Digital transformation key for post-Covid world of work

As the world looks to a post-Covid future, remote work and digital transformation are going to be key. This is one of the findings from the Acronis Cyber Readiness Report, Which indicates that remote working is set to increase in the next months, along with a new...

Spectrum allocation key to enabling 5G and 4IR

South Africa's communications service providers are unanimous that 5G will be a key enabler of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This is a core finding of a new study by World Wide Worx, "5G prospects for South Africa in 2021: The Operators", based on interviews with...

Social, economic factors key to Africa’s low Covid rate

Covid-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), this is the result of a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and...

Pandemic highlights the reality of SA’s digital divide

The lockdown proved to be an eye-opener in terms of how far South Africa must still go to overcome the digital divide, and bring millions of citizens into the digital economy. This is according to speakers at a webinar endorsed by the Institute of Information...

Virtual cloud supports new world of work

Kathy Gibson reports from VMworld 2020 – Change of the magnitude that we are going through can be very challenging, but it also brings new opportunities to reimagine how we deliver IT services. That’s the word from Tom Gillis, senior vice-president and GM of the...

A new vision for the future of work

Kathy Gibson reports from VMworld 2020 – The world has completely changed, but the last few months have seen tremendous growth and impact for organisations around the world. “Using Horizon and Workspace One, our VMware customers have been able to work and thrive...

Zoom takes its workforce remote with Workspace One

Kathy Gibson reports from VMworld 2020 – When it comes to quickly scaling a service, arguably the best example is how Zoom coped with exponentially-expanded usage this year. Aparna Bawa, chief operating officer of Zoom, points out that the online meeting service went...

Intrinsic security plugs the gaps

Kathy Gibson reports from VMworld 2020 – VMware has quietly become a leader in the security business. The company’s security business is now worth $1-billion, and serves 20 000 security customers, says Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer: customer operations at...

VMworld 2020: technology to drive a changing world

Kathy Gibson reports from VMworld 2020 – The world has changed in 2020, and organisations have had to change too. That’s the overarching message from VMworld 2020, taking place virtually this week. “2020 has been challenging,” says Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. “We...

Despite industry shocks, SA trade shows recovery

The year 2020 has seen its fair share of major historic events, and South Africa has witnessed three quarters of recession, with Q2 resulting in the GDP contracting by as much as 51%. Manufacturing, trade and transport sectors alone have contributed to 27,9% of GDP...

During the pandemic, gaming booms

The video games industry is one of a few sectors that have been booming in 2020, with millions of people spending more time indoors and online amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The increasing number of people choosing video games as their main at-home entertainment led to a...

YouTube leads as US source for news

About a quarter of all US adults (26%) say they get news on Google-owned video-sharing website YouTube. A major new Pew Research Centre study examines the news landscape on YouTube, finding an ecosystem in which established news organisations and independent news...

Vehicles will gradually become more autonomous

The migration toward fully autonomous vehicles is being enabled by the gradual introduction of multiple, interrelated safety technologies. Feature by feature, these technologies add new capabilities that assist the safe and efficient operation of new vehicles and move...

Warmer temperatures are driving Arctic greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth's northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth. "The Arctic...

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Regulation the biggest obstacle to e-commerce innovation

E-commerce is a digital marketplace with its own rules for procuring goods and services. Craig Duggan, head of commercial at Transaction Junction, says the need to ensure confidence in the security and privacy of these transactions has resulted in legislation that...

IFC, Imperial partner to pilot modular Covid-19 screening

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a partnership with South African-listed Imperial to jointly develop a modular screening and treatment healthcare infrastructure program in sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Imperial, an...

Cell C, Primestars partner on STEM education

As the fourth industrial revolution becomes reality on a global scale, the need for learners to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has never been more important. In South Africa, the importance of STEM education is vital. The...

Burned out and isolated: should the company care?

Employees have been hard at work since the lockdown started but the isolation and long hours are starting to take their toll. At first, the lockdown added some notable benefits to the employee's life. They didn't have to sit in traffic for hours. They could wake up a...

SA’s insurance market still has room for growth

The South African insurance market has undergone remarkable changes over the years with each stage in the evolution presenting opportunities for growth and new business models. This is the word from Thokozile Mahlangu, chief executive of the Insurance Institute of...

Epsilon partners with BCX

Connectivity and communications service provider Epsilon has partnered with Business Connexion (BCX) to deliver high performance data centre interconnection (DCI) services for African enterprises. BCX uses Epsilon's network as a service (NaaS) platform Infiny for...

How electric power enterprises can transform

If electric power enterprises want to remain key players in the energy ecosystem, they will have to radically change their operating models - and digital transformation will be key. IDC and Huawei have jointly released a white paper for the electric power industry,...

Technology drives digital inclusion

Technology is a key enabler for digital inclusion, with solutions for healthcare, education and social impact already available. Kevin Zhang, chief marketing officer of Huawei ICT Infrastructure, addressing the online summit "TECH4ALL: Powering Digital Inclusion with...

First Distribution gets Dell CSG distribution rights

First Distribution, the leading pan-African distributor for cybersecurity, datacentre, enterprise and cloud solutions, has been appointed a distributor for Dell Technologies’ Client Solutions Group (CSG) product line. The CSG segment at Dell comprises of notebooks,...

Inspiring digital customer journeys for the travel industry

Now that both international and interprovincial leisure travel is once again permitted under lockdown level 1, most South African travel and tourism businesses have restarted their marketing campaigns. By Selina Bieber, regional director of GoDaddy Given the fierce...

Quality System Controller

Job Advert SummaryThe main purpose of the job is to maintain food safety and quality management systems to ensure that the quality department contributes positively to the plant meeting various audit requirements, for all retailers supplied from UHT and Ice cream...

Intermediate & Senior Java Developer

Java Developer Role in JHBWe are looking for Software Development Professionals with 3 - 8 years solid development experience in Java Development and has a solid knowledge base of the SDLC.Learn more/Apply for this position

Java Architect

Software Architect Developer Stellenbosch Permanent A dynamic software development company (web, mobile & IoT products) has a new opportunity for a skilled Architect to join their team. The company strives to be the best at what they do and therefore require...

Developer – Back-end (Python) (Senior)

Developer - Back-end (Python) (Senior) (Parvana)About the Client: In a world, where the internet and technology has altered the way we conduct business, our client helps their customers adapt, compete and grow their businesses.Our client continuously improves their...

ASP.NET Developer

Senior ASP.NET DeveloperPretoriaTayla Allan[Phone Number Removed];This is a great opportunity for a Senior ASP.NET Developer to join a team of talented developers with my client based in Cape Town who create Learning Management Systems. Duties will include:Develop and...

Oracle Database Administrator (CH600)

Ref no:  CH600Our Cape Town-based client in the retail industry, is looking for an Oracle Database Administrator.The ideal candidate is an individual who has a great sense of responsibility and is passionate about Oracle and this extends to an interest in almost...

Junior Software Engineer – Implementation (CH589)

Our client, with offices in Cape Town who specialises in software development and business process automation in the financial services industry, is looking for Junior Software Engineers. The ideal candidate should have a 3 year degree from an Academic university with...

Senior Software Developer

Senior .NET CORE DeveloperIf tech is at the heart of what you do and you're passionate about software development and architecture, you'll fit right in. This team of dedicated software developers enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and make use of the best...

Senior Full Stack Developer

This company is a fintech start up founded in Cape Town with an office in London and big plans to expand to wider Europe and other global markets. The company will soon be launching its mobile app for Android and IOS together with a selection of investment bundles...

.NET Developer

Mid-level C# .NET Developer Based in Cape Town, this software development company develops systems used across 30 countries world-wide by private and public companies to help integrate land registries.These fully scalable solutions help curb corruption across the...

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