The future isn’t what it used to be …

Economists and visionary business leaders agree that due to rising inequality, environmental degradation and the profound impact of emerging technologies on human life, the future will not be a gradual extension of the past. The question is: how can businesses use the...

2021 innovation will set the tone for the 21st century

As the Covid-19 crisis redefines how economies and society as a whole function, human ingenuity has sparked a wave of innovation set to be the blueprint for the decades to come. Accenture's Fjord Trends 202, the fourteenth in a series of annual reports from Accenture...

Meerkat telescope makes landmark giant galaxy discovery

Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa's powerful MeerKAT telescope. These galaxies are amongst the largest single objects in the universe and are thought to be quite rare. The discovery has been published online in the Monthly Notices of the...

2020 climate events show how excess heat is expressed

By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA’s analysis. Massive wildfires scorched Australia, Siberia, and the United...

Chief data officers key to companies’ success

By 2023, Gartner predicts that 50% of chief digital officers without a chief data officer (CDO) peer will need to become the de facto CDO to succeed. The 2021 Gartner board of directors survey found that 69% of boards of directors have accelerated their digital...

Wear flip flops for CHOC

Childhood cancer is a frightening diagnosis that no parent should ever have to deal with. But, unfortunately, it is a reality that many families across South Africa have to come to terms with on a daily basis. These families are facing the toughest battle they will...

Education, business apps set for biggest growth

Covid-19 forced a large part of the world to live a 'new normal' as people were forced to stay indoors to shelter from the dangers of the pandemic. This meant mobile devices took on an even more significant role than it already has in more recent times, as they became...

Note from Pat Gelsinger to Intel staff

Pat Gelsinger, who today was named CEO of Intel, effective 15 February 2021, sent the following note to all Intel employees: I am thrilled and humbled to be returning to Intel as CEO. I was 18 years old when I joined Intel, fresh out of the Lincoln Technical...

Loadshedding on the cards for coming months

The next months are not looking positive for energy provision, with the outlook by Eskom indicating a sustained period of loadshedding in 2021. This is the word from Ted Blom, senior mining, energy and legal strategist and tactician, who explains that Eskom's own...

Private LTE/5G infrastructure market to reach $5,7bn

A new report from International Data Corporation (IDC) presents IDC's inaugural forecast for the worldwide Private LTE/5G infrastructure market for the period 2020-2024. Private LTE/5G infrastructure is any 3GPP-based LTE and/or 5G network deployed for a specific...

Global semiconductor revenue grew 7,3% in 2020

Following a decline of 12% in 2019, worldwide semiconductor revenue rebounded in 2020 to total $449,8-billion, an increase of 7,3% from 2019, according to preliminary results by Gartner. "In early 2020, the expectation was that Covid-19 would have a negative impact...

Cloud migration a top priority for 2021

A massive 65% of companies indicate that cloud migration will be a top priority in 2021. This is one of the findings from a new survey of about 1 000 IT decision makers by Next Pathway, which also reveals three key themes: * Cloud migration is a journey. * Cloud...

2021 trends for app modernisation

Enterprises need to pick and choose those key cloud services most relevant to supporting app modernisation in order to accelerate digitisation and combat the effects of a global pandemic and economic fall-out. GlobalData predicts leading technologies and initiatives...

Low effort digital buying key to B2B sales success

The key to accelerating revenue growth for B2B sales organisations is a low-effort, digital buying experience that helps customers feel more confident about their decisions, according to Gartner. "The B2B buying journey has fundamentally changed in the last year, with...

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Lenovo announces new ThinkPads

Lenovo has launched its thinnest ThinkPad ever, ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga. Covered in titanium material, it's just over 11mm thin and features a 3:2 ratio 13,5-inch low power display along with Dolby Vision HDR support and Dolby Atmos Speaker System. The company has...

DHL Global Forwarding invests R126,5m in new SA facility

In a strategic move that reinforces its commitment to the country, DHL Global Forwarding is investing R126,5-million into a new facility in Johannesburg. The new 13 000 square metre facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate, close to...

Choosing the best printer for your home office

While some people make their way back to the office, for others working from home is here to stay. As a result, the need to purchase a cost-effective and reliable printer for the home office has become a priority. By Timothy Thomas, national sales manager at Epson...

Cloud keeps unified comms relevant

As businesses across sectors consider various new modes of work to drive business performance, there is an increasing urgency to streamline and optimise communication channels - for both internal and external functions. By Steve Davies, chief technology officer of...

Money isn’t the most powerful motivator

Most companies have unique methods for motivating people. When it's done right this delivers an energised workforce, inspires progress and pushes teams to excel. But motivating employees can be tricky and with the ongoing upheavals we're experiencing, keeping your...

Cloud: cluttered, confusing and in need of compliance

Choosing cloud is no longer an option - it's an inevitability if your business wants to participate in the modern economy, writes Zaheer Ebrahim, presales engineer at Trend Micro South Africa. Cloud adoption isn't a "nice to have", a strategy for the future, or even...

Security startup SEON raises R55m, invests in SA

German security startup SEON has raised R55-million (€3-million) in funding from private investors and through a German government-funded venture capital fund. According to Finn Plotz, co-founder and MD of SEON, the funds will be utilised for advanced software...

Leverage the power of location-based intelligence

As much as digital transformation involves the use of technology, it is not purely about technology. By Gary Allemann, MD of Masterdata Management It is about driving improved customer experiences and enhancing operational capabilities. What this requires, more than...

Subscription economy is changing the world of CX

The impacts of Covid-19 won't be temporary. Customer experience (CX) as we know it is coming to an end. But luckily, we can all learn from the changes to come. By Charlotte Adelgaard, vice-president: CX western Europe Oracle Over the next year, we will shift further...

Epson debuts SureColor SC-T3100M and SC-T5100M

Epson has launched the SureColor SC-T3100M and SC-T5100M 3-in-1 printers. Compact, reliable and affordable, the 24-inch SC-T3100M and 36-inch SC-T5100M plotters do not compromise on capability. The series is ideal for technical drawing, plotting CAD, GIS maps and...

Intermediate .NET Developer (Remote)

.Net Developer (Intermediate to Senior) Join an expanding team of developers working in the data management industry and help them achieve global aspirations! This is an exciting, high-quality and highly motivated role that has opened up due to the growing market. The...

JUNIOR TECHNICIAN – MECHANICAL AND IT

ONLY CANDIDATES FROM SOMERSET WEST /STELLENBOSCH AREA WILL BE CONSIDERED. AS THIS IS A JUNIOR POSITION, WE CANNOT RELOCATE FROM OTHER AREAS. This is a small niche market company dealing with mechanisation of process equipment, and this role will be a trainee support...

Systems Engineer II (Remedy & SDLC Tools)

The candidate will be responsible for providing engineering and administration on the Incident Management system as well as on the Software Development Lifecycle tools. The candidate will be part of a team of engineers and administrators, supporting assigned systems,...

Analyst Developer

Sourcing Analyst Developers (COBOL) for an independent contract opportunity based in Cape Town Qualifications and experience Relevant IT qualification At least 5 years plus Cobol experience in a mainframe environment At least 5 years' plus experience programming...

Back End Software Engineer (.NET)

ENVIRONMENT:Our client an on-demand delivery service who is changing the face of logistics with technology is looking to employ a Back-End Software Engineer (C#) to join their Cape Town based offices. The successful incumbent should have 3 years’ experience in...

Intermediate Java Developer – Cape Town – R750k PA

One of the coolest Software Development House in the country is looking to expand their team with a talented Intermediate Java Developer The individual must have at least 5 years Java development experienced within a high-pressured environment coupled with a relevant...

Business Analyst: Card Acquiring

A well established Commercial Bank in Stellenbosch is looking for an experienced IT Architecture in the Card & Merchant Management System (CMM) division.Responsibilities:Responsible for the technical architecture and design of all Business Banking Acquiring...

Senior BI Developer – 12 Month Contract

Our client has embarked on a revitalisation of their IT environment. As part of this revitalisation is the redevelopment of a host of existing software applications as well as the design and development of new applications.Required experience and...

Group IT Manager

Group IT Manager (Cape Town) This position is responsible for the management of all IT related aspects and IT teams across the group of companies in Cape Town, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Reports to: Director of Strategic Operations Job Specifications - Responsible...

Software Security Engineer

This position reports to the Engineering Team Lead (Software Security) Your responsibilities will include the following: - Architecting and implementing technical solutions to support defensive security - Mentoring and coaching security within the organization -...

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