AI uproots general-purpose computing architectures

There isn't enough computing capability today to process the amount of data being created and stored. A new study from International Data Corporation (IDC) finds that the processing and transformation required to convert the data into useful and valuable insights for...

Earwear and watches to drive wearables growth

The market for wearable devices is on track to reach global shipments of 222,9-million units in 2019, growing to 302,3-million units in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7,9%. According to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC)...

Digitalisation key as Africa bucks world growth trends

Africa's output grew by 3,4% between 2017 and 2018 despite the slowdown in global growth during that period, a new report by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has shown. The African Trade Report 2019: African Trade in a Digital World, launched in Moscow...

Technology drives a need to learn differently

Organisations have to put humans at the centre of their business strategies and, as technology evolves, it's imperative that we find new ways to learn. In its "2019 Global Human Capital Trends" report, "Leading the social enterprise: Reinvent with a human focus",...

Warehouse automation on the cards

Companies are focusing on forward-thinking warehouse fulfillment strategies to keep up with the growth brought about by the on-demand economy. Both automation and worker augmentation solutions will be a key focus for decision makers' plans during the next five years,...

Technology monitors human-gorilla conflict

Finding ways to improve how people and nature live alongside each other has been at the heart of a new project around the world-famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda in Central-Eastern Africa. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has launched a trial of an...

Tap and go offers a transport solution

A 2018 study conducted by Statistics SA, via a General Household Survey, reveals that South Africans undertake a whopping 72-million trips every month using public transport. With a public transport spend that consumes anywhere between 1% and 10% of total income,...

Russian banking Trojan goes global

Kaspersky researchers have discovered that the money-stealing mobile malware, Riltok has launched new variants and is extending its targeting from Russia to the rest of the world, disguising itself as services popular in France, Italy and the UK. Riltok was first...

G20 leaders urged to embrace cryptocurrency regulation

G20 leaders must take decisive steps towards a multilateral cryptocurrency regulatory framework - failure to do so would be negligent. This is the message from Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, speaking ahead of the G20 summit taking place in...

Smart cities will drive $189bn in spend

A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide shows global spending on smart cities initiatives will reach $189,5-billion in 2023. The top priorities for these initiatives will be resilient energy and...

Rise of large monitors boosts revenues

Revenues from desktop monitors sold through distributors in West Europe (WE) continued to grow in early Q2 2019 (April and May) by +12% year-on-year after an already strong first quarter. Larger monitors, with screens above 30-inches, made a significant contribution,...

Strong growth for converged systems

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 19,3% year over year to $3,75-billion during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). "Hyperconverged infrastructure...

Earwear and watches to drive wearables growth

The market for wearable devices is on track to reach global shipments of 222,9-million units in 2019, growing to 302,3-million units in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7,9%. According to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC)...

Capitec, FNB tie for best digital bank

apitec and FNB are tied for first place as South Africa's Best Digital Bank in the Couminate InSites Consulting latest SITEisfaction report. The report is an annual measure of customer satisfaction with digital banking services in South Africa, and rates each banking...

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Check Point debuts Malware DNA

Check Point Software Technologies has introduced a new artificial intelligence-based malware detection engine to its SandBlast Network threat prevention solution, to enable even faster, more accurate prevention of malicious attacks. The new Malware DNA engine...

Next-generation AI can aid SA manufacturers’ competitiveness

South Africa's manufacturing sector is under enormous pressure, contracting by 8.8% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to Stats SA. By Mohamed Cassoojee, MD of IFS South Africa This poor performance from the manufacturing sector was one of the...

Trend Micro launches new channel programme

Trend Micro has unveiled its new channel partner programme for the sub-Saharan Africa region. With the new programme, reseller partners in the region will be able to access a host of benefits that will fast track channel enablement and provide the basis for improved...

The ABC of DevOps

Simon McCullough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, simplifies one of the industry's most intriguing and influential IT trends. What do you think about when you hear the term "DevOps"? Abstruse, impenetrable concept or conduit to a brave new world?...

MultiChoice starts restructure consultation

MultiChoice South Africa confirms that it is has commenced with the consultation process announced last week as part of the Video Entertainment company's realignment of its customer care (call centre) and walk-in centres. MultiChoice announced that the two sections of...

EOH joins AWS Well-Architected Partner Programme

EOH has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Partner Programme to gain the expertise needed to help AWS customers build solutions, implement best practices, audit workloads, and make improvements to their cloud environments at scale. The company is...

Help is a tap away for Uber riders

Using Uber safely starts with riders checking their ride details. But what happens when an accident or an incident happens on a trip? With safety being a number one priority for Uber, they have provided features to keep you safe from before your trip starts to after...

Acronis appoints new master distributor for emerging markets

Acronis has appointed Acronis Emerging Markets (AEM) as a new master distributor to increase its focus on, and accelerate growth in, the Latin American and African markets. As part of the agreement, AEM will market and distribute the full range of Acronis cyber...

Bravado unveils its first Fortnite team

They have been blazing trails in Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and FIFA. Now South Africa's top esports group, sponsored by Dell, Alienware and Intel, has expanded into one of the biggest competitive games on the planet. Bravado Fortnite will...

JIT is key to optimising the FMCG supply chain

The ability to manufacture 'just enough' stock to cover orders and deliver 'just enough' product to every retailer is the optimal supply chain scenario in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. By Andrew Dawson, commercial director at MACMobile This is known...

Senior Business Analyst

Our client based in East London is looking for a Senior Business Analyst to be on a 12 months extendable contract Qualifications and Experience: - Relevant IT Tertiary Qualification - 6 years + experience as Project Manager is required - 6 years + experience as...

IT Professional

Our Client in Manufacturing is seeking a IT Professional to join their East London plant. Learn more/Apply for this position

SharePoint Developer (Johannesburg OR East London)

Purpose of the position:- To architect, design, develop and deploy custom SharePoint solutions and applications for the organisation, that extend the Microsoft SharePoint / Office365 platforms.- Whilst mainly customer facing, the position takes ownership of business...

Data Technician

The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a research platform funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF). SAEON is mandated to establish and manage long-term environmental...

IT Professional (Systems)

Position Summary: To support the current project and Future projects by fulfilling the scope of work related to the deliverables.The position will be reporting into the Regional IT Manager Responsibilities: Focus on the company launch...

Systems Technician

Systems Technician Key Performance Areas: The successful candidate will report to the Automation Engineer and will be accountable for the site control systems, calibrations, electrical and instrumentation support to all departments. The candidate will participate in...

Project manager

KEY JOB OUTPUTS : The key job outputs of the function include, but are not limited to: - Prepare project plan and obtain management approval of the project plan: customer internal industrialization timing plan - Analyse the actual performance against the plan and make...

ISO Systems Administrator

Duties: - Develop, implement and maintain integrated ISO Management System (contact number)) - Internal Audits - Document Control - Administration - Non conformance Investigation - Report writing Requirements: - Matric (Grade 12) - ISO (contact number) Implementation...

Senior Systems Engineer

Our client, a South African-based information and communications technology (ICT) market leader is seeking to employ a Senior Systems Engineer. Strictly EE candidates only! Awesome career opportunity awaits!  The successful candidate should have...

IT Technician (Forecourt and POS)

Duties: - Installing and maintaining forecourt and POS-related hardware. - Ensuring maximum productivity of clients and end-users. - Provide both remote and on-site First Level End User support. - Installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of POS and forecourt...

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