The universe is expanding faster than we thought

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope say they have crossed an important threshold in revealing a discrepancy between the two key techniques for measuring the universe's expansion rate. The recent study strengthens the case that new theories may be needed to...

WHO recommends less screen time for children

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO)....

Intel debuts 9th Gen mobile processors

Intel has launched the new 9th Gen Intel Core mobile H-series processors, the most powerful generation of Intel Core mobile processors to date, designed for gamers and creators. "Our new 9th Gen platform is designed to delight gamers, creators and performance users by...

Industrial systems come under cyber attack

With international analysts warning of a growing risk of cyber war, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities, South African stakeholders must step up their efforts to mitigate risk. This is according to GECI, an international tactical cyber...

Government, operators have role in bringing data prices down

The Competition Commission has highlighted the factors contributing to high data costs and recommended actions to bring prices down. South African data prices are high compared to the rest of the work, particularly for mobile prepaid data. This is one of the findings...

A look inside SA’s unique work culture

The workplace has transformed over the years. Today, most organisations have switched from closed or sectioned off offices to open plan offices. This has changed the way in which we work and collaborate. A CareerJunction survey explores the workplace etiquette of...

The Falcon to fly in for Comic Con Africa 2019

Marvel star Anthony Mackie has been added to the list of guests that fans can expect to see at Comic Con Africa 2019, to be held from 21 - 24 September 2019, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Mackie achieved global recognition with his portrayal of the Falcon...

TymeBank hits quarter-million milestone

TymeBank has signed its 250 000th customer. Having launched with one kiosk in November 2018, the bank opened up to the public with just over 500 kiosks at the end of February 2019. Twenty-six percent of the bank's first quarter of a million customers are between the...

PHP under increasing threat

PHP, the programming language used in over 80% of the world's websites, is demonstrating increasing vulnerability. According to F5 Labs' data partner Loryka, 81% of malicious traffic monitored in the wild in 2018 was PHP-related, representing a 23% rise compared to...

EMEA PC market on the road to stability

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) declined year on year (YoY) in 2019Q1 for the second consecutive quarter, but at a softer rate (-2,7% YoY) and totaling 17- million units, according to...

Competition Commission recommends IT company fines

The Competition Commission has referred KF Computers and SAAB Grintek Defense to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution for cartel conduct. The two companies have been charged with collusive tendering in respect of a tender which was publicised by State Information...

IoT helps SAB keep beers cold

Thingstream is providing the Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solution to support South African Brewery (SAB), a subsidiary of the world's largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). The Fridgelogic Connected Cooler system will be implemented across South...

Consumer confidence declines in 2019Q1

The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on 24 April that South African consumer confidence deteriorated during the first quarter of 2019. The First National Bank (FNB)/BER Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) declined to a reading of 2 in 2019Q1, down from a figure...

$1,2trn to be spent on digital transformation

Enterprises around the world are making significant investments in the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation (DX) of their business models, products and services, and organisations. In the latest update to its Worldwide Semiannual Digital...

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How to bridge the disconnect between work and productivity

The challenge of measuring productivity has taken on a new twist in the digital age. One company has tackled the challenge and come up with new ways of solving an ongoing problem. Kathy Gibson found out more As the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes a reality, the...

Creating an esports team – a pro’s view

2018 was a landmark year for South African esports as one of the country’s best teams took the battle overseas and made waves in the international scene. A year ago Bravado’s top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team relocated to Arizona in the U.S., a venture...

Kaspersky Lab enriches APT Intelligence Reports

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Branders Printing Co boosts business confidence

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Enterprise software development underpinned by trust and transparency

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Security: the game is never over

The 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that most companies surveyed suffered severe financial consequences thanks to a cyber-attack. A study undertaken by Bromium and researcher Dr Michael McGuire...

Market leader extends contract with MiX Telematics in Nigeria

MiX Telematics has secured a three-year contract extension with a large customer in Nigeria, which has also elected to subscribe to additional value-added services to further improve the efficiency of its vehicles and the safety of its drivers. Headquartered in Lagos,...

How communications service providers can maximise revenue with cloud

While cloud adoption among communications service providers (CSPs) in Africa is still at an early stage - with many regional operators only now beginning to implement concrete projects. Hassen Hamza, pre-sales and business development manager: Middle East & Africa...

Hiring the best person for the job

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Six ways to optimise your cloud usage

Elaine Wang, cloud and software solutions director at Rectron, provides some tips for businesses looking to maximise their return on investment from the cloud For the longest time, businesses have been involved in discussions around the benefits of shifting their data...

IT Technical Manager II: Mobile Applications, Ref: TMA/ZR

Establish and lead a technical team and strategy for bespoke mobile application development. Advance our mobile application technology strategy in line with business and IT digital strategy.This is a permanent position based in Cape Town.TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL...

BI Analyst

The successful candidate must be able to understand and evaluate the customers' business to business intelligence requirements. Develop and deploy innovative, high - quality Business Intelligence solutions at customer sites. Project manage the delivery of Business...

Migration Analyst Developer

Migration Analyst Developer (Data Migration exp essential, SQL Server, ETL, SSIS etc.) Our client is a high growth, dynamic, innovative, global fintech business that operates in the global financial services industry. Due to continued success and expansion they are...

Data Scientist

As a valued member of the team you will need to: - Demonstrable experience of relevant data management consulting or industry experience - Implementation experience and deep knowledge in any of the following areas - Master Data Management, Data Governance, Data...

Lead Software Developer – C#

Lead Software Developer – C#Secure your future with this software giant.An internationally leading software company that works in more than 25 countries needs your leadership skills with sound knowledge in SQL as a Lead C# Software Developer.Harness your degree and 6...

Digital Strategist

Highly creative, analytical and pragmatic-Digital Content Strategist to be based in Cape Town. You will be responsible for conceptualizing, creating and overseeing the implementation of digital content strategies for new & existing clients. You will remain heavily...

IIT Support Technician

Please only apply if you meet the following requirements: Experience of at least 3-4 years working within Information technology infrastructure support. Showing experience of systems, support, diagnostic and resolution Own transport required Minimum Qualification...

Dynamics CRM Developer – Goodwood

Dynamics CRM Developer - Goodwood - Up to R70k CTC PMThis role is perfect for a Dynamics CRM/365 developer who is looking for a highly technical role, working with .NET in support of Dynamics CRM! My client works in the financial industry and wants to improve their...

Technical Support Manager

Our client is looking for a Technical Support Manager to manage, organize, and lead their Technical Support team at our Cape Town office.Requirements:You are experienced. You have a track record of success with respect to managing a 24/5 Service Desk environment, and...

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Back-end Developer (.Net)Based in the Southern Suburbs of beautiful Cape Town, you will be joining a small team of developers who love to exceed expectations, create interesting applications and learn from each other.Company visionTo be Cape Town's leading software...

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