Questions we should be asking about SA’s data grab policy

The South African Draft National Policy on Data and Cloud announced on 01 April 2021 has done more than startle the country. It has presented company, individual, and analysts with some very important questions. How can the country grab all the data generated by all...

Ransomware and the true cost to business

More than half of all organisations have been the victim of a ransomware attack - and 80% of businesses that chose to pay a ransom demand suffered a second ransomware attack, often at the hands of the same threat actor group. This is according to Cybereason’s global...

Game source code stolen in Electronic Arts hack

Source code of some popular Electronic Arts games has already been offered for sale of the darknet, following a breach of the games company’s systems last week. The company has been quick to reassure players that their security has not been compromised. Electronic...

SA’s consumer debt surges to R1,9trn

The rate people defaulted on their loans for the first time increased in the first quarter of the year, according to Experian South Africa's Consumer Default Index (CDI). The index deteriorated from 4.02 in December last year to a reading of 4.33 in March 2021, as...

Vaccine rollout will boost consumer spending

Customers are set to increase their spending once Covid-19 vaccines have been rolled out, according to SAS's latest customer experience research, "Experience 2030", However, this doesn't mean brands are out of the woods: more than half (56%) of customers globally have...

Pandemic-driven online adoption habits to be future norm

The move to handling essential elements of everyday life online, prompted by the global Covid-19 pandemic, will remain a fundamental reality for people around the world long after the pandemic has passed. This is among the findings of the "The Future Urban Reality",...

5G subscriptions set to pass 500m this year

Ericsson projects that 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed 580-million by the end of 2021, driven by an estimated 1-million new 5G mobile subscriptions every day. The forecast, which features in the 20th edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, enhances the...

Convenience, efficiency drive demand for smart home devices

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) smart home devices market saw its value increase 6,1% year on year during the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Devices Tracker shows...

Lenovo expands HPC system at Leibniz Supercomputer Centre

Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group, Intel and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, have announced Phase Two of the LRZ's SuperMUC-NG supercomputer. The system will deliver high performance integrated solutions...

Smart waste sensor technology market set for vigorous growth

The number of waste collection points fitted with smart waste sensor technology reached 657 000 worldwide in 2020 (excluding China), sccording to new research from the analyst firm Berg Insight. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29,8%, the number will...

More than half of millennials happy with digital-only banks

More than half of millennials are happy to switch to or already have a digital-only bank. The results from a deVere Group global poll of more than 550 clients born between 1980 and 1996 show that 59% of those surveyed already only ever use digital banking services or...

Enterprise WLAN sees highest growth in 8 years

Worldwide Enterprise Wireless LAN revenue surged 23% year-over-year (Y/Y) due to continuing government spending, a broadening economic recovery, and rising equipment prices, according to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group. "For three sequential quarters now...

OT leaders continue to face security challenges

Operational technology (OT) is the cyber physical foundation that enables the world’s factories, energy production and transmission facilities, transportation networks, and utilities to function. By Rick Peters, chief information security officer: operational...

Ransomware and the true cost to business

More than half of all organisations have been the victim of a ransomware attack - and 80% of businesses that chose to pay a ransom demand suffered a second ransomware attack, often at the hands of the same threat actor group. This is according to Cybereason’s global...

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New job opportunities for SA’s youth

Yesterday (16 June) marked Youth Day. On this day, South Africans recognises the role of the youth in our country. Among the highest unemployment rates were recorded for the youth (those aged between 15 and 24) at 63,3% and those aged between 25 and 34 at 41,3%....

How to be heard through changing business voice requirements

Most people's first association with voice recognition technology is Siri, Apple's now-ubiquitous personal assistant. 10 years on though, the possibilities of AI and machine learning initiatives suggest that voice integration has a bright future ahead. By Steve...

The skills needed to protect a digitally-driven organisation

The normalisation of remote working and increased business adoption of cloud technologies have significantly increased the cyberattack surface putting every company at risk of compromise. With more than 10% of Internet user computers worldwide experiencing at least...

Technology and strategy needed to guard against APTs

The cyberthreat landscape is constantly evolving, as cybercriminals continue to find vulnerabilities to exploit. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are a growing concern that businesses need to guard against. While these highly targeted attacks are as common as more...

Anomaly detection the first layer in data management and protection

Cybercrime incidents have surged in the last year, as malicious actors take advantage of the current global situation, including the work from home (WFH) trend. By Kate Mollett, regional director at Commvault Africa As IT has evolved, so too has ransomware, and...

Quantum-inspired technology lets more fans attend live events safely

Up to 60% more fans will be able to enjoy live sporting events under Covid-secure conditions – when regulations allow – thanks to Fujitsu’s Quantum-Inspired Optimization Services (QIOS) based on its Digital Annealer. As well as enabling more fans to return to arenas,...

Top tips for SMEs this tax season

We're approaching tax filing season here in South Africa, so it's time for small business owners to get their information in order and ready to file. Everybody knows that filing taxes can be extremely time consuming. By Colin Timmis, country manager and professional...

Intermediate-Senior Java Developer at Reverside

Java Developer Role in JHBReverside is an IT services provider; we are always looking for professional candidates to join our team in Software Development, providing opportunities to work on exciting projects, within our well established client base.We are looking for...

Junior Data Analyst at Mancosa

MANCOSA, a DHET registered and CHE accredited private higher education and distance education provider, offering undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications, has the following vacancy available. JUNIOR DATA ANALYST DURBANCORE PURPOSEThe core purpose of the...

Oracle Developer (6 months contract)

The Role: Previous work experience within a finance environment essential;Insurance industry experience advantageousLiberty experience highly desirableCOMPASS experience highly desirableAgile project experienceExperience and training includes, but is not limited...

Senior Software Engineer at 21st Century Software

21st Century Software is looking for a skilled z/OS software developer who can work as part of a team using modern development methods that stress collaboration, transparency, focus on customer value and constant improvement. This role is responsible for design and...

Systems Analyst

Education and experience:? An Honours Degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering or an equivalent industry qualifications.? A postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.? A formal architecture certification (e.g. TOGAF) will be an advantage.?...

Software Developer (Full stack Java EE Focus)

Job Description:Technical:Must be proficient in:Full Stack JavaEE DeveloperJava & JEE Knowledge , at best already with respect to WebSphere / JBoss /WildflyProficient in Unix / LinuxSecure in the relevant JEE standards: JPA, JTA, JMS, JAX-RS, JAX-WS, CDI,...

Senior Front End Developer at Talenttac

Write maintainable, performant code Write unit tests Take part in code reviews of other team members Attend and contribute to scrum rituals Create technical specifications based on User Stories Mentor less experienced developers Debug and problem solve incidentsWe are...

Mobile Developer

Develop, maintain and expand Client 's mobile app functionality.Address performance problems at scaleFind and fix software defects.Work with the UX team to continually improve the user experienceDesign, implement and test in an Agile environment.Develop application...

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