Hubble paints picture of the evolving universe

Astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have captured one of the largest panoramic views of the fire and fury of star birth in the distant universe. The field features approximately 15 000 galaxies, about 12 000 of which are forming...

AI, IoT take on wildlife conservation

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on earth is taking place. Acoustic sensors are collecting large amounts of data around the clock for the Elephant Listening Project. These...

App security top of mind for businesses

Businesses across the world still struggle to understand, optimise, and protect their rapidly expanding application environments, according to new F5 sponsored research from the Ponemon Institute. A survey of 3 135 IT and security practitioners from businesses across...

IBM, Maersk digitise global supply chain

Maersk and IBM have set up TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world's global supply chain. TradeLens is the result of a collaboration agreement between Maersk and IBM, a blockchain-enabled shipping solution designed to promote...

Fax machines open network to attack

Attackers armed with just a fax number can exploit flaws in fax machines to potentially seize control of a company or home network. New research from Check Point Software Technologies shows how organisations and individuals could be hacked via their fax machines,...

Need for focus on gender pay inequality

Globally, there is renewed focus on the pay disparities between men and women. Rene Richter, a director of PwC, tackles the issue: In many countries, organisations are required to report on the gender pay gap. Although this is not yet the case in South Africa,...

Massive increase in security spend forecast

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more than $114-billion in 2018, an increase of 12,4% from last year, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. In 2019, the market is forecast to grow 8,7% to $124-billion. "Security...

Cloud puts compliance at risk

Cloud computing ranks as the top risk concern for executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, according to the latest survey by Gartner. While cloud computing presents organisations with novel opportunities, a number of new risks - including cybersecurity...

Big data, analytics spend to reach $260bn

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) solutions are forecast to reach $260-billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11,9% over the 2017-2022 forecast period. According to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and...

Comic Con to host Business of Gaming Forum

The inaugural Business of Gaming Forum will be hosted as part of Comic Con Africa 2018, and will take place on Friday, 14 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre. The Business of Gaming Forum will focus on the aspects of gaming...

Most networks vulnerable to penetration

An analysis of penetration tests conducted by Kaspersky Lab researchers on corporate networks during 2017 reveals that three-quarters (73%) of successful perimeter breaches were achieved using vulnerable web applications. The findings are summarised in a new report,...

10 finalists for SuperTeacher award

South Africa's longest-running national ICT in education awards are imminent and 10 finalists from an outstanding crop of educators have been selected by the judges. The finalists will soon be on their way to the ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Awards that are scheduled...

CISOs battle to stay on top of the game

Kathy Gibson reports – Chief information security officers (CISOs) carry a huge load on their shoulders: they have to do more with less – but still take the hit when things go wrong. “Digital transformation is a reality – in fact it’s going to go faster,” says Mark...

It’s chaos out there for CISOs

Kathy Gibson reports – Chief information security officers (CISOs) are having to deal with a chaotic world, as data centre modernisation drives dramatic shifts. That’s the word from Indi Siriniwasa, vice-president: sub-Saharan Africa at Trend Micro, who points out...

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Adapt IT reports 36% turnover increase

JSE-listed Adapt IT, a software provider to the global Education, Manufacturing, Energy, Financial Services, Communications and Hospitality sectors, today announced its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018. Turnover increased 36% to R1,35 billion for the...

ESET launches new endpoint security

ESET has launched a new line of endpoint security solutions designed to provide tools for prevention and management of cyber risks on a global scale. ESET Dynamic Threat Defense is an off-premise cloud sandboxing solution providing almost instant analysis of zero-day...

Interactive whiteboard market on the cusp of growth

Interactive whiteboards are emerging as a growing niche opportunity for South African IT resellers as schools, businesses and public sector agencies shift towards digital content and communication. These solutions can offer more flexibility for - and enhance the level...

HPE drives channel focus

In the wake of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) forming from the 2015 HPE split into two companies and the appointment of a new CEO, Antonio Neri, towards the end of last year, HPE is redirecting their focus on its channel through a combination of new strategies,...

How to improve your credit score

Access to credit can be a cornerstone to personal growth and many consumers can relate to the excitement and relief of qualifying for credit to buy a house, a car or to cover education costs and medical emergencies. Unfortunately, statistics also indicate that many...

Learn computer code, get involved with Africa Code Week

Ready, set, code! Bigger and better, SAP Africa Code Week returns to spread digital literacy across the continent and aims to empower more than 600 000 children and youth in October this year. Here's how you can get involved. Fact: Did you know that by 2020, 80...

BBD partners with Ilion

Software development company BBD has taken a 51% shareholding in Ilion, a company specialising in data and financial risk solutions. Founded in 2018, Ilion integrates data with financial risk-adjusted performan¬¬ce, to deliver solutions that optimise the sustainable...

SMEs need cyber insurance too

It's too easy for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to dismiss cyber crime, because they view themselves as too small to be attractive targets for criminals. However, this is not the case. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCybercare, says that in reality, all...

Take advantage of Black Friday

According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest 'Black Friday' search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived. "South African retailers first began promoting the Thanksgiving weekend double bill...

Specialist applications drive 3D scanning demand

3D scanners are starting to find a market in South Africa, as companies look for powerful and convenient ways to span the gap between digital workflows and the world of physical, three-dimensional objects. The global market for 3D scanners - which HP estimates to be...

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Network Engineer

Position Summary and Position ObjectivesThe Network Engineer (L3) is the mid-level position in the Networking Engineers job family and is proactive in identifying, investigating and resolving technical incidents and problems and restoring service to clients by...

Project Manager (IT)

Experience & Qualifications:Experience as an established Senior Project Manager - let's say at least 6-8 years actively spent in project managementProven client engagement experienceA degree in a related field such as computer science or information...

Systems Developer

Potential PE position!!A Software Development company located in Port Elizabeth is in need of a Mid Systems Developer. Suitable candidates will need working experience in the following:• Web, Windows & Mobile Development• C#/ VB.NET 1.x-4.x and Core• ASP.NET, MVC, Web...

IT Specialist

Our client in the Manufacturing industry is seeking an IT Specialist to join their team, based in East London. Minimum Requirements:- *National Diploma or Degree in Information Systems and / or MCSE *Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a Manufacturing...

Professor (5 Year Contract): Business Analysis / Finance

REQUIREMENTS Professor Level Minimum DCom, DBA or PhD in a relevant discipline (Business Analysis and/or Finance) Associate Professor Level Minimum DCom, DBA or PhD in a relevant discipline (Business Analysis and/or Finance) Senior Lecturer Level PhD ideal or MBA or...

Full Stack Java Web Developer

New challenge? Why not use your 3+ years Java Web Development skills to kick off this exciting project?Excellent opportunity to take responsibility with this small in-house team for the development and maintenance of the company’s web based ON-LINE ORDER ENTRY SYSTEM...

Programme Administrator

An exciting opportunity exists for a competent Programme Administrator for the Care & Treatment Programme. The successful incumbent will be based in the OR Tambo District, Eastern Cape. The organisation offers a total cost of employment package. This is a contract...

Programme Administrator

An exciting opportunity exists for a competent Programme Administrator for the Care & Treatment Programme. The successful incumbent will be based in the Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape. The organisation offers a total cost of employment package. This is a contract...

Technical Lead

An exciting opportunity exists for a Technical Lead who will be based in either East London, Mthatha or Cape Town. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Technical Lead is responsible for developing the overall M&E strategy for the Care and Treatment programme together...

Junior Software Developer

Do you rate your Programming skill set, in C# & .NET 4.0 specifically, or are you wanting to pursue a career in Software Development and you feel you have great talent? If so, this is an opportunity for you to work with a top Development team! Our client, a global...

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