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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Nissan to create over 1000 jobs in the automotive sector

An estimated 1,200 jobs to be created across the value chain Investments to grow the local component supplier industry Five new black-owned suppliers to be developed  ROSSLYN, PRETORIA – South Africa (06 June 2019) Nissan will boost employment in South Africa, with local production of the next generation Navara poised to create an estimated 1,200-plus new jobs in the automotive sector. Speaking at the recent announcement of Nissan’s decision to manufacture – for the first time in history – the full model line-up of the Navara on home soil, the…

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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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First Cut’s new Garboli and Comac agencies add greater polish and more bending versatility for profitable steel processing

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For more than six decades, First Cut has been a leading distributor and manufacturer of cutting consumables as well as representing world-class OEMs in the field of steel processing equipment. Throughout this growth trajectory, the foundation of the company’s growth has been its dedication to enhancing the productivity of its customers – which has been achieved by unfailingly providing them with the world’s most advanced technology solutions. First Cut’s capital equipment division is responsible for and represents a range of international OEMs which offer customers a combined and complementary range…

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Allied Steelrode’s steel processing technology ‘drives’ optimised efficiencies within South Africa’s automotive manufacturing sector

The local automotive industry is one of the most critical manufacturing sectors in the country, with vehicle and related component production accounting for approximately one third of South Africa’s manufacturing output. Total earnings from South African automotive exports reached R164.9-billion in 2017, comprising 13.9% of South Africa’s total export earnings.  In a further demonstration of the pivotal nature of the local automotive sector, the industry received a significant shot in the arm recently, with the announcement by Nissan South Africa that it intends investing R3-billion in its vehicle plant at Rosslyn north of Pretoria, in order to start producing its Navara model locally. Production will commence in 2020.  As long as a decade ago, local steel major and value-added processor Allied Steelrode understood the importance of…

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Agile: beyond the buzz word for Pyrotec

Agile – one of business’s trending buzz words. But what does it mean? In sport, agility is the ability of athletes to be in control of their bodies while moving or changing direction or position quickly and effectively. To do this, fast reflexes, coordination, balance and speed are matched with the right response to the changing situation. In business, agility refers to an organisation’s ability to rapidly respond to change. This includes adapting goods and services to meet customer demands or restructuring operations to respond to market and environmental changes.…

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OSBORN EQUIPMENT SHINES AT PETRA’S CULLINAN MINE

Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn has secured a significant order from Petra Diamonds, for an apron feeder that will be employed at the diamond mining group’s renowned Cullinan Diamond Mine in Gauteng. This is the latest in numerous orders awarded to Osborn over many years by long standing customer Petra Diamonds, reveals East Africa area manager Chris Slade. “We are very proud that Petra Diamonds has once again trusted its equipment needs to Osborn. This order for an Osborn D6C 1 500 x 6 000 apron feeder reflects the growing global…

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Extracting dust – and great value – RTS Africa’s spin filters provide mines with a cost-effective dust extraction solution

Often the simplest solutions are the best, and leading engineering solutions provider RTS Africa’s inertial spin filters are a very good example of this universal truth in action. They employ a basic principle of physics very effectively, using a vortex to remove 98% of all dust particles down to 15 microns, 93 % of particulate matter above 10 microns and for that which is above 5 microns, a spin filter will remove 80% of all airborne particles. “This makes RTS spin filters eminently suitable for filtering air supplied into MCC…

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