African CEOs drive inter-continental trade talks

At a time when intra-continental trade remains too weak, Africa's most influential business leaders have decided to come together and make their voices heard. The Africa CEO Forum aims to make the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) a driver for...

Say hello to fully-automated DNA storage

Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington have demonstrated the first fully-automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA - a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial data centres. In a simple...

E-commerce drives a need for smarter field operations

Mobile technology investment is a top priority for 36% of organisations and a growing priority for an additional 58% to keep up with rapidly evolving and increasing customer demand. These are among the findings from a Zebra Technologies study on the future of field...

Big surprises from small asteroid

A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid's surface. Bennu also revealed itself to be more rugged than expected, challenging...

1m users threated by ShadowHammer attacks

A new advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign that has potentially affected 1-million users through what is known as a supply chain attack. Kaspersky Lab research found that threat actors behind Operation ShadowHammer have targeted users of the ASUS Live Update...

Trust for SA institutions on the rise

Trust in South Africa has risen for all institutions - NGOs, business, government, media - with NGOs in the lead (60%) over business (58%) followed by media (40%). Government continuing to be the least trusted institution (21%). This is according to the Edelman Trust...

Weaker channel demand depresses smartphone volumes

Due to weakening channel demand, worldwide smartphone ODM/EMS assembly shipment volumes dropped 6,2% year over year during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18) with total shipments of 356,7-million. "Longer duration of smartphone usage has led to slow demand in the hot...

Tech that’s impacting higher education in 2019

Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019. The report highlights the technologies that higher education CIOs should have on their radar this year, especially as they look to enhance their competitive advantage and...

Lessons from the Cape Town drought

The Cape Town drought has powerful climate-change adaptation lessons for other South African municipalities. The University of Cape Town's (UCT) African Centre for Cities (ACC) released a new paper, "Unpacking the Cape Town Drought: Lessons Learnt", by Associate...

Bolt to add food deliveries

Bolt, an on-demand transportation platform that connects passengers with drivers across South Africa, has announced plans to launch a food delivery service. The launch is likely to see South Africa become one of the first three countries worldwide in which the service...

EOH outlines the effect of Microsoft termination

Microsoft's termination of EOH Mthombo's contract has become effective, and EOH is no longer a reseller of Microsoft software licences. The group today issued a SENS announcement that, on 12 March 2019, a number of EOH group companies also received a 30-day notice...

Say hello to fully-automated DNA storage

Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington have demonstrated the first fully-automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA - a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial data centres. In a simple...

The five pathways to the digital enterprise

Digital transformation isn't a buzz word because it sounds nice and looks good on the business CV. It is fundamental to long-term business success. IDC anticipates that 75% of enterprises will be on the path to digital transformation by 2027. However, digital...

Double-digit growth needed to meet Africa’s SDGs

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs) and the AU Agenda 2063. This is according to the 2019 Economic Report on...

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Rentokil Initial achieves cost savings with Saicom

The implementation of a host of services from local supplier Saicom has provided significant performance improvements and cost savings to business services specialist Rentokil Initial in its sub-Saharan region. According to Tashwill Carelse, Rentokil Initial's IT...

Kenyan life insurer goes paperless with SilverBridge

Liberty Life Assurance Kenya has contracted SilverBridge to develop a paperless application form that integrates with its existing policy administrative system. This streamlines not only the application process, but also enables the effective updating of customer...

How AI helps banks compete with digital-first players

Since the 2008 financial crisis, banks have spent a lot of time and energy on regulatory compliance and cost cutting. Until just recently, as a result of growing regulatory demands, investment in new technology took a back seat, as did innovation. By Patrick Shield,...

Practical cloud considerations around security, decryption

Compute in the cloud may be cheap but it isn't free, writes Simon McCullough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks. Most of today's apps are delivered via secure HTTP. That means TLS or the increasingly frowned upon SSL. It means cryptography, which...

Tech needs diversity of skills

At a time when developing technology skills for a digital world have become a priority, companies will do well not to limit their focus on acquiring computer science and programming talent but also expand into other, more diverse fields. By Hannelise van Wyk, EPM...

When it comes to managing your data, trust the experts

Data is arguably the most critical component of any business today, and yet for many organisations, data management is an afterthought, secondary to hardware and software requirements. by Iniel Dreyer, MD of DMP SA However, the insight that can be gained from data, as...

SA anti-crime tech exported through Africa

Amid the prevailing climate of economic doom and gloom are many South African success stories. The security seal industry, specialising in securing moveable goods and high-value assets using tamper-evident plastic seals, bags and similar, is one of these. This is...

Abu Dhabi government enhances digital services

Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) has announced a collaboration which will see ADSSSA leverage a range of VMware solutions. This includes digital solutions to support Abu Dhabi's unified government services platform, TAMM, and provide the...

Blue Turtle automates, optimises move to Microsoft SA data centres

With the official launch of the Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa, Blue Turtle announces a suite of services that enables a customer's journey to the Cloud. Blue Turtle will deliver Azure Migration Services that encompass discovery, assessment, migration,...

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MAIN PURPOSE To provide technical support and general administrative assistance to the Foods Technology Team with focus on analysing data and compiling accurate and meaningful reports. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - General administration as may be required by the Africa...

Cobol Developer (Mid)

Experience & Qualifications:An IT related degree or Diploma (BSc, BEng) - essential.Minimum of 5 years' experience in Software development using COBOL.Working knowledge of SQL.Linux experience is highly advantageous.Exposure to Microfocus Cobol, Powerhouse,...

Support Engineer

Our client, an established and growing Systems Integrator, providing multichannel contact centre solutions to customers worldwide, seeks to recruit suitably skilled Support Engineers to provide 1st and 2nd line application support to their expanding customer base...

Senior .NET Specialist

Senior .NET DeveloperCape TownTayla Allan(email address)Our client is in need of a Senior .NET Specialist in Cape Town. The candiate should be a dynamic, team player who is passionate about developement and has exstensive knwoldege in the following...

Desktop Technician

My client based in Stellenbosch is currently looking for an (End User Computing) Desktop Support Technician to join their organization About the company The clients South African Division is looking for a Desktop Support Technician, to be based at their Stellenbosch...

Senior Business Analyst

We view our client as one of the top digital organisations in South Africa, who provide marketing and support services to millions of clients across the globe. They are based in very trendy and upmarket offices in Century City, Cape Town. A multi billion-dollar global...

Senior Business Analyst

We view our client as one of the top digital organisations in South Africa, who provide marketing and support services to millions of clients across the globe. They are based in very trendy and upmarket offices in Century City, Cape Town. A multi billion-dollar global...

Senior SharePoint Developer

We view our client as one of the top digital organisations in South Africa, who provide marketing and support services to millions of clients across the globe. They are based in very trendy and upmarket offices in Century City, Cape Town. A multi billion-dollar global...

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