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Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and software needs. As the benefits of IoT devices grow, so does the importance of security throughout the...

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Avent South Africa confirmed as exhibition sponsor of IOTFA 2018

IOT Forum Africa 2018 to tackle blockchain, smart cities, AI and more

November 21, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Under the theme, “Powering a new era of operational transformation,” IT leaders and senior executives will converge in Johannesburg on the 14th & 15th of March, for the Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018). This event will...

Most powerful internet of things companies operating in Africa.

Most powerful Internet of Things companies operating in Africa

November 21, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet of Things is disrupting the way organisations conduct business worldwide. In a few years to come, the world will see a massive growth in connected things from our devices to our homes and cars. Businesses worldwide are seeking ways in which to...

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

November 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like cloud. In fact, the concept of connected edge peripherals, has been around for quite some time now, albeit mostly on a private...

Use Machine Learning to boost IoT efficacy says Forrester

Use Machine Learning to boost IoT efficacy says Forrester

November 16, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

A new report from Forrester, “Put Data to Work in the Industrial Internet of Things” advises CIOs to leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. Successful...

The future arrives in the Gulf as the Future Cities Show season kicks off

The future arrives in the Gulf as the Future Cities Show season kicks off

November 14, 2017 • Events, General, Internet of Things, SponsoredComments (0)

The second edition of the Future Cities Show, that will take place in Dubai, UAE, from April 9-11, 2018, will set the tone for smart cities through the three pillars – sustainability, innovation, happiness and showcase the future of urban life. With a theme...

Unearthing the Internet of Things in Agriculture

Unearthing the Internet of Things in Agriculture

November 14, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

IoT M2M connectivity company, Eseye has partnered with Burkard, designers and builders of air samplers for agricultural research, to harness the power of the Internet of Things. Burkard has developed a piece of real-time pathogen monitoring equipment to...

DDoS mitigation best practice in an IoT world.

DDoS mitigation best practice in an IoT world

November 10, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS mitigation best practice in an IoT world

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a conversation that has been gathering momentum in the public space for around the past five years or so, even though the concept has been around for a few decades. And yet, in this brand-new world of science fiction coming to...

The Internet of Things holds great promise but also massive threats

The Internet of Things holds great promise but also massive threats

November 6, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on The Internet of Things holds great promise but also massive threats

While the Internet of Things (IoT) held great promise for a utopian future in which everything was connected to everything else, there were also huge security risks. “Despite the very best efforts by IT security experts in academia and industry,...

How IoT will impact insurance

How IoT will impact insurance

November 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on How IoT will impact insurance

Gartner predicts that there will be approximately 500 smart, connected devices in the average home by 2022. This prediction opens opportunities for a host of digital businesses to capitalise on the Internet of Things (IoT) trend. However, few stand to benefit...

Vodacom's NarrowBand Internet of Things Network now commercially available

Vodacom’s NarrowBand Internet of Things Network now commercially available

November 1, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom’s NarrowBand Internet of Things Network now commercially available

On Monday 1 November 2017 South African telecommunications company, Vodacom, announced that the companies first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng. According to the firm, it is the first South...

Researchers discover security vulnerability in home IoT appliances . (image source: LG)

Researchers discover security vulnerability in home IoT appliances

October 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Researchers discover security vulnerability in home IoT appliances

Check Point Software Technologies has announced that its security researchers have discovered HomeHack – a vulnerability that exposed millions of users of LG SmartThinQ smart home devices to the risk of unauthorised remote control of their SmartThinkQ home...

AfricaCom 2017: Reshaad Sha discusses the growth of SqwidNet

SqwidNet launches IoT Entrepreneurship Programme

October 17, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on SqwidNet launches IoT Entrepreneurship Programme

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, has announced the launch of its entrepreneurship programme, (IoT) E- IoT to the power E. This programme is aimed to empower entrepreneurs who would like to develop their skills and knowledge...

Connected logistics gives rise to super-powered mobile platforms

Connected logistics gives rise to super-powered mobile platforms

October 17, 2017 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on Connected logistics gives rise to super-powered mobile platforms

While the supply chain sector is known to be early adopters of technology, locally the sector has been cautious with Mobile and Cloud based technology adoption. In the relentless race to meet the requirements of customers, logistics providers have realised...

Ashley Gorakhpurwalla

Dell’s Ashley Gorakhpurwalla discusses the importance of preparing for IoT

October 16, 2017 • Features, Internet of Things, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Dell’s Ashley Gorakhpurwalla discusses the importance of preparing for IoT

Ashley Gorakhpurwalla has more than 25 years of engineering, business management and executive leadership experience in the IT Industry. He is President and General Manager of Dell EMC’s Server Solutions business, which is responsible for the development of...

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

Top 10 tips to protect your IoT-connected home

October 12, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Lists, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 tips to protect your IoT-connected home

The fourth industrial revolution is coming and it is coming fast. Leading this revolution is undoubtedly the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and soon we will be living in a world where everything is connected to the internet, even your home....