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Inus Dreckmeyr, Netshield South Africa CEO.

Netshield SA announces Data Centre in a Box now 100% IoT enabled

April 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, SponsoredComments (0)

Netshield South Africa is pleased to announce that as a result of the finalisation of its recent developments to its Data Centre in a Box (DCiB), the self-contained cabinets (SCC) are now 100% IoT and cloud-enabled. This recent development enables customers to not only take advantage of the SNMP functionality already inherent in the cabinets, [&hellip...

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Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

IoT becomes Internet of Threats

April 12, 2017 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The proliferation of Internet of Things endpoints, including smart appliances and wearables, is presenting a significant threat to organisations, says Fortinet. Addressing a roundtable briefing on IoT threats in Johannesburg, Paul Williams, Country Manager...

Technology can help ease traffic flow, transform the way we live, move, work and play in our cities.

IoT a critical driver for a smooth, smart and free flowing traffic

April 11, 2017 • Big Data, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The total cost of road traffic accidents across South Africa’s roads was estimated at R142.95 billion in 2016, equating 3.4% of GDP in that year. With Easter holidays approaching, these figures could increase if no effective drastic measures are taken....

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

Interview: Ross Hickey Of Trinity Telecom Discusses IoT

April 4, 2017 • Internet of Things, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Ross Hickey Of Trinity Telecom Discusses IoT

Ross Hickey  the CEO of Trinity Telecom, a South African national IoT platform provider with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, sat down with IT News Africa at the inaugural Internet of Things Forum Africa last week. Since its early beginnings in the...

Riaan Graham, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa.

How connectivity can benefit law enforcement

April 4, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on How connectivity can benefit law enforcement

The internet of things (IoT) is challenging the way people live and work, and how government and businesses interact. In fact, this new eco-system is creating the foundational building blocks for smart cities where traditional models of service delivery are...

Huawei showcased several IoT demonstrations; these include the Huawei OceanConnect IoT platform at the IOTFA held last week.
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Huawei demonstrates IoT solutions for Africa at IoT Forum Africa 2017

April 3, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei demonstrates IoT solutions for Africa at IoT Forum Africa 2017

Huawei, a  global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced its vision for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa at the IoT Forum Africa held in Johannesburg last week. The event brought together thought leaders and...

The inaugural IOT Forum Africa was an overwhelming success.

IOTFA 2017 DRAWS IN TOP CLASS SPEAKERS AND GUESTS

March 31, 2017 • Company News, Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on IOTFA 2017 DRAWS IN TOP CLASS SPEAKERS AND GUESTS

Internet of Things Forum Africa (IOTFA) took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre on the 29th and 30th of March. The two day event brought together leaders of industry to discuss all the latest developments in IoT. Focusing on the theme “Powering a new...

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Vodacom and PTC Partner To Launch IoT Platform

March 31, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom and PTC Partner To Launch IoT Platform

Vodacom has taken a significant step to further expand its Internet of Things (IoT) offering by partnering with global technology solution provider PTC, a recognised leader in Industrial IoT, augmented reality and connected solutions. The collaboration will...

Trinity Telecoms and COMSOL Networks announce R65 million partnership at IOTFA. (image: Red Hat Developers)

Trinity Telecoms and COMSOL Networks Announce Partnership at IOTFA

March 30, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Trinity Telecoms and COMSOL Networks Announce Partnership at IOTFA

A R65 million partnership between Trinity Telecoms, a leading IoT platform provider, and Comsol Networks, has been sealed with the establishment of COMSOL IoT Connect, a LoRa® and LoRaWAN™. Trinity Telecomms and COMSOL announced the partnership at the IoT...

Ransomware

Ransomware – Not Only File Encryption

March 30, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Ransomware – Not Only File Encryption

Ransomware is an ever-increasing threat worldwide, claiming new victims on a regular basis with no end in sight. While most ransomware families prevent the victims from accessing their documents, pictures, databases and other files by encrypting them and...

Martin Walshaw, Senior Engineer at F5 Networks.

The role of Optimisation in 5G networks

March 28, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on The role of Optimisation in 5G networks

As we all know, 4G and LTE are designed to improve capacity, user data-rates, spectrum usage and latency. However, 5G represents more than just an evolution of mobile broadband. It will be a key enabler of the future digital world and the next generation of...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT

M2M communication and IoT – adding to the complexity of data management

March 28, 2017 • Big Data, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on M2M communication and IoT – adding to the complexity of data management

When it comes to big data, South Africa is keeping up with the rest of the world, however. One of the largest concerns for many South African CIOs is the management of this data. Rising technologies, such as Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the...

Smart City

Embracing a smart city through connectivity

March 27, 2017 • General, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Embracing a smart city through connectivity

The growth of connected devices is resulting in an increased awareness of the benefits of a smart city. And while many see Africa as lagging in this regard, Kenya is leading the charge to embrace this new technology-rich eco-system. Riaan Graham, sales...

Sean Laval, Technical Head of IoT at Comsol.

Welcome to the age of ubiquitous IoT

March 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Welcome to the age of ubiquitous IoT

People have been talking about it for years – the brave new world of the Internet of Things (IoT), which adds sensors and Internet capability to everyday physical objects. Predicted to be as transformational as the spread of the mobile Internet, IoT is...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at New Telco SA.

Securing smart cities

March 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Securing smart cities

By 2050, almost 70% of the world’s people will live in cities. With a growing population and shrinking resources, there is tremendous pressure on governments to make cities sustainable, efficient and safe. Smart cities intelligently integrate key elements,...

Data Centre

6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

March 24, 2017 • Hardware, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today released their list of the six data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. “In 2016, global macro trends significantly impacted the industry, with new cloud innovations and social responsibility taking...