Managing the value of data

The value of data is something that has progressed from a technology discussion into a business imperative. No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resiliency is to be had by leveraging the foundation put in place by IT. Claude Schuck For long, technology was removed from…

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Turning power lines into internet connectivity

With some analysts predicting that the global power over ethernet (PoE) market will reach $1bn by 2022, we are living in exciting times for the technology that uses the electrical wiring of a home as a wired data network. © arcoss via 123RF While sceptics argue that the concept is dated and all but obsolete…

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Fast, free Wi-Fi key to Namibian tourist experience

Namibia is known globally as a top ecotourism destination and it’s a sector that is growing with a 5% year-on-year increase in international traffic into Namibia. After mining, tourism is the second largest sector contributing to the Namibian GDP with 20% of formal employment directly related to the tourism sector, ensuring a top quality tourist…

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Industry 4.0 and IoT central to manufacturing transformation

Industry 4.0, otherwise known as the 4th Industrial Revolution, along with IoT (internet of things) is central to digital transformation in the manufacturing industry. Creating a significant level of manufacturing agility is key to making it possible for customers’ needs, to be aligned with a business’s ability to deliver a product – virtually on demand.…

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Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism

Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These statistics, presented in a hospitality report by Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism. The growth of 4G networks has also…

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Konnect Africa unlocks access to internet in Africa

Konnect Africa is reportedly set to reshape the satellite broadband industry. The company is making a strong push with a double objective: to be a partner of choice on the continent and to demonstrate how satellite technology is today the most relevant solution for unlocking access to the internet in Africa Source: Konnect Africa With…

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Combating ransomware [part II]

In a previous article, we examined the rise of ransomware and some of the issues that people need to be aware of when addressing this scourge. But given how instances of attacks are increasing, people need to go on the offensive when dealing with one of the fastest-growing fields in cybercrime. Unlike other forms of…

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UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa

The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem. The conference will address the continent’s urban and infrastructure opportunities in the mobility and transport, ICT, power and renewable energy, waste management and sustainability, and the big data and IoT sectors.…

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How Africa can accelerate digital transformation

Digital transformation in Africa requires a fundamental shift for real change to occur across processes, functions, and customer engagement, according to Frost & Sullivan. Global markets are being disrupted by an accelerating pace of technological change, and Africa is close behind. Digital transformation has entered an era of unprecedented change for enterprises. Frost & Sullivan…

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