Despite challenges, AI still on a growth trajectory

Worldwide revenues for the artificial intelligence (AI) market, including software, hardware, and services, are expected to total $156,5-billion in 2020, an increase of 12,3% over 2019. While this year's growth is somewhat slower than previous years due to the...

Covid-19-driven notebook momentum continues

The strong pandemic-related notebook momentum seen at the end of Q1 2020 carried on into Q2, according to the latest data published by IT market intelligence company Context. Notebooks continued to see extraordinary growth across Western Europe's largest distributors,...

IT services, software top government spending

Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $438-billion in 2020, a decrease of 0,6% from 2019, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Global government IT spending will represent 16% of total enterprise IT spending across all industries, which is...

New bill seeks to criminalise more tax offenders

The new Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB), released on 31 July 2020, proposes a law change that will effectively lower the threshold for SARS and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to criminally prosecute taxpayers. By Jean du Toit, head of...

Standard Bank teams up with Silicon Cape

The Silicon Cape Initiative, an NPO and ecosystem enabler for tech-powered startups in the Western Cape, has announced a co-operation with Standard Bank. Silicon Cape chairperson Dr Sumarie Roodt comments: "Our partnership with Standard Bank highlights how carefully...

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Datacentrix wins AFGRI managed services deal

Datacentrix has won a three-year managed services contract with AFGRI Agri Services (AFGRI), with the aim of assisting the agricultural services company with driving its digital transformation strategy. The new project will incorporate the migration of AFGRI's...

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How to deal with workplace bullying and sick leave

If your workplace has turned rather hostile due to Covid-19 panic, you're not alone. Although sickness in the workplace is not uncommon, the strict guidelines in place to reduce transmission of Covid-19 and constant news updates on the spread of the disease, can make...

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Shift Fund reopens applications for funding

Enygma Ventures' sub-fund, Shift, has opened for a second round of funding for entrepreneurs and innovators in Africa who either have existing businesses or new business ideas. Applications for Shift, a partnership between Enygma Ventures and Startup Circles, reopened...

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