One small step for a man: a pinnacle of human achievement

Saturday 20 July marks 50 years since humans first walked on the surface of the moon, an achievement that defined the scientific endeavours of the 20th century. On 20 July 1969, after a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before...

In SA, just about everyone is hustling ..

.It's official: more and more South Africans are holding down more than one job. This is one of the findings from Henley Business School Africa's "What is the Future of Work in South Africa?" report, examining the side hustle economy. The study was conducted in the...

Jozi tops in Africa for women entrepreneurs

Even though it dropped slightly in rankings in Dell Technologies' Women Entrepreneur Cities Index, Johannesburg is still among the top 50 cities that support women entrepreneurs. The city's position at 36 is more indicative of the increasing competition to attract...

50 years ago Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon

3 ... 2... 1 ... we have a lift-off! Fifty years ago today (16 July 1969), three astronauts blasted off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and became the first human beings to land on the moon and return home safely. The Apollo 11 space vehicle was commanded by...

Ke3chang group targets diplomats

ESET researchers have discovered new versions of malware families linked to the elusive Ke3chang group, along with a previously unreported backdoor. ESET has been tracking the APT group, which is believed to be operating out of China, for several years. The newly...

Beware fake FaceApp application

Kaspersky has identified a fake application that is designed to trick users into thinking it is a certified version of FaceApp, but goes on to infect victims' devices with an adware module called MobiDash. Once the application is downloaded from unofficial sources and...

Made-in-SA taxi hailing app launches

Taxi Live Africa is a new locally-developed, mobile phone application that lets metered, private and owner-run taxi drivers to use electronic hailing. Taxi Live Africa has engaged with metered and mini-bus taxi associations on the development of the app. Following a...

Moscow harnesses AI for municipal services

A virtual assistant created on the basis of AI, which has been working on the Moscow government hotline since 2014, will now take on the Moscow Transport Department's hotline. The virtual assistant currently accepts meter readings, helps with housing and communal...

In SA, just about everyone is hustling ..

.It's official: more and more South Africans are holding down more than one job. This is one of the findings from Henley Business School Africa's "What is the Future of Work in South Africa?" report, examining the side hustle economy. The study was conducted in the...

Intel delivers 64-chip neuromorphic system

Intel has announced that an 8-million-neuron neuromorphic system comprising 64 Loihi research chips -- codenamed Pohoiki Beach -- is now available to the broader research community. With Pohoiki Beach, researchers can experiment with Intel's brain-inspired research...

The growing risk of cyberattacks, data breaches

Cyberattacks and data breaches have been ranked at number six in the top 10 risks facing organisations today. The risk entered the Top 10 list in Aon's 2019 Global Risk Management Survey for the first time (at number nine) in 2015 and is projected to go to number...

Tech, cyber threats the top insurance risk

Technology, cyber and change management risks have been pinpointed as the three biggest concerns for insurers across the globe. This is according to a Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation's (CFI) latest Insurance Banana Skins 2019 survey, in association with...

Security, efficiency, lower costs drive container use

A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) survey of IT and business personnel responsible for technology purchases found that improved security, enhanced operational efficiency, and reduction of management costs were the top drivers for the adoption of container...

The changing landscape of management styles

CIOs wanting a master class in situational leadership should look no further than the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. With Luke Skywalker Obi-Wan acts the mentor; with Storm Troopers the ignorable old man; and with Darth Vader the Jedi...

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Healthcare platform delivers medical care to cancer sufferers

A mobile healthcare platform is to play a key role in the delivery of medical care for South Africa's cancer patients, thanks to the partnership between local tech businesses Alignd and Signapps. Called Signapps Care, the locally developed platform is a mobile...

Why a solid CX still challenges companies

I hear many people say things like, "We are customer-centric and want to improve the customer experience," but that intent often doesn't materialise in any meaningful customer-facing changes. By Calton Nhando, digital consultant at IndigoCube There are many reasons. A...

Use existing infrastructure to benefit from 4IR

If South Africa is to reap the economic benefits of the fourth industrial revolution, it needs to look at existing infrastructure within the country's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and municipalities (metros) as a foundation for innovation and creating...

Kaspersky passes independent SOC 2 audit

Kaspersky has successfully completed the Service Organisation Control for Service Organisations (SOC 2) Type 1 audit. The final report, issued by one of the Big Four accounting firms, confirms that the development and release of Kaspersky's threat detection rules...

WiFi 6: next-gen Wi-Fi for smarter buildings and cities

As the quality and speed of internet connectivity continues to improve, thanks to technologies such as fibre, LTE and the upcoming 5G, users are responding by connecting even more devices to their local area networks, and engaging in bandwidth intensive tasks such as...

Power BI gets new AI, enterprise features

Microsoft Gold Certified Partner DAC Systems says the Microsoft Power BI business analytics service will be receiving several new updates built around enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise capabilities. These are designed to enable customers to more...

BT among first global MSPs for Azure networking virtual WAN services

BT has announced a range of new managed network services for multinational customers deploying applications and IT services in Microsoft Azure. The announcement comes on the back of the Microsoft Inspire partner event in Las Vegas, where BT has been announced as one...

In payroll, practical is good but insightful is better

To those viewing payroll and HR departments from the outside, one might be forgiven for assuming them to be fairly constant. By Sandra Crous, MD of PaySpace Traditionally, they are seen as fundamental and mostly administrative functions that work to keep the wheels of...

IT Specialist – Automotive

To ensure safekeeping of critical user and / or company information Ensure traceability and recovery of possible lost data have up to date readily available information Liaises with end - user regarding problems on the Microsoft Office Suite and...

Business Analyst (SAP)

The Client is looking to place a candidate who has a minimum of 3 years experience in IT and automotive or manufactuaring sector; a minimum of 2 years experience in SAP S/4 HANA, SAP MM/WM or SD Modules. The candidate must have experience in working with test...

Senior .NET Software Developer

Senior .NET DeveloperCape TownTayla Allan(email address)Our client, who is based in Cape Town, is in need of a dynamic and resourceful Senior .NET Software Developer who will take responsibility for various projects and report directly into the head of development....

Software Engineer (.NET)

Software Engineer - Cape TownStacey Maritz(email address)(contact number)If you are actively looking for a new challenge for the long term, enjoy working in a team environment and want to solve complex problems you'll love this opportunity.Here you'll be involved in...

Lead SQL Developer Cape Town

We have a great opportunity has presented itself at one of the country's top investment management firms. They are looking for a SQL Tech Lead to join their dynamic environment and manage a team of Developers as well as the technical aspects of the solution delivery...

Business Intelligence Analyst

A Large Telecoms company, based in the Cape Town is wanting a creative analyst to join their team, you will need to provide specialist support to various business areas with relevant, analysed information on performance indicators and business value drivers and to...

Security Engineer

Qualifications:Security related certifications – CISSP, CCSPIT related B degreeAdditional Requirements:Professional Registration / MembershipInformation Security ForumsISACAISC2ExperienceIT security experience (5-6 years)IT experience in retail environment would be...

Senior Software .NET Specialist – Parklands

Job Type: Senior Software Specialist .NETLocation: Cape Town, ParklandsContact Name: Matthew TowersTeleph(contact number)A growing IT software company that are the global leaders in delivering innovative and creative software applications requires an Senior Software...

Mid Android Developer

ENVIRONMENT:Craft exceptional code as you build and maintain cutting-edge applications for projects as the next Mid Android Developer sought by a Software Dev house providing customised business and mobile solutions. You will require at least 2 years’ experience...

Full Stack Developer

SAON Africa seeks a dynamic, highly motivated and independent Full Stack Developer who has a strong track record in PHP and Python Development. Roles and Responsibilities include; - Achieving operational objectives for the product department - Staying ahead of the...

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