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The five phases of an IoT project

August 10, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

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Nigeria, Minister of Cmmunications, Federal Government, Huaei, Smart Cities, Partnership

Nigerian Government and Huawei partner on Smart Cities initiative

August 10, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to reports by the Nigerian Communications Week, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, speaking at a Smart Cities summit held in Abuja this week confirmed that the Federal Government would partner with Huawei, a global...

IoT, SqwidNet, Cloud, security

The future of the Internet of Things: security is everything!

August 3, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is counted among emerging technologies that promise to transform the South African market. While the opportunity for IoT is young in South Africa, its potential influence is far-reaching. For example, in the mining industry,...

AWS, SaaS, Eseye, IoT

AWS Customers Access New Global Cellular for IoT Devices

July 28, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AWS Customers Access New Global Cellular for IoT Devices

Eseye announced details of a new, fully integrated, enhanced global cellular connectivity service, available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and featured on its new Internet of Things (IoT) category landing page. AnyNet Secure Cellular Connectivity...

AWS, SaaS, Eseye, IoT

Vodacom- Tackling Nigeria’s Healthcare Problems With IoT

July 27, 2017 • Healthcare, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom- Tackling Nigeria’s Healthcare Problems With IoT

Lanre Kolade, Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, during a keynote speech at the Information Communications Technology and Telecommunications (ICTEL) Expo, 2017 organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, highlighted the need for the...

NetApp South Africa

Data management is the centre of IoT projects

July 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Data management is the centre of IoT projects

Consulting firm IDC projects that the number of networked things worldwide will increase from the current 14.9 billion to 30.3 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many more opportunities than merely improving efficiency and reducing costs....

Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts new “Destruction of Service”attacks;scale and impact of threats grow. (Image source: Google/newsroom.cisco.com)

Key industries need to improve security posture- Cisco Cybersecurity Report

July 22, 2017 • Internet of Things, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Key industries need to improve security posture- Cisco Cybersecurity Report

The Cisco® 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service”(DeOS) attacks. With the advent of the Internet of Things(IoT), key...

Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern Africa at ALCATEL.

5G will bring the Internet of Things to life

July 18, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on 5G will bring the Internet of Things to life

By now, many of us have heard about the Internet of Things – the trend that sees sensors and Internet connectivity embedded into just about every device and tool we use on a daily basis in both our personal and professional lives. From smart thermostats and...

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has imposed fines for six

South Africa’s first Internet of Things Starter Pack launched

July 11, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s first Internet of Things Starter Pack launched

The Internet of Things (IoT) requires the ability to reliably send and receive data and Flickswitch, a provider of business SIM management solutions in Africa, has launched South Africa’s first Internet of Things (IoT) starter pack. “We are coming across...

farming technology

Study: IoT accelerates globalisation of food production

July 6, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Study: IoT accelerates globalisation of food production

Agritech businesses are helping many food producers meet increasingly stringent import requirements by monitoring production, food hygiene, and sustainability through the use of IoT, this is according to a study by Inmarsat. The new IoT in Enterprise...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

July 6, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

Digital trust may appear to be a fairly meaningless buzzword, but in fact digital trust may prove to be the currency of the future, and failing to safeguard it could be a costly mistake. Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the...

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

The $40 billion IoT arms race

July 5, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on The $40 billion IoT arms race

More than 10 billion devices will be connected to low power IoT networks over the next decade. Emerging Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are being deployed around the world, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum by a number of key players in the...

Vodacom Business, Virtual CIO

Vodacom opens NB-IoT Lab

June 27, 2017 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom opens NB-IoT Lab

In order to help incubate and commercialise machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) systems using narrowband networking, Vodacom has today announced the opening of a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) laboratory at its Vodaworld campus....

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 Off on The challenges facing IoT adoption

  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...

Greg Pritchett, Managing Director at Marval Group UK.

Man vs Machine: Kasparov’s Legacy

June 23, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Man vs Machine: Kasparov’s Legacy

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 Off on Mobile solutions provider launches new IoT services

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...