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The use of digital recruitment tools by businesses is paramount in closing the skills gap and tackling the country’s ever-increasing unemployment rate. As the use of these tools expands across industries and sectors, the traditional CV will fast become unnecessary for local job seekers. Xpatweb’s Annual Critical Skills 2020/2021 survey found...
The transport sector’s only option to keep up is through digitalisation, Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) COO Tshepo Kgobe told delegates attending the Huawei Connect 2021 Transportation Summit held in the midst of Transport Month in South Africa. This is as rapid population growth and increased urbanisation will continue to have...
South Africa’s water system is in trouble. In the 2020/21 financial year alone, there were over 55,800 pipe bursts, over a third of reservoirs have supply problems, and years of underfunding of infrastructure replacement and maintenance have drastically reduced the lifespan of around a quarter of the country’s asset base. If...
Over and above leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud services; it has been widely acknowledged that the key building block for true digital transformation is the need for businesses to become data-driven. Of course, this is a uniquely challenging task for almost every business. Dealing with the Data Challenge At the core...
According to the UN Global E-Waste Monitor, global e-waste will reach 74 metric tonnes by 2030, an increase from the 50-million tonnes of e-waste we have to deal with today. Time is officially running out as the UN’s 2030 deadline for Sustainable Development rapidly approaches and in just 9 years...
There is no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated most digitalisation trends, compressing what was expected to take years into months. And this has been applauded by the technology industry and business alike, with, for instance, even the most cloud-skeptical CEO appreciating technology’s ability to ensure business continuity as we...
A new global initiative has been launched by Vodafone Group and ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide. The initiative aims for an additional 3.4 billion people to have the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone...
A new report by The Financial Times Focus and Mambu shows banks must redesign their role in society to avoid extinction. More than two thirds (67%) of banks think they will lose market share within two years if they fail to digitally transform, according to a new report from cloud...
Most companies today understand the need for digital transformation, but it can be all too easy to mistake digital transformation for simply adopting and implementing technology. Additionally, legacy back-end systems (and the cost to replace them) can hold companies back from making future-focused decisions, or changes that will improve the...
The way we communicate socially has changed, thanks to social media and mobile technology. For many, this has also translated to changes in the way we communicate professionally. Digital has removed the typical boundaries associated with geography and time zones, and people expect to be able to use new communication...
Digitisation has ushered in an era of hyper-connectivity, marked by disruptive digital platforms that operate on a global scale. A recent Baker McKenzie report - Competition in the Digital Economy - an African Perspective - shows that, in Africa, this dynamic evolution of markets presents an opportunity for competition regulators...
Prior to the pandemic, digital transformation was likely a top goal for many companies, but for a handful, it was not. However, businesses seeking to flourish and remain relevant in a changing world have been forced to refocus their efforts and prioritise transformation. The days of digital transformation being a distant...
August is Women’s Month in South Africa – and this month IT News Africa has been connecting with women in technology to provide needed signal-boosting for individuals in an industry that, especially in Africa, is male-dominated. ITNA’s Luis Monzon had the opportunity to talk to Charmaine Houvet, Senior Director: Africa...
At the 18th Huawei Global Analyst Summit held in Shenzhen from April 12 to 14, Huawei announced the latest innovations and developments in its Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution. At this annual event, Steven Zhao, Vice President of Huawei's Data Communication Product Line, delivered a keynote speech entitled "Go Digital Faster with...
Quorum Holdings, an affordable residential and student housing specialist is the first property firm in South Africa to accept rental deposits in cryptocurrency tokens and to allow prospective tenants to potentially benefit from an increase in value. While rental deposits are standard practice in South Africa, tenants do not usually...
As IT leaders shift their focus toward digital transformation initiatives, the need for a different type of cloud emerges. A cloud that’s easier to use, more cost-effective to own, and simpler to manage. Oracle Cloud is the first cloud designed to deliver better performance, manageability, security, and efficiency to any...