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3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson
3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report focuses on commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT...

3 days ago

9 entrepreneurs pitch ideas to investors at (IoT)E
9 entrepreneurs pitch ideas to investors at (IoT)E

SqwidNet recently hosted the finale of its first entrepreneurship programme called (IoT)E - IoT to the power of E, where nine entrepreneurs pitched their ideas...

3 days ago

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GlobalData: LPWAN still has much to undertake

With a number of rollouts of 'low power wide area network' (LPWAN) in 2017 by a majority of mobile operators offering internet of things (IoT) services, things are optimistic, but not fully, according to GlobalData...

8 Jun 2018

Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups
Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups

Orange has announced a partnership with Google to join forces to co-invest in startups across the EMEA region...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jun 2018

Contemporary ICT insights for South African companies
Contemporary ICT insights for South African companies

Thanks to the fourth industrial revolution, businesses today have more tools than ever at their disposal. From the power of the cloud, giving flexibility and scalability to organisations both big and small; to IoT, effortlessly merging the digital world with our everyday lives...

By Rob Lith 5 Jun 2018

5 key ingredients for long-term digital success
5 key ingredients for long-term digital success

The fourth industrial revolution continues to disrupt how businesses operate with creative, digital start-ups challenging established organisations...

30 May 2018

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Digital personal assistant Zoe the next step in MSC Cruises' evolution

This latest innovation demonstrates how MSC Cruises is employing next-generation technology to create a connected cruise experience that puts the guest in control of their cruise...

29 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Africa's time to shine

It's Africa Month, which is a great time to reflect on where we are as a connected society and what role we as African digital citizens have to play in the near future...

By Jared Molko 21 May 2018

All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018
All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018

The regional winners of the inaugural Mest Africa Challenge, the pan-African startup pitch competition open to companies outside the Mest programme, has been announced...

18 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation
#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation

Africa is a diverse continent with unique market conditions. Home to seven of the fastest growing economies and seven of the world's megacities, and with millions of young people entering the labour force each year, Africa is fertile ground...

By Joanne Shields 17 May 2018

Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor for SAP Africa
#AfricaMonth: Committing to the digital transformation of agriculture in Africa

"What Africa needs, across the board is insight and foresight. Whether that is government agencies getting a better handle on what crops grow best and where so that they can direct policy and investments or the individual farmer farming better. Doing this requires data..."

By Cari Coetzee 17 May 2018

How technology is driving the millennial retail market
How technology is driving the millennial retail market

Over the last decade, the retail industry has seen a shift in how it operates. The exponential increase in online shopping has had a significant impact on how we buy our products...

By Mark Thomson 16 May 2018

Brett St Clair
#AfricaMonth: The time to become a disruptor is now

Are African businesses ready to become disruptors? Disruption is a trendy term - but disruption has been around since the big bang, and we've seen it operating through time at different scales...

By Brett St Clair 15 May 2018

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Reducing risk through the internet of things

The internet of things (IoT) is a digital revolution that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work...

By Warren Green 4 May 2018

The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience
The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience

Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 25 Apr 2018

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 24 Apr 2018

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords?

By Christine Steinmetz 20 Apr 2018

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment
Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment - one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving...

By Leon Coetzer 19 Apr 2018

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With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data...

By Sara Degli-Esposti and Siraj Ahmed Shaikh 18 Apr 2018

This is how AI will change the way you drive
This is how AI will change the way you drive

While there have been some recent setbacks (and there will doubtless be more) it appears that, with the massive investments in R&D, driverless cars will one day become a reality...

By Sherry Zameer 18 Apr 2018

Cisco, Comsol, NIL partnership to accelerate IoT adoption
Cisco, Comsol, NIL partnership to accelerate IoT adoption

A new partnership between Cisco, Comsol, and NIL is set to help accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled devices and networks with applications such as 'intelligent farming' and smart city technologies...

16 Apr 2018

IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO
IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO

The ninth Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit, which is taking place from 9-10 May 2018 in Cape Town, will zoom in on the evolution of the African CIO...

16 Apr 2018

Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT
Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

Smart cities: Tapping into innovation networks
Smart cities: Tapping into innovation networks

Many cities - an increasing number of major African metros among them - are beginning to outgrow themselves...

By Wayne Hull 12 Apr 2018

Liquid Telecom names Reshaad Sha as new CEO
Liquid Telecom names Reshaad Sha as new CEO

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has named Reshaad Sha as its CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, effective 1 June 2018...

12 Apr 2018

SA embracing hackathons but are local companies capitalising?
SA embracing hackathons but are local companies capitalising?

It is expected that the internet of things (IoT) connections, such as smart cars, smart cities and connected health devices, will more than double in five years...

12 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

SA's IoT.nxt partners Dell for business digitisation
SA's IoT.nxt partners Dell for business digitisation

South African internet of things (IoT) innovator IoT.nxt and global technology and computing hardware giant Dell have signed a strategic partnership that will allow companies to rapidly digitise their business operations and make IoT solutions a reality...

By Tom Jackson 4 Apr 2018

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Scaling up game-changing agricultural innovations and technologies in Africa

The increasing occurrence and severity of extreme weather events linked to climate change necessitate all stakeholders involved in agriculture to ramp up their efforts of making sure that newer agricultural innovations and technologies are available to farmers...

By Esther Ngumbi 29 Mar 2018

Tech in construction: A necessity to ensure a clean line of sight into projects
Tech in construction: A necessity to ensure a clean line of sight into projects

Mobile technology could help South African construction companies to boost productivity as they seek to optimise efficiencies in the face of a long industry slump...

By Matthew Kibby 29 Mar 2018

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