4IR: ICT and energy sectors equally crucial

Energy has played an enabling role in each of the past industrial revolutions, and the fourth is no different. By Vino Govender, executive for strategy, mergers and acquisition and innovation for Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) But instead of powering factory machinery and...

Real transformation involves the entire enterprise

The concept of digital transformation has received significant attention in recent years, touted for its ability to revolutionise businesses and drive innovation and enhanced competitiveness. By Allana Barber, digital practice manager: Africa at Wipro The reality...

Cybersecurity skills gap give SA an opportunity to lead in 4IR

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is an opportunity for public and private businesses as well as government to influence the development of a talent pipeline to address our current and future needs. By Sandro Bucchianeri, chief security officer of Absa Group. In...

Aging business systems fail to meet business demands

Businesses need to adapt quickly as aging business systems (ERPs) fail to meet today’s business demands. To survive, business leaders need to modernise and find more effective ways to run their businesses. This is according to Uniconta South Africa CEO Keith...

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated. This is the opinion of Taru Madangombe,...

Can IoT solve SA’s electricity woes?

SqwidNet, in partnership with Sigfox, has concluded the second round of its Internet of Things (IoT) SA University Challenge with ten university teams competing in the final pitch presentation day this week. The programme is designed to challenge students to develop...