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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 Things (IoT), 3D printing, advanced analytics and smart machines, boundaries between...
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,...
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 adoption of IoT. "As the research makes clear, IoT depends on a...
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 means digitisation of process, automation of workflow, access to global information affecting ones business...
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 Vishal Barapatre, Chief Technology Officer of In2IT Technologies, reflected on these new opportunities at...
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 at once. The Internet of Things (IoT)...
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, differentiation has become increasingly difficult. Consumers can now obtain any product from...
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 a global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sim card, which gives customers the same rate...
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 between SAP and Huawei, and to advance research on the Internet of...
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 Africa. Hosted in Barcelona for the 10th...
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 place, is driving dramatic organisational change. It is true...
More than 40 per cent of organisations expect the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform their business or offer significant new revenue or cost-savings opportunities in the short term (over the next three years), rising to 60 per cent in the long term (more than five years), according to...
The move towards the “Internet of Things” (IoT) - in which everything from fridges and TVs to running shoes and wristwatches are connected to the Internet - will create new data availability challenges for individuals and companies alike. Worldwide, IDC says the adoption of IoT products and solutions will grow...
With 2014 being dubbed as the year of the ´Internet of Things´ (IoT), there are major concerns regarding the security & privacy issues that consumers face now, and potential problems they could have in the future. Trevor Coetzee, Regional Director, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa for McAfee: Part of Intel...
New data published by Dimension Data revealed that while organisations continue to invest in pervasive wireless connectivity at the edge of their networks, they are also starting to invest in the access network infrastructure needed to support this wireless connectivity. This is one of the findings in Dimension Data’s Network...
The Internet of Things, the concept that all electronic devices will one day be connected to each other to communicate, will not be the last step to connecting people. This is according to Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, who expressed his view during the Company’s annual Intel Capital CEO Summit in...
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