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  • Smarter cities are safer cities

    January 26, 2017 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on Smarter cities are safer cities

    As technology evolves at exponential pace, and increasing numbers of individuals live in urban areas, the concept of Smart Cities is gaining momentum. Smart Cities rely on massive volumes of data being gathered by sensor-based technology and fed into...

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    Technology trends to expect in 2017

    December 14, 2016 • GeneralComments Off on Technology trends to expect in 2017

    This has been a year where companies have started repositioning themselves to take advantage of the evolution towards digital. With the likes of Big Data, cloud computing, and virtualisation becoming familiar territory, several industry leaders expect the...

  • 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...

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    All-flash data centres will power smart cities

    October 27, 2016 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on All-flash data centres will power smart cities

    Smart cities have been viewed by sceptics as a futuristic concept with little evidence to suggest their coming to reality. However, smart cities, whether built from the ground up or the top down are coming. Therefore, while town planners and OEMs are...

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    Africa: A playground of the future through smart cities

    June 9, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa: A playground of the future through smart cities

    Africa’s cities are well-positioned to rapidly transform through the greater use of advanced technology and data. Smart applications, revolutionising consumer and utility services are enabling service providers to capture data and apply powerful analytics...

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    IoTWF 2015: Taking a Closer Look at Connected Law Enforcement

    December 7, 2015 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on IoTWF 2015: Taking a Closer Look at Connected Law Enforcement

    IT News Africa was joined by Harish Punjabi, who is a Network Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems, and Brian Johnson, who is the Vertical Solutions Portfolio Manager for Cisco’s IoT Services, in order to obtain an in-depth overview of the Smart Police...

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    Smart metering – the catalyst to achieving the smart city vision

    November 11, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Smart metering – the catalyst to achieving the smart city vision

    Smart cities are best defined as urban ecosystems that leverage technology and connectivity to deliver services to citizens. They touch on almost every aspect of public life: basic service delivery (like water, electricity and sanitation), healthcare, public...

  • Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

    July 28, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

    The concept of the ‘smart city’ is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions, however, at its most basic level, a smart city is one in which the municipal authority is able to properly measure and...

  • 5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    Building smart cities through ICT Innovation

    September 5, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Building smart cities through ICT Innovation

    The concept of the ‘smart city’ has emerged as a term to describe a city that uses technology to address service delivery challenges. However, building a smart city is about more than just using technology – it is about ICT innovation and transformation...