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How AI powered chatbots are unlocking business value today

December 27, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on How AI powered chatbots are unlocking business value today

Since the term “AI” was first coined by cognitive scientist Richard McCarthy and his team in preparation for the 1956 Dartmouth AI Conference, machines that can demonstrate human-like intelligence have been the holy grail of the artificial intelligence field. AI has certainly endured some rough times; falling well short of the hype popularized...

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Johannesburg gets ready for Africa’s leading IOT event

December 19, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Johannesburg gets ready for Africa’s leading IOT event

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term sitting at the tip of everyone’s tongue in the tech space. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be up to 21 billion connected devices globally and IoT will be at the forefront of this revolution. Many industry...

How technology is tourism industry

Gemalto and GlobalmatiX partner to bring IoT automotive telematics

December 18, 2018 • Company News, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Gemalto and GlobalmatiX partner to bring IoT automotive telematics

IoT telematics solutions, Gemalto and GlobalmatiX, have partnered up to deliver an innovative solution that excelled in the grueling Porsche GT4 Cup championship race. The Gemalto Cinterion LTE Cat. 1 IoT Module and a Gemalto eSIM delivered secure,...

IoT.nxt CEO nominated for IT Personality of the Year

South African tech firm adds Microsoft Gold cloud platform status

December 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, StartupsComments Off on South African tech firm adds Microsoft Gold cloud platform status

South African innovators in Internet of Things technology, IoT.nxt, added Microsoft Gold Partner status for Cloud Platform to its competencies this month, its second such competency after it was recognised as a Gold Partner for Data Platform in 2017....

Tsalano IoT system lands the company second place at the NDP 2030 Hackathon

Tsalano IoT system lands top spot at the NDP 2030 Hackathon

December 12, 2018 • Internet of Things, StartupsComments Off on Tsalano IoT system lands top spot at the NDP 2030 Hackathon

IT solutions provider Tsalano Business Solutions, a partner of Software AG took second place at the recent SITA NDP 2030 Hackathon event, in the Internet of Things (IoT) category. Tsalano showcased its Water Telemetry System solution, developed to aid with...

Microsoft Edge Web Browser will be available on the Mac

December 11, 2018 • Company News, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Microsoft Edge Web Browser will be available on the Mac

To deepen its commitment to open source projects in addition to making their own Edge compatible with more websites and platforms like macOS, Microsoft is rebuilding its browser based on the Chromium Project. Microsoft Windows Corporate VP Joe...

SqwidNet announced as Diamond sponsor for IoT Forum 2019

December 10, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on SqwidNet announced as Diamond sponsor for IoT Forum 2019

SqwidNet has extended their partnership with IT News Africa by returning as a Diamond Sponsor for the 3rd straight year at the annual IoT Forum Africa 2019, which is set to take place between 26-27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand...

Building trust and eliminating wastage through IoT

Building trust and eliminating wastage through IoT

December 9, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Building trust and eliminating wastage through IoT

While there has been an increase in rain in the Western Cape, the province and the country’s water woes are far from over. According to scientists, there is a cyclic pattern which repeats itself about every 220 years of 10 exceptionally dry years and we are...

These are the tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

These are the tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

December 3, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on These are the tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

2018 was incredibly exciting for the technology sector which has seen myriad advancements. These include the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) being established, robots helping around the house and consumer electronic innovations such as TVs that...

Digital Afrique Telecom launches a smart card system in Côte d'Ivoire

Shared mobility and public transport ecosystems to converge

December 1, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on Shared mobility and public transport ecosystems to converge

Berg Insight, the world’s leading IoT market research provider, released new findings about the market for public transport and shared mobility services. Berg Insight is of the opinion that the market for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for public...

Why is Cloud a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

IoT disrupts the cloud

November 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on IoT disrupts the cloud

It is no longer enough to simply offer a cloud solution as emerging technologies start to not only dominate, but provide much needed competitive advantage to business. Jeremy Potgieter, SADC regional Head, Eseye, says that the growth of the Internet of Things...

Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

November 30, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

A simple gesture. A world built from accessible assets that drive human convenience and interaction. This is the future that’s powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), two of the planet’s hottest topic trends right now for...

Five Predictions for IoT in 2019

59 percent of corporate IoT attacks target office devices, finds Trend Micro

November 26, 2018 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on 59 percent of corporate IoT attacks target office devices, finds Trend Micro

Trend Micro has revealed that 86 percent of surveyed IT and security decision-makers across the globe believe their organisation needs to improve its awareness of IoT threats. This significant lack of knowledge accompanies rising threat levels and security...

The future of wearable technology? You’re already wearing it

November 22, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on The future of wearable technology? You’re already wearing it

A new method of improving battery life in wearable technology has been developed and the key might be in the clothes that we wear every day. The technology enables the use of smaller battery cells, allowing for larger capacities. A new technology, developed...

The continuing evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is redefining the world in which we live and the ways we interact with that technology. It is now possible for systems to control power, security and HVAC in offices and homes.

Run your home remotely with IoT

November 22, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Run your home remotely with IoT

The continuing evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is redefining the world in which we live and the ways we interact with that technology. It is now possible for systems to control power, security and HVAC in offices and homes. “Today’s...

Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks

IoT arena has seen growth in the Q1 and Q2 of 2018

November 21, 2018 • Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on IoT arena has seen growth in the Q1 and Q2 of 2018

According to IoT Analytics, a provider of market insights for the Internet of Things (IoT), the IoT arena has seen growth in the first and second quarters of 2018, raising the total number of global IoT devices in use today to around seven billion. However, a...