9 recommendations to improve Facebook

Facebook could make nine "incremental" changes to ensure it becomes a better forum for free speech and democracy, according to a new report by academics at the University of Oxford in the UK and Stanford University in the US. Proposals include: an external appeals...

Want a free Tesla? Just hack it …

Fancy a new Tesla Model 3, but can't afford the price tag? No problem: you can have it for free - as soon as you hack into the car's security system. The car prize is part of Trend Micro's latest vulnerability research competition, Pwn2Own Vancouver, run by the...

Iconic Grease song becomes an immersive experience

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic film “Grease”, director Randal Kleiser and Diego Prilusky, Intel Studios’ general manager, revealed a teaser and first look at an immersive experience. A partnership between Intel and Paramount Pictures, the immersive...

10 new year’s resolutions CIOs should aim for

It's the beginning of a new year -- the time for CIOs to take stock of their personal development goals for 2019. This year, the focus is on the culture shift required to build digital business plans, as most organisations are on their way toward digital...

Blockchain pilot to trace and validate minerals

Committed to supporting human rights and environmental protection while helping infuse more transparency into global mineral supply chains, Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global have announced plans to use blockchain technology to trace and...

DCC opens Professional Services division

One of the region's leading distributors, Drive Control Corporation (DCC), has launched a Professional Services division which will be headed up by industry expert James Wood. The announcement comes as DCC enters 31 years of operations, a noteworthy milestone that has...

Elisabeth Moreno is HP’s new VP, MD for HP Inc Africa

HP Inc has announced the appointment of Elisabeth Moreno as the new MD for HP Inc Africa, effective immediately. Based in Johannesburg, Moreno replaces David Rozzio who will lead HP Inc’s Central Europe cluster. In her new role, Moreno will be responsible for...

A more convenient, less expensive way to send money

Kathy Gibson reports - South Africa is the most expensive G20 country to send money from - it costs about 15% to send $200.00, which is more than double the global average. This is according to studies by the World Bank, which also finds that about 68% of remittances...

Cyber risk a core concern for business

In the wake of mega data breaches and privacy scandals, major IT outages and the introduction of tighter data protection rules in the European Union, South Africa and other countries, cyber risk is now a core concern for businesses in 2019 and beyond. According to the...

Retailers embrace intelligent automation

IBM has announced the latest findings of a study into the Retail & Consumer Industry and launched new AI-powered innovations to help the retail industry accelerate customer experience by providing tools designed to optimise worker and business performance. At the...

Heightened risk will characterise 2019

One of the most important trends to emerge in recent years is that it is increasingly difficult to identify individual risks in isolation. This is the view of Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA, who adds: "We live in an increasingly connected world, which means that...

SASSA warning on social media scams

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it is concerned by the case of a man advertising the sale of SASSA cards on Facebook. SASSA and the South African Post Office are currently working with the police to get to the bottom of this matter and are...

Want a free Tesla? Just hack it …

Fancy a new Tesla Model 3, but can't afford the price tag? No problem: you can have it for free - as soon as you hack into the car's security system. The car prize is part of Trend Micro's latest vulnerability research competition, Pwn2Own Vancouver, run by the...

Future rosy for speech/voice-based tech

The recent global market report Voice, Speech, Conversation-Based User Interfaces 2019-2029: Technologies, Players, Markets from IDTechEx Research forecasts the market for smart speech/voice-based technology will reach $15,5-billion by 2029. From punch cards, to...

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Fujitsu, EXest use AI to help tourists in Japan

Fujitsu, Fujitsu Laboratories, and EXest will conduct a field trial using artificial intelligence to discover unanticipated needs of travelers visiting Japan, propose tours or other activity plans, and verify the effectiveness of the new service’s application. The...

Entering a brave new world for software developers

Software developers are in the enviable position of having the power to shape the future. This is according to software expert Cliff de Wit, who says it's an exciting time to be in the industry, but also a time for reflection on the ethics and responsibilities of...

Gemalto wins Kenyan border management

Gemalto, in co-operation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System (BMS) including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe, creating a faster and more convenient border-crossing experience for travelers and...

In a tough job market, know who you are dealing with

Times are tough, and the local job market continues to have a rather bleak outlook. Stats SA recently reported that the official unemployment rate increased by 0,5 of a percentage point, sitting at 27,2% when compared to stats for Q1 2018. According to Pine Pienaar,...

SA’s Routed signs expansion agreement for Ubersmith

Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider in South Africa, signed an expansion agreement to take further advantage of subscription business management software from Ubersmith, an INAP company. The company uses the Ubersmith software suite to automate...

The customer’s journey to the cloud

Migrating to the cloud is no longer the complex process it once was. Thanks to the evolution of technology, moving from an on-premise environment can be done much more efficiently than before. Even attitudes towards this strategic shift have changed. By Karl Reed,...

Cloud solution enhances compliance and risk management

A cloud-based platform to enhance performance in procurement and onboarding times, Passport 360 allows for improved visibility with regard to compliance, time and safety, and risk management, resulting in increased productivity. This results in a safer and more...

Are millennials turning away from remote working?

Much has already been made of the working habits of digital natives. An influx of young professionals joining the workforce who have grown up using the internet, mobile devices, social media and other modern technologies greatly affects the way businesses operate. By...

IFS extends field service offering

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the general availability of IFS Field Service Management 6 (FSM 6). With major enhancements and new capabilities, it has been field tested and is already delivering value for early adopter customer Eickhoff, a...

Businesses brace for 2019’s big tech changes and challenges

Simon McCollough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, assesses what 2019 has in store It's that time of year again. Businesses are dusting themselves down from a turbulent, fast-paced and opportunity-rich 2018 as they start to map out the year ahead. Now is...

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Senior IT Developer

Senior IT Developer Salary to commensurate with experience Port Elizabeth Job Function The purpose of the position is: To support the software development process Providing technical insights and direction throughout the SDLC and producing neat, complex and accurate...

Principle .NET Developer – CBD, Cape Town

Job Type: Principle .NET DeveloperLocation: Cape Town, CBDContact Name: Matthew TowersTeleph(contact number) email: (email address)A growing IT software company that delivers innovative software solutions requires an Senior C# ASP.Net Developer to join their Cape Town...

Mid – Senior DevOps Engineer

Mid/Senior DevOps EngineerJob Type: PermanentLocation: Cape Town, South AfricaContact: Alex ColbeckTeleph(contact...

Business Intelligence Analyst

A prestigious company is looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst to join their driven team and ensure that data storage structures produce fast data solutions to solve business challenges. The ideal candidate needs business acumen and experience in data analysis,...

Oracle Flexcube Developer

Oracle Flexcube Developer - Cape Town - up to ZAR70000 per monthI am currently recruiting for an Oracle Flexcube Developer for my client in Cape Town. The successful candidate will be working with a team of Flexcube developers. They will also have the opportunity to...

Digital Analyst

ENVIRONMENT:An innovative branding company based in Johannesburg seeks the expertise of a Digital Analyst who will develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of business goals and work closely with interface and visual designers to take a project from a...

Analyst Programmer

ENVIRONMENT:A leading investment group with a footprint on the African continent seeks the expertise of an Analyst Programmer, a graduate with majors in Information Systems or Computer Science, and at least 2 years' experience in Asset Management industry or in the...

Business Intelligence Administrator

We currently have a permanent position available for a BI Administrator based in Cape Town. You will be responsible for the health (performance, reliability, availability, security and recoverability) of the entire BI environment. Job Specification - Ensure the...

Senior Project Manager

This exciting opportunity requires a Senior Project Manager with a software, financial or engineering background to create and launch products. The candidate will be required to collaborate with developers, project managers, business analysts and QAs. The company...

Ruby on Rails Developers

You will: - Develop Ruby on Rails web applications - Build exciting new products to the highest standards - Work with exciting technologies and platforms - Lead by example and mentor junior team members Learn more/Apply for this...

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