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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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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