Budget 2020 signals that it’s time for action

Kathy Gibson is at the PwC post-budget briefing in Sandton - Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has promised to tackle government spending, and put the ball firmly back into the private sector's court to make their own contribution to economic recovery by investing and...

EMEA PC market will be impacted, not rocked by Covid-19

Shipments of traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) in EMEA is expected to total 72,2-million in 2020, a 1% year on year (YoY) decline. The remaining Windows 10 transitions will continue to drive demand in the commercial space, but...

SA sees decrease in mobile malware attacks

Mobile malware detected in South Africa within 2019 saw a decrease in the number of attacked users compared to 2018. According to Kaspersky researchers, the overall number of users attacked fell from almost 20 000 to around 12 700. This, however, is different from the...

AI used to develop new antibiotic

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known...

Mustek revenues up 11,3%

Mustek has reported revenue of R3,01-billion for the six months ended 31 December 2019, up 11,3% from the comparable period last year. The company saw operating profit of R116,47-million, level with last year. Headline earnings per share are 75.79 cents, up 9,1%, and...

The outlook for an investment downgrade

Kathy Gibson is at the PwC post-budget briefing in Sandton - South Africans tend to obsess about the possibility of a ratings downgrade to junk status, but this focus could be misplaced. Kyle Mandy, tax lead at PwC, believes Moody's will give the country the benefit...

Cyber-attackers are becoming more evasive

Modern cyber-attacks are increasingly leveraging evasive behaviours, while collaboration between IT and security teams is seen as a top priority to help mitigate growing tensions and staff concerns. These are among the findings from VMware Carbon Black "2020...

ICT industry sets target for greenhouse gas reduction

A new ITU standard highlights that compliance with the Paris Agreement will require the information and communication technology (ICT) industry to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45% from 2020 to 2030. The standard will support ICT companies in reducing GHG...

Property market recovery expected in 2021

An announcement during the 2020 Budget Speech regarding the adjustment of the transfer duties threshold is welcome news for the struggling property sector. With properties under the R1 million no longer subject to transfer duty, Bondspark CEO Marcél du Toit says that...

SmartAccess voice services fully restored

Voice service in the country was impacted owing to a multi-faceted fault condition that occurred on Openserve’s voice platform on 25 February. The restoration process undertaken, since service was first disrupted, involved complex actions that were conducted both on...

EMEA PC market will be impacted, not rocked by Covid-19

Shipments of traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) in EMEA is expected to total 72,2-million in 2020, a 1% year on year (YoY) decline. The remaining Windows 10 transitions will continue to drive demand in the commercial space, but...

Virus to drive client devices market in a u-curve

IDC forecasts that the Covid-19 outbreak will bring a series of major changes in China's client devices market. "The outbreak without doubt will, to some extent negatively impact devices sales in 2020 - especially in the first quarter - but there is also a positive...

Budget 2020: high noon …

It's high noon and South Africa is facing off with the ratings agencies. This is the word from PwC Strategy& economists Lullu Krugel & Christie Viljoen, unpacking Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's national budget, presented yesterday. Key points * Finance...

Supply chain leaders plan to invest in circular economy

Seventy percent of supply chain leaders are planning to invest in the circular economy in the next 18 months, according to a recent survey by Gartner. However, only 12% of those have linked their digital and circular economy strategies so far. Gartner defines the...

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Rectron signs up Zebra Technologies distribution

Rectron has become the official distribution partner for Zebra Technologies in South Africa, effective January 2020.02.27 Zebra Technologies provides an extensive portfolio of scanning, data capture, wireless local area network (WLAN), and printing solutions. Matthew...

Cleeks Cloud launches backup for SMEs

Cleeks Cloud has announced the launch of its robust, online, direct-to-cloud backup solution aimed at the South African SME market. Cleeks Cloud offers direct-to-cloud backup and disaster recovery as a service (BaaS/DRaaS) providing comprehensive data protection with...

Temenos selected to drive digital transformation at ATIB

Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB) has selected Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact to power its digital transformation. Temenos' cloud-native, cloud-agnostic banking platform will enable the bank to quickly launch new digital products for retail and corporate...

Nokia debuts end-to-end slicing

Nokia has launched new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR). The solution will support connectivity from 4G and 5G devices over the sliced network to applications running in private and public clouds and will be available later this...

Vox introduces affordable email archiving for SMEs

Vox has launched a cloud-based email archiving service, which is aimed at providing small and medium-sized South African businesses with peace of mind that their email environment is protected in case of a cyber attack, equipment failure, or even accidental deletion....

Analysys Mason to acquire German consultancy

Datatec subsidiary Analysys Mason has agreed to acquire Allolio & Konrad, a consultancy based in Bonn, Germany with an extensive track record in the telecommunications industry and long term client relationships with Europe's leading telecom operators. Allolio...

SUSE delivers strong Q1 results

SUSE has announced its financial results and highlights from the first quarter of its fiscal year 2020 ended January 31. Q1 revenue increased 12% year over year, including a 67% surge in cloud revenue. Deals over $1-million continued to grow, with significant customer...

Coronavirus sends gold to seven year high

China is the world's second-largest economy and leading trading nation, therefore economic fallout from coronavirus threatens global growth, according to this statement from Banque SYZ. Economists expect China's economic growth to slump to 4.5% in the first quarter of...

Oh, it’s digital – again

As operators embark on the journey to DSP their digital transformation train is hurtling down tracks that may not yet be built. Digital transformation is not leaving anyone behind. It's the hero in its own disruptive movie, ensuring the safety of everyone in distress...

PROJECT MANAGER

The City of Cape Town promotes and applies the principles of employment equity. In line with the City's corporate employment equity and diversity strategy, equity policy, plan and targets, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated...

Developer III / Analyst Programmer I

Help with day-to-day queries from users and PIT teams Develop, test and deliver user requests Do development on strategic innovation projects Liaise with the user to discuss functional spec detailsAre you familiar with the following technologies:Technologies: PL/SQL...

Full stack web developer

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BI Developer

Main PurposeResponsible for querying and transforming data residing in various sources into actionable data using reporting, visualisation and multi-dimensionaltools. Interpreting user requirements and transforming these into easily accessible and accurate information...

Full Stack .Net Developer (Virtual Reality/AR & Game Developer)

C# Developer for a VR / Augmented Reality / Game Development position Permanent Cape Town Level: There are intermediate & junior positions available (the junior positions are not entry level and will still need to meet the requirements below) A company working in...

BI Data Analyst

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Responsible for the operational management of LAN, WAN, SAN and Voice environments with outsourced partners. Effectively manage Network Capacity Planning, Fault Management, Configuration Management, Security Management, Performance Management, Software Maintenance and...

Network Manager

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