Human leadership the next priority to focus on

The human aspects of leadership are becoming increasingly important for companies to succeed - but fewer than a third of them are actually doing it. A Gartner survey of more than 230 HR leaders revealed that 90% believe that to succeed in today's work environment,...

Greenest tech firms pave way for sustainable future

Thirty-eight of the world's 150 leading tech companies are on track to become carbon neutral by 2030, with several aiming to be carbon negative soon after, according to a report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Benchmarking Alliance...

After the pandemic: how IT distribution is changing

Kathy Gibson is at Context Channel Connect SA - The IT distribution industry performed well during the pandemic. Adam Simon, global MD of Context, adds that the small and medium business (SMB) market has come into its own as the key go-to-market differentiator for...

5G set to hit 1bn subscriptions this year

Global mobile network data traffic doubled in the past two years, and 5G is scaling faster than all previous mobile technology generations. These are among the findings of the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, the twenty-second edition of Ericsson's network traffic...

Businesses show fighting spirit despite high inflation

Statistics South Africa released its latest consumer price index with inflation recorded at 6,5% in May 2022, up from 5,9% in April 2022. Despite this, all but four out of the 27 industries monitored by Skynamo's Industry Thermometer bounced back with positive growth...

Good commercial demand balances weak consumer market for PC monitors

New results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker show that the global PC monitor market posted flat results in the first quarter of 2022 (1Q22), registering a 0,3% increase in shipment volume compared to the same quarter...

First carrier-neutral data centre opens in Namibia

The new Paratus Namibia Armada data centre (DC) will launch in Windhoek in August 2022, opening its doors to both network operators and individual colocation tenants so they will not be bound to a single network service provider. Armada enables clients' freedom of...

Russia the most targeted country for data breaches

Russia reported the most data breaches in Q1 2022, with over 3,5-million incidences representing an 11% surge over Q4 2021. That increase saw it leapfrog the US as the most affected country globally, according to CryptoMonday analysis. Jonathan Merry, CEO of...

Nvidia accelerates data centre democratisation

Nvidia has become a founding member of the Linux Foundation's Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) project, while making its NVidia DOCA networking software APIs widely available to foster innovation in the data centre. Businesses are embracing open data centres,...

Afrinurse hackathon finds solutions to nursing challenges

Few occupations are as essential to a country's people as is nursing. Yet the nursing sector has seen very little innovation over the years, even as medical technology in hospitals steadily evolves. Looking to bring nursing into the 21st century, AfriNurse in...

If you are online, you are a cybersecurity risk

Kathy Gibson reports from All Things Cyber Security - Everyone has something that can be stolen - and we make a big mistake in not realising that all of us can provide access to lucrative cybercrime targets. This is the word from Professor Elmarie Biermann from the...

Floods, load shedding, war weigh on manufacturing confidence

Confidence levels across the manufacturing sector dropped 14 points to 29 in the second quarter, according to the latest Absa Manufacturing survey. "After a fairly upbeat set of results in the first quarter of 2022, additional headwinds have caused a decrease in...

Network automation unlocks massive growth opportunities across 5G

With the 5G network moving to the cloud, the network is now software-based and requires automation to succeed operationally and financially, according to research from Frost & Sullivan. The company's recent analysis finds that network automation enables all parts...

Greenest tech firms pave way for sustainable future

Thirty-eight of the world's 150 leading tech companies are on track to become carbon neutral by 2030, with several aiming to be carbon negative soon after, according to a report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Benchmarking Alliance...

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Deep dive into Power Platform

Microsoft Power Platform is a group of products to develop and build complex business solutions, analyse, and draw data visualisations, automate a business process, or build virtual agents for communication. All these products offer a platform in which no code is...

What are the benefits of service software?

The simplistic way of looking at service software is that it is a solution designed to bring about interaction between customers and customer service. Heman Kassan, chief commercial officer of Technodyn But in today's digitally transformed world, it plays a much more...

Demystifying cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

The notion of cyber-attacks seems distant from our daily lives, as we go about our work, social and family lives. By Carlo Bolzonello, country lead at Trellix Cyber-attacks feel like they happen to big businesses who can quickly bounce back from them after the issue...

Accelerate data centre transformation with modern infrastructure

Over the past 15 years, IT has worked in a predictable manner. By Lorenzo Lumassi, vice-president: services and sales Middle East, Africa & Turkey at Dell Technologies To automate critical business processes, companies have been implementing packaged applications...

SA companies ignore junior tech talent at their peril

It may be time for hiring managers to relook the qualifications they require when recruiting technical skills. This is according to Stephen van der Heijden, vice-president: growth at OfferZen, who says that for the longest time the local IT industry required formal IT...

SARS streamlines auto assessments for the 2022 tax filing season

Taxpayers who are satisfied with their auto assessments need not take any further action, under the new procedures introduced by SARS for the 2022 tax filing season, writes Joon Chong, partner at Webber Wentzel. SARS has introduced some changes to the auto assessment...

KID, DataRobot partner to make data science more accessible

A partnership between data specialists Knowledge Integration Dynamics (KID) and global AI Cloud leader DataRobot is automating and democratising artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), putting it into the hands of more South African businesses. Markus...

Girl Gamer Esports Festival 2022 to open in Cape Town

The Girl Gamer Esports Festival, which celebrates and promotes women's competitiveness in esports, will take place on 25 and 26 June at the ATK Arena in Cape Town. The official games of the Girl Gamer Esports Festival are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of...

Future-ready businesses will prioritise top-to-bottom upskilling

As technological innovations accelerate the transformation of all aspects of our society, the shift to a digital-only world has made digital proficiency a must for today's jobs. By Zuko Mdwaba, area vice-president of Salesforce South Africa Despite the increased...

Cybersecurity must-haves when it comes to defending business systems

Earlier this year, TransUnion was the target of a hacker group who obtained access to one of its servers containing the personal records of a significant number of South Africans. By Chris Norton, regional director for Africa at Veeam The group demanded a $15-million...

Junior Project Manager

Junior Project Manager required for this Engineering company in Somerset West. Must be a hands-on person and proficient in English & Afrikaans (Written / Verbal)Strong client-facing and teamwork skillsMultitasking skillsStrong computer literacy and working...

Systems Analyst at Datafin Recruitment

ENVIRONMENT:UNDERSTAND and translate business requirements into quality system solutions and ensure optimal system performance and stability as the next Systems Analyst sought by a reputable Retail Group. Your role will include analyzing current systems solutions and...

Data Scientist (JHB) at Datafin Recruitment

ENVIRONMENT:A renowned Financial Services Group seeks the expertise of a highly meticulous & solutions-driven Data Scientist who will participate in data architecture and engineering decision-making to support downstream analytics. Your role will also entail...

Business System Analyst

Key purpose: The main responsibility of the Business Systems Analyst (BSA) is to infuse technological solutions to business-related problems to align IT development with business strategy, including client needs. This role, a Business Systems Analyst plays a major...

Junior Project Manager – Western Cape Somerset West

Junior Project Manager required for this Engineering company in Somerset West. Must be a hands-on person and proficient in English & Afrikaans (Written / Verbal)Strong client-facing and teamwork skillsMultitasking skillsStrong computer literacy and working...

Systems Analyst at Datafin Recruitment – Western Cape Cape Town

ENVIRONMENT:UNDERSTAND and translate business requirements into quality system solutions and ensure optimal system performance and stability as the next Systems Analyst sought by a reputable Retail Group. Your role will include analyzing current systems solutions and...

Data Scientist (JHB) at Datafin Recruitment – Gauteng Sandton

ENVIRONMENT:A renowned Financial Services Group seeks the expertise of a highly meticulous & solutions-driven Data Scientist who will participate in data architecture and engineering decision-making to support downstream analytics. Your role will also entail...

Business System Analyst – Gauteng Houghton Estate

Key purpose: The main responsibility of the Business Systems Analyst (BSA) is to infuse technological solutions to business-related problems to align IT development with business strategy, including client needs. This role, a Business Systems Analyst plays a major...

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