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20 Billion IoT devices by 2023, and why satellite connectivity will be needed

20 Billion IoT devices by 2023 and why satellite connectivity will be needed

February 15, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

The Ericcson 2017 mobility report forecasts that by 2023 there will be over 30 billion connected devices, of which around 20 billion will be related to the IoT. Connected IoT devices include connected cars, machines, meters, sensors, point-of-sale terminals, consumer electronics and wearables. Between 2017 and 2023, connected IoT devices are expected to...

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Internet of Things by name or nature? Delivering experience over appearance

Internet of Things by name or nature? Delivering experience over appearance

February 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

The last few years have seen a whole raft of Internet of Things (IoT) vanity projects, where connectivity for connectivity’s sake was the order of the day. Everything from connected loo-roll holders that warned when paper levels were low (if only there was...

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Still waiting to catch the IoT bus? Here’s where it’s going in 2018

February 13, 2018 • Internet of Things, SponsoredComments (0)

The breakthroughs that change our lives do not, usually, arrive in the world with a loud fanfare and an instant acceptance and understanding of the new arrival’s enormous significance. The Wright brothers, for example, were the first aviators to...

Traffic Management of the future through Internet Of Things

Traffic Management of the future through Internet Of Things

February 13, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

Without wanting to be accused of national stereotyping, one thing that is different about other countries is how subtly unique each place is when it comes to the way people drive. Sometimes it’s because the rules are simply different – South Africa’s...

IoT gains traction but needs careful planning

IoT gains traction but needs careful planning

February 8, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

More and more companies are deploying Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to bridge the physical and digital worlds and create new growth opportunities. However, as recent breaches have shown, leaders must stay up to date with this constantly changing...

2018 Hospitality Internet of Things Trends

2018 Hospitality Internet of Things Trends

February 7, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

There’s a seismic shift happening in the hospitality industry, as consumers demand more home-like experiences when they stay at hotels, B&Bs and other establishments. In the wake of popular services like Airbnb, consumers are increasingly coming to...

Why you should attend IOTFA 2018

Darktrace revealed as Gold sponsor of IoT Forum Africa

February 6, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Darktrace has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for the second edition of Africa’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) conference, Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018). The conference will tackle transformational IoT trends and explore the benefits...

Solutions to help you secure your IoT devices

Solutions to help you secure your IoT devices

February 6, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

IoT security is becoming more urgent. In October, 2017 warnings cropped up of a brewing Internet of Things (IoT) botnet building for an unknown attack at some time in the future. More than one million organisations – organisations, not devices – have been...

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Avnet South Africa set to showcase IOT solutions at IOTFA 2018

February 5, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Avnet South Africa will showcase its IoT solutions at the second edition Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2018). The event will tackle transformational IoT trends and explore the benefits of IoT in key industries. IOTFA 2018 will see over 500...

SqwidNet IoT Entrepreneurship Programme- "Looking to solve challenges through technology"

SqwidNet IoT Entrepreneurship Programme- “Looking to solve challenges through technology”

February 5, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently concluded their inaugural three-day face-to-face workshop with the first batch of entrepreneurs. This programme was designed to empower entrepreneurs who would like to develop their...

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Deloitte sponsors IoT Forum Africa

February 2, 2018 • Company News, Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Deloitte sponsors IoT Forum Africa

Deloitte has been announced as Gold Sponsor of IoT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018). On the 14th and 15th of March 2018, IOTFA 2018 will bring together thought leaders, visionaries and experts in Johannesburg, to share their knowledge of real-world IoT trends,...

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RS Components announced as gold sponsor of IOTFA2018

February 2, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on RS Components announced as gold sponsor of IOTFA2018

Industrial products catalogue and data library on-line, RS Components has been announced as a Gold sponsor of the second edition of Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2018), set to take place on 14 to 15 March 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in...

NybSys returns as silver sponsor of Internet of Things Forum Africa

NybSys returns as silver sponsor of Internet of Things Forum Africa

February 1, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on NybSys returns as silver sponsor of Internet of Things Forum Africa

Technology company, NybSys has returned as silver sponsor of Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2018), set to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 14 and 15 March 2018. The second edition of IOTFA 2018 will convene thought...

BlockMesh aims to disrupts the global communications industry

BlockMesh aims to disrupt the global communications industry

February 1, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on BlockMesh aims to disrupt the global communications industry

BlockMesh, a software company based in South Africa which utilises the latest innovations in mesh networking technology to create cost-free communication networks and aims to disrupt the global communications industry in 2018, has announced that its Initial...

Retail Redefined with the IoT, AI, and Video

Retail redefined with the IoT, AI, and Video

February 1, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Retail redefined with the IoT, AI, and Video

Whenever industries transform, businesses have to redefine themselves. We’ve seen plenty of this in the retail industry recently, with many retailers turning to new retail technologies to help them keep up with customer demands and market shifts. This new...

Why you should attend IOTFA 2018

Johannesburg IoT conference attracts leading speakers and guests

January 31, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Johannesburg IoT conference attracts leading speakers and guests

The second edition of IoT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018), slated for the 14th and 15th of March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will bring together an array of thought leaders, visionaries and experts who will  share their knowledge of real-world IoT...