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Isaac Mophatlane - CEO Business Connexion. (Image Source: BCX)

Business Connexion CEO discusses harnessing technology to leverage IoT

June 24, 2015 • Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Connexion CEO discusses harnessing technology to leverage IoT

The internet of things is driving the need for organisations to transform into digital businesses and this is disrupting business operations like never before. Being globally competitive means being able to make rapid business decisions. For companies this means digitisation of process, automation of workflow, access to global information affecting ones...

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In2IT

Can IoT create new, generative business value?

June 18, 2015 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Can IoT create new, generative business value?

Advanced sensor technology connected to the so-called ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE) is forging unusual business relationships between companies, and generating entirely new forms of value. Mihail Botez, IoT Strategic Product Sales Specialist at Cisco and...

Yannick Decaux

Top 5 African sectors ripe for transformation by IoT

June 12, 2015 • Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 African sectors ripe for transformation by IoT

The spread of technology is an interesting phenomenon. In some instances, it is only available to the wealthiest people or the largest businesses at first, before slowly filtering down to the rest of the populace. In other instances, it seems to be everywhere...

AJ Hartenberg 1

Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

June 11, 2015 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

In the retail market, competitiveness has always revolved around differentiation, be this of product, price or service. However, as the world has become more digital and traditional retailers have joined the online retail market in the ecommerce space,...

Altron and Tango to revolutionise the African subscriber’s digital experience

MTN Business launches Pan African Internet of Things platform

May 14, 2015 • Company News, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business launches Pan African Internet of Things platform

MTN Business today unveiled the first truly Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing African enterprises with greater control and advanced management features for their connected devices and sim cards. The launch also sees the introduction of...

The SAP mobile cloud based solution enables stuff to reduce  paperwork meaning no duplication or opportunities for human error to affect test results. (Image Source: pnrsoftsol.com)

CeBIT 2015: Huawei & SAP sign IoT development partnership

March 17, 2015 • Company News, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on CeBIT 2015: Huawei & SAP sign IoT development partnership

At CeBIT 2015, which is currently being held in Germany, Huawei revealed an expanded partnership with SAP in order to establish joint innovation efforts in Shenzhen, China and Walldorf, Germany. The agreement focuses on establishing a technical collaboration...

Mobile World Congress 2015

Video Interview: Discussing the benefits of IoT & 5G tech – Ericsson

March 12, 2015 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Discussing the benefits of IoT & 5G tech – Ericsson

At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), IT News Africa caught up with Bo Ribbing – Head of Sales Development & Product Line Devices for Ericsson. In our interview, Ribbing discusses the benefits of IoT as well as the potential of 5G technology in...

HDS

IT changes focus in the world of the Internet of Things

March 6, 2015 • Enterprise, Internet of ThingsComments Off on IT changes focus in the world of the Internet of Things

The cloud transformation and exponential growth in data has prompted a new focus for IT stakeholders, and the worlds of IT and business are undergoing multiple transformations as a result. This, along with the speed at which such transformation is taking...

Gartner

Gartner: “IoT to make an impact over next three years”

February 4, 2015 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (1)

More than 40 per cent of organisations expect the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform their business or offer significant new revenue or cost-savings opportunities in the short term (over the next three years), rising to 60 per cent in the long term (more...

Warren Olivier

Will the Internet of Things bring new data availability challenges?

February 2, 2015 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Will the Internet of Things bring new data availability challenges?

The move towards the “Internet of Things” (IoT) – in which everything from fridges and TVs to running shoes and wristwatches are connected to the Internet – will create new data availability challenges for individuals and companies alike....

McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

The IoT is already here – Will you be secure?

August 21, 2014 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The IoT is already here – Will you be secure?

With 2014 being dubbed as the year of the ´Internet of Things´ (IoT), there are major concerns regarding the security & privacy issues that consumers face now, and potential problems they could have in the future. Trevor Coetzee, Regional Director,...

Dimension Data

Organisations investing in network architectures to support cloud

July 7, 2014 • Enterprise, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Organisations investing in network architectures to support cloud

New data published by Dimension Data revealed that while organisations continue to invest in pervasive wireless connectivity at the edge of their networks, they are also starting to invest in the access network infrastructure needed to support this wireless...

Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel (image: Charlie Fripp)

Internet of Things not the last step – Intel

October 24, 2013 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet of Things not the last step – Intel

The Internet of Things, the concept that all electronic devices will one day be connected to each other to communicate, will not be the last step to connecting people. This is according to Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, who expressed his view during the...

South Africa: quest to find computer architecture to handle SKA data

March 11, 2013 • Internet of Things, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa: quest to find computer architecture to handle SKA data

Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa, a business unit of the country’s National Research Foundation is joining ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, and IBM in a four-year collaboration to research extremely fast, but low-power...

Harnessing the value of big data, the Internet of Things for Africa

March 4, 2013 • Big Data, Internet of Things, Online & SocialComments Off on Harnessing the value of big data, the Internet of Things for Africa

The bulk of data out there is mostly unstructured, very valuable and if big data is the new oil, then analytics is the refinery. The impact of the variety, volume and velocity of big data was brought into discussion at the Cisco Expo 2013 being held at Sun...

Enterprise Architecture – How a lack of planning can trip up your business

August 10, 2012 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (1)

A holistic view of enterprise processes and requirements is vital to any growing organisation. The relationship between business objectives and IT can often become disconnected when there is a lack of effective forward planning within the organisation....