Global IT spend set for 2021 recovery, growing to $4trn

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4,1-trillion in 2021, an increase of 8,4% from 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The source of funds for new digital business initiatives will more frequently come from business departments outside IT and...

Decline in health of SA businesses slows

The easing of lockdown restrictions helped ease the pace of decline in businesses' health, according to new insight from Experian South Africa. Experian's quarterly Business Debt Index (BDI) for quarter four (Q4) 2020 reflects the level of health of businesses in the...

Digital transformation tops the staffing agenda in 2021

CIOs plan to increase their IT staffing so they can further accelerate digital initiatives this year. A recent survey by Gartner found that 55% of CIOs will up the total number of full-time employees (FTEs) in IT across the course of 2021. They will predominantly...

NASA’s Mars helicopter survives first cold Martian night on its own

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has emerged from its first night on the surface of Mars. Evening temperatures at Jezero Crater can plunge as low as minus 90 degrees Celsius, which can freeze and crack unprotected electrical components and damage the onboard batteries...

AI, automation touted as the solution for SA

South Africa's only option for addressing poverty and poor economic growth is to embrace 4IR technologies such as automation and artificial iIntelligence (AI), to make the country more competitive. This is according to Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, vice-chancellor and...

Working from home hasn’t made the office redundant

After more than a year in which millions of office workers around the globe were forced to work from home for months and did so (mostly) successfully, businesses are faced with the question of whether 2021 heralds the end of the physical office. Downscaling or even...

Report highlights dangers of a single password

The number of annual credential spills has nearly doubled in the last four years, according to the latest Credential Stuffing Report. The report also estimated that the average spill size in 2020 was 17-million records. Those millions of credentials, including emails,...

Malicious WhatsApp autoreplies spread malware

Check Point Research (CPR) has discovered a new and innovative malicious threat on the Google Play app store which spreads itself via mobile users' WhatsApp conversations, and can also send further malicious content via automated replies to incoming WhatsApp messages....

Cring ransomware infects industrial targets through VPN servers

In early 2021, threat actors conducted a series of attacks using the Cring ransomware. These attacks were mentioned by Swisscom CSIRT, but it remained unclear how the ransomware infects an organisation's network. An incident investigation conducted by Kaspersky ICS...

Absa, AWS partner on cloud computing skills incubator

Absa Group has launched a cloud incubator initiative in collaboration with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), to enhance its cloud computing skills across its operations in Africa. As one of the largest cloud adopters in Africa, Absa is promoting cloud fluency as part of...

Decline in health of SA businesses slows

The easing of lockdown restrictions helped ease the pace of decline in businesses' health, according to new insight from Experian South Africa. Experian's quarterly Business Debt Index (BDI) for quarter four (Q4) 2020 reflects the level of health of businesses in the...

Telcos gear up to secure new wave of 5G networks

Telcos will implement a wide array of measures in 2021 to secure the next wave of 5G connectivity, according to a global survey of service provider employees by Heavy Reading and F5 Networks. As operators begin to rollout standalone 5G networks, they are moving...

Canadian software group bids for Adapt IT

Canadian software group, Volaris, has entered the Adapt IT fray making an offer to acquire more than 50% of the issued ordinary shares of Adapt IT for a cash consideration of 650 cents per share. The cash consideration represents a premium of 56,9% to the 30-day...

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Innovative support of medical practitioners vital

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AWS opens intake of its Equity Equivalent Investment Program in SA

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All businesses with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with POPIA, which comes into effect on 1 July 2021. Wendy Tembedza from Webber Wentzel offers a practical guide to the most important aspects. With the commencement date of the Protection of Personal...

AURA announces UK launch

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Senior Bookkeeper

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A well-established mining equipment company based in Lydenburg is looking for a Branch Admin and Sales Manager. Salary is between R550,000 and R600,000 cost to company, per annum. Benefits include medical aid and provident fund. Responsibilities Service existing...

Construction Manager

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Responsible for executing specialised technical functions to optimise mining processes within prescribed guidelines, policies and procedures to support the operation to achieve its objectives and goals.Process AnalysisConduct process analysis to ensure process control...

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