Say hello to fully-automated DNA storage

Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington have demonstrated the first fully-automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA - a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial data centres. In a simple...

E-commerce drives a need for smarter field operations

Mobile technology investment is a top priority for 36% of organisations and a growing priority for an additional 58% to keep up with rapidly evolving and increasing customer demand. These are among the findings from a Zebra Technologies study on the future of field...

Big surprises from small asteroid

A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid's surface. Bennu also revealed itself to be more rugged than expected, challenging...

First exascale supercomputer is on the cards

Intel and the US Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the US. The contract is valued at more than $500-million and will be delivered to Argonne National Laboratory by Intel and sub-contractor Cray in...

What Facebook content oversight means for Africa

Strengthening safety and encouraging free expression are among Facebook's goals for a new content oversight board, writes Ime Archibong, vice-president: product partnerships at Facebook With more than 1-billion people, and tens of thousands of languages and ethnic...

Why data and analytics is important for MSEs

Data and analytics can deliver profound benefits to midsize enterprises (MSEs), and are becoming critical for differentiation and even long-term survival. MSE farming operations can drastically improve productivity, growth and margins by using analytics disruptively,...

AI set to eliminate 80% of project management tasks

By 2030, 80% of the work of today's project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated as artificial intelligence (AI) takes on traditional PM functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting, according to Gartner. "AI is going to revolutionise how program...

Up to 600m Facebook users’ passwords compromised

Facebook is in the news again for a possible security breach. This time, the company has admitted to leaving hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed in plain text. The social media giant says these are potential visible to employees, but it doesn't believe they...

Inflation steady, but price pressures set to mount

Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reported on 20 March that consumer price inflation increased from 4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in January to 4,1% y-o-y in February - a smaller increase than the 4,3% that was expected. According to PwC, the StatsSA report suggested to...

Huawei scoops a quarter of EMEA smartphone sales

Huawei continued its rapid rise in the EMEA smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2018, gaining a quarter of the Android market for the first time in the region, while its value share of the Android market rose to a third. Arch-rival Samsung held its share in...

Security spend continues to grow in 2019

Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $103,1-billion in 2019, an increase of 9,4% over 2018. This pace of growth is expected to continue for the next several years as industries invest heavily in security...

Bioelectronic medicine goes mainstream

Bioelectronic medicine, technologies that utilise electrical stimulation to treat conditions of the human body, has been in use for many decades for the treatment of cardiac conditions. As companies continue to develop and commercialise new technologies, we are...

Big surprises from small asteroid

A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid's surface. Bennu also revealed itself to be more rugged than expected, challenging...

How industrial energy efficiency is maximized around the world

There are a wide variety of initiatives, policies and mandates around the world designed to promote energy efficiency. However, energy-efficiency strategies and investment varies by industry, according to a new report from business information provider IHS Markit....

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The operational impacts of IFRS 17 on your organisation

Set to reboot the insurance industry, the reconfigured IFRS 17 (International Financial Reporting Standard), issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in May 2017, will standardise the measurement and reporting of information relating to insurance...

Cloud email adoption drive need for cyber resilience

Microsoft's announcement that it has launched its first cloud data centres in Africa - one in Cape Town, another in Johannesburg - is a cause for celebration among South Africa's business sector. By Mikey Molfessis, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast South Africa As we...

Firm opens up flagship threat detection service

A cyber security firm is aiming to make threat detection and protection available to all business regardless of size or resources. Foregenix has updated its flagship FGX-Web solution to ensure even the smallest companies can detect external vulnerabilities on their...

Embrace chaotic innovation to drive application capital

Applications are now the primary vehicle through which digital businesses develop and deliver their goods and services. Moreover, the soaring valuations of today's most well-known digital giants are attributable to those companies' application portfolios. By Kara...

Demand zero downtime from your data storage provider

Today, downtime means lost productivity, lost income and potentially lost customers. By Hayden Sadler, country manager for South Africa at Infinidat According to an Information Technology Intelligence Corp. (ITIC) survey, 98% of respondents say that a single hour of...

How to rob a bank in the 21st century

In the early 1980s, South Africans were gripped by tales of the most infamous bank robbery gangs the country had ever known: The Stander Gang. The gang would boldly walk into banks, brandishing weapons, demand cash and simply disappear. These days, a criminal doesn't...

Netstar supports SA Special Olympics athletes

Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed technology giant Altron, is partnering with Special Olympics South Africa to develop technology initiatives that will impact positively on the day-to-day lives of athletes. The initiatives include adapting technology to assist many...

Loot box systems: is it gambling?

Whenever you think about gambling you usually imagine yourself hitting the jackpot at a slot machine in the casino. However, what if gambling covered more than just a chance at winning a tangible prize? Does South African law recognise the possibility of gambling for...

Use advanced AI to stay ahead of cybercriminals

Staying ahead of today's accelerated cybercrime trends requires adding artificial intelligence (AI) to an organisation's network security strategy, writes Doros Hadjizenonos, regional director: SADC at Fortinet. As the threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly, it...

.NET / Azure Software Developer – Woodstock

Job Type: .NET / Azure Senior Software Developer Location: Cape Town, WoodstockContact Name: Matthew TowersTeleph(contact number)Salary: Up to R65,000 p/mA client within the Digital Marketing industry are looking for a highly motivated .NET / Azure Developer who is a...

Senior .NET Specialist

Senior .NET SpecialistCape TownTayla Allan(contact number)Our client is in need of an Senior .NET Software Specialist in Cape Town, who will join a team of developers who create cutting-edge software. The developer is expected to be familiar with advanced programming...

Integration / ETL Developer

Integration / ETL Developer (Parvana)About the Client: Our client has a highly engaged team of engineers, software developers, administration personnel and a leadership team held in high regard by its's employees.They continue to grow steadily and now need to add...

Senior Java Developer

If you are a Full Stack Java Developer in the Cape Town area looking to work for a company with a footprint in the international market, then this opportunity might be for you! The position is available for permanent employment and contract...

Integration / ETL Developer

What are we looking for? • The right attitude, above everything else • Someone that will fit our culture and support our values • National Diploma in Information Technology, or similar qualification • 3+ years relevant experience in software integration development •...

Senior Test Analyst (Contract Position)

The project is an upgrade of Windows 7 to Windows 10. The senior test analyst will be responsible for the following: - Will work with the Test Manager to plan for the project Will coordinate with Testers of different applications impacted by the project to help them...

Fully Fledged Full Stack Developer – Claremont

Job Type: Fully Fledged Full Stack DeveloperLocation: Cape TownContact Name: Matthew TowersTeleph(contact number)My client is an ever growing company that are in the technology industry providing solutions within the finanical and insurance. Full Stack Developer to be...

Business Analyst Senior

A leading Wealth Management company is looking for high calibre Business Analysts to join their reputable business. The purpose of the role is to function as the link between business objectives and technology development capabilities. The candidate will primarily be...

IT Auditor

Confirming the design of key controls supporting the process. Confirming the effective working of internal controls by execution of audit programme. Obtaining the relevant audit evidence to complete the effectiveness testing (with the assistance of the Audit...

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