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The second edition of IoT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018), slated for the 14th and 15th of March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will bring together an array of thought leaders, visionaries and experts who will  share their knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions. IoT Forum Africa 2018 will feature industry...
In order to help incubate and commercialise machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) systems using narrowband networking, Vodacom has today announced the opening of a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) laboratory at its Vodaworld campus. Having initially announced late last year that it has commenced its NB-IoT network build,...
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...
The Cisco® 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service”(DeOS) attacks. With the advent of the Internet of Things(IoT), key industries are bringing more operations online, increasing attack surfaces and the potential scale and...
Cisco has outlined the vital key steps that organisations in South Africa will need to implement in order to become fully digital to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) era. According to the Cisco Digital Vortex: 941 leaders whitepaper most organisations are not ready to adopt digitisation. The findings show...
As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent. This is according to Jeremy Potgieter, SADC regional head at Eseye, who notes that the financial sector has always been...
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...
Nokia today announced an update to its Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT), the update will allow customers to easily deploy new services and business models that are key for IoT vertical applications. These include smart parking, smart lighting and transportation/automotive. Nokia IMPACT gives communication service providers, enterprises and...
Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Pinky Kekana, is set to deliver a keynote address at the third inaugural IoT Forum Africa 2019, which is set to take place on 26 - 27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The highly anticipated conference is targeted at academics,...
South African Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company IoT.nxt has raised R100m to fund their expansion plans- this according to a report in Fin24. CEO of IoT.nxt, Nico Steyn, in an interview with Fin24 announced that the company is looking to expand into UK and European markets. Steyn said that those markets are...
We are in the midst of a digital revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we do business, the way businesses operate, and how they interact with both customers and competitors. The world is gradually moving online in its entirety, one device – one thing – at a time....
Nielsen has added a new product solution to their Shopper toolkit - a creative and unique solution for retailers and manufacturers globally, helping them get closer to shopper behaviour at the moment of truth and uncover What's Next. The solution helps retailers measure, evaluate and optimize a range of retail...
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 deploying the latest technology in the areas of robotics, sensors, automation, wearables,...
The first thing anyone purchasing any device that connects to the Internet should do upon switching it on for the first time is to update it immediately. If you don’t, you risk having it hijacked by a botnet. So says Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at NETSCOUT Arbor,...
Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the possibilities for the Botswanan government and companies to embracing digital initiatives? With internet penetration in...
On Wednesday, 3 July 2019, the world of social media was rocked by rolling ‘outages’ across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. According to DownDetector, thousands of businesses and individual users, from all around the world, were reporting issues regarding the platforms — with Europe and North America being the most...
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