Is SA moving to a cashless society?

As the world shifts towards cashless payment methods, South Africa is gradually moving away from cash against a social and economic backdrop of inequality and slow economic growth. Research done by Diana Bresendale, MPhil in Futures Studies graduate of the University...

Foundational cloud services the key to digital-first strategies

Organisations' use of cloud is moving to the next level of maturity, spurring adoption of a cross-functional set of services to drive innovation in a digital-first economy. These foundational cloud services (FCS) for compute, data, and app frameworks will drive...

NASA’s Artemis Rover looks for water near Moon’s South Pole

In 2023, NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (Viper) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole to map and explore the region's surface and subsurface for water and other resources. Part of Artemis, Viper will...

No shortage of resources aimed at hacking the cloud

As cybercriminals remain steadfast in their pursuit of unsuspecting ways to infiltrate today's businesses, a new report by IBM Security X-Force highlights the top tactics of cybercriminals, the open doors users are leaving for them and the burgeoning marketplace for...

IT industry urged to make educational technology available for all

Kathy Gibson is at Huawei Connect - The IT industry needs to take responsibility for making affordable educational technology for marginalised communities around the world. This is the word from Stefania Giannini, assistant director-general for education at UNESCO,...

SA still top for digital quality of life in Africa

The third annual edition of the Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL) ranks South Africa 68th among 110 countries. Covering 90% of the global population, the DQL study is conducted by the cybersecurity company Surfshark and evaluates countries based on a set of five...

Amid uncertainty, hybrid work models still evolving

The global pandemic forced IT teams and business leaders to dramatically rethink where and how their employees work. With the post-pandemic recovery underway but challenged by the Delta variant and uneven vaccination rates, many organisations are still trying to...

Fully vaxxed – don’t get fully hacked

Congratulations: you've been vaccinated, and you've got the card to prove it. But be wary of where you post pictures of that card, or who you show it to, because while you're celebrating, scammers are too. According to Anna Collard, senior vice-president: content...

Covid-19 accelerates global IoT adoption

There has been a rapid increase in the maturity level of organisations adopting the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Research findings by Inmarsat, drawn from multiple industries, also show that Covid-19 has demonstrated...

Government plans for a digital future

Kathy Gibson reports from Huawei Connect - The South African government aims to ensure all citizens have access to digital technology and services by 2024. Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani, assistant director-general in the Department of Communications and Digital...

Africa Data Centre completes Midrand facility

Africa Data Centres has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus, which is one of the largest in Africa. Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres, comments: "We are thrilled to be able to deliver to our existing and future customers...

The future of workplace communication is evolving

With the rise of remote and hybrid work, more employees are now using instant messaging apps to communicate with colleagues, vendors, partners and suppliers. This is one of the findings in a new survey from Rocket.Chat. What's more, 95% of employees expect their...

Dogecoin mining profitability soared in 2021

The year 2021 was a good one for Dogecoin, as the meme-inspired cryptocurrency reached record valuation and became one of the top 10 cryptos by market capitalization. However, besides bringing sizeable investment returns, Dogecoin`s mining profitability also surged in...

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Why investors should care about cybersecurity

Investors need to consider cyber preparedness in their investment decisions, writes Kondi Nkosi, country head of Schroders South Africa. Today, 100% of companies rely on the internet to operate, compared to the one-in-four 10 years ago, according to a study from...

Nology to distribute Call4tel 3CX PBX appliances in SA

Unified Communications appliance manufacturer Call4tel has appointed Nology as its local authorised distributor of the Call4tel 3CX PBX-certified appliance range. Ross Griffiths, product manager at Nology, says: "Nology identified a gap in the South African market for...

African banks turn to IBM hybrid cloud and AI

IBM has announced that major financial institutions across Africa have selected hybrid cloud and AI capabilities from IBM to unlock digital innovation and continue their work to develop digital-first solutions, ultimately broadening access to financial services on the...

Competition Tribunal approves Altron acquisition of Lawtrust

The Competition Tribunal has approved the acquisition of digital signature services company Lawtrust by JSE-listed Altron. The R245-million deal will see Lawtrust being integrated into Altron, which also acquired identity management market leader, Ubusha Technologies,...

ICASA market inquiry into signal distribution services

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published notice of its intention to conduct an inquiry into competition in signal distribution services and is inviting questions from the public on clarity by 4 October 2021. Peter Grealy, Nozipho...

Institute of Directors urges considered approach to mandatory vaccines

A new corporate debate over whether Covid-19 vaccinations should be mandatory is one, says the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA), that boards should consider seriously, but with sensitivity and having taken the necessary legal advice. Already one local...

New appointments at Mimecast SA

Mimecast has announced the appointment of two key new hires, Moss Gondwe as public sector director and Collin Kunene as channel director, to support its operations in South Africa. Gondwe, a former IBM and Microsoft executive, will focus on expanding Mimecast's...

Coventry University Group, MasterStart launch online leadership courses

Educational innovators Coventry University Group and MasterStart have combined their acclaimed teaching frameworks to create courses aimed at developing the next generation of leaders and to inspire under-represented groups to gain leadership skills. The collaboration...

Could progressive web apps be the apps of the future?

Progressive web apps (PWAs) are the perfect cross between native mobile apps and websites. Here's why, writes Nick Durrant, co-founder and MD of Bluegrass Digital. What makes you delete an app? Perhaps you're tired of excessive adverts and notifications. Maybe the app...

Data Engineer at QES

My client based in Cape Town (North) is currently looking for a Data modeller to join them on an independent contract basis Industry : Finance / InsuranceRate : Neg Data Modelling for project using SAP Powerdesigner to create a Atomic Datamodel for Data LakeData lake...

Senior Java Developer

Job & Company Description:Top corporate has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Java Developer, offering you the chance to work with a well-respected development team and offers the prospect of further internal progression.Education:Relevant IT degreeJob...

UI UX Designer

My client based in Cape Town (Northern Suburbs) is currently looking for a UI/UX Designer to join them on an independent contract basis and deliver an outstanding user experience providing an exceptional and intuitive application design. The role will involve:...

Data Scientist x 2 at AJ Personnel

Job Purpose:Utilize data, machine learning, statistical and mathematical models to solve business problems and enabling the effective use of data by utilizing cutting-edge technologies.Key Performance:1. Build data models to address the business problems2. Undertake...

Senior .NET Developer

Qualifications required:MatricRelevant tertiary qualification and or experienceSkills and experience required:5+ Years working experience with .NET, C# and full SDLCGood working knowledge of Microsoft Azure and all it entailsSome experience in JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3...

Junior C# Developer

Key Accountabilities: Design, develop, test and implementation of software solutions within the company Internal and external (client) support Writing and implementing quality and high performing code Development, maintenance and implementation of software tools,...

Mid – Senior Full Stack Developer at Datafin Recruitment

ENVIRONMENT:BUILD robust and scalable APIs as you work across the spectrum crafting the front end and architecting the back end as the next Mid - Senior Full Stack Developer sought by a cutting-edge FinTech company serving both UK and US clients. You will require...

Network Support Engineer at Abantu Staffing Solutions

The successful incumbent must demonstrate excellent skills in the Network Administration arena including both LAN and WAN. They should be a professional individual, with excellent communication skills, who strives for excellence in all that they do. While being...

Senior Business Analyst – Mining Analytics

My client in the mining analytics industry is looking for a Senior Business Analyst to join their team in Benoni. The Senior Business Analyst, or Modeler, will collect and interpret data to help a company take actionable steps to improve their performance and meet...

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