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How IoT innovation can help SA manufacturers compete internationally

November 29, 2016 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on How IoT innovation can help SA manufacturers compete internationally

The South African manufacturing industry has come under significant pressure in the last decade. According to Deloitte’s Global Manufacturing Competitiveness survey, South Africa is ranked 27th in the world, down three places from 2013 and we’re expected to slip further down the ranking in the next five to ten years. The rising cost of production...

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Openet launches a new business unit for immediate virtualised services

November 28, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Openet launches a new business unit for immediate virtualised services

Openet has launched Openet Accelerate, a dedicated business unit focused on delivering service capability using automated, virtualised and cloud based networks. Located in Openet’s Dublin headquarters, the new unit will harness the latest technological...

IoT Forum Africa set for March 2017

November 24, 2016 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IoT Forum Africa set for March 2017

More than 200 delegates will convene for IOT Forum Africa 2017, one of Africa’s biggest Internet of Things (IoT) conferences to be held over 29- 30 March in Johannesburg. Coming at a time when IoT is predicted to impact more than 20 billion people by...

The true value of IoT lies in it being the Internet of Humans

November 23, 2016 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on The true value of IoT lies in it being the Internet of Humans

The Internet of Things (IoT) has caused unprecedented hype among technologists, software developers, futurists and industrialists. Estimates of the adoption of IoT vary from anywhere between 2.38-billion devices shipped in 2017 (Gartner) to 50.1-billion...

40 percent of CIOs are planning to deploy Artificial Intelligence says Gartner

Forrester identifies game changing tech for next 5 years

November 23, 2016 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Forrester identifies game changing tech for next 5 years

Forrester identified 15 emerging technologies that will change consumer expectations and the way businesses operate over the next five years. While all these technologies will help businesses become more customer-centric, Brian Hopkins, VP and principal...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Eseye announces breakthrough IoT technology with launch of AnyNet Secure™

November 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Eseye announces breakthrough IoT technology with launch of AnyNet Secure™

Eseye has announced the launch of its new, revolutionary AnyNet Secure technology; a SIM designed to counter the threat of IoT security breaches and work with both cloud-based and enterprise data management platforms. With high profile DDoS attacks hitting...

MTN, Huawei demonstrate NB-IoT at AfricaCom 2016

November 17, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Huawei demonstrate NB-IoT at AfricaCom 2016

MTN and Huawei Technologies partnered at AfricaCom to conduct live demonstrations of Narrowband Internet of Things NB-IoT focused on Smart Refrigirator, Smart water metering and User-based Insurance solutions. The event is underway from the 15th -17th...

Report reveals IoT increaseS threats to organizations

November 17, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Report reveals IoT increaseS threats to organizations

Digital Shadows released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising,...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Sigfox expands global IoT network into South Africa

November 15, 2016 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sigfox expands global IoT network into South Africa

Sigfox a communication solution powering the Internet of Things (IoT), and its partner DFA announced the roll-out of the Sigfox network in South Africa – the largest economy and most industrialised nation on the African continent. SqwidNet a subsidiary...

T-Systems SA and BMW partner to continue powering ConnectedDrive

November 11, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems SA and BMW partner to continue powering ConnectedDrive

T-Systems SA have partnered to continue with the evolution of the popular BMW ConnectedDrive service. Since 2014, all BMW models have been fitted with an integrated SIM card embedded within the car’s chassis, enabling the BMW ConnectedDrive suite of...

2016 Global Connectivity Index

MTN, Huawei partner on IoT

November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Huawei partner on IoT

In yet another partnership MTN and Huawei have launched the Smart Water Metering solution, the first Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) solution in Africa. The solution is designed to help MTN develop their NB-IoT services to explore new markets. Powered...

Etisalat, Cisco release White paper on IoT

November 10, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Etisalat, Cisco release White paper on IoT

Etisalat Group, in collaboration with Cisco unveiled a White Paper outlining its vision for the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The White Paper – ‘Evolving the Service Provider Architecture for the IoT Era’ – provides a road map...

Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

IoT device security flaws are not new. Sophos has revealed that IoT device attacks will take off when criminals figure out how to monetize them – much like they have with their very lucrative ransomware scams – or align them to their goals. While there...

Vodacom to launch narrowbrand IoT in 2017

November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom to launch narrowbrand IoT in 2017

Vodacom has commenced its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network build, which it plans to commercially launch in major metropolitan areas across South Africa in 2017. The process of upgrading the various components of its network to support NB-IoT has...

IoT, a driver of innovation for SMEs

November 7, 2016 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on IoT, a driver of innovation for SMEs

The Internet of Things is not only for big businesses – it will also create a wealth of opportunities for smaller enterprises to transform their business processes, drive efficiency and become more productive. Those that seize the initiative can get a...

5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

IoT an accelerator for Nigeria’s Smart Cities

October 31, 2016 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IoT an accelerator for Nigeria’s Smart Cities

The idea of clean streets, punctual public transport, less congestion and crime has been a vision that futurists have always had and talks of how the Internet of Things could contribute to building efficient citites dominated the discussion at the...