Internet access highlights the urban-rural digital divide

While virtually all urban areas in the world are covered by a mobile-broadband network, worrying gaps in connectivity and Internet access persist in rural areas - and this matters even more due to the Covid-19 crisis. This is according to Measuring Digital...

5G set for super-fast uptake; 1bn users this year

By 2026, four out of every 10 mobile subscriptions in 2026 will be 5G. This is one of the forecasts in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which also finds that current 5G uptake in subscriptions and population coverage confirm the technology as...

Online FMCG shopping leapfrogs five years amid pandemic

As we experience the first-ever Black Friday promotional phenomenon under lockdown, the dominance of online shopping platforms has become crystal clear. To keep track of this development, Nielsen Global Connect has conducted extensive research that includes an...

CFO 4.0 crucial to digital transformation agenda

The role of the modern chief financial officer (CFO 4.0) within the manufacturing sector will be crucial as the industry shifts towards increased digital transformation in the 'new normal'. A new study from Syspro, conducted in October 2020, assessed the sentiment...

Absa customers warned of possible data leak

Some Absa customers' data could have been compromised in a leak by a bank employee. Absa reports that an employee has unlawfully made selected customer data available to a some external parties. According to a statement from the bank, the leaked data relates to a...

Ongoing lockdowns to drive double-digit PC growth

According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), shipments of EMEA traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) will total 82,1-million in 2020, a 12,7% year-on-year YoY growth. With the impact of the global pandemic not...

Innovation is vital, but companies don’t enable it

As many as 88% of innovation leaders agree that successful organisations encourage innovation at every level and within every team - but only 16% of companies include "empowering individuals" as an essential part of their corporate culture. This is one of the findings...

Global smartphone sales in Q3 decline

Worldwide smartphone sales to end-users totaled 366-million units in the third quarter of 2020, down 5,7% from the third quarter of 2019, according to Gartner. Overall global mobile phone sales to end users totaled 401-million units, a decline of 8,7% year-over-year....

Rebound for large-format, industrial printers

New results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker show that all segments of the industrial printer market began to recover from the Covid-19 crisis in the third quarter (3Q20). "After consecutive quarters of steep...

Online comes to the fore on Black Friday

While claims of a more digital world have been rife for some time now, on the back of Covid-19 and the widespread lockdown response to the pandemic, few events have served to confirm this shift to digital consumption as clearly as the Black Friday weekend. That's...

Independent SMEs saw 46% Black Friday improvement

In proprietary data released by South African payments provider Yoco, small businesses experienced a 46% increase in card transaction volume on Black Friday compared to the average volume processed on a Friday after pay day. In the build-up to Black Friday this year,...

E-commerce the winner on Black Friday

The number of new shoppers introduced to ecommerce over lockdown boosted Black Friday weekend total online transaction volumes by 50%, compared to 2019. This is according to data released by online payment gateway PayFast. The company processed a 283% increase in...

How Covid-19 impacted Black Friday sales

The impact of lockdown and Covid-19 was evident as Black Friday sales got off to a disappointing start with total spend down 63%, and trading volumes plummeting 33%, by comparison to last year, in the first minute after the clock struck midnight. Unlike last year,...

Smartphone shipments return to growth

Following a stronger than expected third quarter (3Q20), the global smartphone market is expected to return to growth during the holiday quarter this year. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone...

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Once something that required evangelism and education, cloud computing has become increasingly pervasive in the South African business world. By Matt Surkont, CEO of BlueSky In fact, a 2019 survey found that 77% of businesses are using cloud services of some kind in...

Have a fraud free festive season

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South Africa went into mourning from 25 November and 29 November, to honour those who have lost their lives to Covid-19, gender-based violence (GBV), and femicide, and to mark the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. By Joanne Van der Walt,...

Get the attacker’s view on your cyber defence

Steve Benton, deputy-chief security officer and, GM: cyber and physical security operations and programmes at BT, shares his insights on the five core aims of cyber attackers - and the multi-layered defence approach that could stop them targeting your business. I've...

Cyber risk associated with disruptive technologies

In speaking to Junaid Amra, head of the forensics technology solutions division at PwC, it is somewhat terrifying to hear the extent and sophistication of organised cyber-crime, and that it is on the increase. By Jonathan Crisp, risk intelligence committee member at...

Low-touch economy emphasises a digital-first approach

2021 will see the rise and dominance of the low-touch economy with a digital-first mantra, according to Grant Phillips, CEO of e4. Driven by the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic had on the global economy, Phillips says that business adoption of low-touch interactions...

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Specialist roofing group who cater for roofing supplies like roof sheeting, timber trusses, insulation, fasteners, flashings and gutters seek a Project Manager to go out and source our premises for the 30 new stores next year.You will need to have an in-depth...

Credit Controller at Headhunters

Our leading client in Cape Town is currently looking to employ a Credit Controller. ROLE PURPOSE:To manage allocated debtors (specific accounts) of the debtor’s book. Met monthly targets and maintain general accounting and administrative functions attached to the...

Senior Software Developer at Nigel Frank International

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...

Snr AWS Developer Associate at Sabenza IT

Snr AWS Dev Ass: Data Engineer (1173) An exciting company responsible for manufacturing one of the leading power vehicles have a great opportunity available within their automotive space for a Snr AWS Developer Associate: Data Engineer (Project Ingest) with to join...

C#/.NET Software Developer at Nigel Frank International

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Digital Data Architect Our client is a customer-centric and dynamic financial services company with a global foot print and a proud history of innovation. They are vibrant, successful and values orientated with an awesome dynamic culture encapsulated by the ethos. The...

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Client based in Cape Town seeks the services of a Mobile Developer to start with building our network performance assurance SDK to be used by third parties in their apps. This SDK will run network performance and other related tests and feed this data to our back-end...

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