The vicious cycle of global warming and forest fires

Increasingly frequent and severe forest fires could burn generations-old carbon stored in the soils of boreal forests, according to results from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) funded by NASA's Earth Science Division. Releasing this previously...

Developers wield enormous influence in digital transformation

Developers have significant autonomy with respect to the selection of developer tools and technologies, and also exercise influence over enterprise purchasing decisions and should be viewed as key stakeholders in IT purchasing and procurement within any organisation...

Technologies that are set to transform African business

Smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems are all set to have a transformational impact on African businesses over the next two years. This is according to the 2019 Gartner Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa. “IT...

Technology brings live cricket scores to fans around the world

Every summer, Andy Nott spends his Saturdays on a verdant cricket field with his local team from Calne, a picturesque town in southwest England. But, instead of batting and fielding balls, Nott is live-scoring his team's seven-hour matches, often from inside a...

Surge forecast for 5G network infrastructure revenue

In 2020, worldwide 5G wireless network infrastructure revenue will reach $4,2-billion, an 89% increase from 2019 revenue of $2,2-billion, according to Gartner. Additionally, Gartner forecasts that investments in 5G NR network infrastructure will account for 6% of the...

Inflation drops to 4% in July

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported that consumer price inflation dropped from 4,5% year-on-year (y-o-y) in June to 4,0% y-o-y in July. This was lower than economists' median expectation of 4,4% and also the lowest reading since March 2018. A measured...

Biometric databases a new target for hackers

The significant breach and vulnerabilities recently discovered by vpnMentor researchers within Suprema's BioStar 2 database are enough to scare any potential end user away from biometric security measures, writes Danielle Van Zandt, industry analyst, security, at...

Old Mutual claims a first with drones

Old Mutual iWYZE says it will soon be the first South African insurer to deploy the commercial use of drones, together with drone mapping technology and photogrammetry, in its operating model. After a rigorous two-year planning and pre-registration process, the...

Tackling late payments on World Entrepreneurs Day

Today (21 August) is World Entrepreneurs’ Day (WED). Designed to celebrate entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders around the world, WED is the perfect time to discuss the issues that people who start a business alone face and what they can do to overcome them. By Colin...

Developers wield enormous influence in digital transformation

Developers have significant autonomy with respect to the selection of developer tools and technologies, and also exercise influence over enterprise purchasing decisions and should be viewed as key stakeholders in IT purchasing and procurement within any organisation...

Virtual cards for online shopping take off

Consumers are embracing the technology offered by virtual cards, as Standard Bank starts to see the benefits of the online shopping ecosystem. In the past nine months, virtual card payments have increased by more than 300%, albeit they started off at a very low base....

How to win in a direct-to-consumer market

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands are threatening retailer market share with their unconventional business models and provocative brand ethos. This is according to a new report from Forrestor. However, a study conducted by the company also shows that the DTC hype...

Intel pushes ‘AI everywhere’ agenda

Intel has revealed new details of upcoming high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) accelerators: Intel Nervana neural network processors, with the NNP-T for training and the NNP-I for inference. Intel engineers also presented technical details on hybrid chip...

Blockchain to reconcile hotel commissions

Travel industry technology company Travelport has announced the development of a blockchain solution to enhance the hotel commission reconciliation process. Working with IBM Services and travel management company BCD Travel as well as a number of high-profile hotel...

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A cashless society may not equal financial inclusion

As the world adopts the digitisation of everyday life, there is a global trend aiming at financial inclusion. The improvements in technology have resulted in opportunities for payment solutions and governments to offer more affordable transacting for the previously...

An overview of the high demand spectrum policy

The Department of Communications has published its highly-anticipated 'Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network' which purports to address South Africa's longstanding spectrum scarcity challenges. Nozipho...

RFID, intelligence cut hospitality industry shrinkage

The global hospitality industry is in crisis with fragile economies, depressed tourism numbers and political uncertainty. By Dave Joyce, MD of Nimble Technologies With increasing pressure on the bottom line, the industry is searching for every opportunity to manage...

Alternative education solutions in a changing world

Unemployment is a growing problem in South Africa, with recent figures from Stats SA, claiming the unemployment rate has increased to 29% in the second quarter of 2019, up from 27,6% in the period before. "The youth are facing a crisis with regards to unemployment."...

IQbusiness ramps up its acquisition strategy with Genex Insights

Independent management consulting firm IQbusiness has acquired Genex Insights, the South African-based insights and market research company, as it ramps up an ambitious M&A strategy to compound its organic growth. The acquisition is effective from March this year,...

IsoMetrix acquired to create NOSA partnership

The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $223-billion of assets under management, has acquired a majority stake in IsoMetrix, a world-leading environmental, health and safety (EHS) software vendor, through its $698-million Carlyle Africa (Buyout) Fund. Madison...

Shifting the way we communicate with smart technology

From intra-office meetings to talking to clients, corporations are built on an invisible network of collaboration. This network forms the core of business relationships and communications and connects the entire supply chain, without which, most businesses would be...

The dark side of apps

With the world's population of mobile phone users set to reach 4,68-million this year - 2,7-billion of those being smartphone users, mobile device security threats are on the rise. "Apps pose a real problem for mobile users, who give them sweeping permissions, but...

Small businesses are the most attractive to cybercriminals

More than half (54%) of all cyber-attacks result in financial damages, not to mention lost revenue, customers, reputation damage and business downtime. This is according to the Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark study, and according to Westcon-Comstor, the...

Vox introduces hardware-as-a-service offering

Vox has entered into an exclusive partnership with Go Rentals to introduce a hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) offering, which is aimed at providing local small and medium businesses (SMEs) with quick, affordable, and scalable access to a wide variety of IT infrastructure...

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Our new client, an innovative PE based company that provides business solutions based on Information Technology , is currently looking to employ a Software Developer to join enthusiastic team. The applicant must have previous work experience and a tertiary...

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Our client an IT Services company which provides a full range of IT services is looking for a Service Support Engineer to join their team.Purpose of role:Provide support to all clients: ticket management and resolution; service maintenance tasks (i.e. backup...

Information Management Systems

HR Information Systems Superintendent Mining Industry Northern Cape Permanent position D2 Grading Level Skills needed: - Oracle, Signify, ER Navigator, LMS, Time & Attendance, UPK's, ODI's - HR Degree - Computer Science or Informaton Technology Diploma -...

Senior Architectural Software Developer (Back-end)

A top global company is looking for a dynamic Senior Architectural Software Developer (Back-end) to join their team.Responsibilities: To play a key role when rewriting SH:C A good understanding with design patterns, solid principles, .Net Core,...

Senior Front End Software Developer (UI/UX)

A top global company is looking for a dynamic Senior Front End Software Developer to join their team. Requirements: MVC pattern. You have a working knowledge of the latest UI technologies, frameworks and concepts including HTML 5, REST, jQuery, AJAX,...

QA Automation Engineer

Our client, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Software Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to join our team in Cape Town or Stellenbosch We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people...

Senior Software Engineer – Python

As a Software Development Engineer you will help to architect, implement, support and maintain scalable services in a heterogeneous environment. You will be able to influence both business and architectural decisions, while working on end-to-end technology solutions....

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Free State Opportunity for a Junior ProgrammerJob & Company Description:Join a dynamic agricultural company which offers big possibilities for growth.This company exists to ensure prosperity and sustainability for agricultural producers, shareholders and all...

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Do you rate your Programming skill set, in C# & .NET 4.0 specifically, or are you wanting to pursue a career in Software Development and you feel you have great talent? If so, this is an opportunity for you to work with a top Development team! Our client, a global...

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