Economy shows signs of being on the long road to recovery

The BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (BETI) for June 2020 showed the biggest one-month bounce-back on record, providing the first strongest indication of an economic recovery since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. However, the organisation cautions that...

Businesses and individuals need to plan for the next disaster

The Covid-19 pandemic might be easing around the world, but it holds lessons to be learned for the future. One lesson is that even households need to do scenario planning, where they make assumptions on what the future is going to be and how their environments might...

Global IT spend set for 7,3% decline in 2020

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3,5-trillion in 2020, a decline of 7,3% from 2019, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. While the global economy is expected to witness a ‘swoosh’ recovery, IT spending will experience more of a ‘swoop’ recovery....

Cash makes a comeback during lockdown

A detailed look into South Africans transaction habits from cash and card spend over the lockdown period has revealed that the value of ATM withdrawals is on the rise while credit cards are being stored away. "As a service to the South African economy and decision...

Counterfeit Cisco devices open backdoors into organisations’ systems

Hardware security specialists with cyber security provider F-Secure have published a report detailing their investigation into a pair of counterfeit network switches. The investigation, which concluded that the counterfeits were designed to bypass processes that...

Fujitsu supercomputer will explore origins of the universe

Researchers at the University of Regensburg in Germany are extending their exploration of the origins of the universe boosted by a new Fujitsu supercomputer, the PrimeHPC FX700 underpinned by the new Arm-based Fujitsu A64FX processor. The university's QPace4 (QCD...

SMBs face multiple pandemic challenges

Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, South Africa's small and medium businesses (SMBs) are optimistic - but there is a long-term jobs crisis looming. These are among the findings from Facebook's Global State of Small Business Report,...

A complex, hybrid workforce is the new reality

A Gartner survey of company leaders, representing HR, legal and compliance, finance and real estate, revealed 82% of respondents intend to permit remote working some of the time as employees return to the workplace. For many organizations with employees working both...

Are you prepared for a Covid-19 in the workplace?

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have surpassed the 200 000 mark and, with more workplaces re-opening, it is inevitable that a worker may present with symptoms related to the virus. It is imperative that employers are prepared for such an event...

Siemens, SAP join forces on industrial transformation

Siemens and SAP have announced a new partnership that will leverage their industry expertise and bring together their complementary software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain and asset management so their customers can deliver collaborative business models...

UP makes its mark in global rankings

The University of Pretoria (UP) has been ranked number one in South Africa and Africa in uniRank's list of the top universities on the continent. uniRank is an international higher education directory and search engine featuring reviews and rankings of over 13 000...

African users hit with unbidden push notifications

Kaspersky analysis of threats prevented in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Egypt in May 2020 has demonstrated that in just a month 100 414 users in these countries were subjected to the unwanted push notification appearance. All in all,...

Solid growth forecast for video surveillance cameras

Despite the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the exclusion of the two market leaders from contention for U.S. government contracts, the video surveillance camera market will experience growth through 2025. This is largely due to the increasing adoption of...

Ponzi schemes flourish in economic downturn

In his budget adjustment speech, the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni announced that the economy could contract by as much as 7,2% and was expected to continue to shed jobs. Owing to the weak economy exacerbated by the Covid-19 lockdown, many of South Africa's top...

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Vodacom Business partners with Cloudflare

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How an African start-up grew into a global fintech powerhouse

While many view Mukuru as a technology company, its business is centered around helping people at a very personal level. By Sandy Rheeder, CIO of Mukuru From humble beginnings in a London flat in 2005, to African fintech giant in 2020, Mukuru's journey has been one of...

Simplify SD-WAN management and security in distributed organisations

The new normal of remote work is further driving the adoption of software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN). By Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales director at Fortinet Even before the pandemic struck, SD-WAN was on an upward trajectory, according to IDC research,...

Use technology to make shopping a delight

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Futuregrowth invests in SweepSouth

Futuregrowth added to its growing venture capital portfolio of innovative, early-stage growth companies in June when it invested in SweepSouth, a disruptive online platform for booking, managing and paying for home cleaning, and now a variety of other services. The...

Myopic vision can blindside a business

In the aftermath of Covid-19 financial uncertainty is, for most, among the top concerns of both IT and business leaders and the lasting impact is likely to affect decision-making processes and priorities for the coming years. Eran Brown, chief technology officer: EMEA...

Phishing, ransomware on the rise in SA due to lockdown

People are currently more susceptible to cyberattacks than ever before, given not only the higher number of remote workers due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which brings its own complications, but also their heightened emotional vulnerability during these difficult times....

Senior citizens should be using digital banking

While South African citizens are encouraged to remain indoors and work from their homes as a result of Covid-19, research around the world also highlights that senior citizens are among the most vulnerable to the pandemic. This is one of the compelling reasons for...

DVT appoints Jason Bramsden as UK MD

Software development and technology services company DVT has appointed Jason Bramsden as MD of its UK operation. Bramsden joins DVT from SQLI, a large European services provider. During his time with SQLI, Bramsden ran the UK, Ireland and South African operations...

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Senior Software Developer (.NET)Stacey Maritz(email address)This team of highly skilled software developers is expanding due to increased demand from local as well as international clients and is offering a 100% REMOTE working option for the right individual.If you...

Senior Front End Developer (React) (EE)

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The .Net Developer will be responsible for developing and maintaining solutions in a collaborative environment. This successful incumbent will work with a team of experienced analysts, developers and business resources to build high performing enterprise systems....

Mid – Senior Java Developer – 3+ years experience

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SAP BPC Analyst

Our Client is a leading alcohol producer and distributor based in the Beautiful Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. They are currently for a SAP BPC Analyst to join their dynamic team The succesful applicant with be responsible for the Implementation of SAP BW and...

Senior Python Developer – 4+ years experience

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Job DescriptionA client of mine based in the Souther Suburbs of Cape Town is loooking for Senior and Mid Java Developers to join their team. They have 2 interesting projects that due to expansion and high demand need attention from someone experienced.Working here you...

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