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SA business must move to catch up with hyper-automation trends

SA business must move to catch up with hyper-automation trends Robotic Process Automation (RPA) adoption is lagging in South Africa, and local organisations must move to organise their processes and start deploying RPA if they are to catch up with growing global progress towards hyper-automation. This is according to Johan Steyn, chair of the Institute […]

KZN Chapter Committee re-elected, new member added

KZN Chapter Committee re-elected, new member added The IITPSA KwaZulu-Natal Chapter Committee was unanimously re-elected, and a sixth member added, during the Chapter’s first-ever virtual AGM. Re-elected were Chairman Marshall Masanga, and members Tiger Chapanduka, Senele Goba, Bryan Baxter and John Singh. Vishen Govender was duly elected and becomes the sixth member of the Chapter […]

AI in business – inevitable, but not for everyone right now

AI in business – inevitable, but not for everyone right now Artificial Intelligence (AI) can revolutionise business, but it should not be deployed unless there is a solid business case for it. This is according to Johan Steyn, chair of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA)’s AI and Robotics special interest group […]

Work from home video conferencing demands increased cybersecurity

Work from home video conferencing demands increased cybersecurity Cyber security concerns have increased as employees move to work from home, with video conferencing becoming a key new area of concern. This is according to Bryan Baxter, corporate IT business development manager and IITPSA KZN chapter committee member, who was addressing the first online IITPSA KwaZulu-Natal […]

DevConf Live! A real win for lucky IITPSA members

DevConf Live! A real win for lucky IITPSA members This year’s DevConf conference for developers found itself having to rapidly move from an IRL event in Johannesburg and Cape Town, to a combined virtual event on 2 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As an event partner, IITPSA had tickets to the event to give […]

Beware non-sanctioned business tools during lockdown

Beware non-sanctioned business tools during lockdown Cybercrime presents a bigger risk than ever during lockdown, but social engineering can be used to help mitigate risk, say UCT specialists. Speaking during a webinar hosted by the Western Cape chapter of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), University of Cape Town (UCT) technical specialists […]

SA tech community throngs to help govt fight Covid-19 threat

SA tech community throngs to help govt fight Covid-19 threat Hundreds of tech professionals are volunteering their skills to help combat the impacts of pandemic, DevConf hears The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) is delighted to hear that hundreds of South African tech professionals are thronging to a new community to volunteer […]

Blockchain, Bitcoin show promise in SA, but more skills needed

PRESS RELEASE: Blockchain, Bitcoin show promise in SA, but more skills needed IITPSA Blockchain SIG hears Blockchain use will pick up in SA, and Bitcoin expected to be the crypto winner South African financial organisations are exploring the potential use cases for Blockchain in their operations, but are exercising caution in its adoption. So says […]

SA tech community throngs to help govt fight Covid-19 threat

SA tech community throngs to help govt fight Covid-19 threat Hundreds of tech professionals are volunteering their skills to help combat the impacts of pandemic, DevConf hears The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) is delighted to hear that hundreds of South African tech professionals are thronging to a new community to volunteer […]

Operational continuity during lockdown

Dear Members and Associates On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the escalation of measures that had been implemented 9 days earlier in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by declaring a nationwide lockdown to take effect from 26 March 2020. This will cause significant disruption to our daily lives and will severely impact the […]

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