AI, freedom of expression and the press.

AI, freedom of expression and the press.

By Hanno Brink, Synthesis Machine Learning Engineer A free press or media has an important role to play in democracies as it is responsible for gathering and distributing the information that citizens use to decide how they are going to vote. They then have the further responsibility to monitor and hold those in power accountable. […]

Giving Back When People Feel Like They Are Giving In

By Belinda Unterslak, Synthesis Events and Marketing Coordinator Late one evening a few weeks ago, Synthesis was tagged in a Twitter thread that discussed what people need money for and how much. We were tagged in the post as someone wanted to develop their app with us. When we read this thread, we saw the […]

25 disadvantaged youth graduate with an NQF Level 5 in IT Systems

25 disadvantaged youth graduate with an NQF Level 5 in IT Systems

By Belinda Unterslak, Synthesis Events and Marketing Coordinator On 1 April 2021 Synthesis and Afrika Tikkun Services celebrated the graduation of the 25 students who graduated with an NQF Level 5 in IT Systems Development, accredited by the Media Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA). The learnership programme takes place […]

Technology, the liberator

Will technology transform the informal sector?

By Kim Furman, Synthesis Marketing Manager Technology liberates. This was the motif of a recent podcast featuring Nedbank’s Executive of Emerging Payments, Chipo Mushwana, Entrepreneur & Author of KasiNomics, GG Alcock and Synthesis team members, Howard Feldman, Pierre Aurel and Craig Leppan. Nedbank, in partnership with Synthesis, has released the first Tap-on-phone technology in Africa, […]

From Server to Software Engineer

From Server to Software Engineer

A Journey of Perseverance By Kim Furman, Synthesis Marketing Manager “Your mind is your biggest problem,” says Rodney Mapako giving the rather unexpected answer to the question “what advice you would give to someone in your shoes?” The shoes being referred to are those of not being able to afford to study and having this block your desired future.   Mapako overcame his mind, financial difficulty and […]

Is Artificial Intelligence Relevant for All Industries?

Is Artificial Intelligence Relevant for All Industries?

By Alison Gaylard, Writer | Wits Business School  Is South Africa ready for AI? What about the role of humans in AI? Is AI really going to take over our jobs? Where do companies start when it comes to AI readiness? These were just a few of the questions that Wits Business School’s Professor Brian […]

What to Look For In a Software Developer Graduate Programme

What Top Techies Want: Graduate Edition

By Deborah Miller, Synthesis Talent Acquisition Specialist Each year Synthesis embarks on a journey in search of remarkable young talent for the annual Graduate Programme. Since its inception in 2002, when the first incumbent joined, the project has seen one of the graduates become one of only four Directors of the company. This serves as […]

The Benefits of Next-Generation Cloud-Native Managed Services

19 January 2021 Grant Morgan, Executive Head of Managed Services, Synthesis Software Technologies With the global cloud managed services market expected to reach more than $115 billion by the end of 2026, it is clear that the need to reduce operating and infrastructure costs associated to business processes will play a significant strategic role for […]

Six Tech Insights for 2021

Six Tech Insights for 2021

By Kim Furman, Synthesis Marketing Manager Based on our 2020 experience, new year predictions may seem like a game of make-believe. But predictions are one thing, trends are another. Synthesis Customer Success Manager, Peter Mülders shares technology insights into 2021 based on emerging trends. Adjustment COVID-19 shocked all businesses last year. However, enterprises are becoming […]