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ELB posts R52m interim profit

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th March 2018 Solutions provider and capital equipment supplier ELB on Wednesday announced interim profit of R52-million, a 13% year-on-year increase on the R46-million reported in the same period of 2016, with headline earnings a share increasing from R1.42 to R1.58.  

Fortinet Delivers Third Generation of Network Security with the Evolution of its Security Fabric

     7th March 2018 Jonathan Merrell, chief information officer at Alorica FortiOS 6.0 delivers more than 200 new capabilities across Security Fabric to automate security operations and protect the digital attack surface   Michael Xie, founder, president and chief technology officer at Fortinet “Digital... 

Human-less Operations – can they, should they, work in Africa?

     1st March 2018 By Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor, SAP Africa   In a recent meeting, I was asked to extemporise on the topic of “Human-less Operations” with the underlying theme being how various subsets of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will enable us to hyper-automate business processes and thus... 

Focus on digital skills, technology to reignite SA’s manufacturing sector

     18th January 2018 By Daniel Schwartzkopff, co-founder: DataProphet   The manufacturing industry's role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline: from contributing nearly a quarter of GDP in the 1980s, the sector added a mere 13% to the country’s GDP in 2016. Job creation has also not... 

7 Ways to ensure a data breach does not happen to you

     18th September 2017 By Fortinet global security strategist Derek Manky 143 million. The number of US consumers potentially affected by the recently announced credit services data breach is staggering. It’s nearly half the US population. And as a credit reporting service, this data includes names, addresses,... 

SKF launches innovative maintenance service packages

     15th September 2017 New service packages from SKF will help manufacturers and users of rotating equipment excel in their sectors and integrate technologies to enable business success.  SKF has taken another leading position within its sector by creating two new and innovative service packages that address the... 

Why a Platform and Ecosystem may be crucial to your Exponential Future

     22nd August 2017 By Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor, SAP Africa I've recently been to several presentations on the Digital Economy where I've noticed two common themes (over and above the incessant citations of uber as the poster child of the Digital Economy). Firstly, speakers have, almost... 

Tanaka Precious Metals to Exhibit at SEMICON WEST 2017

     4th August 2017 World’s leading supplier of precious metals’ bonding wire to unveil new ruthenium precursors; New technology to support the microfabrication of next-generation semiconductors 

Smartphone adoption expected to drive investment in Africa

By: David Oliveira     14th July 2017 Driven by significant growth in smartphone adoption, Africa is poised to become the skills pool for the world, underpinned by innovation solutions derived from trends, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics, making the continent an attractive target for international investment.... 

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

By: Schalk Burger     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... 

Industry 4.0 and IoT: Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

     1st June 2017 A massive change is coming in the way that manufacturing does business, ranging from the design and manufacturing of goods to how we service customers. Industry 4.0, otherwise known as the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’, along with IoT (Internet of Things) is central to digital transformation in the... 

Grace Chileshe Will Share Her View On The Impact Of The Internet Of Things (Iot) On Asset Management Processes In The Oil & Gas Industry At This Year’s Saama Conference

     7th April 2017 Grace Chileshe (Retail Reliability Engineer Secondment and Maximo Super User at BP South Africa) has specific interest in two things: technology and asset management. Thus, when she was offered the opportunity to submit an abstract for a paper at the SAAMA conference, she did not hesitate. She is... 

RS Components agrees deal with Arduino for IOT2020 IoT gateway to target students and maker market

     7th March 2017 RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, today announced that has been appointed as official global reseller of the highly innovative SIMATIC IOT2020 IoT industrial gateway, which is manufactured by Siemens. RS, the sole... 


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