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Internet of Things: Not just a technology project

Internet of Things: Not just a technology project

September 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

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 to around 20.4 billion by 2020. Yet the concept of [&hellip...

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MTN Connected Wildlife Solution

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

September 19, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Connected devices

Security should be a priority in an increasingly connected world

September 19, 2017 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

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,...

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

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 (0)

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...

IoT

Energy companies are challenged by IoT connectivity

September 12, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

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 (0)

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...

CAT-M1

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...

Wynand Smit is CEO of INOVO, a contact centre business solutions provide.

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...

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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...

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...

Internet of Things

Here’s how IoT is transforming the workspace

August 25, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Here’s how IoT is transforming the workspace

Wherever we go we are connected to Wi-Fi connections, office hours are no longer rigid, we receive emails on our tablets or our smartphones wherever we are. We can communicate with anything and anyone in the world at any time. Technology costs are going down,...

smart home solutions

Free IOT device scanner solution now available for smart homes

August 23, 2017 • Internet of Things, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Free IOT device scanner solution now available for smart homes

Kaspersky Lab has announced the launch of an internet of Things (IoT) solution for “smart” homes. The Kaspersky IOT scanner scans the home Wi-Fi network and informs owners about the devices connected to it and the level of security. The solution...

Don’t drown in operations data: use your smart devices smartly

Don’t drown in operations data: use your smart devices smartly

August 23, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Don’t drown in operations data: use your smart devices smartly

IoT (Internet of Things) has been creating a buzz for half a decade. “The information from many IoT devices across their operations offers companies an incredibly accurate picture of what’s happening in their businesses and supply chains,” reports...

NetApp South Africa

The five phases of an IoT project

August 10, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on The five phases of an IoT project

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Nigerian Government and Huawei partner on Smart Cities initiative

August 10, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Government and Huawei partner on Smart Cities initiative

According to reports by the Nigerian Communications Week, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, speaking at a Smart Cities summit held in Abuja this week confirmed that the Federal Government would partner with Huawei, a global...