Attitudes to mandatory vaccination vary by activity

Organisations forming or revising in-person workplace policies face difficulties in accounting for disparate attitudes to vaccination requirements. A Gartner survey found that public attitudes to vaccine checks for entry vary depending on the setting. “Legal and...

Which economies will bear the brunt of Covid-19 fallout?

While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had a severe economic impact on just about every country in the world, there will inevitably be nations that will have to endure significantly more severe economic fallout in the years to come. Measures implemented to deal with...

Cost of a data breach hits record high during pandemic

Data breaches now cost companies an average of $4,24-million per incident- the highest cost in the 17-year history of the report. Based on in-depth analysis of real-world data breaches experienced by over 500 organisations, a new global study released by IBM Security...

Quantum leap for University of Tokyo

IBM and the University of Tokyo have unveiled Japan's most powerful quantum computer. The IBM Quantum System One is now operational for researchers at both scientific institutions and businesses in Japan, with access administered by the University of Tokyo. The IBM...

Africa ramps up Covid-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccine shipments to Africa are rapidly ramping up from multiple sources after a near-halt to deliveries in recent months with nearly 4-million doses from COVAX arriving on the continent last week, compared with just 245 000 doses from the facility throughout...

Global cyberattacks soar by 29%

Cybercriminals have continued to exploit the global shift to hybrid working and are targeting organisations across all sectors, including government, healthcare and critical infrastructure, according to Check Point Research's latest report. The Cyber Attack Trends:...

ISPA voices concern over Afrinic legal woes

The Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) says it "notes with considerable concern" recent developments relating to a legal dispute between Afrinic and Cloud Innovation, one consequence of which is the freezing of Afrinic's bank account. The ISPA is a...

AI becomes more trusted for digital matchmaking

Kaspersky's international study on dating and the impact of technology on relationships has found that the majority of users positively perceive the role of smart algorithms in dating services - 44% of those surveyed in South Africa would trust the matchmaking choice...

Preparing for migration to subscription selling

Transforming a sales organisation to a subscription model without planning for wide variations in customer readiness can put existing revenue at great risk, says Gartner. The subscription business model is becoming a fast-growing alternative to the traditional...

SME security resellers close the gap on corporates

Just four percentage points separate the security software market share of small and medium resellers (SMRs) and corporate resellers, reflecting changing business priorities during the pandemic, according to Context. The research company's latest figures for Q2 2021...

EOH closes out the year on a positive note

As it prepares to close its financial year, EOH is on track with a turnaround strategy that positions it for growth going forward. This is according to CEO Stephen Van Coller, in a pre-closing statement to shareholders. "The EOH of today has emerged out of exceptional...

Red Hat, Nutanix in strategic partnership

Red Hat and Nutanix have announced a strategic partnership to enable a powerful solution for building, scaling and managing cloud-native applications on-premises and in hybrid clouds. Key elements of the partnership include: * Red Hat OpenShift as the preferred choice...

Youth-owned academy brings youngsters into ICT

MakwaIT, a 100% youth and black-owned ICT company, aims to help close the ICT skills gap by assisting in the development of skills through a specialised ICT skills incubation program. The incubation is a 12-month contractual program for both unemployed but determined...

Which economies will bear the brunt of Covid-19 fallout?

While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had a severe economic impact on just about every country in the world, there will inevitably be nations that will have to endure significantly more severe economic fallout in the years to come. Measures implemented to deal with...

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The great AI smokescreen

While it seems like every second conversation over the past year has been about technology enabling remote working, this has not slowed companies' interest - and investment - into tech like the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial...

Mobile money set to take SA by storm

Mobile money has seen massive uptake in Africa over the last decade, however, South Africa has lagged due to the country's stringent banking legislation, which has been a significant barrier to entry. By Jaco Saunders, commercial director at MACmobile However, the...

Internal payments fraud on the rise and costing SA businesses

South African businesses, already under severe economic strain, are now counting the costs of rapidly increasing internal payments fraud. According to Ryan Mer, MD of eftsure Africa, the number of recent high-profile cases before the courts only partly reflects the...

How digital is making healthcare smarter

It may sound counterintuitive but one of the major challenges governments across the globe faced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic was actually keeping people away from hospitals. In part, because of an inability to scale up human labour and resources fast...

A collaborative model for security

Successfully co-sourcing security infrastructure involves overcoming key barriers to establish a strong relationship based on shared responsibility, writes Tris Morgan, director of global advisory at BT. Following the disruption of 2020, it's important that security...

Why do companies struggle with digital self service?

Digital self service should be a no-brainer for any organisation operating in today's business environment. It is, after all, what customers want. By Ryan Falkenberg, co-CEO of Clevva Research shows that more than two-thirds of customers prefer self-service over...

Why colocation is stepping stone to the cloud

Driven by the ongoing global pandemic as well as long-standing loadshedding concerns, increasing numbers of South African organisations have had to enable remote working. By Barry Kemp, head of managed IT at Vox While moving to the cloud is often presented as the...

Designing architecture for holistic integration

The past few years have seen shifts in infrastructure and development models across organisations that are moving away from legacy approaches towards more holistic and integrated development, ops, and investment. As McKinsey points out, the C-Suite, tired of feeling...

Celebrating 22 years with Esquire

Esquire is sharing its 22nd birthday cheer with its reseller partners, promoting a wide range of products. Many successful IT businesses started in a garage, but Esquire had its beginnings on the dining room table of their family home when brothers Mahomed Cassim and...

Product security is critical to cyber security

By Herman Kannenberg, Head of Legal Affairs and Cyber Security, Huawei South Africa - If you follow the news, you'll have noticed that there has been a significant uptick in the number of cybersecurity-related articles and stories lately. This is because cyber-attacks...

QA Test Analyst

Qualifications: MatricRelevant Tertiary Diploma/Degree (beneficial)ISTQB CertifiedSalesforce CertifiedExperience: Minimum of 3 years solid QA Test experience within a Salesforce environmentDuties: Providing daily status updates to QA managerKeeping up to date with the...

Finance Systems Analyst (BPC/IFP) at The Foschini Group

Position Description:Purpose of the jobThe Finance Systems Analyst for ERP is responsible for ensuring the finance systems for all BCP and IFP related activities are functioning adequately to enable the finance function to achieve their business requirements. The...

Full Stack Developer

Minimum Requirements: Qualification Tertiary education: IT Diploma or degreeKnowledge, skills, and experience 3-4 years proven experience as a Full Stack Developer or similar roleExperience developing desktop and web-based applicationsSound knowledge of the Microsoft...

Solutions Architect at Letsema

The Letsema Group is looking to engage exceptional, high performing Solution Architects for diverse Fixed Term Contracting opportunities. Successful applicants will be assigned to current or future, high impact projects supporting our clients' strategic objectives. At...

Software Engineer

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Investor Reporting Analyst at The Foschini Group

Position Description:Investor Reporting AnalystThe Investor Reporting Analyst is responsible for writing and compiling the annual integrated report, the preparation of results presentations, as well as the management of investor communication and inquiries.The role...

Software Developer

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Software Engineer at Dotmodus

Skills: Java/Springboot/microservices;Strong data engineering experience eg Kafka, Mongo DB, Streamsets, Informatica, etc.Python, Django, Postgres, Mysql, Any Cloud Experience, Rest ServiceSome experience in the following stack : Kubernetes, Docker, Rkt, apache beam,...

Senior Project Manager at The Foschini Group

Position Description:An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Project Manager in our Capabilities Delivery team for the Financial Services Division. This position requires a high-energy, self-motivated, analytical, agile individual with strong people...

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