Despite challenges, AI still on a growth trajectory

Worldwide revenues for the artificial intelligence (AI) market, including software, hardware, and services, are expected to total $156,5-billion in 2020, an increase of 12,3% over 2019. While this year's growth is somewhat slower than previous years due to the...

5G still has a long way to go to reach its potential

While initial 5G services have been launched, there is much more underway to realise the full potential of 5G. This is among the conclusions in a 5G White Paper published by the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN White Paper, the second it has...

NASA astronauts splash down in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially-built and -operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight....

Less knowledgeable readers get news mostly from social media

Those who rely on social media for news are less likely to get the facts right about the coronavirus and politics and more likely to hear some unproven claims. The rise of social media has changed the information landscape in many ways, including the manner in which...

New bill seeks to criminalise more tax offenders

The new Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB), released on 31 July 2020, proposes a law change that will effectively lower the threshold for SARS and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to criminally prosecute taxpayers. By Jean du Toit, head of...

Standard Bank teams up with Silicon Cape

The Silicon Cape Initiative, an NPO and ecosystem enabler for tech-powered startups in the Western Cape, has announced a co-operation with Standard Bank. Silicon Cape chairperson Dr Sumarie Roodt comments: "Our partnership with Standard Bank highlights how carefully...

How to deal with workplace bullying and sick leave

If your workplace has turned rather hostile due to Covid-19 panic, you're not alone. Although sickness in the workplace is not uncommon, the strict guidelines in place to reduce transmission of Covid-19 and constant news updates on the spread of the disease, can make...

Covid-19 still negatively impacts global smartphone market

The continued global pandemic is impacting the worldwide smartphone market. Even as some countries and regions have begun to loosen restrictions, other countries are still dealing with the initial wave of the crisis. For smartphone OEMs, this means that the second...

5G still has a long way to go to reach its potential

While initial 5G services have been launched, there is much more underway to realise the full potential of 5G. This is among the conclusions in a 5G White Paper published by the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN White Paper, the second it has...

Semiconductor techniques used for NASA’s gamma-ray detector

NASA astrophysicists and engineers are adapting detectors used by earthbound supercolliders and creating them the same way electronics companies produce all modern consumer devices, including cell phones and laptops. The new pixel-based silicon detector technology...

Women shop around for the best deal

A Game survey carried out in the run up to Women's Month has found that 85% of South African women are hunting for deals on items they need, and only 15% are willing to stick to their favourite retailer despite the price. In addition, seven out of 10 respondents are...

Massive surge for tablet sales

Worldwide tablet shipments hit 37,5-million units in the second quarter of 2020, a remarkable 26% year-on-year increase. Tablets, part of the PC market, had faltered in recent years, but demand in Q2 2020 was boosted by consumers and businesses wanting affordable...

Cut your tech budget without wrecking your future

While every company will have to critically re-evaluate their 2020 tech spend, not every business is facing the same challenges. Forrester has released insight to help companies navigate the treacherous task of cutting tech costs in the short-term, without causing...

Cars down, bakkies up as sales stutter into new normal

New vehicle sales in July may have shown a clearer sign of which levels of market activity should be expected as lockdown regulations ease and the economy begins opening up again. WesBank warns, however, that it is too early to define any kind of trend or level of...

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Could agile data infrastructures save the retail sector?

Retailers have been hit hard by the current crisis. IT teams supporting struggling businesses now need to switch to maintaining critical infrastructures that support home-workers and enable online models to run efficiently. By Eran Brown, chief technology officer:...

Kyocera enters production print

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa is expanding into production print market with the launch of the TASKalfa Pro 15000c. The device offers low maintenance, high efficiency and low energy consumption, and provides solutions in an economical way for printing in...

FNB launches a virtual card

FNB is expanding its digital payments ecosystem by launching a virtual card for individual and business customers. The virtual card is available to individual customers across debit, fusion and credit cards and for business customers on debit cards. The virtual card...

Modelling could optimise Covid-19 resource allocation

Data is key in helping to deal with the impact of Covid-19 and intelligent systems can help organisations allocate resources more efficiently. By Akesh Lalla, SAS country manager This pandemic has impacted the world, affecting multiple sectors on a global scale. Being...

Why AI is the next best thing for customer experience management

While an omnichannel approach has become the norm across most industries, forward-looking businesses are considering the next level to gain competitive advantage. According to Andrea Tucker, research and development head at e4, to disrupt a market using omnichannel...

Analytics powers business recovery

If data is the oil of the digital age, then analytics is the electricity that delivers the current, giving the insights necessary to affect change. By Paul Morgan, business unit lead for data, planning and analytics at Altron Karabina Just like oil, unrefined data is...

PPO provides Mediclinic with maturity assessment

Around the world, healthcare is a business vertical like any other. Hospitals exist and operate within the healthcare arena with the ethical purpose of providing the best possible healthcare to the patients, while at the same time being able to generate profits in...

Covid-19 accelerates digitised education through social learning

The introduction of the fourth industrial revolution has already been transforming the education sector over the past two decades, with technology allowing students to access education from anywhere at any time. This, however, has been fast tracked due to the impact...

Tips to get you hired quickly

Getting a job after Covid-19 is possible. This is according to Fred Razak, chief trading strategist at CM Trading, who shares a few tips improving your chances of finding a job following lockdown. "Lockdown has had severe effects on global economies and South Africa...

Senior .NET Developer – 90% remote

Senior .NET Developer Cape TownTayla Allan(email address)Our client, who specialises in the Crypto Currency Sector, is looking for an Expert .NET Developer to join their team - working 3-4 days remote.Responsibilities:Experience with clients and meeting client...

Java Software Developer (1xJunior, 1xSenior)

ENVIRONMENT:My client, a leading software and services company requires Java Software Developer (1xJunior, 1xSenior) to join its team. You will require Software Development experience - specifically using online transaction processing, multi-threaded programming and...

Senior Python Developer

ENVIRONMENT:A reputable Financial Services Provider seeks the expertise of a passionate & forward-thinking Senior Python Developer to join its team. Working with Microservices Architecture, your role will include developing backend systems. You will require an...

Engineering Team Lead (Database)

Ref:  CH563 Our client, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Database Team Lead to lead the Database Engineering team in Cape Town.The Database Team is focused on supporting, maintaining, and improving all things database. We...

Intermediate to Senior C# Web Developer

ENVIRONMENT:Cape Town based RSA leading website requires an experienced Intermediate to Senior Web Developer who thrives on working in a dynamic and energetic environment to join their growing team.DUTIES:Contribute to the architecture, design, development, and...

BI Developer (EE)

ENVIRONMENT:Facilitate, developer & implement multi-disciplinary cross-functional data projects as your expertise & skills as a BI Developer is sought by a leading Asset Management group. You will also be extensively involved in all phases of the agile...

Project Manager IT

Project Managers WANTED Contracts may vary from 6 -12 months with extensions. Based in Cape Town and/or Remote work options. Based in Cape Town. Please forward CV to (email address). Learn more/Apply for this position

Business Analyst

Business Analysts WANTED Contracts may vary from 6 -12 months with extensions. Based in Cape Town and/or Remote work options. Please forward CV to (email address). Learn more/Apply for this position

Developers / Analyst Programmers

For all types of enterprise technologies stacks (Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon etc). Contracts vary from 6 -12 months with extensions. Based in Cape Town and/or Remote work options. Learn more/Apply for this position

Java Developer

Our client is currently seeking to recruit a Java Developer.Key Competencies and Qualifications:7 + years’ experience using JavaObject Oriented analysis and design using common design patternsKnowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologiesConstantly...

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