Technology paradoxes drive digitalisation challenges

Kathy Gibson reports from Dell Technologies Forum SA - Technology has never been more central or more relevant for global progress - but organisations need to learn how to leverage new technologies and make the most of their data assets. This is the word from Michael...

What lies ahead for IT organisations and users?

Gartner has revealed its top strategic predictions for 2022 and beyond, covering three aspects of the lessons that business and IT leaders have learned during ongoing disruption and uncertainty: the push toward human centricity, the race to resilience and the ability...

These are the top strategic technology trends for 2022

Gartner has announced the top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2022. “With CEOs and boards striving to find growth through direct digital connections with customers, CIOs’ priorities must reflect the same business imperatives, which...

SA energy sector has G20’s highest carbon intensity

Despite an increased contribution from renewables, South Africa's energy sector still has the highest carbon-intensity of any G20 nation due to its heavy reliance on coal. According to the latest assessment by Climate Transparency International, in 2020,...

Worldwide IT spending to exceed $4trn in 2022

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4,5-trillion in 2022, an increase of 5,5% from 2021, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. "Enterprises will increasingly build new technologies and software, rather than buy and implement them, leading to overall...

How CIOs can drive value

To accelerate value creation, CIOs and IT executives should focus on three key areas - leading from anywhere, nurturing connections and reaching beyond, according to Gartner. Mbula Schoen, senior research director at Gartner, says that as organisations continue to...

Child sexual exploitation and abuse online is increasing

The scale of child sexual exploitation and abuse online is increasing at such a rapid rate that a step change is urgently required in the global response to create safe online environments for children. This is among the findings from the 2021 Global Threat Assessment...

SA users plagued by password stealers

Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new methods for online fraud, and there has been an increase in such activity in recent months. Kaspersky experts noticed increased activity from fraudsters stealing passwords by using special malware called Trojan-PSW -...

Global mobile app revenues to hit $613bn by 2025

With roughly 5,3-billion mobile phone users worldwide, or 57% of the world's population, the mobile app industry continues surging with no signs of stopping any time soon. In 2021, the entire market is expected to hit over $400-billion value, growing by 25% YoY....

Vodacom launches Eco-SIM Cards made from recycled plastic

Vodacom is launching Eco-SIM cards made from recycled plastic as part of its goal to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Vodacom will soon provide customers with new Eco-SIMs in the half-sized format made from recycled plastic, progressively replacing SIM...

How roads impact on ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is developing rapidly. With growing economies and increased trade, major road infrastructure plans have been developed for the region, which also hosts some of the world's most unique and diverse ecosystems. A new study by researchers from the...

5G set to transform business in Africa

As 5G becomes increasingly ubiquitous, it will dramatically change the way business operates across Africa. While most people are aware of the impact 5G will have on ordinary people's mobile internet speeds, it will also provide and enable new solutions across a vast...

Sales growth plateaus in September

Following the first reported slowdown of sales growth recorded by the Skynamo Industry Thermometer in August 2021, the results for September have shown very little movement month-on-month. The Skynamo Industry Thermometer is a free-to-access resource that benchmarks...

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Rapid cloud migration makes multi-cloud a reality

The days of talking about cloud computing are over: in 2021, the world has seen a concerted move to public cloud as companies look to conserve their cash. Abdul Moosa, chief technology officer of CoCre8 Technology Solutions, explains that the last 18 months have...

Cybercrime ‘tsunami’ on the way

South Africa’s retail organisations, particularly online stores, could expect a significant ramp-up in cybercrime ahead of the holiday season. This is the warning from Deon Smal, CEO of Cyber Insight, a Cape-based cyber security assessment firm. “While data breaches...

A simple, elegant data solution could be right under your nose

Not long ago, I came across a welcome surprise. I kicked the underside of my SUV’s liftgate and watched as the hatch sprang open. After five years of stumbling over my groceries to access this part of my vehicle, a simple but elegant solution emerged right from under...

SA’s oldest free loyalty programme gets a digital boost

Sun International has used the downtime during the lockdowns to introduce an online booking platform and a new app to streamline communication for its Most Valued Guest (MGV) programme. Anthony Leeming, CEO of Sun International, said: "The Covid-19 pandemic has...

Information Regulator invites public comments on new POPIA regulations

New amended draft regulations on POPIA have been published for comment, covering various steps that people can take in exercising their rights under POPIA and how businesses can request consent for direct marketing purposes. By Peter Grealy, Karl Blom and Nozipho...

Upskilling the modern contact centre

Upskilling has become a critical business imperative, a tool that allows for the organisation to modernise, transform and grow because it has invested into its people and the skills they need to thrive. The Upskilling for Shared Prosperity report by PwC and the World...

Smart tech efficiently manages water and waste

Saryx Engineering Group is leveraging the latest technologies to efficiently manage water storage, flow, usage, and treatment. This not only saves water and significant amounts of money, but it also places Saryx in a strong position to add value to the smart cities of...

Beware the social engineers …

You would be forgiven for thinking that terms like phishing, vishing, whaling and pharming all had something to do with either a water sport or a pharmaceutical company, but every one of these is a cybercrime attack. These attacks leverage social engineering...

Mustek and Huawei take cloud into Africa

Africa has long been seen as the continent of unrealized possibilities. But now Africa is eagerly seizing technology opportunities to quickly catch up and surpass the rest of the world. The continent has set itself ambitions development goals, which can only be...

What can I do right now to reduce my environmental impact?

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the Earth. As its permafrost ice melts, powerful methane greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, which speeds up global warming in an increasingly destructive cycle. Professor Katey Walter Anthony is an...

Machine Learning Engineer

This position reports to the Engineering Team Lead (Machine Learning)Your responsibilities will include the following:Work with a fire-hose of dataBuild state-of-the-art statistical modelsTouch all aspects of the businessBrainstorm new ideas and conceptsWork with...

Junior Software Engineer

Purpose of the role: Design and develop robust, testable and maintainable software solutions that will be deployed to the cloud;Document software, in particular business rules and key technical decisions; Research and make suggestions on how to improve our existing...

Embedded Software (Firmware) Engineer

My client in the Electronic Gaming industry is looking for an Embedded Software (Firmware) Engineer, to design and develop cutting edge systems for the gaming industry.Skills and Abilities Software Development Electronic Hardware Design Education:Tertiary...

Senior Hybrid Mobile Developer iX

About the role: Be responsible for technical design, development, and implementation of end-to-end client facing mobile applications. Hybrid Mobile App Development: This solution is a blend, hence the name hybrid, of both native and web solutions.Where the core of the...

IT Devops Engineer

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Business Analyst – Intermediate (Payroll & HR)

The Role: Essential function:Has advanced and specialized expertise, typically developed through a combination of job-related training and considerable work experience.Proposes improvements to processes.May act as a lead, coordinating and facilitating the work of...

Business Analyst

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Reporting Analyst Team Lead

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Senior C# Developer (LW) at Mediro ICT

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