The time to make the digitalisation journey is now

Kathy Gibson is at Dell Technologies Forum in Sandton - Technology is changing the world - and organisations need to make the digital transformation journey that embraces IT, workplace, security and application transformation. This is the word from Patricia Florissi,...

AI uproots general-purpose computing architectures

There isn't enough computing capability today to process the amount of data being created and stored. A new study from International Data Corporation (IDC) finds that the processing and transformation required to convert the data into useful and valuable insights for...

Earwear and watches to drive wearables growth

The market for wearable devices is on track to reach global shipments of 222,9-million units in 2019, growing to 302,3-million units in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7,9%. According to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC)...

Digitalisation key as Africa bucks world growth trends

Africa's output grew by 3,4% between 2017 and 2018 despite the slowdown in global growth during that period, a new report by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has shown. The African Trade Report 2019: African Trade in a Digital World, launched in Moscow...

Microsoft, VMware collaborate for multi-cloud

Kathy Gibson is at Dell Technologies Forum in Sandton - A number of hyperscale cloud providers have opened data centres in South Africa, and the journey to the cloud is on. That is the world from Doug Woolley, GM: South Africa at Dell EMC, announcing that Microsoft...

SA card fraud on the rise

Combined gross card fraud losses on South African issued cards saw an 18% increase from 2017 to 2018, totalling R873 394 351, with credit card fraud increasing by 18,4% and debit card fraud increasing by 17,5%. This is according to the South African Banking Risk...

Over 900k users hit by fake video games spreading malware

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of growing demand for video games by distributing malware through fake copies of the most popular ones, says Kaspersky. More than 930 000 users were hit by such attacks in the 12 months from early June 2018 to early June 2019. Over...

Cape Town, Joburg among least expensive in Africa

Mercer's 25th annual Cost of Living Survey finds that a number of factors, including currency fluctuations, cost of inflation for goods and services, and volatility in accommodation prices, contribute to the overall cost of expatriate packages for employees on...

Growth surge in smart home devices

Global shipments for smart home devices reached 168,6-million in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), up 37,3% from the previous year, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker. This growth was driven by the growing acceptance of connected devices...

MyCybercare inks distribution deal with Kaspersky

Specialist cyber insurance provider MyCybercare has signed an electronic software distribution agreement for Africa and the UK with Kaspersky which will allow its customers in the regions access to Kaspersky's suite of security software. Offering complete...

Asia on course for 1bn installed smart meters

According to new a research report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in the Asian markets of China, India, Japan and South Korea will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7,9% from 613,4-million in 2018 to reach...

Opportunities aplenty for business tourism in Africa

Growth in Africa's hotel sector is expected to remain positive over the next five years despite current economic uncertainty and tempered foreign investment. There are numerous opportunities for business tourism in developing economies with governments taking steps to...

Ensure tech makes a social, economic impact

Kathy Gibson is at Dell Technologies Forum in Sandton – In South Africa we are talking about transformation at so many levels. And technology companies cant just be concerned about tech – they have to make a mark in social and economic transformation as well, says...

Warehouse automation on the cards

Companies are focusing on forward-thinking warehouse fulfillment strategies to keep up with the growth brought about by the on-demand economy. Both automation and worker augmentation solutions will be a key focus for decision makers' plans during the next five years,...

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Certified protection to counter banking malware threats

These days, there isn't much that can't be done on mobile, and that includes banking. For many people, banking apps are the go-to method of managing finances. As a result, mobile banking malware targeting Android phones has become a serious and somewhat underestimated...

Pargo launches Instant Click and Collect

Pargo has announced Instant Click and Collect, a service that allows customers to instantly collect their orders at a Pargo Pick-up Point of their choice, without having to wait for the delivery of their order. Pargo effectively allows companies to pre-ship and store...

Build a human firewall to fight human errors

With Kaspersky research showing 970 557 phishing attacks detected in South Africa in Q1 2019 alone - an average of 10 783 per day - and 53 829 mobile malware attacks in the same period - an increase of 6% compared to Q1 2018 - one has to ask how vulnerable companies...

The future of payroll and the cloud

While the cloud is fundamentally changing how organisations use data, when it comes to sensitive information such as HR and payroll, caution needs to be applied. This is according to Ian McAlister, GM of HR (human resources) and payroll specialists CRS Technologies...

Strengthening cybersecurity with a zero trust approach

In response to sophisticated and targeted cyberattacks, organisations have begun to shift their focus to proactive strategies that employ advanced cybersecurity technology and techniques. Threat Hunting, a strategy for investigating potential threats before they cause...

SUSE provides platform for cloud-native containerised applications

As businesses are transforming their IT landscapes to support present and future demands, SUSE is providing the foundation for both their traditional and growing containerised workloads with the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 1. Enterprises need the...

Lenovo offers new storage solutions

Lenovo now offers several flash storage solutions, made possible through a global multi-faceted partnership with NetApp. The ThinkSystem DE and DM Series was co-developed by the two companies and is a large range of Lenovo-branded storage products that combine...

The era of controlled intelligence

Connected intelligence and 5G technology are set to profoundly impact the way the industrial sector approaches quality control. The research that surrounds artificial intelligence (AI) is plentiful and varied. There are reports from Gartner that highlight how it is...

GIBS launches a new era of online learning

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), the University of Pretoria's business school, has announced the launch of a new digital course that will combine many of the benefits of the methodologies of on-campus executive education with the power and flexibility...

Data centres can be efficient and green

As the need for data centres continues to grow, this places a tremendous amount of pressure on the electrical power utility providers. In a typical data centre, which requires vast amounts of clean, uninterruptible power, power usage can range from a few kilowatts to...

Senior Business Analyst

Our client based in East London is looking for a Senior Business Analyst to be on a 12 months extendable contract Qualifications and Experience: - Relevant IT Tertiary Qualification - 6 years + experience as Project Manager is required - 6 years + experience as...

IT Professional

Our Client in Manufacturing is seeking a IT Professional to join their East London plant. Learn more/Apply for this position

SharePoint Developer (Johannesburg OR East London)

Purpose of the position:- To architect, design, develop and deploy custom SharePoint solutions and applications for the organisation, that extend the Microsoft SharePoint / Office365 platforms.- Whilst mainly customer facing, the position takes ownership of business...

Data Technician

The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a research platform funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF). SAEON is mandated to establish and manage long-term environmental...

IT Professional (Systems)

Position Summary: To support the current project and Future projects by fulfilling the scope of work related to the deliverables.The position will be reporting into the Regional IT Manager Responsibilities: Focus on the company launch...

Systems Technician

Systems Technician Key Performance Areas: The successful candidate will report to the Automation Engineer and will be accountable for the site control systems, calibrations, electrical and instrumentation support to all departments. The candidate will participate in...

Project manager

KEY JOB OUTPUTS : The key job outputs of the function include, but are not limited to: - Prepare project plan and obtain management approval of the project plan: customer internal industrialization timing plan - Analyse the actual performance against the plan and make...

ISO Systems Administrator

Duties: - Develop, implement and maintain integrated ISO Management System (contact number)) - Internal Audits - Document Control - Administration - Non conformance Investigation - Report writing Requirements: - Matric (Grade 12) - ISO (contact number) Implementation...

Senior Systems Engineer

Our client, a South African-based information and communications technology (ICT) market leader is seeking to employ a Senior Systems Engineer. Strictly EE candidates only! Awesome career opportunity awaits!  The successful candidate should have...

IT Technician (Forecourt and POS)

Duties: - Installing and maintaining forecourt and POS-related hardware. - Ensuring maximum productivity of clients and end-users. - Provide both remote and on-site First Level End User support. - Installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of POS and forecourt...

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