On the internet, nobody knows you are a fridge

Why can’t experts predict the weather accurately? That’s one of the modern world’s longest-running jokes and even Simon Gear, South Africa’s most popular meteorologist, often admits that even he gets it wrong. But at the very least, it can help us pack a jersey or...

An African blueprint for IoT success

There is plenty of published research around the potential, the capability and the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT). In telecommunications, and pretty much every adjacent industry, IoT is an opportunity knocking on the door. IDC forecasts global IoT spend to be...

Where to now for Internet of Things?

Internet of Things (IoT) has been the hot trend of 2018 so far, but it could be heading for a period of consolidation. By Kathy Gibson Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Africa shows the IoT has already crested the Peak of Inflated Expectations and has started its...

Better resourcing, reduced waste, managed risk with IoT

When you boil it right down, the primary responsibility of the corporate chief financial officer comes down to a few short words: “Allocate resources well, reduce waste and manage risk”. By Roger Hislop For chief financial officers and the finance leadership in...

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...

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