Connected vehicle shipments set to rocket

Worldwide shipments of connected vehicles, which includes options for embedded and aftermarket cellular connectivity, will reach 51,1-million units in 2019, an increase of 45,4% over 2018. In its inaugural connected vehicle forecast, International Data Corporation...

AI joins the fight for food security

IBM has announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population. For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines...

How to make space exploration ‘green’

NASA is looking for ways to make spaceflight more environmentally-friendly. A small spacecraft the size of a mini-refrigerator is packed with cutting-edge "green" technology for NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission, or GPIM, which aims to pilot a sustainable and...

Vodacom opts for solar power

Vodacom has installed solar panels capable of generating up to 34kW of power, which will supplement the energy supply of its Randburg base station controller. The new solar panels will help generate more than 50 000kWh of energy on an annual basis to power the...

IoT devices at risk from new Microsoft vulnerability

Microsoft has released information about a critical vulnerability in the Windows operating system (CVE-2019-0708). The vulnerability allows remote code execution by an attacker directly from the network using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in remote desktop...

New opportnunities drive African investment in TMT

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in Africa is expected to show impressive growth in 2019, with transactions forecasted to exceed earlier predictions of mergers and acquisition (M&A) investments worth $5,9-billion in 2019, according to...

People still distrust AI voice technology

A massive 73% of people don't trust AI voice technology to make simple calls - although trust does grow as they use the technology. Riley Panko, senior content developer and marketer at Clutch discusses the findings from recent research. Nearly three-quarters of...

AI joins the fight for food security

IBM has announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population. For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines...

Boost Gen Z’s personal brand to connect

Generation Z (Gen Z) consumers are 1,5-times more likely to follow a brand that provides content that boosts their own image, according to Gartner. Where previous generations were concerned with fitting in, Gartner research shows that Gen Z consumers are breaking that...

Connectivity enables Africa’s digital transformation

As the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, it's evident that broadband and mobile connectivity growth has had a dynamic impact on Africa. In 2017, mobile technologies and services generated 7,1% of GDP across Sub-Saharan Africa - a contribution...

Alternative data provides significant investing edge

A massive 71% of asset managers believe that using alternative data gives them an investing edge over competitors, according to a new study by Greenwich Associates commissioned by business information provider IHS Markit. OF firms surveyed, 74% agreed that alternative...

Hardcopy peripherals market declined 3,9%

Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) decreased 3,9% year over year to 22,8-million units in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. The brightest spot for...

Inflation declines slightly in April

Even as inflation has dropped, higher fuel prices have driven an increase in transport costs. Lullu Krugel, PwC Strategy& chief economist for Africa, and Christie Viljoen, PwC Strategy& Economist, unpack the latest inflation figures. Statistics South Africa...

Celebrating Africa Day with connectivity

Saturday 25 May is Africa Day, commemorating the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) in 1963. Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the AU in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well...

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Upskilling your workforce: an investment that pays

Implementing the right training and development programme can bring far-reaching benefits to a company. Upskilling employees is an investment that can yield significant returns for a company, says Mark Wilson, MD of Syspro. What if you could increase employee...

3M aims to heighten visual hacking awareness

As corporate South Africa gets to grips with the implications of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA), 3M has embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about the threat posed by visual hacking. It will be launching Visual Hacking Awareness Week from 21...

Strategising successful IaaS deployment in the enterprise

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is flourishing as one of the fastest growing categories in public IT cloud services with global IaaS markets expected to reach USD$59 billion by 2023 according to Market Research Future (MRFR). Key to this trend, however, is a...

A payments system taken for granted – because it just works

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about systems taken for granted because they’ve always been there and they’ve always worked. By Martin Grunewald, executive head: payments business at BankservAfrica Take the load shedding that we experienced in the first months of 2019...

Quality assurance from within

The World Quality Report by Capgemini, Sogeti and Micro Focus that surveyed more than 1 700 executives across 10 different countries found that the role of quality assurance (QA) has changed. It has shifted its focus towards the customer, becoming the enabler of...

Intergreatme raises R27m via crowdfunding

mergent South African regtech player Intergreatme has raised over R27-million - R3-million over its original target - in just 72 hours, following its launch last Tuesday of its public equity drive via Uprise Africa's crowdfunding platform. Most of the initial 120...

Changing workplaces: collaboration is in the detail

Can a workplace encourage more collaboration? Dell Technologies embarked on a journey to find out and give its employees more chances to interact. How would you define collaboration? In essence, it means to work together, but at the broadest sense collaboration...

Call for New Einstein Forum ambassadors

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), Africa's global forum for science, launches its call for a new class of NEF Ambassadors, young champions of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and social science in their countries. The NEF Ambassadors, one from each...

SUSE transforms storage with containerised and cloud workload support

SUSE has introduced SUSE Enterprise Storage 6, the latest release of its software-defined storage solution powered by Ceph technology. The new SUSE Enterprise Storage enables IT organisations to seamlessly adapt to changing business demands while reducing IT...

Python Developer – 4+ years experience

Python Developer Job Title - Python Developer Job Type - Permanent Location: Cape TownAbout the Client:Do you want to work for a company improving lives on a daily basis? Do you want to work on a rare technology stack that is rapidly growing on a global scale? I need...

Lead .NET Developer – Bellville

Job Type: Lead .NET Developer Location: Cape Town, BellvilleContact Name: Matthew TowersTeleph(contact number)A company that produces international based products, providing B2B documentation software for high level clients within the Legal and Finance sector are...

Senior Software Developer – Maitland

Job Type: Senior Software DeveloperLocation: Cape TownContact Name: Matthew TowersTeleph(contact number)Salary: Up to R60,000 p/mA client in an continuous developing industry are looking for a highly motivated Senior Software Developer who is a team player to be a...

Senior PHP Developer/Team Lead

Senior PHP Developer/Team Leader This role will involve maintaining the current systems and building new and exciting features relating to payments, online commerce, fraud detection and security. If you are looking for an environment that you can have direct influence...

Web Developer (Ruby on Rails)

ENVIRONMENT:Make your mark as a progressive highly skilled Web Developer (Ruby on Rails) sought by a leader in cloud-based analytics solutions. Working in a mainly Linux-based dev environment with source code on GitHub, you will be involved in technical specifications...

Mid-Senior PHP Developer

Our client, a growing leader in the payments and eCommerce space is looking for a mid-senior PHP Developer to join their great team in the Cape Town Southern Suburbs to help meet the demands of their rapid growth. If you are an ambitious and committed developer...

Full Stack Developer (Python/Ruby/Golang/Java)

ENVIRONMENT:An innovative investment firm seeks the expertise of a Full Stack Developer to help build their next generation of applications.  These world-class applications will provide an exceptional user experience on the desktop, tablet and phone.  As part of a...

Full Stack Developer (Python, React)

ENVIRONMENT:One of South Africa's leading Industrial Solutions firms who develops software for the mining, healthcare and maritime telecommunications is seeking a talented Full Stack Developer with a University Degree in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering with...

IT Technician

Very well established and International Systems and Integration company requires an IT Technician with the following experience (Position based in PE): - IT qualification is highly recommended (preferably with N+ and A+) - Windows networking experience - Must have at...

IT Technical Manager

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