Technologies that are set to transform African business

Smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems are all set to have a transformational impact on African businesses over the next two years. This is according to the 2019 Gartner Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa. “IT...

Technology brings live cricket scores to fans around the world

Every summer, Andy Nott spends his Saturdays on a verdant cricket field with his local team from Calne, a picturesque town in southwest England. But, instead of batting and fielding balls, Nott is live-scoring his team's seven-hour matches, often from inside a...

SA cybersecurity laws fall short in face of rising attacks

Current South African laws do not effectively criminalise cybercrime. This is according to Zaakir Mohamed, director in the corporate investigations sector of the dispute resolution practice at commercial law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH). Cybercrimes across digital...

The Data Centre is (almost) Dead

In the past, when business units requested new applications or services, IT organisations would first ask themselves: "How can we build it?" Now, the question is: "Where can we find it?" Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their...

Admin brings productivity levels down

The South African productivity puzzle is far from solved, with a massive amount of time and billions of rands still being lost to administrative tasks. This is among the findings from Sage's second annual Productivity Tracker, which investigates the amount of time...

Fintech startups get R16m boost from AlphaCode

Rand Merchant Investment Holding (RMI), through AlphaCode, has awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16-million to eight of South Africa's most promising financial services startups. All businesses are less than two years old and at least 51% owned by black...

UJ in diagnostic AI breakthrough

A team of scientists from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new machine learning (ML) technique to predict and diagnose diseases such as lung cancer,...

Humans and technology can improve customer service

The use of technology is crucial for financial services organisations with ambitions of prevailing in a highly contested market. This is the word from Barry Vorster, lead: HR technology and culture at PwC, who points out that sustainable productivity improvement in...

Ransomware modifications double year-on-year

Kaspersky researchers detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications in the second quarter of 2019 - including ones belonging to eight new malware families. This is more than double the number of new samples detected a year ago, in Q2 2018 (7 620). The Kaspersky IT...

What3words makes location tracking easier for ER24

Location technology from what3words has been rolled out to emergency medical care provider ER24, enabling faster response times in case of an incident. Using a what3words address in an emergency gives callers a simple way to describe precisely where they need help,...

3D displays, augmented reality on the cards for Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover is developing next-generation head-up display technology that could beam realtime safety information in front of the driver, while allowing passengers to stream 3D movies direct from their seats. Engineers are working on a powerful new 3D head-up...

Ombud urges women to be alert to banking fraud

In Women's Month, the Ombudsman for Banking Services analysed its complaints to assess women's concerns. The office has received a total of 3 785 formal cases for the year to date, and only 31% of the complaints lodged in this period were from women. However, the...

Technology brings live cricket scores to fans around the world

Every summer, Andy Nott spends his Saturdays on a verdant cricket field with his local team from Calne, a picturesque town in southwest England. But, instead of batting and fielding balls, Nott is live-scoring his team's seven-hour matches, often from inside a...

Huawei takes on the Wall Street Journal

Huawei has issued a legal letter to The Wall Street Journal, alleging false statements in a report published on August 14st (ET) that it says damage Huawei's reputation and business interests across the globe. In the letter, Huawei states the report descibing Huawei's...

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Small businesses are the most attractive to cybercriminals

More than half (54%) of all cyber-attacks result in financial damages, not to mention lost revenue, customers, reputation damage and business downtime. This is according to the Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark study, and according to Westcon-Comstor, the...

Vox introduces hardware-as-a-service offering

Vox has entered into an exclusive partnership with Go Rentals to introduce a hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) offering, which is aimed at providing local small and medium businesses (SMEs) with quick, affordable, and scalable access to a wide variety of IT infrastructure...

Multi-cloud’s new multiculturism

Multi-cloud has moved from tentative experiment to a fundamental component of IT strategies. From developers to security teams, workloads are migrating to the cloud in one way or another, whether you know it or not. Simon McCullough, senior channel account manager at...

Black-owned asset managers diversify into private markets

Black-owned asset management firms are introducing product offerings that cater towards increased interest from institutional investors towards real assets such as infrastructure and private equity. That's one of findings from 27four Investment Managers' 2019 edition...

Trends that are transforming the ICT channel

The distribution game is changing significantly. Twenty years ago, it was about box dropping, but the ongoing digitisation of practically every industry is leading organisations to demand new ways for products and services to be delivered. By Jacques Malherbe, chief...

Move over traditional storage: HPE’s Primera opens up the multi-cloud

If traditional storage was a bicycle, Hybrid cloud storage is a fighter jet - and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new generation of enterprise storage allows an IT department to focus on innovation while storage manages itself, predicts and prevents disruptions, and...

NU Africa partners with Indegy

Networks Unlimited Africa now offers industrial cybersecurity in South Africa through a partnership agreement with Indegy, a leader in industrial cybersecurity that protects industrial control system networks from cyber threats, human error and malicious insiders....

Fujitsu develops AI disaster mitigation technology

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of a technology that draws on mathematical models built with limited data on rainfall and water levels to create flooding predictions for rivers. The solution leverages Fujitsu Human Centric AI...

Partners can accelerate Azure business with Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa is assisting partners to accelerate their Microsoft Azure business with the launch of its interactive Azure Virtual Vault. Designed to assist customers in driving Azure competencies, facilitate training and increase business growth,...

Canon G-Series ink tank printers available in SA, SADC

Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has announced the immediate availability of Canon's new G-Series range that is optimised for smaller business environments which require extensive functionality coupled with affordability. The Canon Pixma G6040 is a multi-function...

Python Developer

JavaScript Developer wanted for a 12 months contract based in Sasolburg Must have: JavaScript, SQL, C++, Python with Big Data tools (Spark & Hadoop) Responsible for the design, engineering, development, operational and modification of current and new web-based...

Service Desk Technician

The role is a T1/T2 with he following core skills;Helpdesk call loggingmanagement of own ticketsFirst line resolution skillsActive Directory administrationExchangeOffice 365 administrationMimecast basic administrationSymantec basic administrationApplication...

Service Desk Technician

The position is for a T1/T2 position with desirable skills in the following core areas:Helpdesk call loggingmanagement of own ticketsFirst line resolution skillsActive Directory administrationExchangeOffice 365 administrationMimecast basic administrationSymantec basic...

Senior Developer

We are looking for the following tech stack:Junior - Senior C#Developers (C# MVC ASP.net, SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascripts, JQuery, SOAP / REST, JSON, LINQ inc)Junior - Senior PHP Developers (PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, CakePHP, JQuery, MySQL, Docker, NodeJS, Jasper...

Senior Business Analyst

Our client - a mutinational financial services organisation seeks for a Senior Business Analyst Purpose of Job: The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for operational effectiveness and excellence of the business. The incumbent will design and document solutions...

React Native Developer

ENVIRONMENT:Join this amazing forward-thinking small team of Mobile Developers to help build out new features and maintain some already written code at this well-established data analytics concern within the agricultural sector. There is already an app in place which...

Full Stack Lead Developer (PHP)

ENVIRONMENT:The expertise of a driven & forward-thinking Full Stack Lead Developer (PHP) is sought by a digital agency to join its team. Your core role will be leading a team of mid-level Devs, working through complex challenges while designing, defining technical...

Software Developer

Our new client, an innovative PE based company that provides business solutions based on Information Technology , is currently looking to employ a Software Developer to join enthusiastic team. The applicant must have previous work experience and a tertiary...

Service Support Engineer

Our client an IT Services company which provides a full range of IT services is looking for a Service Support Engineer to join their team.Purpose of role:Provide support to all clients: ticket management and resolution; service maintenance tasks (i.e. backup...

Information Management Systems

HR Information Systems Superintendent Mining Industry Northern Cape Permanent position D2 Grading Level Skills needed: - Oracle, Signify, ER Navigator, LMS, Time & Attendance, UPK's, ODI's - HR Degree - Computer Science or Informaton Technology Diploma -...

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