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Top 5 steps to ensure your IoT strategy is a success

September 29, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 steps to ensure your IoT strategy is a success

Whether it’s a smart scale in our home, which advises us how to adapt our eating and exercise regimes, or a smart shelf within a retail store that is able to ‘restock’ itself using sensors which automatically trigger stock orders as shelves empty, it’s easy to get excited about the possibilities the Internet of Things (IoT) [&hellip...

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Case Study: Using the Internet of Things to compete with the best

September 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Case Study: Using the Internet of Things to compete with the best

In a world advancing in technology as quickly as ours, the Internet of Things (IoT) is destined to make a meaningful and resounding impact on nearly every sector – a trend we are already seeing. But what exactly is IoT, how does it apply to our local South...

Building an ROI for the Internet of Things

Building an ROI for the Internet of Things

September 26, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Building an ROI for the Internet of Things

South African businesses are increasingly moving towards investing in the Internet of Things (IoT) because it can streamline work processes, reduce manpower requirements, and improve customer service. According to Vodafone’s IoT barometer results, 90...

The challenges facing IT leaders

Gartner Symposium 2017: Keith Fenner talks IoT in Africa

September 22, 2017 • Features, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner Symposium 2017: Keith Fenner talks IoT in Africa

IT News Africa caught up with Keith Fenner, Vice-President: Sage Enterprise Africa and Middle East, at the 2017 Gartner Symposium held at the Cape Town International Conference Center in South Africa. Fenner, at the Symposium, delivered a presentation about...

Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

How analytics can unlock the true value of IoT

September 22, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How analytics can unlock the true value of IoT

With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real-time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked...

Internet of Things: Not just a technology project

Internet of Things: Not just a technology project

September 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Internet of Things: Not just a technology project

The Internet of Things is here to stay as a range of connected devices become mainstream in our work and business lives. According to forecasts from Gartner, this year will end with around 8.4 billion connected things in use worldwide, a number that will grow...

MTN Connected Wildlife Solution

Gartner Symposium 2017: MTN Connected Wildlife Solution to change face of conservation

September 19, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner Symposium 2017: MTN Connected Wildlife Solution to change face of conservation

The scourge of rhino poaching will rapidly lead to the total annihilation of these beautiful animals, thereby robbing children and future generations of the opportunity to see them roaming free. The same is true for many other species in Africa, and elsewhere...

How to protect your children from the dangers of the internet

Security should be a priority in an increasingly connected world

September 19, 2017 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Security should be a priority in an increasingly connected world

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly expanding to include a previously undreamed of amount of connected devices – cars, toys, medical devices, home appliances – and all these smart things connecting to the Web have to be secured. Unfortunately,...

Lesego Digital Village to address healthcare challenges in North West

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving quickly, and on a global scale. The healthcare industry has cottoned on to this trend and already we are seeing a host of applications and connected devices entering the market, bearing the promise of improving the...

M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

September 18, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent. This is according to Jeremy Potgieter, SADC...

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Energy companies are challenged by IoT connectivity

September 12, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Energy companies are challenged by IoT connectivity

An independent research commissioned by Inmarsat has revealed that energy companies will struggle to derive maximum value from Internet of Things (IoT) without access to improved high-speed connectivity. ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017’...

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IoT to revolutionise global transport sector

September 8, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IoT to revolutionise global transport sector

A new Internet of Things (IoT) research study from Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications, has found that while global transport businesses expect IoT technology to revolutionise the industry, many of these organisations lack the...

310 million LTE subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2023-Report

CAT-M1 to bring the next generation of connectivity

September 4, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on CAT-M1 to bring the next generation of connectivity

Ericsson  and Qualcomm Technologies have successfully completed a lab trial for a Cat-M1 solution with MTN South Africa in support of MTN’s Internet of Things (IoT) ambitions. This is the first Cat-M1 test implementation of its kind on the African...

Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

Omni-channel: IoT in practice

September 1, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Omni-channel: IoT in practice

The Internet of Things (IoT) sounds both magical and cryptic; those operating in the environment where its capabilities are being theorised, experimented on or even rolled out are deep into technology and its application. So deep that they can find it hard to...

Will South Africa get an open access wireless network?

Can IoT propel the insurance sector into the future

August 31, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Can IoT propel the insurance sector into the future

We are in the midst of a digital revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we do business, the way businesses operate, and how they interact with both customers and competitors. The world is gradually moving online in its entirety, one device – one...

AfricaCom 2017: Reshaad Sha discusses the growth of SqwidNet

How Tech can help with Wildlife Conservation

August 28, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How Tech can help with Wildlife Conservation

The rise of the Internet of Things and other mobile technologies offers humanity the opportunity to truly advance their efforts in preserving and saving the environment in more innovative and relevant ways. Humanity today finds itself living in what is...