80% of Project Management tasks could be eliminated by 2030 due to AI

CAPE TOWN – Data and analytics firm Gartner released data which suggested that by 2030, 80 percent of the work of today’s project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated as artificial intelligence (AI) takes on traditional PM functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting. Daniel Stang, research vice president at Gartner said in a statement: ” AI is going to revolutionize how program and portfolio management (PPM) leaders leverage technology to support their business goals.” “Right now, the tools available to them do not meet the requirements of digital business.” Gartner predicts AI-enabled Project…

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13 common causes of motor failure

What to look for and how to improve asset uptime Motors are used everywhere in industrial environments and they are becoming increasingly complex and technical, sometimes making it a challenge to keep them running at peak performance. It’s important to remember that the causes of motor and drive issues are not confined to a single domain of expertise–both mechanical and electrical issues can lead to motor failure–and being armed with the right knowledge can mean the difference between costly downtime and improved asset uptime. Winding insulation breakdown and bearing wear…

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Pneumatic robotics meets artificial intelligence

Festo presents new bionics projects:   BionicSoftHand, BionicSoftArm and BionicFinWave. Whether its grabbing, holding or turning, touching, typing or pressing – in everyday life, we use our hands as a matter of course for the most diverse tasks. In that regard, the human hand, with its unique combination of power, dexterity and fine motor skills, is a true miracle tool of nature. What could be more natural than equipping robots in collaborative workspaces with a gripper that is modelled after this model of nature, that solves various tasks by learning through artificial intelligence?

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How quickly could a cyber attack take down critical infrastructure?

Doros Hadjizenonos,Fortinet

With crucial national infrastructure like power systems and manufacturing currently in the spotlight, stakeholders need to consider the impacts of unseen risks, such as cyber attacks, on Operational Technology networks.

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Programmes to prepare youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Deputy President David Mabuza says government is implementing programmes in a way that ensures that the country is prepared and does not lag behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Mabuza said this when he fielded oral questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday. “…Government is alive to the changing environment and has committed to ensuring that key programmes are implemented to align our training and development with the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “We cannot afford to lag behind emerging global developments and that is why we must engage…

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New Semiconductors Meet the Challenge of Leading-Edge Radio Design

New Semiconductors Meet the Challenge of Leading-Edge Radio Design

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RPA leader urges greater focus on automation skills in SA

UiPath has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intention to introduce automation training at primary school level, saying the Robotic Process Automation revolution is underway, but the necessary skills are lacking. The President said: “Over the next six years, we will provide every school child in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device. ….Already, 90% of textbooks in high enrolment subjects across all grades and all workbooks have been digitised. In line with our Framework for Skills for a Changing World, we are expanding the training of both…

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Schneider Electric releases EcoStruxure Power 2.0 with comprehensive ISO Certification, compliant with latest Cybersecurity Standards and protecting Critical Power Assets with Thermal Monitoring

Second generation EcoStruxure Power 2.0 system release delivers unique enhancements: ISO50001, ISO50002 and ISO50006 energy management certification and compliance to IEC 62443-4-2 cybersecurity standards Latest digital applications for thermal monitoring, power event analysis and microgrids enable safer, more reliable, efficient and sustainable facilities   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced enhancements to EcoStruxure™ Power, the digital energy management system built on market-leading connected products, edge control software and advisor services. The latest EcoStruxure Power 2.0 architecture is fully certified to ISO energy management…

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How Automation Is Transforming the Supply Chain Process

They say life is a journey, not a destination. That’s also true when it comes to achieving a truly digitized supply chain. While many businesses view a fully digital supply chain as a pipe dream, they can start their journey through a small and non-intimidating step: implementing workflow automation. Starting small with workflow automation allows organizations to streamline simple manual process like contract signatures and work all the way up to more complex tasks, such as supplier performance management. Those who take the first step see the organizational payoff quickly.…

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