Covid-19 and its effect on China’s ICT market

The COVID-19 outbreak that began in Wuhan, China late December 2019 has continued to spread - bringing shutdowns in extensive sectors including food services, retail, entertainment, and tourism in the traditional Chinese New Year festival season, with many companies...

Innovation drives SA’s banks to quicker cloud adoption

After many years of hype, with less change, banks are now faced with the pressure to keep up with the pace of technological innovation and an urgent need to adopt more efficient processes such as innovative mobile banking. Legacy IT systems pose numerous limitations...

Banks look to AI for KYC compliance

The Middle East and Africa's banking and finance industry spent $12,68-billion on information and communications technology (ICT) in 2019, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research, consulting, and...

Outdated, misaligned strategies seen at biggest risk for business

Concerns that the assumptions underpinning organisational strategy may be outdated or misaligned to current growth objectives topped business leaders’ concerns in Gartner’s latest Emerging Risks Monitor Report. Gartner surveyed 136 senior executives across industries...

Consumers save by streaming music, video

The use of video and music streaming services is rising significantly as South African consumers continue to look for ways to be entertained at a fraction of the usual cost. FNB has revealed that in the last 12 months to January 2020, its customers have paid close to...

Inflation accelerates to 4,5% in January

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on 19 February that consumer price inflation increased from 4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in December 2019 to 4,5% y-o-y in January 2020. Lullu Krugel chief economist for PwC Strategy&, and Dr Christie Viljoen, PwC...

Over-cautious counsel costs companies millions

The average organisation is losing more than $17-million a year because in-house counsel is giving legal advice that is too conservative, according to Gartner. "When legal advice is too conservative it costs the organisation broadly and the legal team specifically,"...

Bloomberg finds cryptocurrency regulation support

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's proactive cryptocurrency plans place him on the right side of financial history, according to the CEO and founder of deVere Group. Nigel Green was speaking out after the New York-based billionaire presidential hopeful...

New tech adoption is up, but benefits lag

Enterprise use of emerging technologies is on the rise around the world, but many are failing to capitalise on its benefits. This is according to the 2019 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, which questioned 888 CIOs from around the globe. It found that 61% of...

Innovation drives SA’s banks to quicker cloud adoption

After many years of hype, with less change, banks are now faced with the pressure to keep up with the pace of technological innovation and an urgent need to adopt more efficient processes such as innovative mobile banking. Legacy IT systems pose numerous limitations...

AI, big data to drive personalised retail experiences

Retailers across the Middle East and Africa spent $1,95-billion on IT in 2019, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research, consulting, and events firm forecasts this figure will reach $2,04-billion this...

SA boards under pressure to continuously transform

South African boards are under immense pressure to continuously transform in many aspects, in the face of socio-political and economic uncertainty, a volatile market, digital disruption, and increasing demands from shareholders and other stakeholders. The South...

Global spread of coronavirus-themed malware

While the world attempts to take control over the spread of the Covid-19 and tries to contain, eliminate and prevent it from spreading, hackers around the globe have found the new strain of novel coronavirus serving them well as an enabler for their activities. Check...

SA’s international connectivity restored

In the early hours of this morning (approximately 01h30) Openserve received confirmation, from aboard cable ship Leon Thevenin, that the portion of the SAT3/WASC repair offshore Congo has now been completed. This concludes a long and complex restoration process of an...

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Is software-defined storage going to revolutionise your business?

The growing importance of data to a business, coupled with ever-increasing capacity needs and always tight IT budgets, means chief technology officers (CTOs) are looking for solutions to help them optimise storage. By Hayden Sadler, country manager at Infinidat South...

Vodacom 4U, Rush up their esports game at Rand Show

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Removing millions of rands from school grounds

Cash-free school protagonist Karri has already removed millions of rands from the school environment. The school payment app was developed to remove the need for cash at schools, making learning environments safer for students and teachers. The school payment app that...

Companies prepare for the CIPC’s compliance checklist

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has introduced a new requirement for all South African companies to declare their compliance with specific sections of the Companies Act 2008 (Act) by completing and submitting a compliance checklist online. By...

Google’s next move: from search to discovery

Google has focused on evermore precise targeting of advertising for almost as long as it has existed, but the growing power and maturity of artificial intelligence (AI) is enabling it to take smart targeting to a whole new level. By Grant Lapping, MD of DataCore Media...

5G, mobile apps characterise this decade

5G will support more than 10% of the world's mobile connections by 2023, with an average 5G speed of 575 megabits per second, or 13 times faster than the average mobile connection. This is according to the latest Cisco Annual Internet Report, which notes that its...

Osidon takes on the CIPC – and wins

Online digital accountant Osidon, focused on supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners through accounting/tax/payroll and company registration services, has won a huge victory for small business owners and entrepreneurs in South Africa. Following pressure in...

Magic Orange secures international investment

Magic Orange has announced a significant equity investment by a group of investors, led by Collins Private Equity (CPE), together with Ora Capital, in a move that will enable further international expansion of its progressive Cost Transparency solution. Magic Orange...

Shiven Sukraj is new ABB country MD

Shiven Sukraj has been appointed as country MD of ABB in South Africa, effective 1 January 2020. This role is in addition to his current role as manager of energy industries business line, South Africa within Industrial automation. With over 25 years' industry...

BT expands dynamic network services with Dell

Dell Technologies has been selected to offer its portfolio of customer-location IT solutions to BT. This allows the global communications services provider to offer a broad range of new managed services to help its multinational enterprise customers deploy...

Python Developer (Int & Snr)

Our client based in Cape Town is looking for a Mid Level Python Developer. They looking for someone that will be able to assist in front end development as well as back end development and infrastructure maintenance.About the PositionDevelop high-quality code and...

Senior Technical Consultant

ENVIRONMENT:My client, an innovative company specializing in technological upgrades within the educational sector requires a Senior Technical Consultant with 5yrs+ relevant experience to take ownership of this role. You are technology and product expert who helps...

Front End IT Developer

Purpose Statement Responsible for the writing and coding of individual programs for Capitec Bank Front-End applications according to specifications. Experience - 3 years (with Qualification) otherwise 5 years' proven experience in software development - Experience in...

Developer: Front End

Purpose Statement - Responsible for writing and coding of individual programs for Capitec Bank Front-End applications according to specifications. Experience - 3 years experience in the following development languages: - SQL 2005 and higher - .Net (C#) -...

Team Lead Developer

We have been asked to source a Development Team Leader for a southern suburbs based company that is a leading player in the retailing sector that prides itself on being a creative and agile workplace.You will be a key senior member of the IT team, leading a group of 5...

Senior .NET Developer

Senior C# DeveloperStacey Maritz(email address)What you can expectThis brand new opportunity will see you joining a well-established, but growing organisation on their journey to dominate the market and continue making secure mobile payments easier for everyone!The...

Automation tester

Role Purpose:The purpose of the Automation tester is to develop test cases and apply testing methods and tools to technically test applications on Web and Mobile platforms, with experience in testing business functional requirements, regression, usability, sanity and...

Senior BI Developer

ENVIRONMENT:Take ownership of the data warehouse processes & information of a rapidly growing FinTech company seeking the expertise of a Senior BI Developer. You will also be expected to develop and maintain existing ETL as well as provide operational BI support...

Business Analyst – Digital Marketing

Domain knowledge: Understand digital marketing in a retail environment (preferable FMCG)Concepts such as PPC, SEO, content management, paid media, digital merchandising, marketing funnel, etc.Understanding of promotions / campaignsSound Data Analytics -...

API Developer

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