The battle for the edge as IoT set to transform businesses

It is estimated that in 2018 there will be over 31-billion connected ‘edge’ devices globally, making this year the one where the Internet of Things (IoT) truly begins to dominate. The proliferation of connected devices and the evolution of dumb devices to smart...

What would SA look like if taxis were connected?

Traffic across South Africa continues to be a headache and digital acceleration may just be the answer in mitigating daily congestion. Creating smart cities and digital workplaces means connecting infrastructure and digitizing transport systems, particularly in the...

The future of cities is smart

Cities are getting more crowded. Already, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas and this number is expected to increase to two thirds by 2050. With pressure increasing on public services and infrastructure, cities have been looking for innovative,...

Industry 4.0: hype or game changer?

Technology has played a major role in advancing most areas of our everyday lives – but it can also have a significant effect in the world of industry. In fact, if harnessed correctly, the industrial sector is poised to benefit hugely by improving efficiency,...

Industrial Internet of Things a paradigm shift for manufacturers

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0, represents a paradigm shift for industrial and manufacturing companies across the world. In addition, with South Africa’s manufacturing sector accounting for a sizeable proportion of all...

The connected, information-enabled utility of the future

From legislation and regulation, to increased competition, public opinion and scrutiny, political pressure, environmental concerns, consumer engagement and trust – for utilities, change is business as usual. But, are they ready for changes brought on by digital...

Industry 4.0 and the logistics industry

Can technology be leveraged to address the challenges and opportunities inherent in the logistics industry? Industry 4.0 is commonly seen as an all-purpose response, according to speakers at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress. Trackmatic CEO David Slotow...

The importance of traceability in the food supply chain

The recent outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa, according to the World Health Organisation the largest ever recorded globally, not only highlights the importance of quality control in the food manufacturing process – but also why traceability throughout the...

Ducati is changing the racing world with data

By Denis Nalon – Some say a winning bike makes all the difference. Some say it’s all about control. But one thing is certain: technology has become a huge winning factor, shaving pivotal milliseconds off lap times. I was able to experience the rush of racing...

IoT set to impact travel

By Euan McNeil – The term Internet of Things (IoT) was arguably one of the most overused terms of 2017. However, if you want to keep up in the world of travel tech in 2018, you’d better join the IoT conversation. The concept of IoT is simple: Anything that can...

Technology rings the changes for agriculture

By Josua Taljaard – Emerging technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT), are changing the way entire industries work, enabling better resources conservation, more efficient operations, and higher productivity levels and, in the case of agriculture,...

AI: Delivering value to the IoT strategy

AI allows the IoT system to respond that much quicker, and with far fewer errors than in a passive IoT scenario., says Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development, the Jasco Group.

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