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IoT security comes of age

April 23, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) has long been a game of rush-to-market, with production speed trumping security in the stampede, says ESET Southern Africa. Securing millions of non-standard devices as disparate as home thermometers, smart TVs and cars is no trivial task. It is somewhat simpler if they have simple stripped down embedded processors, but [&hellip...

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Facebook launches #SheMeansBusiness in Nigeria

Facebook launches #SheMeansBusiness in Nigeria

April 23, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to Technology Times Nigeria, SheMeansBusiness, a platform launched by Facebook, aims to train Nigerian female entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses. Ebele Okobi, Facebook’s Public Policy Director for Africa, said that...

The Smart Hotel of the Future

The Smart Hotel of the Future

April 23, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences. Technology and...

Facebook rolls out privacy choices under EU rules

Facebook reveals new privacy settings

April 19, 2018 • Internet of Things, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday, 18 April Facebook announced that it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social networking company which has been...

Our work and lives ‘smartified’ by the Internet of Things

Our work and lives ‘smartified’ by the Internet of Things

April 19, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians. Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real-world benefits enabled through connectivity. Whether it is simply paying for our...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Microsoft reveals new IoT platform

April 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

It’s a minor revolution: Microsoft has presented its latest security-enhancing solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, based on a custom Linux kernel. As part of its embracing of the Internet of Things, Microsoft has announced Azure Sphere, an...

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MTN Business takes aim at rapid IoT growth potential

April 18, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) used to be the domain of future forecasters. Now, the future is here and IoT is increasingly becoming more a part of day-to-day activities, driven by mobile connectivity. IoT is already all around us. It is used for solutions such...

Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

April 18, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sustainable energy consumption and ‘green’ energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle. Today’s hyperconnected consumer expects a reduced environmental footprint while still enjoying seamless services and ease of use, improving...

Lumada IoT platform aims to disrupt industrial IoT market

Security a top trend for the future of IIoT

April 17, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

The effects of the Internet of Things (IoT) is something we experience in our everyday lives, with the proliferation of smartphones, cars, thermostats, and even smart refrigerators entering our homes. These smart devices provide us with a rich source of...

Internet of Things (IoT) adoption in South Africa gets a boost

Internet of Things (IoT) adoption in South Africa gets a boost

April 5, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Internet of Things (IoT) adoption in South Africa gets a boost

Cisco, Comsol and NIL has on Thursday, 05 April 2018 announced an agreement to help accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled devices and networks with applications such as ‘intelligent farming’ and Smart City technologies. With the addition of Cisco...

Advances in IoT driving adoption of smart cities

Advances in IoT driving adoption of smart cities

March 29, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Advances in IoT driving adoption of smart cities

Communities around the world are turning to innovative information communication technologies (ICT) to re-imagine the way in which residents live, work and play, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing a growing role in turning safer, smarter cities from...

Global IoT security spending will reach $1.5 Billion in 2018

Internet of Things: Think big, start small

March 16, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet of Things: Think big, start small

Slowly we have seen an uptake of Internet of Things (IoT) as an enabler of business – especially since the start of 2018. It’s as if business has kicked into high gear. And not only on a global level, but locally as well. There is an unspoken consensus...

IOTFA 2018

Day one of IOT Forum Africa 2018 attracts high-level execs

March 15, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Day one of IOT Forum Africa 2018 attracts high-level execs

Day one of the Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2018), which took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa between 14 and 15 March 2018 saw high-level executives and influential decision makers convene to discuss the latest...

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SqwidNet the Diamond sponsor for the second iteration of the IOT Forum Africa 2018

March 14, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on SqwidNet the Diamond sponsor for the second iteration of the IOT Forum Africa 2018

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa is the Diamond Sponsor for the second iteration of the IOT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018), scheduled on 14 – 15 March 2018. This conference is targeted at thought leaders, IoT ecosystem...

Who will attend Africa's leading Internet of Things Forum 2018

Who will attend Africa’s leading Internet of Things Forum 2018

March 8, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Who will attend Africa’s leading Internet of Things Forum 2018

Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018) will take place on 14 and 15 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa. The two-day conference will bring together an array of thought leaders, visionaries and experts who will share...

Informed Decisionsto exhibit cutting-edge solutions at IOTFA2018

IOTFA2018 to lead Internet of Things conversation

March 8, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IOTFA2018 to lead Internet of Things conversation

The second edition of the Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2018) will be nothing short of insightful and informative. The two-day conference set to take place on the 14 and 15 March 2018 will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South...