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Why you need a Service Level Agreement with your UPS provider

June 8, 2016 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Why you need a Service Level Agreement with your UPS provider

With the instability of South Africa’s electricity supply and the uncertainty that came with load shedding, many businesses decided to invest in technology to keep them running when in the event of load shedding.  Businesses turned to generators and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) as a means to mitigate the risk and loss of revenue with [&hellip...

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Ericsson Middle East and Africa to launch innovation hubs

Internet of Things to overtake mobile phones by 2018

June 1, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet of Things to overtake mobile phones by 2018

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018. Between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow...

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Will the Internet of Things impact banking?

May 19, 2016 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Will the Internet of Things impact banking?

Discussions around the Internet of Things (IoT) are widespread in the technology industry right now, with many analysts suggesting that we are entering the second digital revolution. Gartner is even predicting that there will be 25 billion smartphones,...

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Nigeria: Vodacom trains 25 schoolgirls in IoT

May 18, 2016 • General, Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Vodacom trains 25 schoolgirls in IoT

Vodacom Business Nigeria has trained 25 female students from Clemmy High School, Agodo-Egbe in Lagos, in the Internet of Things (IoT). According to the company, this forms part of its support for the Girls in ICT programme. Related: Africa’s Brightest...

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South Africa needs to prepare for the Internet of Things

May 5, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa needs to prepare for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) will, as it grows, automate and inform an increasing number of operations, applications and processes. With no dedicated infrastructure in place for IoT – i.e., to send, receive or transport IoT signals – it is critical that...

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Security Hardening of Windows by Reducing Privileged Access

April 25, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Security Hardening of Windows by Reducing Privileged Access

As I tour the world helping Active Directory administrators, security professionals, and auditors secure their Windows environment, I often get questions about privileged access. The questions usually are about how privileges are granted and how an...

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Huawei set to focus on the Internet of Things

April 13, 2016 • Company News, Enterprise, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei set to focus on the Internet of Things

At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS) 2016, Huawei announced the Internet of Things (IoT) as one of its strategic priorities. Drawing on its long-term investment and expertise in ICT, Huawei has made impressive breakthroughs with its five IoT solutions....

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Taking a closer look at the Enterprise Network of the future

April 6, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Taking a closer look at the Enterprise Network of the future

To keep pace with evolving customer needs, companies are adopting cloud, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility to drive business efficiency and performance. However, as they move to these new IT models, many companies are challenged with...

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Own disaster recovery at a business level or risk failing

April 5, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Own disaster recovery at a business level or risk failing

Organisations need to move away from treating business continuity and disaster recovery as isolated IT conversations. Unless businesses ensure they also take people and processes into account when planning for disasters, they run the risk of not surviving...

Citrix South Africa

IT Delivery: The key differentiator of a thriving business

March 31, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on IT Delivery: The key differentiator of a thriving business

Delivery has always been a key differentiator in business. Whether it be goods or services, companies that are known to deliver quality offerings quickly, securely and flexibly, are already well on their way to success. In South Africa, for example, online...

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Key success factors for an enterprise IoT strategy

March 30, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Key success factors for an enterprise IoT strategy

As the Internet of Things (IoT) finally becomes a reality, there’s a danger that the hype is obscuring the value to be gained from this new source of data. The key point is that connecting things and collecting data isn’t the source of value—value is...

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Samsung’s 2016 Predictions see IoT and Mobility Connect and Serve

March 24, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung’s 2016 Predictions see IoT and Mobility Connect and Serve

Connectivity and user experiences driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility – the key trends to keep an eye on for Samsung Electronics South Africa in 2016. Organisations that are prepared to utilise technologies that leverage relationships and...

Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Prepaid data meets IoT in the enterprise

March 15, 2016 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Prepaid data meets IoT in the enterprise

Data traffic is expected to see an almost ten-fold increase by 2019, due to the growing range of new services and applications. However, while the GSMA Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Economy 2015 report projects that machine-to-machine connections (M2M) in the...

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The Internet of Things promises perfect storm of change

March 14, 2016 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The Internet of Things promises perfect storm of change

It is increasingly apparent that we are living through an age of rapid, unprecedented change. From the last decade of the previous century to today we have seen technology grow exponentially, to such an extent that the focus on IT has moved from a behind the...

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The Internet of Things: How big is the next big thing?

March 4, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The Internet of Things: How big is the next big thing?

What if IoT was just a catch-all term for ways of using machine-generated data to “create something useful”? For example, a bus tells my bus stop and my phone how far away it is, and my local cycle-hire station tells me how many bikes are available? In...

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1 Billion reasons why Africa’s IoT ecosystem is set to explode

February 26, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on 1 Billion reasons why Africa’s IoT ecosystem is set to explode

The number of connected devices around the world continues to proliferate, with International Data Corporation (IDC) predicting that the worldwide market will reach a total value of $1.7 trillion in 2020. The global research and consulting services firm...