SpaceX selected to land next astronauts on the Moon

NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two astronauts to the lunar surface. At least one...

Supply chain disruption highlights need for better technology

Events of the past year have upended the procurement industry, illustrating the fragility of a complex international supply chain and forcing a sea change in the industry. However, according to the 2021 Supply Chain Insights Global Survey from IHS Markit, supply chain...

E-commerce proved to be a lifeline for retailers in 2020

As Covid-19 kept consumers around the world at home, nearly everything from groceries to gardening supplies was purchased online - leading to an additional $900-billion being spent in retail online around the world in 2020. Put another way: in 2020, e-commerce made up...

More Absa customers affected by data leak

What was described as a data leak affecting a small number of Absa’s customers back in November 2020 could be more widespread than initially thought. At that time, the bank disclosed that a data leak had taken place in October, with about 200 000 customers believed to...

How to watch Mars Helicopter’s first flight

NASA is targeting no earlier than today (Monday 19 April) for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The flight was set to commence at approximately 03h30 EDT, or 09h30 South African time. Data from the first flight will return to Earth a few hours...

SA business partners with UNICEF to on vaccine rollout

South African Internet of things (IoT) solution provider Beyond has entered into a long-term agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to supply its remote cold chain monitoring solution in support of UNICEF's global vaccination programme. UNICEF will...

Employees feel increasingly disconnected

Onboarding programs have missed the mark for years in making new hires feel connected to their organisation and, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it's crucial for HR leaders to update and improve these initiatives to set up new hires for success, according to Gartner....

Lockdowns hit sales of large format displays

Sales of large-format displays (LFDs) in Western Europe (WE) during 2020 were significantly affected by the pandemic and there have been little signs of recovery in early Q1 2021, according to the latest data published by Context. Declining sales reflected the impact...

China accounts for 70% of top smartphone vendors

Data acquired by Finbold indicates that China hosts about 70% of the top ten smartphone vendors globally as of 2020. Despite the Chinese dominance, South Korea's Samsung has the largest market share at an estimated 19,2%. Apple is the only US vendor on the list with a...

OBS warns users not to take the bait

With an increase in banking fraud, and a modus operandi of targeting online transactions, banks are continuing to evolve their products, services and systems to try and stay ahead of fraudsters. This is being achieved through the development and introduction of...

Supply chain disruption highlights need for better technology

Events of the past year have upended the procurement industry, illustrating the fragility of a complex international supply chain and forcing a sea change in the industry. However, according to the 2021 Supply Chain Insights Global Survey from IHS Markit, supply chain...

Microsoft still the most-imitated brand for phishing

Microsoft was again the brand most frequently targeted for phishing attacks in the first quarter of 2021, as it was in Q4 2020. According to Check Point Research's new Brand Phishing Report for Q1 2021, 39% of all brand phishing attempts were related to the technology...

Finance leaders risk overinvesting in new analytics

Many finance leaders have transformation plans that seek to expand the role of their analytics portfolios, without recognising the improvement in enterprise-wide access to analytics capabilities that were previously the sole domain of finance, According to Gartner,...

Fintech investments plummeted during pandemic

The year 2020 was a challenging year for many fintechs. The global slowdown in funding caused by the Covid-19 led to a significant drop in the number of venture capital deals and brought uncertainty for many companies operating in this market. According to data...

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Clickatell launches chat commerce workflow builder

Clickatell has launched Chat Flow, a new product that enables organisations to easily create, edit, test, and manage chat commerce communications across multiple channels. With Chat Flow, companies deploy turnkey user experiences with little or no-code requirements...

Digital trends in the insurance industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in ample opportunities by accelerating the digital transition of tasks that were once considered mundane. By Kevin Wright, CIO of Santam Group In recognition of the importance of this, almost all players in the insurance sector are...

A new era of digital buildings

With the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies in all aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that buildings are getting a lot 'smarter' too. By Peter Malebye, managing executive: IoT at Vodacom Business The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has...

Trend Micro debuts security platform on AWS

Trend Micro has announced the AWS Marketplace debut of its comprehensive platform, Trend Micro Cloud One, designed to protect across cloud-based environments with services designed for applications, network, workloads, file storage, containers and cloud security...

Roles and obligations of an information officer under POPIA

With the imminent grace period for organisations complying with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2008 ("POPIA") coming to an end on 30 June 2021, it is now crunch time for organisations to ensure that their processing activities are compliant with...

As debt rises, new payment solutions sought

South African consumers are under immense pressure amid record unemployment rates and rising cost of living as the cost of coronavirus pandemic to the economy becomes clearer. The country's unemployment crisis was already a major cause for concern prior to the onset...

Lower prices for satellite connectivity

MorClick has launched a 20Mbps capped satellite internet packages starting at only R599 a month. "This is easily one of the cheapest satellite internet packages in the South African market," says Mohamed Hassim, MD of MorClick Satellite Internet. He explains that the...

Work from Anywhere Tech Talk Series

Dell Technologies introduces another five-episode Work from Anywhere Tech Talk Series, that tackles the latest Tech Trends in South Africa, and the globe. The series also looks at the products that can be used to digitise businesses in the current, rapidly changing...

Protect whistle-blowers: they are your business future

Stepping up and blowing the whistle on a corporate issue, ethics or concerning behaviour is a brave, bold move for any employee to take. It requires that someone invests their future into the courage of their convictions, taking the risk that they may face harassment...

Technical IT Manager at Datafin Recruitment

ENVIRONMENT:Lead a diverse, cross-functional team to effectively deliver strategy and provide & maintain innovative solutions as the next Technical IT Manager sought by a growing and reputable Retail Group. Your core role will also be to ensure business...

Internal Broker

Internal Broker / Senior Commercial Underwriter with relevant insurance qualifications (NQF FAIS compliance & RE5) and minimum 5 years' commercial underwriting, preferably in a Broker environment, required to start asap, with an FSP based in Cape Town City Bowl....

Lead: Security Analyst

The lead is responsible to ensure all identified issues are escalated to the correct team and are remediated timeously. The security analyst team also provide support to and are required to participate in groups forensic investigations and cyber incident...

SQL Database Administrator

Our client in the Western Cape area, has an opportunity available for an SQL Database Administrator. This will be a fixed-term contract for 3 years.Requirements:Minimum of 5+ years experienceMCSE CertificationMSSQL 2012+ preferredDegree in Computer Science/ IT...

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Production Manager

The Ideal candiate wiil be responsible for the a number of processes which could include, but not limited to the collection, receiving, sorting, mending/repairing, washing, drying, folding, packing, order make-up, loading, distributing and delivering of all products...

Senior Java Developer at In4Group Pty Ltd

SCOPE OF WORK: The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following: Conduct analysis and design/architect quality IT solutions according to approved business requirements and in line with governance frameworks.Ensure total quality of IT...

Payroll Administrator

An exciting opportunity has become available for a suitably qualified and experienced Payroll Administrator Minimum Requirements:MatricRelevant Qualification 3 years experience with Weekly pages and salariesExperience with VIP Premier is essentialProficient in...

Property Finance Consultant

Are you seeking a new challenge! A mortgage finance company based in Somerset West is seeking a hunter to join their dynamic sales team. Duties will include sourcing of new business through lead provides (Agents and originators), identifying financial needs and...

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