The deep challenges faced by small businesses

Findings from the pre-lockdown Covid-19 National Small Business Survey released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) shows deep economic challenges for small businesses during these unpredictable times. The survey canvassed thousands of small businesses...

Photon entanglement breakthrough for secure communications

A breakthrough in the development of quantum-enhanced optical systems could pave the way for advances in encryption, communication and measurement, scientists say. In a new paper in the journal Science Advances, a group of researchers, led by Matteo Clerici at the...

NASA opens up STEM learning resources

As South Africa goes into lockdown, one big question that looms large in the minds of parents is what to do with children unable to go out to play, and cut off from school. NASA has made available a wealth of education materials to promote STEM (science, technology,...

Mental health a priority during pandemic

During the current global crisis brought about by Covid-19 - at the time of writing it was estimated that about 3-billion people around the world are in lockdown situations - it is imperative that businesses and employees prioritise their health. And that includes...

Virus set to drive multi-cloud uptake

By 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of on-premises/dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs. That's according to the latest forecast from global technology research and...

Eskom commits to continuing operations

Eskom says its operations will continue unimpeded through the national lockdown period. The company yesterday released the following statement: Eskom recognises the gravity of the recent outbreak of Covid-19, and the difficulties the country will have to endure in our...

Growth companies actively collect customer experience data

Companies that have seen a positive revenue growth collect more customer experience (CX) data than nongrowth companies, according to a recent survey by Gartner. The survey found that nearly 80% of growth organisations use customer surveys to collect CX data, compared...

Questions to ask before deploying remote tech

Over the past two decades, remote access became a stable, but often neglected, technology. Now, coronavirus (COVID-19) changed the way employees need to work. Organisations now have old virtual personal network (VPN) technologies lacking the required licenses, updated...

SU and local biotech company tackle Covid-19

Stellenbosch University (SU) and AzarGen Biotechnologies, a biotechnology company focused on developing human therapeutic proteins using advanced genetic engineering and synthetic biology techniques in plants, have joined forces in the global fight against the...

Global server and enterprise storage systems to decline

End user spending on IT infrastructure (server and enterprise storage systems) will decline in 2020 as a result of the widespread coronavirus pandemic. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker and Worldwide Quarterly...

Calling on innovators to solve food issues

South Africa may be in physical lockdown, but people's minds don't have to be, particularly when it comes to solving pressing socio-economic problems such as hunger and malnutrition. Three of the country's top innovation hubs are calling on local innovators to join...

Google searches for ‘buy stocks’ shoot up

Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that global Google searches for 'buy stocks' have spiked by at least 466% between 31 March 2019 and 27 March this year. According to the data, there was a significant spike in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. From the data,...

Covid-19 highlights need for more spectrum to lower data cost

While the Competition Commission (CompCom) demands much cheaper or even free services from mobile network operators (MNOs), government is not coming to the party by releasing spectrum. This is according to the Free Market Foundation (FMF), which says government's role...

JSE cautions on impact of new debt rating

The decision by Moody's on Friday (27 March 2020) to downgrade South Africa's long term foreign and local currency debt ratings to 'Ba1' from 'Baa3' and maintain its negative outlook, was unfortunate though not unexpected. This is according to a statement from the...

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Bitdefender appoints Cyber Security SA as country partner

Cyber security software supplier Bitdefender has appointed Cyber Security South Africa as its Country Partner. The agreement sees Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA) responsible for the management of the entire Bitdefender product range in South Africa, Botswana,...

Data collection tool maps socio-economic impact of Covid-19

As communities across South Africa start settling into our new Covid-19 reality, collecting accurate relevant real-time data is critical to ensuring a collective, meaningful response. Beyond infection rates and spread, understanding the socio-economic impact of the...

Get your workforce up and running remotely, quickly and securely

'Business as usual' is no longer an option. As the Covid-19 pandemic has aggressively spread across the world, and across Africa, we are all attempting to adapt and adjust to what is a continually evolving situation. By Lorna Hardie, regional director of VMware Sub...

Mobax signs key agreement with Radwin as SA looks to gig economy

Mobax has signed a key partnership agreement with Radwin to roll out Radwin's comprehensive portfolio of point-to-multipoint and point-to-point wireless broadband solutions to its extensive base of telecommunication network operators and corporate clients. It is no...

Online resources for continued learning during school closures

Parents are naturally concerned and perhaps even anxious about the impact that school closures will have on their children's educational progress during the Covid-19 pandemic. While many schools and dedicated teachers across the country have committed to continuing...

Early effects of Covid-19 lockdowns on service provider networks

With the Covid-19 pandemic, we are facing an unprecedented situation on a global level, writes Craig Labovitz, chief technology officer for Nokia Deepfield portfolio of network intelligence, analytics and DDoS security products. Entire countries are in lockdown, and...

3CX extends free e-learning offer to schools

3CX, developer of the award-winning business communications solution, has added a free school offering of its product to coincide with the Covid-19 business offer that was released earlier this month. As educational institutions across the globe have been forced to...

Arcserve offers ransomware readiness assessment

As South Africa enters the first full week of total lock down, most of the country is operating from home offices. Media reports are indicating that cyber hackers are looking to exploit vulnerabilities in this difficult time in an attempt to steal valuable...

Ford’s Digit robots explore new delivery options

Receiving a parcel from a courier or having food delivered to our door by a driver is something many of us have become accustomed to. However, the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the resultant restrictions have shown that at times we might be forced to rethink how we...

Telviva enables remote working

The global trend towards increased remote work has been accelerated and as South Africa heads into a lockdown, companies across industry sectors are urgently looking for ways to establish a remote working environment. "While the economic impact of the next several...

C++ Developer

C++ Developer, Cape TownHow to applySend your updated CV to Stacey Maritz on: (email address) to arrange a call.IntroductionWe have recently partnered with a well-established company based in Cape Town who strive to employ the best IT talent in the market. They have...

Winforms Developer

Winforms Developer - Cape TownBased in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, this company is well-known across South Africa and has a well-established client-base which keeps their IT team busy.They thrive on team work, honesty, creativity and have a space open on their...

Front End Developer

Understand and analyze user requests Design, develop and maintain front end applications  Able to keep User Experience top of mind when designing user interfaces Able to build wireframes and bring across ideas which will solve a user request   Provide input towards...

BI Manager

This position reports to the Engineering Director Purpose of the role: - Manage team of BI Developers. - Responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the knowledge and information management and business intelligence architecture. - Responsible for the...

Intermediate PHP Developer

The successful candidate will require a minimum of three years' experience in web development with experience in Drupal, Louvelle, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, GIT (or similar), Docker, APIs and Web Services. Role Responsibilities - Develop software according to best...

Software Engineer – IOS

The position reports to the Mobile Engineering Team Lead. - Help design, develop and refine new features - Locate and resolve bugs and crashes - Brainstorm new ideas and concepts - Work with teammates on design, code reviews, and estimationWe expect you to: - Be...

Mobile developer

We are looking for a Mobile Developer to come onto an exciting project where they will be building out their flagship mobile application. This is a permanent opportunity.Must have the following experience:RequirementsMust have Ionic experience4-5 years of software...

Front End Developer

Calling all Front End Developers on C#, opportunity awaits in Cape TownFull remote interview process and start remote while on lockdownJob & Company Description:Use your creative juices and join a cutting edge front end development team. This requires and tech...

Test Analyst Ref: TA/ZR

An opportunity exist for a Test Analyst to join a Cape Town based team.Permanent opportunity open to all South Africans matching role criteria Role responsibilities Identify, define and design New Functionality test requirements Perform...

Web Front-end Developer – Cape Town

Web Front-end Developer Cape Town(email address)Join my client in the online gaming business as a Senior Web front-end developer (NodeJS Experience needed) and share your passion for all things technical with like minded IT specialists in a new, exciting environment!...

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