Tissue chips in space cast light on human health

A small device that contains human cells in a 3D matrix represents a giant leap in the ability of scientists to test how those cells respond to stresses, drugs and genetic changes. About the size of a thumb drive, the devices are known as tissue chips or organs on...

Diversity, inclusion build high-performance teams

If CIOs want to be among the 33% of global CIOs who have evolved their digital endeavours to scale, they must exploit the output of high-performance teams. As organisations advance their digital business initiatives, teams are becoming a high-priority target for...

A question of trust …

Kathy Gibson is at Fujitsu Forum 2018 in Munich - Trust is more important than ever in the digital age, but our understanding of it is changing radically. Rachel Botsman, author and influential management thinker, points out that the concept of trust is difficult to...

Millions find retirement funds aren’t enough

People who contribute to a retirement fund largely expect that they will be able to afford a comfortable old age - but more than 50% of members retire on 20% or less of their final salary. This is one of the findings from the latest Member Watch analysis, commissioned...

Mixed results for Telkom

Telkom has announced that group operating revenue for the first six month of the financial year is up 5,2% to R20,8-billion. EBITDA was up 2,9% to R5,3-billion, with an EBITDA margin of 25,5%. The group spent capex of R3,3-billion, with a capex to revenue ratio of...

Seagate, IBM combat counterfeiting with blockchain

Seagate Technology and IBM (are working together to reduce product counterfeiting using blockchain and security technologies. The project, which is designed to help manufacturers, integrators, and business partners fight counterfeit hard drives, uses the IBM...

Intel debuts new Xeon processors

Intel has announced two new members of its Intel Xeon processor portfolio: Cascade Lake advanced performance (expected to be released the first half of 2019) and the Intel Xeon E-2100 processor for entry-level servers (general availability now). "We remain highly...

Martech spend under pressure to show ROI

Marketing budgets have remained steady for 2018 (11,2% of company revenue), but 63% of chief marketing officers (CMOs) expect their budgets to increase in 2019, according to the latest CMO Spend Survey by Gartner. The report reveals CMOs are growing ever more...

Trusted interactions key for innovation, growth

As they move to cloud computing, companies are most worried about security - and this is colouring their choice of service providers as well as how much data they entrust to the cloud. The 2019 Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions Report features security specialists,...

SAP adds experience management with Qualtrics buy

SAP has announced that it intends to acquire Qualtrics International, a pioneer of the experience management (XM) software category that enables organisations to thrive in today's experience economy. Under the terms of the agreement, SAP will acquire all outstanding...

Investment outlook for Africa is rosier

Africa's investment environment for both businesses and financial investors is now reviving, with a continuing and steady improvement in the trade-off between risk and reward as growth on the continent rebounds. This is among the findings of the third edition of the...

Musk reaches out to help fire victims

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter, offering assistance to people affected by devastating fires in California. "If Tesla can help people in California wildfire, please let us know," he tweeted. "Model S & X have hospital grade HEPA filters. Maybe helpful for transporting...

Singapore gateway speeds African comms

African transit network Workonline Communications has established a point of presence (PoP) in the Equinix Singapore data centre, effectively establishing a gateway between networks in Africa and Asia-Pacific. Workonline Communications is a provider of IP transit and...

iPad sales, seasonal promotions sustain tablet volumes

According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall tablet market for Western Europe declined 2,9% YoY, shipping 7,5-million units in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18). Slates continued to show resilience in the commercial...

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Countdown to success with Lenovo

The year-end countdown has begun, and Lenovo is making sure it gives distributors get the best possible support to sell up a storm. Borrowing from the Xmas tradition, Lenovo is visiting distributors with an advent calendar that showers salespeople with sweet treats...

IoT is as simple as ABC … D

There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20-billion connected devices by 2020, we are seeing an emergence of more IoT technology, creating even more choice. However,...

Responsibility for residential connectivity shifts

Growing demands for better connectivity mean property developers are starting to view fibre as just as crucial as water or electricity when building new complexes and office parks. Wiredscore - a global ratings agency for digital connectivity in commercial real estate...

IoT.nxt USA appoints COO for Americas

South African-based Internet of Things (IoT) technology company subsidiary IoT.nxt USA has appointed Jason Bradlee as its chief operating officer for the Americas. Prior to joining IoT.nxt, Bradlee served as executive vice-president and head of security for Fujitsu...

Mindworx and Rainmaker Solutions join forces

Business services consultancy Mindworx and UK-based digital and business transformation specialist Rainmaker Solutions have joined forces to accelerate the transformation of African businesses for the digital age. Since 2010, from offices in London, San Francisco and...

Loyalty a must in the hospitality industry

Loyalty programmes or rewards programmes are a major revenue generator in the hospitality industry and keeping operators front of mind, seeing as it is offered to customers who regularly support a company. This is according to Frik van der Westhuizen, marketing...

Tech to the rescue in disaster management

Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. "Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as...

Modern ERP is the answer

Unlike word processors and other technologies, ERP systems didn't arrive to simplify certain tasks. Instead, they emerged and evolved to create more business opportunities. Over time, as companies grew in complexity, so did ERP, writes One Channel CEO Bernard Ford. If...

Vumatel, Tsebo recognized at VC awards

Vumatel and Tsebo, two companies funded by Vantage Capital, were recognised as the best medium-size and large-size private equity-backed South African growth champions respectively, at the inaugural South African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (SAVCA)...

Fibre versus satellite for SA’s broadband needs

With more and more South African neighbourhoods receiving the infrastructure necessary for fibre connectivity, the question that the average South African should be asking is: how does it compare to satellite in meeting the country's needs for inclusive, affordable...

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I am assisting one of our business units based in Cape Town with 1x Front-end Developer, utilizing Angular6 and JavaScript experience 1x Bank-end Developer in Node.js with SQL experience: Contract position 2 months Project: It is for assistance on development of a web...

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Full-stack developer (.NET)You would join an established and welcoming team that has embarked on an exciting journey of developing Web-based APIs to deliver our product, which are then consumed by the client-side modules we are building using Angular 2.We are looking...

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