First Technology

12 blockchain-related jobs to consider in 2020

For more than a year, blockchain management and development has topped some lists of the hottest skills in the IT job market, and thousands of blockchain jobs in the U.S. are now up for grabs. According to a mid-year salary survey from Janco Associates, ...

Has Google really unlocked quantum supremacy? Not so fast, says IBM

Last month, a research paper briefly posted on a Nasa website – and since removed – suggested that Google had achieved quantum supremacy. This means that its quantum computer could, in theory, take on calculations that are impossible even for the ...

Good news for developers: The CLI is back

Back when I started writing code, everything was done in the command line. You configured systems with the command line, wrote scripts in vi and emacs and ed, building your own library of commands that simplified your tasks and automated ...

Cybersecurity: Why your suppliers are still your weakest link

Ensuring an organisations suppliers and supply chain are well protected is now one of the key features of cybersecurity strategy because your company's defences rely on suppliers further down the chain. Hacking into a close but poorly-secured supplier is now how some ...

Ransomware: These are the most common attacks targeting you right now

Recent ransomware attacks targeting schools, hospitals and local governments might suggest that cyber criminals have shifted away from distributing file-encrypting malware to individuals in favour of going after whole networks. But the most common ransomware campaign of the last six months is ...

Microsoft partner of the year award winners

Microsoft South Africa recently announced its 2019 Partner of the Year Award finalists. On 25 September 2019, over 300 Microsoft Partners attended this honorary award ceremony.   First Technology Group was honoured and delighted to be awarded: 1. Microsoft Licensing Solutions Provider (LSP) of ...