Security a top trend for the future of IIoT

The effects of the Internet of Things (IoT) is something we experience in our everyday lives, with the proliferation of smart phones, cars, thermostats, and even smart refrigerators entering our homes. These smart devices provide us with a rich source of sensor data that can be networked, gathered and analysed by software to detect potential issues, allow us to work more productively and save more energy.   A less frequently talked about phenomenon, the Industrial IoT (IIoT), is the application of the same principles to a wide range of industrial…

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Wireless Trends in 2017 Point to a 5G Future

Wireless technology is a pivotal tech corner, not just in the industrial space but also in our daily life. 5G networks are soon approaching and will create a faster wireless network. Even though we are only at the beginning of 2018, several major new trends in wireless technology already loom on the horizon. At the Consumer Technology Association Tech Trends Show in New York City last year, 5G technology was poised to be the disruptive trend, enabling new technology to communicate faster than ever before. Solutions that will be enabled…

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African focused power producer invests more than £1m in end-to-end software from IFS to streamline its business systems and processes

Globeleq selects IFS Applications 9 to support expansion plans IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced that Globeleq, a leading independent power producer solely focused on Africa, will implement IFS Applications™ 9 to supersede legacy IT systems and processes across the business and its operating plants. The new system infrastructure will enable Globeleq to be more efficient and standardise reporting across the group. Globeleq is a leading investor, developer, owner and operator of power projects in Africa. The company develops economically sustainable businesses that contribute to the continued development…

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Game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018

IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model and 3D-printing reaching the tipping point of realising business benefits on a large scale. These are the three game-changing trends that Antony Bourne, Global Industry Director of Industrial and High-tech Manufacturing at IFS, outlines for 2018. By the end of 2018 over 50 percent of manufacturers will be building IoT technology into the design phase of their products  When you think “IoT”, is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they’ve…

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How the Growing Impact of IoT Is Automating the World

The Internet of Things promises widespread automation and data exchange, which will change the way we work and live. In the Industrial Revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, new technology such as steam-powered transportation and machines transformed the economy and the structure of society. The Internet of Things’ reach includes transportation and machines as well—but it is advancing this equipment with new technology in the form of extremely small sensors that collect and relay data. The IoT is a vast network of hardware, software, and applications that interact with…

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Meet the Dell Latitude Rugged Family

Deliver on your toughest demands Push the limits: For some jobs, you don’t know where the edge is until you’ve already gone over it. That’s why we push to the edge and beyond with a rigorous “test‐tofail” methodology during development and third‐party certify our products to meet military standard (MIL‐STD) requirements*. Built with a backbone: This notebook can take some serious punishment, thanks to its rigid magnesium alloy backbone and shock‐absorbent ultra‐polymer materials. Nothing gets under its skin: All entry points are sealed by compression gaskets and a dual‐knife‐edge design that’s certified for…

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High-speed fibre is spreading in SA, but new tech could accelerate the pace

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Demand for high-speed fibre Internet access is growing at a rapid pace among South African consumers and businesses as fibre to the home and to the business becomes available in more and more parts of South Africa. Yet the telecoms industry could move even faster to meet this rising demand for fibre with more focus and support from the government and the regulators. That’s according to Kevin South, Head of SEACOM Business Channel, who says that fibre to the home and the business is the key to driving adoption of the cloud…

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South Africa’s ‘first’ data science academy launched in Cape Town

South Africa’s “first” academy specifically focussing on data science has today launched in Cape Town. Dubbed the Explore Data Science Academy, the institution will aim “to meet the burgeoning demand for data analytics in the digital economy – a demand that far exceeds current supply”.   The Academy was founded by data scientists Shaun Dippnall, Dave Strugnell and Aidan Helmbold. “Ours is a unique, one-of-a-kind course in that it is free, practical, has real-world relevance and provides work experience. We also like the fact that it is open to anyone…

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Why Manufacturers Need to Embrace IIoT—Now

Embrace IIoT, or Become Obsolete?

If you run a family-owned manufacturing business and you’ve got a long, successful history of making products that your customers want, things are good. But your newest competitors have the benefit of new technologies and capabilities out of the gate. They have the benefit of starting with a blank slate in how to approach customer acquisition, target markets, and attracting talent, without the burden of outdated processes and systems holding them back. To maintain your competitive edge, you’ll have to find ways of making what you already make, at the…

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Call for improved ICT infrastructure in SADC region

With information and communication technologies transforming the way people live, work, learn and communicate, more infrastructure is still needed in the rural, peri-urban and township areas. Improved infrastructure could help address the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region’s socio-economic issues, ensure better quality of life, boost regional economic integration and bridge the inequality gap and aid industrialization efforts. “Through greater access to ICTs infrastructure, applications and services, more of our citizens can be integrated in social, political and economic activities,” said Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo on Wednesday. She was speaking…

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