Digital ecosystems are not created equal …

Online connectivity is heralded as the great leveler, but the online experience is not equal for different people in different societies. Privacy company Surfshark, in its Digital Quality of Life (DQL) study, highlights gaps between people's online experiences in...

The vicious cycle of global warming and forest fires

Increasingly frequent and severe forest fires could burn generations-old carbon stored in the soils of boreal forests, according to results from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) funded by NASA's Earth Science Division. Releasing this previously...

Developers wield enormous influence in digital transformation

Developers have significant autonomy with respect to the selection of developer tools and technologies, and also exercise influence over enterprise purchasing decisions and should be viewed as key stakeholders in IT purchasing and procurement within any organisation...

Technologies that are set to transform African business

Smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems are all set to have a transformational impact on African businesses over the next two years. This is according to the 2019 Gartner Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa. “IT...

Call for action on climate change

We need to challenge climate change doubters before it's too late. Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth secretary-general, sets out the case for action on climate change: Imagine a London where the entire subterranean region is engulfed with dirty water. Crammed train...

Smartphone users have more diverse networks

Smartphone users - especially those who use social media - say they are more regularly exposed to people who have different backgrounds. They are also more connected with friends they don't see in person, a Pew Research Centre survey of adults in 11 emerging economies...

13 years on, and number portability not complete

South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) is concerned about the lack of transparency and ongoing delays in the introduction of full number portability. The group points out that consumers have received no word from ICASA (the Independent...

Half of cybersecurity incidents are man-made

Despite automation, the human factor can still put industrial processes at risk: employee errors or unintentional actions were behind 52% of incidents affecting operational technology and industrial control system (OT/ICS) networks last year. According to a new...

Cell C responds to S&P downgrade

Standard and Poor's (S&P) Global has released a report downgrading Cell C to D (Default), while its rating of Cell C's senior secured bonds are now rated at Default (D). Cell C has issued the following statement: "The suspension of interest payments in July is...

AhMyth malware pops up on app stores

ESET researchers have discovered instances of spyware based on the open-source espionage tool called AhMyth. This particular spyware was posing as an internet radio app playing very specific Balochi music; however, the spying capabilities may be easily attached to any...

Prizes up for grabs in fintech competition

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has launched the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa competition. The Global Fintech Hackcelerator, powered by KPMG Matchi, is a fintech acceleration programme that creates a platform for fintech firms to...

Calls to protect women from fraud

With the number of female fraud victims on the rise in South Africa, it's time to give the issue attention. This is the word from Manie van Schalkwyk, executive director of the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS), who points out that the country's...

Millennials and the ‘shooting star syndrome

Similar to an individual's view of the clear night sky, every organisation has a unique "constellation" of stars that constitutes its universe of talent and defines its competitive advantage over other organisations. How can your organisation prescriptively attract,...

Free online 5G, 4IR training from Huawei

Kathy Gibson is at Huawei in Woodmead - Huawei and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) are partnering to offer free online and onsite training in 5G and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies. The announcement is the result of a...

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Fujitsu leverages blockchain to tackle fraud, piracy

Fujitsu thasoday introduces its new fraud-busting DocumentFlow, an easy-to-use web-based application that uses blockchain technology to track the validity of any digital file or asset, including documents, audio and video files, images and files from almost any...

Don’t let device deployment hamper your business transformation

Finally, that open vacancy has been filled. After a process of attracting interest, vetting candidates and picking the best among the rest, a new employee has arrived at your company. They are ready and hungry to go from day one. By Jonathan Ryall, client solutions...

Marketing leaders spend smarter on customer experience

Marketing is undergoing a profound shift as legacy approaches are no longer able to drive the growth that companies require today. By Dee Chetty, Accenture Interactive lead in Africa To thrive in the modern environment, brands must re-imagine what marketing means,...

Are cloud platforms accelerating growth?

Gartner predicts that integrated infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings are driving the next wave of cloud infrastructure adoption, stating that by 2022, 90% of companies will purchase cloud technology from an integrated...

Onboarding a vital element for employee retention

Simply having an onboarding process for new employees is no longer good enough. Ian McAlister, GM of CRS Technologies, believes those organisations who make staff feel like valuable resources from the first day at the company can gain critical competitive advantage....

Steps to successful biometric implementation

Biometrics can provide the organisation an intelligent balance of security and convenience if implemented and managed correctly. By Marius Coetzee, CEO of Ideco Biometrics has often been considered a risky and unreliable investment for many organisations. Its rocky...

The priorities of cloud and virtualisation

Lorna Hardie, regional director sub-Saharan Africa at VMware says that in order to thrive in today's market and economy it is time to recognise the imperative of cloud and the value of virtualisation. Every business should be off the fence and in the cloud. It is the...

Harnessing the power of your ‘co-bot’ workforce

As industries move towards the fourth industrial revolution, speculation has intensified about a robot workforce of the future with little need for humans. Dimension Data sees a different future, where humans work alongside robots, as co-workers. By Barry Hatfield,...

Cyber security requires a new approach

From digital transformation through to the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), decision-makers are changing their views on how technology can benefit the organisation. But while much attention is placed on things like data analysis, the cloud, and...

New app streamlines property buying

AIM Brokerage has launched a revolutionary real estate web based application that lets property investors view, consider and reserve properties using their smart devices. The app can be accessed by both Android and Apple devices off the Mzuri website. The app was...

Head: IT / ICT Specialist (12-month contract)

Main purpose of the role:To provide information technology services to the organisation. The services include ICT strategies, disaster recovery plans, continuous research and development ICT solutions for the organisation's operations and core business. Carry out any...

Reporting Analyst

Duties: Research and identify clients and coworkers to develop project goals.Analyze user data needs and determine needs resolved through automated repeatable process.Review system capabilities, workflow and scheduling limitations to identify if requested programs are...

Service Desk Technician

Required Skills:Helpdesk call loggingmanagement of own ticketsFirst line resolution skillsActive Directory administrationExchangeOffice 365 administrationMimecast basic administrationSymantec basic administrationApplication DeploymentPatch DeploymentRemote...

ABAP SOFTWARE ENGINEER x 2

OUTPUTS Develop and support of SAP applications Support of SAP Business Analysts in day-to-day functions e.g. investigations, testing etc. Integrate into a dynamic team building next generation solutions for the company globally Willing to...

Python Developer

JavaScript Developer wanted for a 12 months contract based in Sasolburg Must have: JavaScript, SQL, C++, Python with Big Data tools (Spark & Hadoop) Responsible for the design, engineering, development, operational and modification of current and new web-based...

Service Desk Technician

The role is a T1/T2 with he following core skills;Helpdesk call loggingmanagement of own ticketsFirst line resolution skillsActive Directory administrationExchangeOffice 365 administrationMimecast basic administrationSymantec basic administrationApplication...

Service Desk Technician

The position is for a T1/T2 position with desirable skills in the following core areas:Helpdesk call loggingmanagement of own ticketsFirst line resolution skillsActive Directory administrationExchangeOffice 365 administrationMimecast basic administrationSymantec basic...

Senior Developer

We are looking for the following tech stack:Junior - Senior C#Developers (C# MVC ASP.net, SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascripts, JQuery, SOAP / REST, JSON, LINQ inc)Junior - Senior PHP Developers (PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, CakePHP, JQuery, MySQL, Docker, NodeJS, Jasper...

Senior Business Analyst

Our client - a mutinational financial services organisation seeks for a Senior Business Analyst Purpose of Job: The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for operational effectiveness and excellence of the business. The incumbent will design and document solutions...

React Native Developer

ENVIRONMENT:Join this amazing forward-thinking small team of Mobile Developers to help build out new features and maintain some already written code at this well-established data analytics concern within the agricultural sector. There is already an app in place which...

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