Study reveals unexpected impact of tech on our lives

Technology contributes to making our lives easier, but could also make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded. This is among the findings from global research undertaken by Lenovo, that polled more than 15 000 people from the US, Mexico, Brazil,...

Lenovo and Intel enable breakthrough research with HPC, AI

A joint technology collaboration from Intel and Lenovo is accelerating the convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) to help scientists at the Flatiron Institute solve scientific challenges in entirely new ways. The mission of...

Signs of an ancient oasis found on Mars

If you could travel back in time 3,5-billion years, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover. Imagine ponds dotting the floor of Gale Crater, the 150km wide ancient basin that Curiosity is exploring....

A third of SA employees resign over bosses

CareerJunction released its latest research highlighting the strain between South African workers and their bosses. The survey explored the relationship between workers and their direct line managers and the impact (positive or negative) this has on their work and...

Consumers set to spend more on tech

Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1,69-trillion in 2019, an increase of 5,3% over 2018. According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), consumer purchases of traditional and...

How to optimise logistics costs

Given that logistics leaders face pressure from their stakeholders to optimize logistics costs while maintaining service and performance levels, Gartner has identified five actions to achieve cost optimisation from within the organisation. “Logistics costs are on the...

Robot teaches kids how to wash their hands

A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene. The hand-shaped robot, dubbed “Pepe”, is the product of a collaboration between researchers from the University of Glasgow in...

SA fintech scoops award for SME funding

Fintech company Retail Capital has won a silver award at the Global SME Finance Awards for its innovation in funding SMMEs. The funding is aimed at both formal and informal customers with a trading track record of three months or more. Customers receive same-day...

Awards aim to stomp out plastic waste

The Commonwealth Litter Programme (Clip), the international science and outreach programme working in partnership with governments, universities, NGOs and communities in countries across the Commonwealth to take action on plastics entering the oceans, has introduced...

Spy platform with GSM fingerprinting uncovered

ESET researchers have uncovered several high-profile espionage attacks aimed at government and diplomatic entities in Eastern Europe. Analysis shows that these attacks were conducted using a previously unreported cyberespionage platform. The platform is notable for...

Adapt IT positions for growth

JSE-listed Adapt IT has announced results for the financial year ended 30 June 2019. “While the results for the year under review showed moderate top-line growth, I am pleased to say that in a year of global macro-economic challenges, Adapt IT made great strides in...

Collaboration critical for African energy finance

In order to incentivise banks and financers to start funding small to medium size businesses and/or small to medium size oil and gas companies, governments need to start understanding that collaboration is critical. This is the word from Mtho Xulu, president of the...

Consumer demand for premium monitors is up

Total distribution sales of desktop monitors in West Europe (WE) were down in August, mainly as a result of weak sales to business channels. However, sales to retail and consumer etail were up, according to data published by Context. Overall sales of desktop monitors...

PC market continues to grow – IDC

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 70,4-million units in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19), according to preliminary results from IDC. Demand in the commercial segment combined with trade tensions between...

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Speed tests not an accurate CX measure

Using a speed test to indicate the likely experience of an Internet customer is like trying to gauge a car's performance simply by looking at its speedometer. That's according to Huge Networks Commercial Director, Rad Jankovic, who says there are other ways to more...

AI a welcome boost for SA’s battered retail sector

Body language reveals a lot about what is going on in a person's mind. By Vian Chinner, CEO of Xineoh Crossed arms could be a sign defensiveness, clasping your hands behind your back is said to indicate anger or apprehension, while humans apparently pull their ear...

Samsung Galaxy Fold sells out in SA

The Galaxy Fold is clearly a hit with South Africans: the first batch released has already sold out with pre-order sales. Samsung South Africa is currently working on increasing stock levels to keep up with demand. The Galaxy Fold officially goes on sale in South...

Changing cyber security best practice

Even though cyber security is a mission-critical part of ensuring business success in today's digital environment, not many local companies are prioritising this. According to Zaheer Ebrahim - Presales Engineer at Trend Micro, more must be done to ensure systems are...

Coindirect raises SA trading limit

Coindirect has announced an increase to the trading limits for verified South African traders. The new limit, set at R1-million for fixed quote purchases, comes hot on the heels of the launch of its brokerage style platform, announced on 26 September. The OTC...

Protect yourself against cyberattacks

Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online. As Internet users become more comfortable and interconnected with the digital tools available to them - tools...

Africa still ripe for investment

Even though economic growth is slowing globally, technology innovation is unlocking unparalleled opportunities for countries all over the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa where developing economies are in a prime position to harness the potential of...

Dell debuts modular zero-footprint PC

Dell Technologies has announced the new OptiPlex 7070 Ultra, an innovative desktop that stores its small and powerful technology vertically inside a thin and light display stand. With a flexible, zero-footprint desktop design, the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is space-saving...

Private sector steps up the fight against AIDS, TB, malaria

At the opening of the Sixth Replenishment conference, the Global Fund announced a range of private sector partners that will spur innovation to accelerate the end to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the world's deadliest infectious diseases. Nine private sector...

HPE, Nutanix announce GreenLake and ProLiant DX Solutions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nutanix have announced the general availability of HPE's integrated hybrid cloud as a service (aaS) offering, HPE GreenLake for Nutanix, and the HPE ProLiant DX solution. The news delivers on the partnership announced between the...

Quality Assurance Tester (Kroonstad)

An opportunity for a candidate from an agriculture background Based in Kroonstad - Grade 12 with winter and summer grain grading courses OR National Diploma or equivalent in Agriculture, - 1 to 2 years appropriate experience of grading raw material - Computer literate...

Solution Architect

Our client, based in Ellisras, Lephalale in Limpopo. This is for a 2 years contract based position. The candidate will be placed in order to: - Develop Architecture Strategy for Core environment as input to ICT Strategy - Develop and maintain a long-term view on Core...

Junior Data Analyst

The main purpose of the Junior Data Analyst role, is the ownership of outsourced credit control’s data and processes including but not limited to development, implementation and maintenance of operational and reporting processes and cubes. Requirements:- Relevant...

BI Backend Software Developer

A top global company is currently looking for a dynamic BI Back-End Software Developer to join their team.Are you someone driven to grow your career leveraging cutting edge technologies? Requirements: Back end developer with extensive experience in data...

Business Analyst

Our client, an IT Information Services & Solutions Company is seeking to employ a Business Analyst. (East London)A business analyst’s (BA) role is to: Gather information regarding a business change or issue from an external client or an accounts manager...

Solution Architect – Lephalale

The Role: Solution Architect Main responsibilities: To develop Architecture Strategy for Core environment as input to ICT Strategy To develop and maintain a long-term view on Core ICT architecture with the goal of ensuring fulfillment of business requirements to...

Senior Programmer

Opportunity for Senior Programmer in the Free StateJob & Company Description:An agricultural business that strives to create prosperity and sustainability is looking for a Senior Programmer to join their team.  Join this client-driven, motivated and well trained...

Junior Programmer

Free State Opportunity for a Junior ProgrammerJob & Company Description:Join a dynamic agricultural company which offers big possibilities for growth.This company exists to ensure prosperity and sustainability for agricultural producers, shareholders and all...

Java Developer Cape Town

A cutting edge software development house is on the hunt for a passionate Java Developer to be part of a team that sets the benchmark in its industryJob & Company Description:It’s a fast-paced environment that demands energy, creativity, drive and enthusiasm. ...

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