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The latest research study conducted by Inmarsat found that the global mining sector is undergoing an Internet of Things (IoT) revolution with respondents reporting significant increases in adoption of connected technologies. Mining organisations reported successes in implementing projects to safeguard workers via remote tracking, monitor drilling, and observe acid mine...
"IoT devices on their own are dumb. Cameras, sensors, vehicle trackers, smart light bulbs – they’re useful to a degree but on their own, they’re not breaking ground in how we live our lives and run our businesses," writes Gregg Sanders, head of digital transformation at NEC XON. IoT becomes...
The world is facing a once in a generation crisis, its scale matched only by the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. Citizens face huge restrictions on the way they live their lives, cut off from loved ones and their livelihoods threatened. Meanwhile governments the world over battle...
Any sort of business call nowadays starts with “So, how has working from home been?” The inevitable response is something between acceptance and mild indignation. For some, working from home is a blessing in disguise. There are those amongst us that prefer the quiet of their own abode, the...
On the ides of March, following the declaration of National State of Disaster by the government of South Africa and subsequent announcements about the implementation of travel restrictions and public gathering limitation - among other measures to be put in place to counteract the spread of the COVID-19 novel...
Over the last few years, governments and organisations alike have had to facilitate the explosion of emerging technologies — such as AI, 5G and underpinning it all, IoT. This global disruptor requires far more than simply the infrastructure to support it — to be used effectively, IoT will also...
Researchers from the University of California in San Diego claim they have found a way to optimize lab-based modules to such an extreme that a Wi-Fi radio, used in IoT for communications with a network, could soon be using 5000-times less energy and still have enough bandwidth to send...
Business leaders, tech aficionados and innovation heavy-weights alike are set to lead this year’s IoT conversation at the Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2020) taking place from 25 – 26 March 2020 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.  Spanning two days, IOTFA2020 will tackle the theme “Enabling Enterprise Transformation with IoT”...
It is no mystery why the internet of things (IoT) is growing as readily as it is. Internet-integration with our practical and offline lives further facilitates our increasingly-electronic states of being. While you may think that a universal controller or Amazon’s “Alexa” Echo Plus Voice Controller is something you...
Ericsson and Microsoft announced on Tuesday, 14 January 2020, that they are bringing their connected vehicle expertise together. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP).   The integrated solution aims to allow automakers to deploy and scale global vehicle services such...
The technological wave of the Internet of Things (IoT) is sweeping across all industries. This technology is enabling tech devices to collect, interpret, and share data with one another without the help or interference of humans. It independently studies our living patterns and uses that data to optimize our...
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are by no means new concepts, having existed for many years already. What is new and revolutionary is what we are now able to do with the data these technologies generate. From predictive maintenance to consumer behaviour analytics,...
The traditional hub and spoke network design offers centralised orchestration but also requires that all traffic be directed back to the central point. Business applications are all traditionally housed within the central datacentre and all connectivity is directed through this point. With the consumerisation of IT, this design has...
The modern global supply chain can be the source of endless insight into the production, sourcing, procurement, purchasing, inventory and delivery of goods and services. But data must flow smoothly between B2B networks in a supply chain so that invested parties can quickly act on information that will improve the quality,...
"With the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), mobile technology innovation and quality network infrastructure become crucial to reshaping and improving living standards for more people. Mobile network operators need to be agile to accommodate innovations," says Godfrey Motsa, CEO of MTN South Africa. IT News Africa's Jenna Cook...
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 this, IT News Africa's Jenna Cook chatted to Quentin...
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