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Video Interview: Matthew Blewett, Business Connexion, discusses IoT in Africa

November 27, 2015 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Matthew Blewett, Business Connexion, discusses IoT in Africa

Matthew Blewett started by consulting to Business Connexion on the formulation and initiation of the revitalisation programme, as a member of the Programme-1 team for a year prior to re-joining the group in September 2008. He re-joined the company in an executive capacity with specific responsibility and accountability for the company’s revitalisation...

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Senior technology execs discuss IoT at latest Innovation Dinner

November 26, 2015 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Senior technology execs discuss IoT at latest Innovation Dinner

IT leaders convened at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the latest Innovation Dinner, which was held on the 25th of November 2015 – and addressed the theme “Internet of Things: Real World Applications.” This Innovation...

Next Innovation Dinner set to cover IoT: Real World Applications

November 12, 2015 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Next Innovation Dinner set to cover IoT: Real World Applications

IT leaders will convene at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the next Innovation Dinner, which will be held on the 25th of November 2015 – and address the theme “Internet of Things: Real World Applications.” The Internet...

Security: The platform for IoT success?

November 3, 2015 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Security: The platform for IoT success?

Widely regarded as the hottest topic in high-tech, the IoT (Internet of Things) is attracting the attention of countless enterprises across a wide array of industries. All want to exploit the potential of a world where people and machines enjoy 24/7...

The Internet of Things is the Land of Opportunity

October 12, 2015 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on The Internet of Things is the Land of Opportunity

The worldwide web most of us are familiar with is a place populated by about 2.5 billion people who go online to find information, entertainment and shopping, or to stay in touch with friends and share ideas with colleagues. The internet was made by people,...

Infrastructure Management Trends in South Africa

Enabling the digital Journey of an Enterprise leveraging a Boundaryless Datacentre

August 25, 2015 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Enabling the digital Journey of an Enterprise leveraging a Boundaryless Datacentre

Technology without boundaries has revolutionised the way people work, play and do business, as organisations and their customers have dispersed across the world, unhindered by actual physical location. From cloud services and web-scale IT to the Internet of...

Can technology drive the future of mining?

July 17, 2015 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Can technology drive the future of mining?

Mining may be a highly industrial endeavour that hasn’t changed dramatically over the decades, but sophisticated new technologies are starting to play ever-greater roles in improving productivity and miner safety. In the future, the mining houses that are...

Information Security: The biggest barrier to the Internet of Things?

July 13, 2015 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Information Security: The biggest barrier to the Internet of Things?

Research conducted by Telecom Intelligence has revealed that information security remains the biggest inhibitor of the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), with 42% of respondents identifying security as one of the top two challenges for widespread...

Business Connexion CEO discusses harnessing technology to leverage IoT

June 24, 2015 • Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Connexion CEO discusses harnessing technology to leverage IoT

The internet of things is driving the need for organisations to transform into digital businesses and this is disrupting business operations like never before. Being globally competitive means being able to make rapid business decisions. For companies this...

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Can IoT create new, generative business value?

June 18, 2015 • Enterprise IT, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Can IoT create new, generative business value?

Advanced sensor technology connected to the so-called ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE) is forging unusual business relationships between companies, and generating entirely new forms of value. Mihail Botez, IoT Strategic Product Sales Specialist at Cisco and...

Top 5 African sectors ripe for transformation by IoT

June 12, 2015 • Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 African sectors ripe for transformation by IoT

The spread of technology is an interesting phenomenon. In some instances, it is only available to the wealthiest people or the largest businesses at first, before slowly filtering down to the rest of the populace. In other instances, it seems to be everywhere...

Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

June 11, 2015 • Internet of Things, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Dynamic, flexible IT architecture is essential for online retail

In the retail market, competitiveness has always revolved around differentiation, be this of product, price or service. However, as the world has become more digital and traditional retailers have joined the online retail market in the ecommerce space,...

Altron and Tango to revolutionise the African subscriber’s digital experience

MTN Business launches Pan African Internet of Things platform

May 14, 2015 • Company News, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business launches Pan African Internet of Things platform

MTN Business today unveiled the first truly Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing African enterprises with greater control and advanced management features for their connected devices and sim cards. The launch also sees the introduction of...

CeBIT 2015: Huawei & SAP sign IoT development partnership

March 17, 2015 • Company News, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on CeBIT 2015: Huawei & SAP sign IoT development partnership

At CeBIT 2015, which is currently being held in Germany, Huawei revealed an expanded partnership with SAP in order to establish joint innovation efforts in Shenzhen, China and Walldorf, Germany. The agreement focuses on establishing a technical collaboration...

Mobile World Congress 2015

Video Interview: Discussing the benefits of IoT & 5G tech – Ericsson

March 12, 2015 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Discussing the benefits of IoT & 5G tech – Ericsson

At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), IT News Africa caught up with Bo Ribbing – Head of Sales Development & Product Line Devices for Ericsson. In our interview, Ribbing discusses the benefits of IoT as well as the potential of 5G technology in...

IT changes focus in the world of the Internet of Things

March 6, 2015 • Enterprise IT, Internet of ThingsComments Off on IT changes focus in the world of the Internet of Things

The cloud transformation and exponential growth in data has prompted a new focus for IT stakeholders, and the worlds of IT and business are undergoing multiple transformations as a result. This, along with the speed at which such transformation is taking...