Inspection, maintenance benefits with drones

In facilities management, inspecting large institutional, engineering, manufacturing, mining and commercial facilities and assets can be a challenging, dangerous, and dirty job, writes Jane Thomson, MD of Softworx, Infor’s Master Partner in Africa. Ensuring that...

The rise of smart data

It is no longer good enough to have access to Big Data. For insurers to be truly competitive in the digital environment, they need to leverage smart data to drive better decision-making. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, looks at how this...

Workplace sensing technology launches in SA

New workplace sensing technology has launched in South Africa that will allow businesses to accurately assess just how much of their workplaces they actually use, potentially saving companies millions of rands. The technology, called Sensor, has already saved a major...

Make technology work for you

No one buys technology just for the sake of technology. If that were the case, we might all have pockets full of silicon chips instead of smartphones. To have value, technology has to help people achieve more. It has to make life easier, writes Neil Cameron, GM of...

Don’t get caught in the BMS trap

There’s no disputing the value that a Building Management System (BMS) can add. It can be a big ticket item, however. This can make the idea of purchasing a scaled-down, “modular” BMS that can be expanded on a pay-per-feature basis attractive. Let...

Sustainable solutions are important for business

Buildings are the key to a cleaner and greener future, and Bidvest Facilities Management aligns itself with this statement. The company participated in the recent annual Green Building Convention (GBCSA), aimed at leading the sustainability journey in the South...