Take aim at the cloud opportunity

Cloud gives resellers an opportunity to tap the massive SME market. Enterprise IT resellers that have traditionally focused on the mid to high end of the market are now viewing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and the cloud as an opportunity to target small and medium...

Mobile payments to revive SA’s metors

Making it easier for consumers to pay their municipal bills could transform revenue collections for South Africa’s struggling metros and municipalities, bringing in much-needed funds to improve service delivery in the process. Thomas Pays, the CEO of South African...

AI perpetuating gender inequality

Gender equality is one of the 17 goals identified by the United Nations (UN) as critical in creating a sustainable future. By Saurabh Kumar, CEO at In2IT Technologies South Africa The UN aims for its Sustainable Development Goals to be realised by 2030. The reality,...

Improve operational efficiency with surveillance

Today’s surveillance systems are no longer just about monitoring, but more so the intelligence that sits on the camera and what businesses can do with that information proactively, says Kevin Padayachee, product manager for surveillance at Rectron. Video surveillance...

What shapes the technical consumer goods market?

The global market for Technical Consumer Goods (TCG), excluding North America, remained static to deliver a total market value of €1.01-trillion. GfK expects TCG global sales growth rate of -0.2 percent for the full year 2019. However, the significance of experiences...

Double-digit growth forecast for IoT spend

Spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is set to top $8,47-billion this year, according to the latest forecast from global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC). A recent update to...

IoT set to optimise healthcare

With aging infrastructure and growing populations, the world’s health facilities are straining under the pressure, particularly in South Africa. In healthcare, traditional cost-cutting techniques – such as reducing staff or services – simply do not work....

Take action now to capitalise on edge opportunities

The next five years will mark a dramatic enterprise shift toward the edge of networks, where emerging technologies can be harnessed to radically improve user experiences, transform business models, and generate vast revenue opportunities. That’s according to a new...

WiFi 6 to enable smarter buildings and cities

As the quality and speed of internet connectivity continues to improve, thanks to technologies such as fibre, LTE and the upcoming 5G, users are responding by connecting even more devices to their local area networks, and engaging in bandwidth intensive tasks such as...

Top wireless trends for 2019 and beyond

Wireless technology plays a key role in today’s communications, and new forms of it will become central to emerging technologies including robots, drones, self-driving vehicles and new medical devices over the next five years. Gartner has identified the top 10...

How SA is embracing IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) has moved quickly from buzzword to reality, with a flood of projects seeking to use the technology to improve operations across a variety of fields. By Kathy Gibson “IoT is an incredibly broad and complex ecosystem,” Kieran Frost, research...

IoT helps improve distribution productivity

The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used to solve real problems – it’s not easy but can be done, especially if you think out of the box. This is the word from Lyle Brady, group distribution executive at Massmart, who points out that logistics is always a big challenge...