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Microsoft makes Python available on Azure in South Africa

October 11, 2019 • Company News, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday, 10 October 2019, Microsoft South Africa announced the availability of Python support in Azure Functions for South Africans. As a result, developers can now build their serverless functions using Python 3.6, based on the open-source and cross-platform Functions 2.0 runtime, and publish to a Linux-based hosting platform in Azure. This ensures an...

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INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

October 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Internet of Things, PeopleComments (0)

2019 has quickly become the year of 5G. As service providers race to build the next generation of 5G networks, they’ll need to build entire cloud-native, fully virtualised networks capable of dynamic application and device support as well. To further unpack...

9 things you can expect from the HP Spectre x360 13

October 3, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on 9 things you can expect from the HP Spectre x360 13

HP unveiled its next-generation Spectre x360 13 on Wednesday, 2 October 2019. According to the company, its latest device has been made with on-the-move consumers in mind – ensuring that the Spectre x360 13 is the best combination of secure and...

Nokia reveals 6 ‘firsts’ made possible with 5G

October 2, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia reveals 6 ‘firsts’ made possible with 5G

Over the last twelve-months, Nokia has been relentless in furthering its 5G capabilities – from successfully establishing the first over-the-air, end-to-end data transmission on a commercial 5G New Radio network to securing the largest 5G population...

Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

September 26, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, Nokia announced that its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland, has opened a 5G Future X Lab. The lab has been designed to include an ‘Experience Zone’ where customers will see demonstrations of Nokia technologies...

Traditional approaches to Internet adoption isn’t working in developing countries

September 23, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Education, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Traditional approaches to Internet adoption isn’t working in developing countries

“Connecting the world’s population to the internet is about collaboration, collective approaches and partnerships across different sectors and across borders,” says Commission Co-Chair, Carlos Slim in response to a report issued on Monday, 23...

3 exciting things made possible by 5G

3 exciting things made possible by 5G

September 8, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 3 exciting things made possible by 5G

The race to 5G is on – according to T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, who believes that his company “win the race”. Legere is not the only one, Huawei is in the process of introducing a 5G chipsets, Apple is potentially looking to unveil 5G iPhones by 2020...

oneM2M recognises contributions to IoT standards

oneM2M recognises contributions to IoT standards

September 4, 2019 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on oneM2M recognises contributions to IoT standards

At the Technical Plenary meeting recently held in Shanghai, China, oneM2M as announced that it has awarded three of its members with Technical Excellence Awards. The Technical Excellence Awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individuals to...

South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

September 3, 2019 • Education, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African classrooms are getting a 4IR upgrade

The Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) has announced that it’s set on introducing information and communication technology (ICT) to the classroom. This is part of the departments plan to ensure that its classrooms are prepared for the fourth...

5.8 Billion enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will be in use in 2020-Gartner

5.8 billion enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will be in use in 2020-Gartner

September 2, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on 5.8 billion enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will be in use in 2020-Gartner

Gartner has revealed that by the end of 2019, 4.8 billion endpoints are expected to be in use, up 21.5 per cent from 2018. Enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, a 21 per cent increase from 2019....

Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

Networks Unlimited Africa partners Hitachi Vantara for IT, OT and IoT data storage solutions

September 2, 2019 • Internet of Things, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Networks Unlimited Africa partners Hitachi Vantara for IT, OT and IoT data storage solutions

African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited Africa, has announced a partnership agreement with Hitachi Vantara, a global data storage systems, software and services provider, that focuses its efforts on information technology (IT), operational...

Wifi will be a standard for all Toyota vehicles from September

August 30, 2019 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Wifi will be a standard for all Toyota vehicles from September

Automotive manufacturer, Toyota has partnered with Altron Netstar and Vodacom to roll-out connectivity features and in-car Wi-Fi on all new Toyota and Lexus models the company announced at a press briefing on Thursday, 29 August. The new connectivity hub,...

Apple apologises after Siri privacy concerns

Apple apologises after Siri privacy concerns

August 30, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple apologises after Siri privacy concerns

Apple addressed consumer concerns over non-apple employees gaining access and listening to Siri recordings in a statement released on Thursday, 28 August 2019. In the statement, the technology company says it only uses Siri data to improve Siri –...

Lenovo introduces new single-socket server platforms

Lenovo announces new single-socket server platforms

August 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Lenovo announces new single-socket server platforms

On 19 August 2019, Lenovo announced the Lenovo ThinkSystem  SR635 and SR655 server platforms, which Lenovo claims are “two of the industry’s most powerful single-socket servers.” These new Lenovo solutions aim to provide the performance of...

Smart TVs are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Smart TVs present a new way for hackers to break into homes

August 8, 2019 • Internet of Things, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart TVs present a new way for hackers to break into homes

Smart TVs are becoming increasingly popular, especially due to their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and numerous innovative features that are signed to streamline and improve the user experience. Statista reports that over 114 million smart TVs...

Five most anticipated smartphones still to come in 2019

July 27, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Five most anticipated smartphones still to come in 2019

We’re halfway through 2019 and that means every day is a day closer to the next tech launch. From mobile devices with an outrageous number of camera lenses (five to be exact) and blockchain capabilities to foldable screens — this year has been a...