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2018 to be a pivotal year for ICT industry, report asserts

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th July 2018 With the unprecedented continuous and rapid developments in fifth-generation (5G) and the Internet of Things (IoT), 2018 will not be “just another year” for an industry that has become accustomed to high smartphone subscription and mobile traffic growth. Over the next five years, there are... 

Putting Africa Top & Centre by turning the World Upside Down at Manufacturing Indaba 2018

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2018 productONE and 1Worx will be demonstrating how Africa can make its mark in the world at the continent’s leading manufacturing event - Manufacturing Indaba - taking place at the Sandton Convention Center, 19 -20 June 2018.  We will be showcasing how businesses can leverage the potential of new and... 

Altron eyes next phase of growth following turnaround

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th May 2018 After concluding a successful year of repositioning, restructuring and realignment, telecommunications and information technology (ICT) giant Allied Electronics (Altron) is now heading into the 2019 financial year as a group ready to deliver on growth. During the 2018 financial year ended... 

Toshiba signs MoUs to support African hydropower, geothermal roll-out

By: Schalk Burger     18th May 2018 Energy systems multinational Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to cooperate with African countries to develop hydropower and geothermal energy systems. The MoUs were signed on the sidelines of the Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum, in... 

South Africa falling behind with digital transformation

8th May 2018 Industry 4.0 is transforming manufacturing rapidly and digital transformation has been on many CXO’s agenda for a number of years.  Despite this, only a small group of companies is in a position to gain real competitive advantage from this operations revolution. In PwC’s Strategy& Global Digital... 

Toshiba signs African energy development MoUs

By: Schalk Burger     3rd May 2018 Energy sytems multinational Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions on Thursday signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to cooperate with African countries to develop hydropower and geothermal energy systems. The MoUs were signed on the sidelines of the Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic... 

ELB welcomes Caroline Petrich as BD Manager - Intelligent Solutions

23rd April 2018 ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB), is pleased to announce that Caroline Petrich has been appointed as Business Development Manager – Intelligent Solutions (EIS), to mainly focus on the internet of things (IoT) across Africa - transforming assets into intelligent devices. Caroline’s role... 

Mobile enterprise technology use in SA on the rise – Syspro

By: Schalk Burger     13th April 2018 About two-thirds of large companies in South Africa commonly use mobile enterprise technologies, and almost half noted their intentions to adopt new business technologies, including robotics and Internet of Things (IoT), says enterprise software multinational Syspro Africa MD Mark Wilson. ‘The... 

Plug-and-play IoT edge gateway launched for industry, mining

By: Schalk Burger     27th March 2018 Information technology (IT) hardware multinational DellEMC and local Internet of Things (IoT) developer IoT.nxt have launched an edge computing device, called the Raptor, which enables businesses to deploy an IoT network in their operational environments to integrate existing sensors and... 

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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