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...

First exascale supercomputer is on the cards

Intel and the US Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the US. The contract is valued at more than $500-million and will be delivered to Argonne National Laboratory by Intel and sub-contractor Cray in...

Corporates are bracing for recession

An analysis of S&P 500 2018 earnings transcripts shows fading exuberance among corporate executives as the year progressed, according to Gartner. Several sectors are undergoing an earnings recession, and efficiency and restructuring initiatives are increasingly...

AI set to eliminate 80% of project management tasks

By 2030, 80% of the work of today's project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated as artificial intelligence (AI) takes on traditional PM functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting, according to Gartner. "AI is going to revolutionise how program...

Up to 600m Facebook users’ passwords compromised

Facebook is in the news again for a possible security breach. This time, the company has admitted to leaving hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed in plain text. The social media giant says these are potential visible to employees, but it doesn't believe they...

Security spend continues to grow in 2019

Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $103,1-billion in 2019, an increase of 9,4% over 2018. This pace of growth is expected to continue for the next several years as industries invest heavily in security...

Bioelectronic medicine goes mainstream

Bioelectronic medicine, technologies that utilise electrical stimulation to treat conditions of the human body, has been in use for many decades for the treatment of cardiac conditions. As companies continue to develop and commercialise new technologies, we are...

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...

How industrial energy efficiency is maximized around the world

There are a wide variety of initiatives, policies and mandates around the world designed to promote energy efficiency. However, energy-efficiency strategies and investment varies by industry, according to a new report from business information provider IHS Markit....

SAS ploughs $1bn into AI

SAS is investing $1-billion in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next three years through software innovation, education, expert services and more. "At SAS, we remain dedicated to our customers and their success, and this investment is another example of that...

Google launches connected gaming platform

Google has launched a new gaming platform, Stadia. Phil Harrison, vice-president and GM at Google Stadia, describes Stadia as a new video game platform, delivering instant access to games on any type of screen - be it TV, laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone. "Our...

Public access WiFi goes live at UWC

Cell C, in partnership with Facebook, has announced that its first public access WiFi hotspots are now live at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), supported by the Facebook Express WiFi platform. The Facebook Express WiFi platform will help Cell C bring fast,...

Double-digit growth forecast for wearables

The worldwide market for wearable devices, now inclusive of wireless headphones with smart assistants, is forecast to grow 15,3% over the previous year to 198,5-million units by the end of 2019, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly...

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Is Dr Google redefining our professional relationships?

Do search engines and other online innovations have the power to redefine professional relationships across industries? By Auguste Coetzer, a director or Signium Africa The question gathers urgency among corporate achievers looking to take the reins of major companies...

The benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure

The technology industry is changing, and Information Technology (IT) managers are demanding more and more from infrastructure - always looking for a way to better functions and speed up processes. Alan Browning, hyperconverged solutions leader: data centre group at...

WD Black SN750 NVME SSD accelerates gaming

Western Digital has launched its second-generation, high-performance WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD with up to 2Tb capacity on a single-sided M.2 form factor, and will be showcasing a version for desktop systems or custom-built gaming rigs, which has an integrated heatsink...

The operational impacts of IFRS 17 on your organisation

Set to reboot the insurance industry, the reconfigured IFRS 17 (International Financial Reporting Standard), issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in May 2017, will standardise the measurement and reporting of information relating to insurance...

Cloud email adoption drive need for cyber resilience

Microsoft's announcement that it has launched its first cloud data centres in Africa - one in Cape Town, another in Johannesburg - is a cause for celebration among South Africa's business sector. By Mikey Molfessis, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast South Africa As we...

Firm opens up flagship threat detection service

A cyber security firm is aiming to make threat detection and protection available to all business regardless of size or resources. Foregenix has updated its flagship FGX-Web solution to ensure even the smallest companies can detect external vulnerabilities on their...

Embrace chaotic innovation to drive application capital

Applications are now the primary vehicle through which digital businesses develop and deliver their goods and services. Moreover, the soaring valuations of today's most well-known digital giants are attributable to those companies' application portfolios. By Kara...

Demand zero downtime from your data storage provider

Today, downtime means lost productivity, lost income and potentially lost customers. By Hayden Sadler, country manager for South Africa at Infinidat According to an Information Technology Intelligence Corp. (ITIC) survey, 98% of respondents say that a single hour of...

How to rob a bank in the 21st century

In the early 1980s, South Africans were gripped by tales of the most infamous bank robbery gangs the country had ever known: The Stander Gang. The gang would boldly walk into banks, brandishing weapons, demand cash and simply disappear. These days, a criminal doesn't...

Software Developer – Some remote work

Senior .NET Developer - R 60 000 CTC pmIf you would like to work for a smaller team, but in a well-established company, in a creative environment that allows flexi-time and work from home 1 day a week, apply below.You'll be working on projects within the digital...

Senior IT Systems Analyst / Solutions Architect (REF HE CT)

We currently have a fixed term possible permanent role available for a Senior IT Systems Analyst / Solutions Architect based in Cape Town. Position PurposeTo liaise and coordinate activities between the customer and IT professionals or external parties to ensure...

Junior Business Analyst: Pricing & Claims

Qualifications:Matric with Mathematics and / or AccountingDegree or Diploma in Financial / Accounting field (or studying towards one) advantageousExperience: A solid understanding of customer claims in the FMCG industryAt least 2 years’ experience in a claims or...

Systems Analyst

If you love working in a dynamic environment where you will be met with new challenges and work with the best while working towards a humanitarian movement, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. An exciting tech company, operating in the FinTech Social...

Java Developer

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Intermediate to Senior level Java Developer situated in Cape Town. Our Client is an established company specialising in marketing solutions as well as gaming solutions for a wide range of clients. They are on the...

SageX3 ERP Consultant (Architect)

Our client in Cape Town is Currently looking for a Sage X3 ERP consultant with Solutions architecture experience who is wanting to embark on the journey of cross training into MS Dynamics Nav and AX on top of their experience in Sage X3 ERP and is wanting to widen...

Back-End Developer

Back-End DeveloperCape TownTayla Allan(email address)Our client is looking for a Back-End Developer in Cape Town, who will be an enthusiastic team player, working with a team of C# developers who are creating a game changing platform for the business.The developer is...

Web Engineer (Century City)

Senior Web EngineerLocations : Century City - Cape TownJob Type: PermanentSalary: Up to R900,000If you are a Web professional with at least 5+ years' experience in front-end development, then I have the opportunity for you. This role is set in Century City, with a...

Senior Test Analyst (Contract Position)

The project is an upgrade of Windows 7 to Windows 10. The senior test analyst will be responsible for the following: - Will work with the Test Manager to plan for the project Will coordinate with Testers of different applications impacted by the project to help them...

.NET / Azure Genius – CBD

Job Type: .NET / Azure DeveloperLocation: Cape Town, CBDContact Name: Matthew TowersTeleph(contact number)If you're interested in developing your skills and enhancing your career, for a company that is one of the biggest and best in their industry then this is the job...

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