Making a safe move to cloud-based document management with Capisol Software – automate business processes, increase efficiency and reduce cybersecurity risks

As the trusted provider of an integrated, cloud-native, document management platform for businesses in a wide range of industries, Capisol Software is very well acquainted with the realities of cybersecurity attacks in today’s business environment. Although their main service is not security, the company provides Software as a Service (SaaS), which not only affordably improves business process automation and efficiency, but actually lessens risks and enhances clients’ data security. This is according to Christopher de Zeeuw, Managing Director of Capisol Software. “Cybersecurity has not only become a hot topic on…

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Managing the march towards zero-touch service

Earlier this year, Gartner released its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, and while  IFS understands service and flexibility required to deliver for our customers, the report is full of other pieces of enlightening information. In addition to its vendor reports, Gartner also uses the Magic Quadrant Earlier this year, Gartner released its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, and while  IFS understands service and flexibility required to deliver for our customers, the report is full of other pieces of enlightening information as an opportunity to discuss the…

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What’s trending? Manufacturing trends for 2019

In 2018, KFC ran out of chicken, we sent a car into space and we all had to decide if we heard Yanny or Laurel in an audio clip. As we start a new year, we have a lot to look forward to, particularly in manufacturing. Each new year brings new technologies and processes to increase digitalisation and improve our results. Here are three areas of manufacturing that could trend in 2019. In 2018, manufacturers have focused on implementing Industry 4.0 technologies including, automation, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sophisticated software…

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Are Robots About to Take Over Our World? Is South Africa Ready for AI?

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The Real Danger of AI – and How to Avoid It In spite of rapid advancements in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, many people still express trepidation about these developments based on celluloid images of robots taking over the world and overpowering humanity. Most of these fears stem from apocalyptic tropes from Hollywood movies like “The Matrix” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. These fears are misplaced, says industry expert, Dr. Scott Zoldi, chief analytics officer at FICO, who is responsible for the analytic development of the company’s…

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Samsung Delays Launch of Galaxy Fold After Screen Failures

Samsung Electronics Co. will delay the launch of its first foldable smartphone from the planned April 26 debut after reports of screen failures among some review units, a setback for the world’s biggest handset maker. The Suwon, South Korea-based company said it would postpone the retail launch of the Galaxy Fold, without giving a new debut date. Several publications, including Bloomberg News, had reported a bevy of problems with test versions of the $1,980 device after only days of use. Samsung had said it would thoroughly investigate the issue, while…

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Affiliate Centre to prepare SA for 4IR

Government is set to launch the Affiliate Centre which will ensure South African industries move at an enhanced speed towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Department of Science and Technology says the Affiliate Centre is a partnership with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR Network). The centre, which will be launched on Tuesday, will be a public-private partnership which will be based at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). In terms of this model, industry and government – through the CSIR…

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How Huawei restructuring impacts customers in Africa

Chinese tech giant Huawei has restructured some of its operations and is now running global business operations and development for all Huawei mobile services from its mobile services hub in Ireland. The group informed customers in certain regions of the world, including Africa, that organisational changes within the group means several of its mobile services will be transferred on April 30, 2019 from Huawei Device to Aspiegel. Huawei and incorporated and based in Ireland. Huawei said in a notice to customers that it wishes to introduce “innovative digital content services…

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Connectedness is important for the survival of SMMEs

DURBAN – Connectedness is vital for the survival of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) said Alex Granger, global speaker and co-founder of human capital consultants Twice Blue. Granger was speaking to provincial government leaders and delegates at the 4th Industrial Revolution business breakfast dialogue hosted by Ithala, in Durban recently. “Wi-Fi should be a human right. There should not be this password protected. It should be free. We must be able to get into a bus and Wi-Fi must work, walk in the streets of Durban Wi-Fi must work. That…

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IoT at the Edge: How AI Will Transform IoT Architecture

IoT at the Edge: How AI Will Transform IoT Architecture

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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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