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Manufacturing to be changed by digital systems, Endress+Hauser avers

7th July 2017 Digital technologies, the automation of processes and the changes to business models will be some of the main areas to be affected by digitalisation and connection of industrial systems, says industrial automation multinational Endress+Hauser VP supervisory board and German Electrical and... 

Standardisation a critical ingredient for financial cybersecurity

7th July 2017 The consolidation of systems and efforts to achieve standardisation across organisations have become increasingly important for financial organisations to achieve greater control and lower the risk of cyberattacks, says industrial technology firm Johnson Controls Africa Building Efficiency GM... 

Cloud-based security services to be worth $9bn in 2020, Gartner forecasts

30th June 2017 Global research and advisory firm Gartner forecasts that cloud-based security services will grow by 21% this year and will be worth almost $9-billion by the end of the decade. Overall growth in the cloud-based security services market is above that of the total information security market growth,... 

Firm reports growing demand for access control and video as a service

30th June 2017 Internet protocol-based security systems company Genetec is reporting growing interest in its Internet of Things (IoT) platform for access control and video as a service (ACaaS and VaaS) offerings in the sub-Saharan Africa region, says Genetec Africa regional sales manager Brent Cary. The... 

Fingerprint readers adapted for use in tough operating conditions

30th June 2017 Biometric multinational HiD Global has made several improvements to its compact Lumidigm M-Series fingerprint solutions and they can now be used in many different and difficult operating conditions for identity verification applications, says HiD Global solutions business development VP Greg... 

Data analytics seen improving delivery and public-sector revenue streams

30th June 2017 Public sector organisations should begin to analyse the large volumes of data they at their disposal to service delivery and citizen engagement, says analytics specialist firm SAS Public Sector and Utilities GM Kroshlen Moodley. Analysis of data public that sector organisations have, as well as... 

Musina Intermodal Terminal to improve cross-border trade

26th June 2017 The Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT), launched on Monday, is set to reduce the cost of cross-border trade, especially for bulk commodities, on the North-South trade corridor. The terminal, about 3 km outside Musina and about 13 km from the Beitbridge border post, will serve to move commodities,... 

Tech watchers forecast major disruption on way for power utilities

23rd June 2017 The energy generation industry will be dramatically disrupted over the next ten to twenty years, and electricity could be close to free within the next twenty years. This will dramatically impact the power generation industry and will trigger a sea-change in the way it generates revenue, say... 

Kaspersky Lab, AVL collaborating on secure-by-design auto components

23rd June 2017 Cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky Lab and German automotive software, systems and electronics subsidiary AVL Software and Functions are developing secure communications units (SCUs) to protect all automotive communications from cyberthreats. The partnership will help to develop... 

Syspro, Prophix team up to tackle lucrative African growth markets

23rd June 2017 Homegrown enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider Syspro and Canada-based corporate performance management (CPM) multinational Prophix Software have entered into a global partnership to provide a broad range of services to their combined set of clients in growth markets, particularly... 

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