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Left: Ross Hickey CEO Trinity Telecoms. Right: Andrew Groves Director of Sales and Operations.

The challenges facing IoT adoption

June 26, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

  The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most transformational trends that are shaping the future of organisations across the globe. The hype is fully justified – all forecasts indicate the IoT is set to grow, with Gartner predicting that by 2020, some 25 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Ross [&hellip...

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Greg Pritchett, Managing Director at Marval Group UK.

Man vs Machine: Kasparov’s Legacy

June 23, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

In May 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue in a riveting game that triggered discussions pertaining to the battle “Man vs Machine”. Exactly 20 years later, machines have firmly established a place in our world and...

Brad Taylor, CEO, Workz Group,

Mobile solutions provider launches new IoT services

June 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Workz Group, the mobile solutions and serialization software company has announced a agreement with UK telecoms software company Simulity Labs. The Value-Added Reseller agreement sees Workz provide Simulity regional commercial and technical support for...

Paul Stone, CEO Africa and MD South Africa, DHL Supply Chain.

DHL to leverage Internet of Things in Logistics

June 22, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within the Deutsche Post DHL Group, in collaboration with Cisco and start-up Conduce, have forged ahead on their path of digitalisation by implementing Internet of Things technology into warehousing to...

Security, lack of skills and connectivity must be addressed to ensure the successful deployment of IoT.

IoT the top priority in driving digital transformation- global research report

June 21, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), provider of global mobile satellite communications has today published findings that IoT has become the leading technology for digital transformation and it is the number one priority for 92 per cent of organisations. The Inmarsat...

Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor: SAP Africa.

Is your business ready for the day everything has a sensor?

June 16, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

  Image result for tech sensor One day in the very near future, we will wonder how we ever survived in a world full of ‘stupid’ devices. From washing machines to lights to thermostats, soon our homes will be full of sensors connected to a...

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Coming Soon- Nigerian Smart Cities

June 9, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Coming Soon- Nigerian Smart Cities

According to reports by Nigeria Communications Week, Nigerian Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu,  highlighted Nigeria’s intention to press forward with the development of smart cities in the country. Shittu, who gave a presentation on the...

Security, lack of skills and connectivity must be addressed to ensure the successful deployment of IoT.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Rat Race

June 7, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The Fourth Industrial Revolution Rat Race

Yesterday, the Connected Industries conference kicked off at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg with widespread calls for South African companies to speed up and catch up with the rest of the world in adopting Industrie 4.0/IIoT. The Fourth Industrial...

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IoT network to provide reliable machine connectivity to Nigeria

June 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IoT network to provide reliable machine connectivity to Nigeria

Ingenu Inc, a company that delivers purpose-built IoT connectivity, and Upland Global Wireless Technology Ltd., providers of technology management and strategy services, announced yesterday that they would begin the deployment of a Machine Network in...

Andrew Potgieter, Director Security Solutions at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

A new botnet is lurking as Hajime has 300,000 devices waiting orders

May 29, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, SponsoredComments Off on A new botnet is lurking as Hajime has 300,000 devices waiting orders

If you thought the IoT botnet Mirai was bad, Westcon-Comstor warns of Hajime, which currently has 300,000 obeying devices. Hajime is, according to Westcon-Comstor vendor partner Kaspersky “a mysterious evolving Internet of Things (IoT) malware that builds a...

Mark McCallum, CTO, Orange Business Services

Africa, a continent seeing a digital boom

May 26, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Africa, a continent seeing a digital boom

This is a reality. During the last few months, we have heard more about Africa’s issues in the media rather than its vast potential. However, the continent in general is silently moving forward with a genuine transformation. Africa is accelerating at a pace...

Ian Kilpatrick, EVP (Executive Vice-President) Cyber Security for Nuvias Group. (Image Source: Intelligent Tech Channels)

Internet of Things Security – are you failing to prepare?

May 26, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Internet of Things Security – are you failing to prepare?

  For several years, the IT industry has enthusiastically extolled the virtues of the Internet of Things (IoT), eager to enlighten us to the difference that living in a connected world will make to all our lives. Now the IoT is here – in our homes...

IoT to change logistics.
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Netshield introduces cost-effective WIFI IOT Multi Sensor devices

May 24, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Netshield introduces cost-effective WIFI IOT Multi Sensor devices

Customers looking to dramatically simplify the installation process of IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, can now take advantage of Netshield’s WIFI IOT Multi Sensor and IO modules. These devices are the perfect accompaniment to IoT environments where power...

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Poor Security Controls of IoT devices sees Increase of DDOS attacks

May 24, 2017 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Poor Security Controls of IoT devices sees Increase of DDOS attacks

  According to Dimension Data’s Executive’s Guide to the NTT Security 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report, the number of denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attacks doubled from 3% to 6% in 2016, due to a lack of...

IoT to change logistics.
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SA’s to get first Network-Agnostic IoT Platform

May 17, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s to get first Network-Agnostic IoT Platform

Telecommunications service provider, Internet Solutions announced its roadmap to South Africa’s first network- and tech-agnostic Internet of Things (IoT) platform to enable its vision of “Hybrid IoT”. In partnership with Comsol Networks as the initial...

SqwidNet forges ahead with national IoT deployment plan (image source: pixabay.com)

SqwidNet advances National IoT deployment plan

May 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SqwidNet advances National IoT deployment plan

SqwidNet, which launched in November 2016 and is a licensed SIGFOX operator, has successfully started to deploy its ultra-narrowband IoT radio network in South Africa. The network is a critical component of the IoT ecosystem that enables low-cost, low-power,...