What connected buildings mean for business

It’s hard to imagine life without connectivity – both in our personal lives and especially in business. It enables collaboration between co-workers in different cities, opens up opportunities to new markets, and gives us access to applications that make...

A new era of digital buildings

With the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies in all aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that buildings are getting a lot ‘smarter’ too. By Peter Malebye, managing executive: IoT at Vodacom Business The impact of the Covid-19...

Vodacom opens green building in Cape Town

Vodacom has officially launched its newly refurbished Century City building in Cape Town. The building has been accredited with a five Star Existing Building Performance (EPB), Version 1 Certification by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). “The...

The future of smart buildings and cities is now

Cities cover only 2% of the Earth’s surface, but account for 50% of its population, 75% of its energy consumption and 80% of its carbon emissions. Commercial real estate consumes 53% of the worlds electric consumption and will grow to over 80%, by 2040, due to...

A smart geyser that tells you when it’s fit to burst

It turns out geyser-related issues cause some of the country’s most common household insurance claims, according to short-term insurer Santam. It’s not just replacing the equipment that’s expensive. It’s all the damage it can wreak when it goes...

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...