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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FICO Xpress Insight Enables Users to Operationalize Analytics

Xpress Insight, Now Part of the FICO Xpress Community License, Supports Any Advanced Analytic Model and Helps Data Scientists Collaborate with Business Users

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Disruptive technology for constructive change

In industry and manufacturing, we’ve seen this linked to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) and as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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New web tool for small businesses, entrepreneurs

A free-to-use web tool, which helps smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters, has gone live. The tool is a joint initiative of the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). It allows entrepreneurs to source information on how to recruit staff; how to manage employees and build sound workplace relationships as well as how to end an employment relationship in a fair manner. The user-friendly tool also has up-to-date information on the recent amendments to employment laws and the National Minimum Wage…

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New Year Cyber Security Resolutions: What Businesses Should Look Out For In 2019

South Africa is no stranger to data breaches, with databases of blue-chip companies such as Ster-Kinekor, ViewFines and Masters Deeds having been targeted in the recent past, often with staggering consequences for the companies and their clients. Doug Clare (Vice President of product management at predictive analytics company, FICO), forecasts that 2019 will be the year where companies of all sizes and industries experience a new level of alarm in realising their vulnerability to data breaches, hacking and other cybercrimes due to the proliferation of evermore sophisticated hackers. “Hacking has…

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Revolutionising the data centre space with IT-Pod solution

Johannesburg South Africa, September 17 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, have made flexible standardisation a reality with Hyperpod – the only IT-Pod Frame solution available in the data centre market space today. A flexible configuration that supports all of today’s rack types and can reduce CAPEX costs by up to 15%, Hyperpod has recently won ‘Data Centre innovation of The Year’ at the DCS Awards, 2018. The award, decided by popular vote, recognises the company for innovation and leadership. “Hyperpod, which links…

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Qualifying Thabong residents to connect to digital grid

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane will take the Broadcasting Digital Migration programme to Thabong, in the Free State this week. The Minister is expected to connect television decoders to qualifying households onto the digital grid platform on Thursday. As the country celebrates Youth Month, Mokonyane will also take the opportunity to hand out certificates to 50 local youths trained to be installers of government decoders in Lejweleputswa. The Department of Communications is working together with the South African Post Office to reach communities and to distribute the subsidised television decoders to…

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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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