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AfricaCom 2017: Reshaad Sha discusses the growth of SqwidNet

SqwidNET returns as Diamond Sponsor of IoT Forum Africa

December 12, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

SqwidNET is returning to IoT Forum Africa 2018 as Diamond Sponsor. The long term partnership signifies SqwidNET’s dedication to facilitating the growth of IoT in Africa. The theme for next year’s conference and exhibition is powering a new era of operational transformation. On the 14th and 15th of March 2018, IoT Forum Africa 2018 will...

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SAP brings data science and biometrics to Volvo Ocean Race.

SAP brings data science and biometrics to Volvo Ocean Race

December 8, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 8 December 2017, software company, SAP revealed that it has partnered with Team AkzoNobel as part of an innovation project aimed at helping the sailors to optimise their performance. Using the edge computing for the Internet of Things (IoT) provided...

How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

December 8, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, RetailComments (0)

There is no denying that customers are getting smarter about their shopping choices and their expectations of the retail experience are accelerating quickly. With the online retail business booming, high streets are taking the hit, and it is going to take...

IoT and ERP is a powerful combination that gives African SMEs agility

Top 10 African Internet of Things startups to watch

December 7, 2017 • Features, Internet of Things, ListsComments (0)

IoT is growing and will continue to grow beyond 2017. IHS Technology predicts that there will be 75 billion connected devices by 2020. IoT is about connecting exponentially more devices to the internet. This trend promises to make our global society more...

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Jasper partner to advance IoT progression

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Jasper partner to advance IoT progression

December 6, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN, announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper in an attempt to enable their business customers throughout Africa to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) services worldwide. MTN will be the...

Wireless IoT devices in agriculture to reach 27.4 million in 2021.

Wireless IoT devices in agriculture to reach 27.4 million in 2021

December 4, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of wireless IoT devices in agricultural production worldwide reached 17.0 million connections in 2016. The number of wireless connections is forecasted to grow...

IoT innovation in solar powered milling

IoT innovation in solar powered milling

November 28, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IoT innovation in solar powered milling

Eseye, IoT M2M connectivity company has helped Village Infrastructure Angels (VIA) to use to open a new chapter on how pay-as-you-go solar technology can be applied in rural villages. VIA partnered with Eseye with an aim to deliver global cellular network...

Internet of Things devices evolve but are still vulnerable

Internet of Things devices evolve but are still vulnerable

November 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet of Things devices evolve but are still vulnerable

Kaspersky Lab researchers examined the reality of the threat behind the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2015. The results were concerning, and 2 years later the company conducted more research into the area.Out of eight randomly selected IoT devices – ranging...

IoT and ERP is a powerful combination that gives African SMEs agility

IoT and ERP is a powerful combination that gives African SMEs agility

November 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on IoT and ERP is a powerful combination that gives African SMEs agility

Stop for just a minute and take a look at your office printer. It may not be particularly exciting – like any other printer, it likely tracks the amount of paper you are using and alerts you when your cartridges are low. But what if that printer could be...

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and...

SqwidNet announced as Diamond sponsor of IOTFA2018

IOT Forum Africa 2018 to tackle blockchain, smart cities, AI and more

November 21, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IOT Forum Africa 2018 to tackle blockchain, smart cities, AI and more

Under the theme, “Powering a new era of operational transformation,” IT leaders and senior executives will converge in Johannesburg on the 14th & 15th of March, for the Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018). This event will...

Most powerful internet of things companies operating in Africa.

Most powerful Internet of Things companies operating in Africa

November 21, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Most powerful Internet of Things companies operating in Africa

The Internet of Things is disrupting the way organisations conduct business worldwide. In a few years to come, the world will see a massive growth in connected things from our devices to our homes and cars. Businesses worldwide are seeking ways in which to...

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

November 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

The Internet of Things (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like cloud. In fact, the concept of connected edge peripherals, has been around for quite some time now, albeit mostly on a private...

Use Machine Learning to boost IoT efficacy says Forrester

Use Machine Learning to boost IoT efficacy says Forrester

November 16, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Use Machine Learning to boost IoT efficacy says Forrester

A new report from Forrester, “Put Data to Work in the Industrial Internet of Things” advises CIOs to leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. Successful...

The future arrives in the Gulf as the Future Cities Show season kicks off

The future arrives in the Gulf as the Future Cities Show season kicks off

November 14, 2017 • Events, General, Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on The future arrives in the Gulf as the Future Cities Show season kicks off

The second edition of the Future Cities Show, that will take place in Dubai, UAE, from April 9-11, 2018, will set the tone for smart cities through the three pillars – sustainability, innovation, happiness and showcase the future of urban life. With a theme...

Unearthing the Internet of Things in Agriculture

Unearthing the Internet of Things in Agriculture

November 14, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Unearthing the Internet of Things in Agriculture

IoT M2M connectivity company, Eseye has partnered with Burkard, designers and builders of air samplers for agricultural research, to harness the power of the Internet of Things. Burkard has developed a piece of real-time pathogen monitoring equipment to...