Virtual assistants, digital humans could be close to acing Turing Test

Nvidia has announced the Nvidia Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE), a suite of cloud-native AI models and services that make it easier to build and customize lifelike virtual assistants and digital humans. By bringing these models and services to the cloud, ACE...

New challenges as we move beyond digitalisation

While digital transformation has meant the increasing prominence of digital technologies in traditional industries, there will be decreasing prominence of digital technologies in the next era. This is the word from the Gartner Research Board, which adds this isn't a...

Antarctic ice loss is double what we had estimated

New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing. The greatest uncertainty in forecasting global sea level rise is how Antarctica’s ice loss will...

Immersive experiences, automated AI, optimised delivery drive tech trends

The 25 emerging technologies to watch on the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2022” are enabling the evolution and expansion of immersive experiences, accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) automation and optimising technologist delivery. “Emerging...

New challenges as we move beyond digitalisation

While digital transformation has meant the increasing prominence of digital technologies in traditional industries, there will be decreasing prominence of digital technologies in the next era. This is the word from the Gartner Research Board, which adds this isn't a...

Intel extends protection to physical threats

Intel improves software reliability by building silicon enhancements realised through logic inside the processor. Now, the company has described a new technique to complement existing software mitigations for fault injection attacks. Tunable Replica Circuit (TRC) -...

Massive growth predicted for CCaaS

A new study by Juniper Research has found that global CCaaS (contact centre-as-a-service) market revenue will reach $15,6-billion by 2027; rising from $4,9-billion in 2022. This 216% growth of will be driven by the breadth of services offered within comprehensive...

Antarctic ice loss is double what we had estimated

New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing. The greatest uncertainty in forecasting global sea level rise is how Antarctica’s ice loss will...

Companies set to invest more in ICT

Organisations around the world significantly accelerated their adoption of technology services during Covid-19 to drive their digital transformation and boost their resilience. Telefónica Tech's "Planting digital seeds for the future" study reveals that, although lack...

Intel shows off driverless tractors

At its Intel Vision event, Intel demonstrated the possibilities that open when the company pairs a high-bandwidth, low-latency private 5G wireless network with edge computing devices. The company collaborated with Federated Wireless and Blue White Robotics to deliver...

Network security sales set to top $150bn

Demand for network security - which includes email security, firewall, security service edge (SSE), secure web gateway (SWG), and web application firewall (WAF) technologies - is expected to remain healthy over the next five years as solid enterprise investment in...

Android the biggest cause for privacy concern

Anonymised data voluntarily provided by users of Kaspersky's Privacy Checker, a website that offers advice on privacy and security instructions for various Internet platforms and digital applications, shows that users are most interested in finding out how to set up...

Crypto scams and hacks ramp up

The crypto scam epidemic has worsened recently, costing investors billions of dollars. According to a BanklessTimes.com analysis, as of 10 August 2022, crypto scams had lost roughly $42-billion. That translates into a daily loss of an average of $189 000 a day. "While...

Software, Internet services companies are the biggest spenders

The software and Internet services sector has the costliest finance function at all levels of company revenue, spending at least twice what companies in the food and beverage sector do at equivalent revenue points, according to Gartner. As many finance functions start...

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SA energy trader aims to unlock renewable power

South Africa's urgent attempts to increase its power generation capacity have been boosted by the emergence of an energy trader which plans to help unlock more than an estimated 5GW of renewable energy over five years - the equivalent of the energy consumption of...

AFD celebrates progress at Tshimologong gaming incubation hub

The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct's newly-launched gaming incubation hub is already working hard to close gaps that are preventing young South African gamers from benefitting from the $90,7-billion global games market. Supported by Agence Française de...

Payments processor adumo aims to promote SMME growth

With the consolidation of several leading fintech and payment solutions providers under the name, adumo, the largest independent payments processer in South Africa has been established and aims to promote growth for South Africa's small, medium and micro enterprises...

MoData partners with Sygno

Digital and financial solutions specialist MoData has partnered with Sygno, an automated machine learning provider, to offer modular, cloud-native transaction monitoring models, including SaaS alert and case management capabilities to make holistic financial crime...

AWS helps Blue Pearl to reinvent skills matching

A couple of years ago, developing a whole new IT contracting business model, and getting it up and running in a few short months, would have been impossible. Not to the mention the labour and investment that would have been involved in constantly updating, expanding...

Are you getting value from your security investments?

If you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Cybersecurity has a similar issue: every problem can appear as an isolated situation requiring a point solution. Yet this approach devalues cybersecurity investments considerably and leaves a lot of money on the...

Consumers enforce their rights against online retailers

A sharp increase in consumer complaints about online shopping in 2020-21 reflects many retailers' inability to cope with the surge in demand during the Covid-19 pandemic, write Wendy Tembedza, partner, and Qaasim Ganey, candidate attorney from Webber Wentzel. The...

New approach to ESD needed for localisation to succeed

Localisation and the development of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) are key to the growth of African economies, including South Africa's. President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the country's post-Covid economic reconstruction plan includes a big...

Cyber-wellness means being cyber-aware

The ongoing stress of the global pandemic, war, inflation and global uncertainty has made it difficult for people to manage everyday decision-making. As a recent survey by the APA found, one third of people have such high stress levels that they are battling to decide...

Is change imminent in the SA telco landscape?

Cell C's financial complexities and rollercoaster-style ups and downs have been part of South African conversations for years. Now, however, as the embattled telco enters the last half of 2022, strategic moves and smart decisions have shifted the company's axis....

Data Scientist – Western Cape Cape Town

Agile, Azure Devops candidate needed to join a growing international player in their field. A hybrid role based in Century City - the role is for an intermediate with lots to give and scope for growth !The ideal candidate will have strong Azure cloud infrastructure...

WordPress Developer – Gauteng

The Role: We are recruiting a WordPress Developer to join our team in Johannesburg for a 6 Month Contract.As a WordPress Developer you will be accountable for Website Development and Maintenance.Skills and Experience: Qualification Required:Grade 12Preferred...

Field IT Technician A+ N+ Internship

IT Field Technician with A+N+ - Drivers license and own carIT company in Midrand needs a A+N+ qualified technician to serve an Internship for 6 months. Must have a drivers license and own car (fuel reimbursed). Please apply directly on our website. [URL Removed]...

Business Analyst Team Lead (Procure and Supply Chain)

Position Purpose:This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team of Business Analysts at the company. You will be part of delivering business and technology solutions across the company to some of the most recognised South Africa Retail brands and...

System Architect (Java) at Reverside

Responsibilities :Create a high-level architectural design, logical design, high level mapping (data, process) and code designEnsure that the technical design will integrate to required systems, that the design is technically feasible and aligned to the business and...

C#.Net Mid / Snr Developer at Fourier Recruitment

C#.Net Mid / Snr Developer Mid to Senior Developer Degree or relevant diploma or certifications Design and Development Web and Mobile applications from user requirements to final implementation and post implementation support. Provide development support to the...

Business Intelligence Analyst at First National Bank

Vacancy Number IRC212892 Position Title Business Intelligence Analyst C Organization Name FNB Premium Cash Investments Development Role Purpose Design, development and maintenance of the knowledge, information management and business intelligence by looking at...

Test Analyst – Automation

One of South Africa's leading Automotive giants is seeking a Automation Test Analyst to join their team on a hybrid working model. ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: The following is important:Manual as well as automation test creation experienceManual as well as...

DATA ANALYST

Job DescriptionA company is looking for a dynamic, energetic and self-motivated individual to work from our Johannesburg Office. They will be responsible for analysing data of clients and potential clients, with a goal of quantifying value available and using this to...

Field IT Technician A+ N+ Internship – Gauteng Midrand

IT Field Technician with A+N+ - Drivers license and own carIT company in Midrand needs a A+N+ qualified technician to serve an Internship for 6 months. Must have a drivers license and own car (fuel reimbursed). Please apply directly on our website. [URL Removed]...

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