Is SA moving to a cashless society?

As the world shifts towards cashless payment methods, South Africa is gradually moving away from cash against a social and economic backdrop of inequality and slow economic growth. Research done by Diana Bresendale, MPhil in Futures Studies graduate of the University...

Foundational cloud services the key to digital-first strategies

Organisations' use of cloud is moving to the next level of maturity, spurring adoption of a cross-functional set of services to drive innovation in a digital-first economy. These foundational cloud services (FCS) for compute, data, and app frameworks will drive...

NASA’s Artemis Rover looks for water near Moon’s South Pole

In 2023, NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (Viper) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole to map and explore the region's surface and subsurface for water and other resources. Part of Artemis, Viper will...

No shortage of resources aimed at hacking the cloud

As cybercriminals remain steadfast in their pursuit of unsuspecting ways to infiltrate today's businesses, a new report by IBM Security X-Force highlights the top tactics of cybercriminals, the open doors users are leaving for them and the burgeoning marketplace for...

Amid uncertainty, hybrid work models still evolving

The global pandemic forced IT teams and business leaders to dramatically rethink where and how their employees work. With the post-pandemic recovery underway but challenged by the Delta variant and uneven vaccination rates, many organisations are still trying to...

Government plans for a digital future

Kathy Gibson reports from Huawei Connect - The South African government aims to ensure all citizens have access to digital technology and services by 2024. Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani, assistant director-general in the Department of Communications and Digital...

Africa Data Centre completes Midrand facility

Africa Data Centres has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus, which is one of the largest in Africa. Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres, comments: "We are thrilled to be able to deliver to our existing and future customers...

The future of workplace communication is evolving

With the rise of remote and hybrid work, more employees are now using instant messaging apps to communicate with colleagues, vendors, partners and suppliers. This is one of the findings in a new survey from Rocket.Chat. What's more, 95% of employees expect their...

Dogecoin mining profitability soared in 2021

The year 2021 was a good one for Dogecoin, as the meme-inspired cryptocurrency reached record valuation and became one of the top 10 cryptos by market capitalization. However, besides bringing sizeable investment returns, Dogecoin`s mining profitability also surged in...

PC monitor shipments still strong

Well over a year after the emergence of Covid-19 and global lockdowns, PC monitor shipments continue to show strong growth as the pandemic has drastically altered a formerly staid market. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC...

Hybrid multi-cloud key to IT’s future

Kathy Gibson reports from Nutanix .Next – Covid has wreaked havoc on our lives, fundamentally changing the way we live and work – and cloud computing has a big role to play in how we operate going forward. Through the last 18 months, technology has kept us connected....

Nutanix adds flexibility, simplicity to HCI

Nutanix .Next - Nutanix has announced new features in the Nutanix Cloud Platform, including the launch of AOS version 6 software, to help enterprises build modern, software-defined data centers and speed their hybrid multicloud deployments. “Our customers are looking...

Foundational cloud services the key to digital-first strategies

Organisations' use of cloud is moving to the next level of maturity, spurring adoption of a cross-functional set of services to drive innovation in a digital-first economy. These foundational cloud services (FCS) for compute, data, and app frameworks will drive...

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Digitally-driven solutions can bolster SA’s financial sector

Recent research released by Accenture and the World Economic forum (WEF), estimates that the adoption of digital technologies within the financial services industry can unlock R1,2-trillion in value for the South African financial services industry, its customers and...

Made-in-SA innovation slashes PBX install time

It's now possible for South Africans to create a smartphone-based PBX system in under eight minutes. This is according to a survey of 100 PBX-over-GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) users who created NoPBX switchboards. They were all able to make their...

Accelerated digital transformation means quick wins for insurers

Across the globe, digitally transformed insurers are weathering the pandemic more successfully than those relying more on in-person intermediation. Robin Wagner, senior vice-president: international insurance at TransUnion, explains why -- and the importance of...

Promising future ahead for SA travel and hospitality

In early 2020 leaders in the tourism and hospitality sector were faced with unprecedented turmoil in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic, which shut down the industry for four months. Since the start of lockdown, the industry has undergone various levels of...

Domain name system industry qualification coming soon

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) and the Media Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) have entered into a partnership agreement that will see accreditation of a formal skills development programme for the...

Entries open for the inaugural eLearning Indaba Awards

The search for the most inspirational e-learning experience is on. New Leaf Technologies is hosting its first-ever eLearning Indaba Awards, where corporate Learning and Development (L&D) professionals, HR professionals and corporate trainers stand the chance to...

Cloud, IoT and big data come together to add value

Cloud computing has, without doubt, become the pervasive computing theme of the 21st century. Now, organisations around the world are starting to roll out the application use cases that cloud computing enables, including the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT...

Why ERP projects fail

ERP systems require a certain level of planning and co-ordination to build and maintain. Unfortunately, many ERP projects ultimately fail as they are driven by short-term goals that have little relevance to the long-term success of an organisation. By Mark Wilson,...

Is chat commerce the future of customer engagement?

Simply defined, chat commerce enables consumers to make purchases, engage a service or get support, via their mobile phones, using the chat app of their choice. The global pandemic and the need for business to digitise even faster than anticipated has seen consumers...

Immediate response helps to prevent banking fraud

If you are like any normal South Africa, you approach intersections labelled high crime or high smash and grab zone with an overabundance of caution and the same applies to any intersection where there are a lot of people loitering around your vehicle. The last thing...

Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer

My International client is looking to grow their South African Team by appointing a Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer.This role will be fully remote and working with a well established team in South Africa and this opportunity will give you the growth to work on...

Database Administrator – WRHI – CDC at AJ Personnel

Purpose of the job:To coordinate and manage all ICT and HMIS systems in line with the donor, DoH, and program objectives.Location:TshwaneKey performance areas: Translate business needs to technical specifications. Design, build and deploy internal systems and...

Business Analyst at QES

My client based in Cape Town (Northern Suburbs) is currently looking for a Customer Experience Business Analyst (CX) to join them on an independent contract basis Experience as a business analyst in the financial services industry..Relevant formal qualification in...

Mid-Senior Fullstack Developer (C#.NET) at Datafin Recruitment

ENVIRONMENT:OUR client, a fast-paced Software Development company based in Century City, is offering an opportunity to a Mid-Senior Full Stacker who is smart, self-driven and gets things done. You will be responsible for the development of new software products and...

Senior Systems Engineer at Mediro ICT

THIS IS AN EE VACANCY - South African citizens Only. Work from office - Company based in Pretoria CBD is looking for a Team Lead Senior Systems Engineers role that involves analysing, planning, implementing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and enhancing large complex...

Data Analyst at AJ Personnel

Job Purpose:Responsible to interpret data and turn it into information that can offer ways to improve a business, thus affecting business decisions. Required to gather information from various sources and interpret patterns and trends and deliver to end-user...

Software Developer at QES

My client based in Cape Town is currently looking for Java developers to join themExciting opportunity to broaden your skill set with a market leading client JOB DESCRIPTIONPerform a variety of system development and support assignments requiring knowledge of...

Analyst: Franchise at Capitec

Purpose StatementTo support the Head: Franchising, Franchise Specialist and Franchise Dealmaker through the collection, compilation and capturing of all relative franchise information. ExperienceMinimum: At least 2 years' experience in the field of credit, credit...

Linux Systems Specialist

Experience and Qualifications:6+ Years IT infrastructure and operating system experience4+ Years Linux experience1+ Years Scripting and automationVirtualisation using, KVM, VMware, PowerVM, oVirtStorage management experienceTertiary IT qualification (3 years...

Data Engineer at AJ Personnel

Job Purpose: Responsible for driving, designing, and building scalable ETL systems for a big data warehouse to implement robust & trustworthy data to support high-performing ML algorithms, predictive models and support real-time data visualization requirements...

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