SA spending ticks up ahead of festive season

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types.  October – South Africa’s third biggest month for retail spending after...

Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic growth will edge down to 3% in 2019, from a rate of 3,2% in 2018, according to the annual Top 10 Economic Predictions released today by business information provider IHS Markit. While global growth will continue to decelerate, the economy will also...

Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

A new IBM study estimates that 62% of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021. However, the research also finds that only a small percentage of OEMs and suppliers are currently ready for blockchain or have a...

NASA’s InSight takes its first selfie

NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft has used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken...

Another Windows zero-day vulnerability discovered

Kaspersky Lab researchers have automatically detected a new exploited vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows OS kernel, the third consecutive zero-day exploit to be discovered in three months. The latest exploited vulnerability (CVE-2018-8611) was found in malware...

Research uncovers how memory works

Researchers have discovered that "fully detailed" memories are stored in the brain, but people access this information at different speeds and levels of detail, with people accessing memories "forward" by recalling older information first. They quickly skip episodic...

Technology set to get more personal in 2019

The idea of an assistant that can schedule meetings and arrange a calendar, order lunch and remind you that you need to leave the office before 4:30 on Thursday to make it across the city to dinner with colleagues doesn’t seem too extraordinary - until you learn the...

SA among top countries for spam calls

Nuisance and unsolicited calls are on the rise around the globe, with a new report revealing that within large markets such as Brazil, and India, the average Truecaller user receives more than 22 spam calls each month. The Truecaller Insights report examined the top...

Eskom sustainability task team appointed

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed an Eskom Sustainability Task Team to advise government on actions to resolve Eskom’s operational, structural and financial challenges. This high-level task team consists of individuals with extensive electricity, management and...

Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic growth will edge down to 3% in 2019, from a rate of 3,2% in 2018, according to the annual Top 10 Economic Predictions released today by business information provider IHS Markit. While global growth will continue to decelerate, the economy will also...

IDC looks back at 2018, share predictions for 2019

The start of 2018 saw global technology research and advisory firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for digital transformation. With more than 90%...

Big disconnect between jobs and applicants

Close to 90% of applicants that apply to a job position in Africa are objectively not a match to the role advertised. This is caused less by a shortage of jobs, but a fundamental misunderstanding of job requirements, both from employers and candidates. This has been...

Malware threats are on the rise

In the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) Region, Kaspersky Lab registered an 11% increase in malware infections during 2018, reaching an average of 1,5-million attacks per day, and 575-million in one year. Experts witnessed an increase of 78% in phishing attacks...

Digitalisation a top priority for HR officers

Business leaders are looking to digitalisation to create a higher-performing workforce, therefore digitalizing HR is the top-priority initiative for chief HR officers (CHROs) this year, according to Gartner. Digitalising HR is ahead of other top priorities such as...

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Naspers to launch secondary listing on A2X

Naspers shares have been approved for inclusion in the list of qualifying equity securities to be traded on A2X with effect from 27 December 2018. The company is retaining its primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) which will be unaffected by the...

Veritas aims to address data challenges

Deriving impactful and valuable insights from data is the cornerstone of every business today. However, this is easier said than done. With the heightened use of mobile devices, social media platforms and increasing adoption of advanced technologies such as Internet...

Commnuicate and pair Polycom Solutions with Westcon

The key to any successful business can be measured by the way it communicates internally, externally, with customers and among its teams. Gartner predicts that the collaboration solutions market will reach $45,7-billion in 2022. Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa now offers a...

Looking back to look forward

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa (KDZA) acknowledges victories in what was a tough year for most South African companies. “Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was said to utter “The unexamined life is not worth living.” This timeless dictum is apt for now, when...

Trends and technologies that will impact 2019

That’s pretty much it. In literally what feels like the blink of an eye, we’re closing the books on 2018 and gearing up for what promises to be an incredible 2019. Brendan McAravey, country manager at Citrix South Africa As always, at this time of year, we like to...

Naspers leads $540m Indian edtech investment

Naspers has led a combination primary and secondary $540-million investment in BYJU’S, the creator of a popular K-12 learning app in India. A significant portion is also being contributed by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). The investment will drive...

Windows 10 lets users do more, with less hassle

New features in the latest Microsoft Windows 10 update make computing more intuitive and easier to use than ever. It's completely effortless to get the Windows 10 October 2018 update as it will roll out automatically when a user's PC is ready. Windows 10 is already...

Protect information with secure document printing

Xerox's Cheryl Otstott reflects on the year in review, in this blog post. In March 2018 we wrote about how data protection is a major security concern for many organizations. There are a plethora of documents produced each day that contain our sensitive/personal...

France leads in renewable energy investments

Most G20 countries including several emerging countries have enhanced their conditions for investments in low-carbon energy in the past year. Nonetheless, more renewable energy investments have to be undertaken in order to meet the Paris climate targets. In addition,...

Nutanix enhances channel charter

Nutanix has announced that it is enhancing its channel charter, Power to the Partner, to extend opportunities to value-added distributors (VAD) and global systems integrators (GSI) along with additional opportunities for resellers. The new updates provide benefits to...

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Jnr – Snr SharePoint Developer

ENVIRONMENT:An international leading service provider is looking for a Junior and Senior SharePoint Developer to further develop and, if necessary, adapt SharePoint to the requirements of the company. There are various projects in the SharePoint environment, such as,...

C# Software Engineer (2-year fixed term contract)

An established and innovative market leader is seeking an experienced C# and Mobile professional to assist their team of industry experts in delivering groundbreaking software solutions that will ensure unparalleled business success. Qualification...

Java Developer

An international retail giant, offering exposure to a global market along with flexible working hours, is seeking a skilled and experienced Java professional to join their team of experts in operating on the bleeding edge of technology to support optimal business...

UX Designer

An exciting opportunity for a UX Designer for a Cape Town based company in the Northern Suburbs. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and dynamic with a keen eye to solve complex business problems through innovative and creative user experiences for both...

C/C++ Developer

An exciting opportunity for a company based in Cape Town, Northern Suburbs needs POS C++ developer with solid experience. You will be joining a team that made up of professionals who focus primarily on the retail (FMCG) markets in RSA and Africa. Therefore, the...

C# Developer

A Cape Town based company who is an industry leader is looking for a C# Developer with mobile development experience to join their dynamic team of experts. The successful candidate needs to be able to interpret business requirements into well-designed technical...

IT Auditor

CAREER OPPORTUNITY A position as an IT Auditor exists in Group Internal Audit: Santam Corporate Services - Cape Town within the Innovation & Technology team. JOB DESCRIPTION To conduct or assist in risk based audits and consulting reviews, to deliver on the internal...

Software Engineer

This position reports to the Software Development Manager. Responsibilities will include: - Developing and optimizing systems to manage both parcel and food delivery throughout South Africa - Working with business to improve processes to allow for more efficient...

Systems Analyst II, IT Logistics, ITS

Minimum Requirements:Technical and Functional 3-year IT Qualification 3-5 years relevant experience as a System Analyst Strong analytical skills Good XML, SQL and relational database knowledge Cobol and Unix skills advantageous Good working knowledge of various system...

TM1 Developer

Permanent position for an experienced TM1 Developer. Join this data focused company who specializes in integrating and improving business, finance and technology for South Africa’s biggest organizations. Qualification:Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer...

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