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6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

March 24, 2017 • Hardware, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

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 the spotlight,” said Giordano Albertazzi, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Vertiv....

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Thabo Ndlela, non-executive Director, IFS South Africa

Enterprise Operational Intelligence enables accelerated decision-making

March 22, 2017 • Big Data, General, Internet of Things, Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

Most organisations are coming under growing pressure to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, deliver more value to customers and other stakeholders, and respond quickly to a fast-changing business environment. The key to meeting these business goals lies in...

The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption.

Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector

March 22, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption. Falling crude oil prices have put immense strain on the entire oil value chain, while the increasing availability and affordability of renewable energy sources...

IOT Forum Africa 2017 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

NybSys announced Silver sponsor of IOTFA2017

March 16, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology company NybSys has been announced Silver sponsor of the biggest Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA) taking place on 29-30 March at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg. The two day event will bring together IT executives,...

Blockchain based security technology has the capability to register and validate billions of events per second, making it ideal to meet the needs of an IoT world. (image source: pixabay.com)

Preventing intrusion in the age of blockchain and IoT

March 15, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The era of the Internet of Things (IoT) is here, bringing with it a host of ‘futuristic’ functionality, from fully smart buildings which can be monitored and controlled through a single handheld device, to smart health devices which can detect...

Amit Kaundinya, Practice Manager – Digital, BPM and Integration, Wipro Limited and Gavin Holme, Business Head, Africa, Wipro Limited.

Technology – disrupting the way we work and play

March 15, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

The pace of innovation is speeding up and new technologies – or new ways to use them – are emerging daily, disrupting and blurring the lines between the way we work and how we conduct our personal lives. Executives are finding it increasingly difficult to...

Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern Africa at ALCATEL.

5 ways to keep your IoT devices safe and secure

March 14, 2017 • Internet of Things, Lists, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly taking off as people and businesses connect everything from their cars, to their home automation systems, and to the Internet. These devices are starting to change how we live and work – allowing us to track our heart...

IOT Forum Africa 2017 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

IOTFA 2017 announces Huawei as Platinum sponsor

March 14, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Leading information technology and communications company Huawei Technologies has been confirmed as a platinum sponsor of this years Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA) taking place from 29 to 30 March 2017 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg....

IoT.nxt to expand into European markets. (image: Red Hat Developers)

IoT.nxt to Expand into European Markets

March 13, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company IoT.nxt has raised R100m to fund their expansion plans- this according to a report in Fin24. CEO of IoT.nxt, Nico Steyn, in an interview with Fin24 announced that the company is looking to expand into...

Darren Anstee, Chief Security Technologist at Arbor Networks.

Weaponised IoT attacks: what does the future hold?

March 10, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Security, SponsoredComments Off on Weaponised IoT attacks: what does the future hold?

The explosion of connected devices onto our networks is fuelling our imaginations and inspiring incredible visions for the future. There is limitless potential in being able to connect and integrate our cars, houses, appliances, and everything else we own....

Rob Godlonton Director at EOH.

Navigating a Successful Journey toward IoT and Big Data in the Cloud

March 10, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Navigating a Successful Journey toward IoT and Big Data in the Cloud

It is predicted that by 2020, 25 billion devices will be connected to IoT and 600 zettabytes of information will be sitting in the cloud. The cloud is the big enabler if you want to leverage the new IoT economy in business. Cloud has created the capacity,...

Robin Olivier, Managing Director at Digicape.

Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

March 8, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Internet of Things, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

South African startups Sensor Networks and Digicape have partnered to launch an Apple Watch App for the Sensor Smart Tracker (“Smart Tracker”) device and integrate the existing Sensor Tracker App directly into Digicape’s online store to enable in-App...

In markets where 4G adoption is already gaining traction, discussions around fifth-generation network technology (5G) will take centre stage.

African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat

March 8, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat

Telcos across Africa are focusing on effectively maximising the return on investment from data and monetising emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat. This is due to increasing levels of competition and is...

Huawei Technologies is showcasing IoT innovations at the MWC.

Big Tech brands throw their weight behind IOTFA

March 6, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Big Tech brands throw their weight behind IOTFA

Leading technology providers have partnered with Internet of Things Forum Africa 2017 (#IOTFA), set for the 29th and 30th of March this year at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The event will bring together industry experts who have implemented...

Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands.

Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

March 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

It is safe to say that the industrial sector in Africa is still developing, and an increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. Global challenges such as...

IOT Forum Africa 2017 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

MTN South Africa announced as Platinum sponsor of IoT Forum Africa 2017

March 1, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN South Africa announced as Platinum sponsor of IoT Forum Africa 2017

MTN South Africa, has been announced as Platinum sponsor of Internet of Things Forum Africa 2017 (#IOTFA), set to take place on the 29th and 30th of March at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. IoT Forum Africa 2017 (www.iotforumafrica.com) will...