SA spending ticks up ahead of festive season

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types.  October – South Africa’s third biggest month for retail spending after...

Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic growth will edge down to 3% in 2019, from a rate of 3,2% in 2018, according to the annual Top 10 Economic Predictions released today by business information provider IHS Markit. While global growth will continue to decelerate, the economy will also...

Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

A new IBM study estimates that 62% of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021. However, the research also finds that only a small percentage of OEMs and suppliers are currently ready for blockchain or have a...

NASA’s InSight takes its first selfie

NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft has used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken...

Eskom sustainability task team appointed

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed an Eskom Sustainability Task Team to advise government on actions to resolve Eskom’s operational, structural and financial challenges. This high-level task team consists of individuals with extensive electricity, management and...

Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic growth will edge down to 3% in 2019, from a rate of 3,2% in 2018, according to the annual Top 10 Economic Predictions released today by business information provider IHS Markit. While global growth will continue to decelerate, the economy will also...

Strong growth for wireless LAN

The combined enterprise and consumer wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments rose 6,9% year over year in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) with worldwide revenues of $2,7-billion. According to results published in the International Data Corporation (IDC)...

Time to re-evaluate the digital experience

Facing an explosion of digital clutter resulting from two decades of rapid technology growth and innovation, people and organisations are rethinking what they really want, says a new report by Accenture. A fundamental re-examination of what people want and value is...

Legal teams must get ready for digital

Eight in 10 corporate legal departments are unprepared to support their organisations' digital initiatives, according to Gartner. "Digital ready" legal departments -- those properly prepared and positioned to support digital business efforts -- can increase on-time...

Solid global growth for switches

The Worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $7.3 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), an increase of 8,1% year over year. Meanwhile, total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenues declined 5,1% year over year in 3Q18...

SA-based blockchain to support ticketing app

South African-based blockchain protocol Tari expects to be leveraged by Big Neon, a new company developing a blockchain-enabled platform to modernise the ticketing industry. Big Neon plans to use the Tari digital assets protocol to manage the issuance and resale of...

Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

A new IBM study estimates that 62% of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021. However, the research also finds that only a small percentage of OEMs and suppliers are currently ready for blockchain or have a...

Retailers could be in for a bleak Xmas

While more South Africans participated in the Black Friday shopping event in 2018 compared to the preceding year, the average spend per consumer dropped noticeably. Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen, Maura Feddersen and Genevieve Frydman, PwC Strategy& economists, look...

Are bots listening in to your earnings calls?

Your investors can use natural language processing and sentiment analysis to detect hidden sentiment on earnings calls. Tim Raiswell, vice-president: research and agenda manager for the Gartner Financial Strategy Initiative, outlines what companies should know....

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Despite unemployment, demand for skills soars

The unemployment rate in South Africa rose to 27.5% in the third quarter of 2018, yet the demand for skills remains high - leaving an industry conundrum that is yet to be solved. According to SUSE, partnerships that focus on upskilling graduates and providing...

Is digital transformation making us more vulnerable?

Although some organisations still feel that by digitising their businesses, they will be exposing themselves to cyber threats, on the contrary, one of the biggest benefits that forward-thinking organisations are reaping from their digital transformation initiatives,...

Today’s business needs intelligent data storage

The world is driven by data. It's an instant world, where customers can make or break a business and the insights derived from data is the only thing that gives companies any indication of how to satisfy their markets. By Adam Day, CEEMA storage category manager at...

New year, new rules, new roles …

The workplace of the future is here, changing rapidly, enabled by new tech and progressive thinking. As a result, a number of new senior leadership roles are emerging that companies must start incorporating into their leadership teams to position themselves...

Overcoming the burden of frequent regulatory change

Over-regulation retained its number one position in the PwC 21st Annual CEO Survey¹ as the greatest threat to organisational growth. The complexity of managing compliance within an ever-changing regulatory environment impels corporates to embrace technological...

SA-developed research automation software launched

With research automation on the rise, global consumer insight agency InSites Consulting has announced the release of its own research automation software, Fluent, an end-to-end research automation tool for all consumer validation needs. The launch of Fluent fits...

Gartner covers SA’s inQuba

South African customer experience and journey analytics SaaS provider inQuba has been covered by international analyst group Gartner in its Market Guide for Voice-of-the-Customer Solutions 2018 for its Voice-of-the-Customer (VoC) platform. Voice-of-the-customer tools...

A continuous approach to Privileged Access Management

When we think of insider threats, the image that comes to mind is often that of a disgruntled employees looking to cause damage to an organisation. However, these threats are caused by honest mistakes more often than not, says Byron Davel, Product Manager at Credence...

BT to deliver the SD-WAN, cyber security for IXOM

BT has signed a contract to deploy a new generation of network technology for IXOM, a market leader in chemicals manufacturing and distribution in Australia and New Zealand. The deal will see IXOM benefit from BT's latest software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN)...

Gartner gives VMware highest product scores

VMware has received the highest product scores for two of the three defined use cases in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure. VMware was recently recognized as a Leader in the inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. That...

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An exciting opportunity exists for an IT professional to work in a high - pressure manufacturing environment servicing all shop - floor IT equipment. This position will be based at a large company in Uitenhage. The successful candidate will be required to work shifts....

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An engineering firm specialising in the manufacturing industry, both locally and internationally is looking for an intermediate to senior level software developer. JOB DESCRIPTION: - Customer Liaison (Visit customers and analyse requirements) - Costing and prepare...

Angular 6 Developer

Job Title - Angular 6 Developer (Intermediate and Senior)Job Type - PermanentLocation - Cape Town (Woodstock)Salary - Up to R800,000Start Date - January 2019I am delighted to say I am working with one of the largest data science institutions in South Africa, located...

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Dynamics NAV Programmer - Cape TownRequirements:4+ years of Dynamics NAV Development experience Strong C/AL Programming skillsUnderstanding in Manufacturing Process under NAV is a plusUnderstanding in Accounting Process is a plusWarehouse Process and ConnectShip...

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Responsibilities - Ensure optimal efficiency of VMware systems. - Manage and ensure efficient load balancing of VMware systems. - Establish and ensure high availability of systems. - Deploy Hardware. - Provide hardware support for servers. - Provide operating system...

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Introduction We currently have a role available for a Analyst Programmer who will be responsible for integration development utilizing the IBM Integration toolset. Job Specification - Produce efficient and reliable code and undertake unit testing to the highest...

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