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Defence-in-depth security model punted for protecting industrial assets

16th June 2017 Protecting industrial assets requires a defence-in-depth (DiD) security approach that addresses in-house and external security threats. The approach uses multiple layers of defence, including physical, electronic and procedural protection, and at separate instances by applying appropriate... 

Industrial IoT helping to streamline complex operations

16th June 2017 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions are helping to reduce the complexity and management of industrial automation systems and making industrial operations more visible, controllable and resilient, says industrial systems availability firm Stratus Technologies Africa and Middle East... 

Robo-adviser investment solution launched in SA

16th June 2017 Independent low-cost investment platform Itransact has launched a robo-advisor investment tool in South Africa that anyone can use to invest in exchange-traded funds- (ETF-) based market portfolios, says Itransact head Lance Solms. The ItransactGO solutions can be accessed on Itransact’s main... 

NBI offering guidance for workplace-based learning for youth

16th June 2017 Business organisation the National Business Initiative (NBI) is using its construction industry youth internship project to determine best practices in establishing effective youth training initiatives in other industries. The organisation, in June, launched the NBI Guidelines for Work Integrated... 

Technology group shares internship lessons as search intensifies for youth employment answers

9th June 2017 A year’s work experience creates an 80% chance for a person to successfully enter and remain in gainful, productive employment for the rest of his or her life, says information and communication technology (ICT) multinational EOH Group business development director Brian Gubbins. The... 

Technology group shares internship lessons as search intensifies for youth employment answers

9th June 2017 A year’s worth of work experience creates an 80% chance of a person successfully entering and remaining in gainful, productive employment for the rest of his or her life, says information and communication technology (ICT) multinational EOH Group business development director Brian Gubbins. The... 

South African industries show interest in new flexible borescope

2nd June 2017 South African technical industries are showing interest in the new Gradient Lens Corporation’s Hawkeye V2 flexible borescope to conduct nondestructive testing and inspections of machines, products and components, says local reseller GP Agencies sales manager Lesley Scott. The flexible borescopes... 

Biometrically secured banking cards seen as way to improve security

2nd June 2017 Biometric identification can help to overcome the typical problem facing industries, where introducing more rigorous security imposes delays on customer services and worsens the experience, says cybersecurity multinational Gemalto Africa Banking and Payments marketing manager Viwe Ndzamela.... 

New WD solid-state drives launched in SA

26th May 2017 Data storage multinational Western Digital has launched its new WD Green and Blue range of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) in South Africa for business and private users. The drives can be used to boost the performance of computer equipment, says Western Digital Storage Technology... 

Active citizenry mobile platform launched in Eastern Cape

26th May 2017 The OR Tambo district municipality, in the Eastern Cape, rolled out a citizen engagement omni-channel digital platform – Thetha Nathi, which means “talk to us” in isiXhosa – that enables citizens to engage directly with the municipality on service delivery issues, says telecommunication service... 

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