTO, Cisco Middle East and Africa, said “Technology is always evolving...

What 2022 may hold for technology’s role in Africa

The past year proved that the only certainty in our world right now is further uncertainty and change. By Cathy Smith, MD of SAP Africa With the world in flux due to the impact of the pandemic, the growing influence of digital technologies in every facet of our lives,...

Senior Wireless Network Engineer

To build and install wireless network. To repair various wireless devices: Build, install, monitor and upgrade wireless infrastructure for the company/clientsMaintain and repair the wireless infrastructureLaisse with IT support help desk to resolve wireless...

Business Application Developer at Parvana Recruitment

Client Details: Our client is a data management, business intelligence, analysis, and reporting software company dedicated to providing innovative applications that improve the productivity and profitability of organisations through data-driven decision-making. Our...

Full Stack & Front-End Mobile Application Developer

JOB OVERVIEW/ROLE PURPOSE Lead Role:The purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the Development team. To translate complex requirements into maintainable code that can be adapted to the changing needs of the business....

Senior Java Developer at Reverside

We are looking for Software Development Professionals with 5+yearsof solid development experience in Java Development and has a solid knowledge base of the SDLC. About The Employer: Job briefWe are looking for a Java Developer with experience in building...

Field Technician

Required Qualifications BSc Agric or equivalentApproved in BASOS (FERTASA)Approved in AVCASATechnical Competencies & Experience:1 to 2 years experienceExperience in field trials management - advantageousKnowledge of the methodology for assembling, conducting,...

Senior Expert Data Engineer with AWS – R1775 Evdb at Mediro ICT

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer / Cloud Architect with expertise in AWS Development andETL to join the Mobility Analytics team of cloud [URL Removed] is a Contract until Dec 2024 (3 years) - Renewable annually there after Applies advanced knowledge of area...

Systems Architect

What you will be doing: Adhere to enterprise architecture standards, procedures, policies.Match system requirements with IT strategy and objectives.Balance system properties with internal design properties.Balance stakeholder needs with system context, during the...

Senior Solutions Architect at Reverside

Senior Solutions ArchitectProvide the following solution architecture services for the CSD division: (Projects, Programmes and new Demands) Develop the solution architectures for the different projects within the CSD and guide the end-to-end delivery of solutions for...

Senior UI Designer

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